Fundamental research – New Materials

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.

Objectives: To master the material growth under various forms (2D film, 3D structures, nanostructures); and to develop and control the growth of new materials, it is essential to understand the fundamental mechanisms driving their synthesis by closely combining experimental and theoretical approaches.

  • WG1.1 Fundamental aspects of epitaxy
  • WG1.2 Theory of epitaxy
  • WG1.3 Substrates and pre-growth: Towards hybridization
  • WG1.4 In-situ growth and characterization


Applications-oriented material developments

Optimization of materials for innovative devices: Novel device performances rely on material properties. In this regard, materials must be developed considering device requirements.

Objectives: To make the bridge between fundamental researches (WG1) and industrial applications (WG3).

  • WG2.1 Characterization and control of novel functional materials;
  • WG2.2 Engineering epitaxial strategies for functional properties of devices;
  • WG2.3 Theoretical simulation of fundamental properties and functional devices;
  • WG2.4 New/optimized tools for growth and characterization.


Industry-oriented materials development and technological transfers

To develop technological transfer-ready devices, the fundamental challenges of tasks 1 & 2 must be addressed by taking into account market–proof device specifications.

Objectives: To convert scientific excellence into innovative solutions and establish disruptive technologies.

  • WG3.1 Assessment of materials requirements, development of advanced materials and technological transfers for: Photonics, Electronics, Energy, communication/information, Health and Environment;
  • WG3.2 Epitaxial tools and techniques: Because of the assessment of materials requirements, development of advanced materials/nanostructures and technological transfers is also based on the development of new techniques, new material sources and adequate and new substrates.