Progetto Internazionale – NANOPOLY

  • Project Title: Artificial permittivity and permeability engineering for future generation sub wavelength analogue integrated
    circuits and systems (NANOPOLY)

  • Project Consortium:
    – Thales Research & Technology (TRT), France
    – Foundation for Research & Technology Hellas (FORTH), Greece
    – National Institute for Research and Development in Micro Technologies (IMT), Romania
    – RF Microtech SRL (RFMIC), Italy
    – Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics  (IHP-GmbH), Germany
    – French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France
    – Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), Spain
    – Marche Polytechnic University (UnivPM), Italy.
  • DII Personnel involved in the project:
    Luca Pierantoni
    – Davide Mencarelli
    – Antonio Cataldo
    – Paola Russo
    – Eleonora Pavoni
    – Andrea Di Donato
    – Marco Farina
    – Paolo Crippa
    – Giorgio Biagetti
    – Claudio Turchetti
  • Call: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01
  • Funding Scheme:  RIA
  • Activity: FETOPEN-RIA-2018
  • Acronym: NANOPOLY
  • Start date:  01.01.2019
  • Project duration: 36 months
  • Funding:
    Total Project Grant: 2.941.895 Euro
    UnivPM Grant: 227.500 Euro
  • Abstract:

    NANOPOLY proposes a ground-breaking yet cost effective method to extend our control over impedance and parasitic phenomena in monolithic circuit components by independently tuning electric permittivity and magnetic permeability of the integrated layers to values far beyond what nature can provide. This approach will re-define all components used in existing analogue circuit design regardless of technology. NANOPOLY will implement this concept on existing technology such as SiGe and will also employ novel 2D materials characterized by high mobility in order to complement minimal thickness and transferability with impedance engineering. This scheme, i.e. the meta-layers complemented with 2D materials aims at providing an entirely novel concept that of metaelectronics that promise a nano sized circuit platform with a new performance envelope, useful in all future analogue applications such as miniaturized consumer electronics, health monitoring, high-end THz applications e.t.c. As a proof of concept, NANOPOLY will develop a new technological platform, the associated software tool-kit and re-define the existing paradigm of analogue electronic integrated circuits regardless of material family. NANOPOLY will also create i) a set of components and their models exhibiting minimal cross talk and reduced footprint for use in high density analogue design of miniaturized RF circuits, ii) a proof of concept mmWave, 2D material based Rx/Tx (emitting / receiving) module including the antenna with a total footprint of λ/2 and state of the art performance and iii) A THz range SiGe based Rx/Tx module with improved performance to showcase the broad applicability of the proposed technology.

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