NANOCOSMOS

The cosmic nanoworld Astrophysics at the interface between the molecular and the macroscopic

 Coordinatore UNIVERSITE PARIS-SUD 

 Organization address address: RUE GEORGES CLEMENCEAU 15
city: ORSAY
postcode: 91405

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Nicolas
Cognome: Lecompte
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 1 69155589
Fax: +33 1 69155599

 Nazionalità Coordinatore France [FR]
 Totale costo 194˙046 €
 EC contributo 194˙046 €
 Programma FP7-PEOPLE
Specific programme "People" implementing the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 to 2013)
 Code Call FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IEF
 Funding Scheme MC-IEF
 Anno di inizio 2013
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2013-10-01   -   2015-09-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITE PARIS-SUD

 Organization address address: RUE GEORGES CLEMENCEAU 15
city: ORSAY
postcode: 91405

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Nicolas
Cognome: Lecompte
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 1 69155589
Fax: +33 1 69155599

FR (ORSAY) coordinator 194˙046.60

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nature    chemical    nanoworld    physical    scientific    too    world    cosmic    hybrid    small    molecular    nanoparticles   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Star formation and galaxy evolution are dust-driven: cosmic nanoparticles are the key agents that drive and regulate the core physical and chemical processes. Understanding the nature of the particles that populate this 'cosmic nanoworld' is crucial, it is a world that exists at the interface between the molecular and the macroscopic. Its constituents are small enough to exhibit characteristics reminiscent of molecules, but large enough to have properties typical of solid state materials. Because of the the “hybrid” nature of nanoparticles, an appropriate way to characterize their physical and chemical properties is still missing. The key issue is to find the right approach to attack problems too big to be solved by brute force calculation, but too small to be tackled by statistical methods.

My strategy is original in that it combines theory (hybrid multiscale modelling approaches and classical molecular dynamics) and observations in the astrophysical context, taking advantage of the fact that cosmic nanoparticles can be remotely-analysed under conditions hard or impossible to replicate in any terrestrial laboratory. The output from this project will dramatically increase our understanding of the fundamental properties of nanoparticles, helping us to reach a key goal of astrophysics. It will also provide a new set of analytic and computational tools, which will be made available to the scientific community to address ever-more-complex nanoscale systems and, in conclusion, to fully exploit the potentialities of the nanoworld.

This proposal will complement my theoretical expertise with observational top-class training and will contribute to European excellence in many scientific fields. In addition, the project will enhance European competitiveness in nanoscience and nanotechnology (through knowledge transfer), which is essential to ensure a continued growth of Europe in the world's economy.'

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