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.
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.
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.