D-SPA

D-SPA

D-SPA is a 4 year program of knowledge transfer and networking between University of Leicester, UK, 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 Bejing, 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 complementary 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, and development of diamond.

Project Objectives

The objectives of D-SPA include:

  • To promote cooperation between SMEs and Universities within Europe and cooperation of European with Third Country academic institutions;
  • To develop diamond growth and doping protocols, focusing on single crystalline, polycrystalline, and nanocrystalline growth, using iron implantation as doping methods. Comparison studies will be carried out to explore the different growth facilities and mechanism;
  • To develop diamond based biomarkers through surface functionalization;
  • To develop diamond power devices for harsh environments;
  • To develop diamond-plasmon hybrid photonic devices;
  • 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.

Consortium

D-SPA consortium consists of 8 international leading research groups. Cork Institute of Technology is represented by Dr Tomasz Ochalski, a senior researcher at CAPPA. He is in charge of the semiconductor material optical characterisation laboratory and this new facility includes state-of-the-art FTIR and Raman systems, a time-resolved photoluminescence set-up and a suite of other characterisation equipment. Dr Ochalski is an expert in optical characterisation of materials using modulation spectroscopy, pump-probe and time-resolved photoluminescence. He has also a detailed understanding of the physical processes in semiconductor materials including quantum dot semiconductor nanostructures.

Consortium
Aston University

Aston University

United Kingdom
University of Brimingham

University of Birmingham

United Kingdom
Teer Coatings

Teer Coatings Ltd.

United Kingdom
Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Spain
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Cork Institute of Technology

Ireland
Oak Ridge

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

United States
University of Science and Technology Beijing

University of Science and Technology Beijing

China
Zhejiang University of Technology

Zhejiang University of Technology

China

You can find out more about the other consortium partners here.

About D-SPA Research

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

For more information visit: https://www.d-spa.org/