Many of the current challenges in the rational and efficient use of the energy extend to whole classes of electronic devices, particularly in the mobile sector. For these, energy harvesting, energy savings and energy conversion are key concepts that should be exploited. Contemporary research aims at making devicesmore powerful while consuming less energy, and this at affordable production costs.
The present project will address those challenges by designing materials in which various energy reduction schemes can be implemented. We envision cutting edge nanotechnology, oxide and superconducting spintronics technologies in the SPICOLOST framework triggering the connection and cooperation between international labs and technology companies. The project will foster the sharing of knowledge, cross-linked work and innovation, particularly between Europe and overseas.
The SPICOLOST project’s technical work will follow two main parallel approaches:
- exploiting suitable heterostructures for high-efficiency conversion of thermal- into electrical energy, taking the advantage of harvesting, in the so-called thermoelectric thermopile device based on the Seebeck and Spin-Seebeck Effects;
- producing multicomponent nanostructured materials for magneto-electronic and superconducting devices, capable of fast signal processing, and minimizing the energy dissipation by proper control of the magnetic switching, thus consuming less energy.
We anticipate providing advances in experimental fabrication processes, improvements in the control of interface properties of hybrid heterostructures. Further, as suitable theoretical frameworks comprehensively describe the synergies between superconducting- and spintronic techniques we look forward to novel discoveries that will be made possible.
Nowadays, among of the main challenges in the rational and efficient use of the energy, the energy harvesting, energy saving and energy conversion are key points in the research and application of electronic devices. The optimization of device performances making them more powerful with less energy consumption while keeping an affordable production cost is mandatory. The present project will address those challenges by means of designing suitable materials for implementing on devices able to reduce the energy consumption. Nanotechnology, Oxide and Superconducting Spintronics will be the competitive edge technologies triggering the interconnection and cooperation between international labs and technological companies, from Europe and overseas by means of sharing knowledge, cross-linked working and innovation, gaining capacities towards this mission. SPICOLOST project will tackle this challenge with two parallel approaches: i) with suitable heterostructures with high efficiency conversion of thermal energy in electricity, taking the advantage of harvesting, the so called thermoelectric thermopile device based on Seebeck and Spin Seebeck Effects; and ii) producing multicomponent nanostructured materials for magneto-electronic and superconducting devices capable of fast signal processing minimizing the energy dissipation by control the magnetic switching, and then consuming less energy. It is expected to produce advances in experimental fabrication processes, better control of interface properties of hybrid heterostructures and explaining them with suitable theoretical framework that conduct to novel discoveries due to the synergy between Superconducting and Spintronic.
Field of Science
/natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/superconductor
/engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials
/natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/spintronics
/engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/energy conversion
/engineering and technology/nanotechnology
/engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/signal processing
Call for proposal
MSCA-RISE – Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)