Network of Excellence in the Field of Mesoscopic Systems


PHANTOMS - 7360

Work Area: Mesoscopic Physics and Technology


Start Date: 1 October 92 / Duration: 36 months / Status: running

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Aims

The application of mesoscopic structures in both electronics and optoelectronics is new and creates high hopes for the future. The high quality research in different institutes in Europe has established a strong position in the domain of mesoscopic and quantum structures. The high complexity of the research and its cost necessitates a strong collaboration within a coordinated European action to remain competitive with Japan and the US. The main goal of the PHANTOMS network is to promote a coordinated approach in European research efforts in the field of mesoscopic systems.

Structure

The Network presently consists of 33 nodes and 16 associate members. An annual plenary meeting is organised with one representative from each node. The management of the network is handled by a coordination board, assisted by four task forces on each of the above-mentioned research topics. Members of the board are appointed to act as industrial liaison channels and to deal with workshops and training issues.

Activities

Three broad areas of scientific study which may yield new, exploitable devices and systems will be addressed: quantum and single electron transport; optical phenomena in laterally patterned structures; and ultrafast devices and phenomena. Additionally, it is clear that the technologies which allow experimental devices to be fabricated are in many respects inadequate and will require further development. For this reason a fourth essential area of study involves materials and technology for mesoscopic and nanoelectronic devices. To work towards these objectives, the following activities hasve been started:

Further information about PHANTOMS is available from the PHANTOMS home page <URL:http://www.imec.be/6/phantoms/phantoms.html>.


Coordinator

IMEC vzw - B
Kapeldreef 75
B - 3001 LEUVEN

Nodes of PHANTOMS

IMEC vzw - B
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - B
Universiteit van Antwerpen - B
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne - CH
Fraunhofer ISIT - D
Institüt für Halbleiterphysik Frankfurt a/d (Oder) - D
Max-Planck-Institut für Festköperforschung - D
Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München - D
Paul-Drude-Institut für Festköperelektronik - D
Technische Hochschule Aachen - D
Universität Stuttgart - D
Universität Würzburg - D
CSIC - E
CEM-LINCS - F
CNET - F
CNRS-IEF - F
CNRD-L2M - F
ENS - F
IEMN-ISEN - F
Thomson CSF - F
Université des Sciences and Technologie du Langedoc - F
CNR-IESS - I
Trinity College Dublin - IRL
Delft University of Technology-DIMES and Dept. Applied Physics - NL
Philips Research Laboratories - NL
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven - NL
University of Lund - S
GEC-Marconi - UK
University of Cambridge - Depts. Physics and Engineering - UK
Uiversity of Glasgow - UK
University of Nottingham - UK
University of Wales College of Cardiff - UK

Associate members of PHANTOMS (7360)

Aixtron GmbH - D
Carl Zeiss Oberkochen - D
Forschungsanlage Jülich - ISI - D
Fraunhofer Institut für Festköpertechnologie - D
PTB Braunschweig und Berlin - D
Raith GmbH - D
Technische Universität Berlin - D
Universitat de Barcelona - E
CRELUMO - F
Picogiga - F
VTT Semiconductor Laboratory - FL
Aristotle Uiversity Thessaloniki - GR
CSELT - I
Weizmann Institute of Science - ISR
Sharp Laboratories od Europe Ltd. - UK
University of Exeter - UK

CONTACT POINT

Prof. M. Van Rossum/Magnus
tel +32/16-281325/281316
fax +32/16-281214
e-mail: vrossum@imec.be / magnus@imec.be


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PHANTOMS - 7360, August 1994


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