scientific core tasks
To achieve the scientific focus within the COST Action, scientific core tasks are identified:
In material science, the ambition is to address new challenges, pushing the frontiers of knowledge. To address Sustainable Development Goals: the fundamental key in the epitaxy field must be addressed for mastering “actual” materials and developing new materials.
Multi-scale and methods for the fundamental understanding of the growth processes, epitaxial structures and material properties. This task implements close-exchanges between theoretical and experimental groups to solve questions, not yet clarified today despite their crucial importance for developing advanced materials.
Engineering nanomaterials by epitaxy to control their properties and to discover new ones appearing at the nanometer scale. Exploitation of experimental/theoretical synergies.
Development of new advanced materials by investigating different hybrid material systems: this task aims to draw up an inventory of the possibilities offered by the hybridization.
Optimization and new developments of synthesis and characterization techniques required to solve key blocking points in epitaxy. A joined effort is needed between the scientific Action community and the equipment manufacturers, academic/industry common laboratories for example.
Integration of the sustainable development and Human aspects in the processes.
Device design and industrial partners: How to integrate the epitaxial materials by fully exploiting their potential.