HYMEC

Hybrid organic/inorganic memory elements for integration of electronic and photonic circuitry

 Coordinatore HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAT ZU BERLIN 

 Organization address address: UNTER DEN LINDEN 6
city: BERLIN
postcode: 10099

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Norbert
Cognome: Koch
Email: send email
Telefono: 493021000000
Fax: 493021000000

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Germany [DE]
 Sito del progetto http://hymec2.physik.hu-berlin.de/
 Totale costo 4˙164˙187 €
 EC contributo 3˙132˙475 €
 Programma FP7-NMP
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies
 Code Call FP7-NMP-2010-SMALL-4
 Funding Scheme CP-FP
 Anno di inizio 2011
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2011-10-01   -   2014-09-30

 Partecipanti

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1    HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAT ZU BERLIN

 Organization address address: UNTER DEN LINDEN 6
city: BERLIN
postcode: 10099

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Norbert
Cognome: Koch
Email: send email
Telefono: 493021000000
Fax: 493021000000

DE (BERLIN) coordinator 667˙524.00
2    NANOTECCENTER WEIZ FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

 Organization address address: FRANZ PICHLERSTRASSE 32
city: Weiz
postcode: 8160

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Emil
Cognome: List
Email: send email
Telefono: 433169000000

AT (Weiz) participant 662˙867.00
3    UNIVERSITE DE NAMUR ASBL

 Organization address address: Rue de Bruxelles 61
city: NAMUR
postcode: 5000

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Jean-Jacques
Cognome: Pireaux
Email: send email
Telefono: 3281724606
Fax: 3281724595

BE (NAMUR) participant 400˙984.00
4    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAGLIARI

 Organization address address: VIA UNIVERSITA 40
city: CAGLIARI
postcode: 9124

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Annalisa
Cognome: Bonfiglio
Email: send email
Telefono: 390707000000
Fax: 390707000000

IT (CAGLIARI) participant 303˙300.00
5    EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN

 Organization address address: GESCHWISTER-SCHOLL-PLATZ
city: TUEBINGEN
postcode: 72074

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Frank
Cognome: Schreiber
Email: send email
Telefono: 4970710000000
Fax: 497071000000

DE (TUEBINGEN) participant 280˙680.00
6    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA

 Organization address address: VIA ORAZIO RAIMONDO 18
city: ROMA
postcode: 173

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Aldo
Cognome: Di Carlo
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 06 72597456
Fax: +39 06 72597939

IT (ROMA) participant 271˙632.00
7    CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

 Organization address address: Rue Michel -Ange 3
city: PARIS
postcode: 75794

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Christine
Cognome: Brunel
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 3 88 10 60 50

FR (PARIS) participant 259˙716.00
8    UNIWERSYTET LODZKI

 Organization address address: Ul. Narutowicza 65
city: LODZ
postcode: 90131

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Jaroslaw
Cognome: Grobelny
Email: send email
Telefono: +48 42 6355837
Fax: +48 42 6355832

PL (LODZ) participant 170˙172.00
9    TechOnYou Srl

 Organization address address: Via la Guardia 9/A
city: Villasor
postcode: 9034

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Piero
Cognome: Cosseddu
Email: send email
Telefono: 393292000000

IT (Villasor) participant 115˙600.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The objectives of the project 'Hybrid organic/inorganic memory elements for integration of electronic and photonic circuitry' (HYMEC) are to resolve fundamental issues of materials science and to realize new hybrid inorganic/organic devices with functionality far beyond current state-of-the-art. This is of direct relevance to the objectives of the FP7-NMP Work Programme, as it calls for 'design novel knowledge-based smart materials with tailored properties, releasing their potential for enhanced and innovative applications'. Specifically, we will perform research towards understanding and controlling all relevant properties of systems comprising inorganic metal nanoparticles embedded in matrices of conjugated organic materials (organic semiconductors), and we will demonstrate the function of such material hybrids as non-volatile memory elements that can be addressed electrically and optically, which thus represent potential interconnects of future hybrid electronic and photonic circuitry. Moreover, we target implementing cost-efficient production routes, such as printing, as well as exploring the ultimate miniaturization of such memory elements by novel sublimation- and imprinting-based nanostructuring processes. Electronic, optical, dielectric, structural, and morphological properties of our systems will be determined using state-of-the-art experimental techniques and modelling to establish a reliable specific knowledge base, which we will exploit for device fabrication and integration. Through our cooperative efforts, we expect to make use of new knowledge for the realization of reliable non-volatile memory elements (NV-ME) employing resistance switching, with a substantial extension of existing NV-ME functionality, i.e., optical addressing of devices in addition to purely electric.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Non-volatile memory (NVM), in contrast to random access memory, retains information even with no power input. NVM elements that can be addressed optically as well as electrically extend functionality and open new markets.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Despite its huge savings in energy consumption and the potential for much faster data transfer, NVM is currently used as secondary or long-term storage. Enhancements in materials and device capabilities are an important area of research and development. EU-funding of the http://hymec2.physik.hu-berlin.de/ (HYMEC) (Hybrid organic/inorganic memory elements for integration of electronic and photonic circuitry) project supported investigations into the fundamental information storage mechanisms of nano-structured hybrid materials.

New knowledge led to the realisation of NVM elements based on resistance switching and an extension of functionality to enable optical and electrical addressing of devices. Resistance switching refers to a change in resistance of a dielectric when exposed to an electric field or current. Typical systems employ a transition metal oxide dielectric and an ordinary metal electrode. The change in resistance is non-volatile and reversible.

HYMEC identified the resistance switching mechanisms of a system consisting of inorganic metal nanoparticles embedded in matrices of conjugated organic materials (organic semiconductors). It is based on filament formation rather than charge storage on the metal nanoparticles, as has been assumed to date.

This discovery meant that direct manipulation of the resistance by light was not possible. The team turned its attention to the device's diode in series with the memory that was used to implement the single memory elements into a device network. By using the diode instead of the memory resistor for the optical addressing, HYMEC successfully extended the functionality of the NVM element without compromising overall system performance.

The team used a combination of state-of-the-art experimental and theoretical techniques to extensively characterise system properties. Enhanced understanding supported establishment of reliable design rules for such devices in technologically relevant applications and was instrumental in establishing cost-efficient production routes. Researchers also explored miniaturisation of NVM elements by novel nano-structuring processes.

HYMEC NVM technology that is both electrically and optically accessible is expected to have major impact on a new generation of devices integrating photonics and electronics. Low-cost production and miniaturisation will further enhance the attractiveness of the functionality for a leading European role in a growing market sector.

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