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A hallmark of profound understanding of the organization of a living cell is the ability to reconstitute essential cellular functionalities from minimal components. To achieve this breakthrough a concerted effort of cell biology, biochemistry and biophysics is required. Our project brings together this expertise to reconstitute the cell’s ability to control the organization of cytoskeletal network ...
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Quantum Computer Lab (QC-LAB)

Start date: Nov 1, 2013, End date: Oct 31, 2019,

The world of atoms is governed by the rules of quantum mechanics. Over the past century, quantum-mechanical phenomena such as superposition and entanglement have been observed and studied with great precision. Today, we are entering a new era in which we can hope to explore quantum mechanics in larger objects. The science of quantum mechanics in more complex objects is barely known and as a result ...
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Heavy-Element Nanowires (HELENA)

Start date: Sep 1, 2014, End date: Aug 31, 2019,

"Nanowires are a powerful and versatile platform for a broad range of applications. Among all semiconductors, the heavy-elements materials exhibit the highest electron mobilities, strongest spin-orbit coupling and best thermoelectric properties. Nonetheless, heavy-element nanowires have been unexplored. With this proposal we unite the unique advantages of design freedom of nanowires with the speci ...
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Mesoscopic THz impedance microscopy for quantum materials (METIQUM)

Start date: May 1, 2014, End date: Apr 30, 2019,

"An important frontier in condensed matter physics is the understanding of quantum materials in which different ground states compete, leading to electronic inhomogeneity and the concept of ‘quantum electronic liquid crystals’. The challenge for experiments is to measure the local electrodynamic properties in materials, which are electronically inhomogeneous, but atomically homogeneous.I propose a ...
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Control of the Structure of Light at the Nanoscale (CONSTANS)

Start date: Mar 1, 2014, End date: Feb 28, 2019,

In the last decade, the fields of nanoplasmonics and photonic crystals have opened up the nanoscale for optical control. Both the flow and emission of light can be controlled at these small length scales, giving rise to new science and applications. Interestingly, freely propagating light beams can already contain nanoscale features, i.e. optical singularities. Little is known about this nanoscale ...
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Nanodevices for Quantum Optics (NAQUOP)

Start date: Apr 1, 2013, End date: Mar 31, 2018,

We propose developing a nanodevice toolbox for single photon quantum optics. A scalable scheme to generate indistinguishable single photons, an interface to couple single photon polarization to a single electron spin and high efficiency single photon detectors represent the core of the scientific problems to be addressed in this project.We set the following research objectives: 1- Understand to wh ...
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Controlling Molecular Spin at the Molecular Scale (MolS@MolS)

Start date: Apr 1, 2013, End date: Mar 31, 2018,

Because of their internal structure, molecules provide novel functionality not realizable in conventional semiconductor-based electronics. One exciting new possibility is that of spintronics: electronic devices using the electron spin to carry and manipulate information. So far, spintronics has been explored in metals and semiconductors. Magnetic molecules in principle enable radically new approac ...
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The Dynamics of Genome Processing (DynGenome)

Start date: Jan 1, 2013, End date: Dec 31, 2017,

The vast quantity of information in our genomes must continuously be read out and processed. This is done by proteins, acting either individually or as part of larger protein complexes. How this genome processing operates successfully, given the crowded nature of the DNA track as well as its mechanical constraints and coiling, is a question of fundamental interest.We will investigate the dynamics ...
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"The MOLESCO network will create a unique training and research environment to develop a pool of young researchers capable of achieving breakthroughs aimed at realising the immense potential of molecular electronics. In part this will involve the major challenges of design and fabrication of molecular-scale devices. To deliver this step-change in capability, MOLESCO will coordinate the activities ...
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Hybrid quantum networks for spin coherent technologies (HYSCORE)

Start date: Dec 1, 2012, End date: Nov 30, 2017,

"Spins in solids are at the heart of fundamental physical phenomena such as magnetism. Today, they are harnessed in a range of technologies such as magnetic resonance imaging and spintronics for recording media. The revolutionary potential of future quantum technologies has fuelled research efforts to gain control of the quantum nature of spins. Thanks to a string of recent breakthroughs, it is no ...
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Recent groundbreaking discoveries have changed our view on RNA from that of a passive information carrier to an important regulatory element. MicroRNA is a small regulatory RNA that controls nearly all mRNAs in eukaryotic cells. Since this regulation process (termed RNA interference/RNAi) occurs in a sequence-specific manner, we can manipulate gene expression using custom-designed small RNAs. This ...
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Real-time tracking of single membrane translocases (SingleMemb)

Start date: Aug 1, 2013, End date: Jul 31, 2017,

The threading of proteins through narrow channels within a cell is a crucial biological process, which is essential for cellular protein trafficking and protein degradation. This translocation process is also used by pathogens such as anthrax and C. Difficile, which inject their lethal toxins through the cell membrane in order to hijack vital cell machinery. The motor proteins driving this transl ...
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Insulator Spintronics (InSpin)

Start date: Mar 1, 2014, End date: Feb 28, 2017,

InSpin will develop revolutionary nano-scale insulator spintronics that can replace or be integrated with conventional electronics and function at ambient temperatures. The innovation lies in the use of spin currents that in magnetic insulators are decoupled from charge currents and propagate with extremely low power dissipation. InSpin's objectives are to provide a disruptive technology that is s ...
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Electrical spin manipulation in electroACtive MOLecules (ACMOL)

Start date: Jan 1, 2014, End date: Dec 31, 2016,

The project "Electrical spin manipulation in electroACtive MOLecules" (ACMOL) has the ambitious goal of fabricating a switchable, room-temperature spin-polarizer employing electro-active and magnetic molecules, which are integrated into graphene-type electrodes modified with ferromagnetic materials. The combination of these molecules with ferromagnetic electrodes is a new route in spintronics. Exp ...
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Spin Currents (SpinIcur)

Start date: Dec 1, 2012, End date: Nov 30, 2016,

SPINICUR (from spin currents) is a training network of European experts dedicated to providing state-of-the-art education and training for early stage and experienced researchers. We have concentrated on an aspect of spintronics – pure spin currents – and specific technical goals in order to secure a very high level of industrial involvement and strong network connectivity through a sharp focus. ...
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This proposal aims to develop a generic synthesis approach for core-shell nanoparticles by unravelling the relevant mechanisms. Core-shell nanoparticles have high potential in heterogeneous catalysis, energy storage, and medical applications. However, on a fundamental level there is currently a poor understanding of how to produce such nanostructured particles in a controllable and scalable manner ...
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Soft Materials Advanced Research Training Network (SMARTNET)

Start date: Nov 1, 2012, End date: Oct 31, 2016,

"SMARTNET (“Soft materials advanced training network”) is an ITN at the interface of chemistry, physics, and biology, and deals with the science and technology of molecular soft materials. Soft matter (e.g. gels, emulsions, membranes) is of great societal and economic impact in fields such as food industry, cosmetics, oil extraction and increasingly in high value areas such as biomedicine and nano ...
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ESTEEM2 is an integrated infrastructure of electron microscopy facilities providing access for the academic and industrial research community in the physical sciences to some of the most powerful characterization techniques available at the nanoscale. Transnational access to ESTEEM2 centres is obtained through a transparent, simple peer review process based on merit and scientific priorities. Serv ...
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Silicon Platform for Quantum Spintronics (SiSPIN)

Start date: Sep 1, 2013, End date: Aug 31, 2016,

Quantum spintronics aims at utilizing the quantum nature of individual spins to bring new functionalities into logic circuits, either to make classical information processing more efficient or to implement spin-based quantum algorithms. Two critical aspects for quantum spintronics are a long spin coherence time and a strong, tunable spin-orbit interaction for fast electrical manipulation of spins. ...
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Simulators and Interfaces with Quantum Systems (SIQS)

Start date: May 1, 2013, End date: Apr 30, 2016,

The overarching goal of our project is to develop systems based on direct and deterministic interactions between individual quantum entities, which by involving large-scale entanglement can outperform classical systems in a series of relevant applications.We plan to achieve that by improving technologies from atomic, molecular and optical physics as well as from solid-state physics, and by develop ...
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Graphene-Based Revolutions in ICT And Beyond (GRAPHENE)

Start date: Oct 1, 2013, End date: Mar 31, 2016,

This Flagship aims to take graphene and related layered materials from a state of raw potential to a point where they can revolutionize multiple industries – from flexible, wearable and transparent electronics, to new energy applications and novel functional composites.Our main scientific and technological objectives in the different tiers of the value chain are to develop material technologies fo ...
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We propose to develop advanced imaging arrays of kinetic inductance detectors (KIDs) for space-based observations at mm-far-infrared (mm-FIR) wavelengths. This development addresses the FP7 topic SPA.2012.2.2-01: Key technologies enabling observations in and from space.Future space science and earth observation missions are limited by the availability of imaging detector array technology for the m ...
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The BUONAPART-E project aims to demonstrate that a physical nanoparticle synthesis process can be economically scaled-up to yield 100 kg/day production rate, which is the target rate mentioned in the Call Topic. The process is simple, versatile, and reliable. It avoids chemical precursors and solvents, while fully recycling the necessary inert carrier gas, resulting in a minimal impact on the envi ...
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The ScaleQIT vision is to "develop a conceptual platform for potentially disruptive technologies, advance their scope and breadth and speed up the process of bringing them from the lab to the real world." ScaleQIT will address the engineering side of quantum information processing (QIP), analyzing and implementing realistic scenarios for scaling-up superconducting hybrid systems for quantum compu ...
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Mechanics of HIV Reverse Transcriptase (HIV RT)

Start date: Feb 1, 2012, End date: Jan 31, 2016,

The oncogenic human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) currently infects an estimated 33 million individuals and has claimed more than 25 million lives. The primary treatment of HIV consists of a cocktail of several classes of antiretroviral drugs targeting various components of the HIV virus. The most utilized target of antiretroviral drugs is reverse transcriptase (RT), an enzyme that transforms the v ...
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3D Circuit Quantum Electrodynamincs with Flux Qubits (CQ3D)

Start date: Feb 1, 2012, End date: Jan 31, 2016,

cQ3D proposes a 48-month program to improve the quantum coherence of superconducting flux qubits using cutting-edge developments in circuit quantum electrodynamics (QED). Beyond the immediate benefit to quantum computing with superconducting circuits, this effort will enable fundamental physics, such as the investigation of non-equilibrium quasiparticles in superconductors. Finally, it will pave ...
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Few Spin Solid-State Nano-systems (S^3NANO)

Start date: Jan 1, 2012, End date: Dec 31, 2015,

"This network brings together an exceptionally strong group of world leading experts in nano-science and technology in order to achieve breakthroughs in understanding and successful utilisation of nanoscale systems in future devices. The focus of the consortium is on few spin nano-systems in solid-state materials including III-V semiconductors and Carbon-based structures: carbon nano-tubes, graphe ...
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Advanced Radio Astronomy in Europe (RADIONET3)

Start date: Jan 1, 2012, End date: Dec 31, 2015,

RadioNet is an I3 that coordinates all of Europe’s leading radio astronomy facilities in an integrated cooperation to achieve transformational improvement in the quality and quantity of the scientific research of European astronomers. RadioNet3 includes 27 partners operating world-class radio telescopes and/or performing cutting-edge R&D in a wide range of technology fields important for radio ast ...
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Strong statistical fluctuations in meso- and nano-scale structures make their thermodynamic properties extremely dependent on the information available about them. The most basic process illustrating the importance of information to statistical systems is the information-to-energy conversion in the famous Maxwell's Demon (MD). Our primary goal is to study both experimentally and theoretically the ...
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Systems Biology of Mitosis (MitoSys)

Start date: Jun 1, 2010, End date: May 31, 2015,

"MitoSys will generate a comprehensive mathematical understanding of mitotic division in human cells, a process of fundamental importance for human health. To create the critical mass and multidisciplinarity that is needed to achieve this ambitious goal, internationally leading mathematicians, biochemists/biophysicists and biologists working at twelve universities, research institutes, internation ...
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"In the proposed project, I will engineer the electronic and mechanical properties of freely suspended 2D crystals such as graphene by strain engineering. Although strain engineering has been aready proposed as a powerful way of fine-tuning the electrical and mechanical properties of 2D crystals to create artificial 2D materials with novel functionalities, experimental studies of the role of strain ...
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"In the last thirty years great progress in solid state physics was mainly driven by the discovery of novel highly unique material systems. Materials such as high tc superconductors, carbon nanotubes, semiconductor nanowires and graphene reshaped our understanding of modern solid state physics. In particular, each of these materials opened a new chapter in the multidisciplinary fields of nanotechn ...
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"Approximately 80% of all products are or were a particle at some point in their processing lifetime. Particle and colloid technology has been described as the ""Growth Engine of Tomorrow"" with the market projected to grow from $2T to $10Tr over the next decade. Alongside with this challenge, the number of researchers active in powder technology is limited and only a few universities, public and ...
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The interest in bottom-up fabricated semiconductor nanowires (NWs) has been growing steadily in the last years due to their potential as basic building blocks of nanoscale devices and circuits. Investigations performed so far try to exploit three unique properties of NWs: First, they are the smallest dimension structures that allow optical guiding and electrical contacting simultaneously. Second, ...
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Diamond based atomic nanotechnologies (DIAMANT)

Start date: Jan 1, 2011, End date: Apr 30, 2014,

The ability to engineer materials at the level of single atoms is rapidly becoming an urgent practical requirement as new technologies demand ever smaller devices. However, such a capability also offers profoundly new functionality for molecular-scale devices. The DIAMANT team has pioneered the discovery and development of diamond as a uniquely promising material system for solid-state molecular t ...
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Quantum Teleportation of Remote Solid-state Spins (QTORSS)

Start date: Mar 1, 2012, End date: Feb 28, 2014,

"Quantum information processing is a key future technology. Algorithms based on quantum information have been proven to offer superior communication security and the ability to solve classes of computational problems that are not accessible to current classical information technology. Quantum entanglement and quantum measurements are two fundamental resources in quantum information. When combined, ...
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Actuators based on electroactive polymer (EAP) hydrogels constitute a very attractive yet poorly explored technology. EAP hydrogels can expand and contract by several times their original volume by application of a small voltage. They can be engineered to be either porous or non-porous and the pore density and distribution can also be controlled. Their inherent limitations of very low actuation sp ...
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The transmission electron microscope (TEM) is an essential instrument facilitating studies of the nanoscale material structure at sub-1Å resolution for R&D in the area of materials science, nanoscience and nanotechnology. In order to access the highly relevant temperature range between 77 K and room temperature, special specimen cryoholders need to be used that allow for a double tilt of the speci ...
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Solid State Systems for Quantum Information Processing (SOLID)

Start date: Feb 1, 2010, End date: Sep 30, 2013,

... pure and hybrid QIP systems on common platforms based on fixed or tunable microwave cavities and optical nanophotonic cavities. Various types of solid-state qubits will be connected to these "hubs": Josephson junction circuits, quantum dots and NV centres in diamond. The approach can immediately be extended to connecting different types of solid-state qubits in hybrid devices, opening up new aven ...
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Magneto Caloritronics (MACALO)

Start date: Sep 1, 2010, End date: Aug 31, 2013,

MACALO has two main deliverables, one in software and one in hardware which form the core business of the two European high-tech companies in the consortium. The MACALO consortium consists of pioneers of MAgnetoCALOritronics who cover the complete chain from SME start-up company innovation in hardware and software, device simulation and fabrication, benchmark measurements, computational materials ...
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