Nanotechnology Now





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > News > €8m Purse for 15 Early Researchers

October 21st, 2009

€8m Purse for 15 Early Researchers

Abstract:
Announcing the first Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Starting Investigator Research Grant (SIRG) awards at the Royal College of Physicians yesterday, Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation:

(Including)
Dr. Paul Eastham (Trinity College Dublin) €474,506.50
Title: Strong interactions and collective effects in semiconductor optoelectronics
Synopsis: Quantum dots are a kind of artificial atoms whose properties, e.g. the light they emit, can be manipulated in a very controlled manner. Quantum dots are nano-sized, man-made objects with a wide range of applications in optoelectronics, photonics and quantum computers. Dr Eastham and his team aim to investigate how quantum dots would interact with each other in laser or quantum computing devices.

Dr. Nikolay Petkov (Tyndall National Insititute) €530,734.30
Title: Tuning surface and dopant properties of silicon and germanium Nanowires for high performance nanowire based field-effect transistors
Synopsis: Over the years increased computer speed and capacity has been realized through a reduction of the size of the semiconductor components that make up the functional parts of the computers. The sizes are now nearing the nanometer regime where the components will have dimensions of no more than a few tens or hundreds of atoms. Nanotechnology, the manipulation of matter on an atomic scale, will in the next decade allow faster and more efficient computers. Dr Petkov and his team will contribute to the transition to nanotechnology computers by investigating nanowires made from silicon and germanium for use as transistors.

Dr. Ray Duffy (Tyndall National Institute) €562,546.80
Title: N-type doping in germanium for sub-20nm technology CMOS devices
Synopsis: One of the key factors in the coming of the modern Information Age has been the rapid increase of computational power. This has been led by the semiconductor device manufacturing industry which is constantly improving the speed and power of computer chips. This is done by manufacturing the components as small as possible. The state of the art in semiconductor device manufacturing is a process that creates features that are 45 nanometres wide. This proposal studies the use of germanium instead of silicon as one possible way to allow for sub 20 nanometre technologies.

Dr. Michael Nolan (Tyndall National Institute) €472,244.40
Title: Engineering Metal Oxide Interfaces For Renewable Energy Photocatalysis
Synopsis: Artificial photosynthesis is the process where light energy is used to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen can then be used as a clean, renewable, easy to store, environmentally friendly fuel. Currently however the efficiency of the reaction is not high enough for the process to be viable. New materials could sufficiently improve the efficiency and speed of the reaction. The proposal will study metal oxides that have particular structures when measured on the nanometer scale. These metal oxides could be suitable new materials for the artificial photosynthesis process.

Source:
irishdev.com

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Transition from 3 to 2 dimensions increases conduction, MIPT scientists discover July 6th, 2015

A Stretchy Mesh Heater for Sore Muscles July 6th, 2015

BBC World Service to broadcast Forum discussion on graphene July 6th, 2015

Production of Zirconium Carbide Nanoparticles at Low Temperature without Thermal Operations July 5th, 2015

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

New technology using silver may hold key to electronics advances July 2nd, 2015

NIST Group Maps Distribution of Carbon Nanotubes in Composite Materials July 2nd, 2015

NIST ‘How-To’ Website Documents Procedures for Nano-EHS Research and Testing July 1st, 2015

Ultra-stable JILA microscopy technique tracks tiny objects for hours July 1st, 2015

Chip Technology

Transition from 3 to 2 dimensions increases conduction, MIPT scientists discover July 6th, 2015

Nanometrics to Announce Second Quarter Financial Results on July 23, 2015 July 2nd, 2015

The quantum middle man July 2nd, 2015

New technology using silver may hold key to electronics advances July 2nd, 2015

Nanoelectronics

Transition from 3 to 2 dimensions increases conduction, MIPT scientists discover July 6th, 2015

New technology using silver may hold key to electronics advances July 2nd, 2015

Exagan Raises €5.7 Million to Produce High-efficiency GaN-on-Silicon Power-switching Devices on 200mm Wafers: Leti-and-Soitec Spinout Focused on Becoming Leading European Source Of GaN Devices for Solar, Automotive, Telecoms and Infrastructure June 25th, 2015

Nanowires could be the LEDs of the future June 25th, 2015

Announcements

Transition from 3 to 2 dimensions increases conduction, MIPT scientists discover July 6th, 2015

A Stretchy Mesh Heater for Sore Muscles July 6th, 2015

BBC World Service to broadcast Forum discussion on graphene July 6th, 2015

Production of Zirconium Carbide Nanoparticles at Low Temperature without Thermal Operations July 5th, 2015

Environment

NIST ‘How-To’ Website Documents Procedures for Nano-EHS Research and Testing July 1st, 2015

Carnegie Mellon chemists characterize 3-D macroporous hydrogels: Methods will allow researchers to develop new 'smart' materials June 30th, 2015

The peaks and valleys of silicon: Team of USC Viterbi School of Engineering Researchers introduce new layered semiconducting materials as silicon alternative June 27th, 2015

NNI Publishes Workshop Report and Launches Web Portal on Nanosensors: Both outputs support the Nanotechnology Signature Initiative ‘Nanotechnology for Sensors and Sensors for Nanotechnology: Improving and Protecting Health, Safety, and the Environment’ June 24th, 2015

Energy

New technology using silver may hold key to electronics advances July 2nd, 2015

Visible Light-Sensitive Photocatalysts Used for Purification of Contaminated Water in Iran June 30th, 2015

June 29th, 2015

Making new materials with micro-explosions: ANU media release: Scientists have made exotic new materials by creating laser-induced micro-explosions in silicon, the common computer chip material June 29th, 2015

Quantum Dots/Rods

Producing spin-entangled electrons July 2nd, 2015

Philips Introduces Quantum Dot TV with Color IQ™ Technology from QD Vision: Manufacturer is first to offer quantum dot displays for both TVs and monitors June 30th, 2015

Biomanufacturing of CdS quantum dots: A bacterial method for the low-cost, environmentally-friendly synthesis of aqueous soluble quantum dot nanocrystals June 24th, 2015

Iranian Researchers Model, Design Optical Switches June 13th, 2015

Photonics/Optics/Lasers

Pioneering Southampton scientist awarded prestigious physics medal July 3rd, 2015

Making new materials with micro-explosions: ANU media release: Scientists have made exotic new materials by creating laser-induced micro-explosions in silicon, the common computer chip material June 29th, 2015

Opening a new route to photonics Berkeley lab researchers find way to control light in densely packed nanowaveguides June 27th, 2015

The quantum spin Hall effect is a fundamental property of light June 25th, 2015

Solar/Photovoltaic

Making new materials with micro-explosions: ANU media release: Scientists have made exotic new materials by creating laser-induced micro-explosions in silicon, the common computer chip material June 29th, 2015

Spain nanotechnology featured at NANO KOREA 2015 June 26th, 2015

Stanford researchers stretch a thin crystal to get better solar cells June 25th, 2015

Toward tiny, solar-powered sensors: New ultralow-power circuit improves efficiency of energy harvesting to more than 80 percent June 23rd, 2015

Quantum nanoscience

A 'movie' of ultrafast rotating molecules at a hundred billion per second: A quantum wave-like nature was successfully observed in rotating nitrogen molecules July 4th, 2015

Freezing single atoms to absolute zero with microwaves brings quantum technology closer: Atoms frozen to absolute zero using microwaves July 2nd, 2015

The quantum spin Hall effect is a fundamental property of light June 25th, 2015

Lancaster University revolutionary quantum technology research receives funding boost June 22nd, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More










ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project