Diamond-based nanomaterials and nanostructures for advanced electronic and photonic applications (D-SPA)

D-SPA is a 4-year program of knowledge transfer and networking between University of Leicester, UK (ULEIC), Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland (CIT), Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Spain (ICN2), University of Birmingham, UK (UoB), Teer Coatings Ltd, UK (TCL), Zhejiang University of Technology, China (ZJUT), University of Science and Technology Beijing, China (USTB), and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA (ORNL). The objective of the proposed joint exchange programme is to establish long-term stable research cooperation between the partners with complimentary expertise and knowledge to develop diamond-based nanomaterials and nanostructures for advanced electronic and photonic applications (D-SPA), including growth of diamond films, fabrication of diamond nanostructures, development of diamond biomarkers, development of diamond power devices, and development of diamond-plasmon hybrid photonic devices.

The specific objectives of the D-SPA RISE project are the following:

i) To promote the cooperation between SMEs and Universities within Europe and cooperation of European with TC academic institutions;

ii) To develop diamond growth and doping protocol, focusing on single crystalline, polycrystalline, and nanocrystalline growth, using ion implantation as doping methods. Comparison studies will be carried out to explore the different growth facilities and mechanism;

iii) To develop diamond based biomarkers through surface functionalisation;

iv) To develop diamond power devices for harsh environments;

v) To develop diamond-plasmon hybrid photonic devices;

vi) To effectively manage the secondments so that added value is provided to the seconded staff; and to effectively disseminate the project objectives, progress and findings.

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EU Horizon 2020

 This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 734578.  Funded under: H2020-EU.1.3.3.- Stimulating innovation by means of cross-fertilisation of knowledge.



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