NFFA

Nanoscience Foundries and Fine Analysis

 Coordinatore CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE 

 Organization address address: Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
city: ROMA
postcode: 185

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Francesca
Cognome: Fortunati
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 010 6598 733
Fax: +39 010 6598 732

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Italy [IT]
 Totale costo 2˙268˙316 €
 EC contributo 1˙800˙000 €
 Programma FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES
Specific Programme "Capacities": Research infrastructures
 Code Call FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2007-1
 Funding Scheme CP
 Anno di inizio 2008
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2008-06-01   -   2011-01-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

 Organization address address: Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
city: ROMA
postcode: 185

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Francesca
Cognome: Fortunati
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 010 6598 733
Fax: +39 010 6598 732

IT (ROMA) coordinator 0.00
2    AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

 Organization address address: CALLE SERRANO 117
city: MADRID
postcode: 28006

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Eusebio
Cognome: Jimenez Arroyo
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 91 5668852
Fax: +34 91 5668913

ES (MADRID) participant 0.00
3    OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN

 Organization address address: DR. IGNAZ SEIPEL-PLATZ 2
city: WIEN
postcode: 1010

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Peter
Cognome: Laggner
Email: send email
Telefono: +43 316 4120 300
Fax: +43 316 4120 390

AT (WIEN) participant 0.00
4    PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

 Organization address address: Villigen
city: VILLIGEN PSI
postcode: 5232

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Irene
Cognome: Walthert
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 56 310 2664
Fax: +41 56 310 2717

CH (VILLIGEN PSI) participant 0.00
5    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL

 Organization address address: Polaris House North Star Avenue
city: SWINDON
postcode: SN2 1SZ

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Gillian
Cognome: Carr
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1235 44 5516
Fax: +44 1235 44 6011

UK (SWINDON) participant 0.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'We intend to study the feasibility of an European cluster of nanoscience facilities, which will consist of 3-6 Centres closely attached to a number of selected Large Scale Facilities located within Europe (synchrotron radiation sources, neutron scattering sources, high power lasers including free electron lasers and high performance computing, etc). This cluster of nanoscience facilities will enable users to conduct fine analysis experiments and modelling at the nanoscale by offering access to state-of-the-art synthesis, nanofabrication and analysis to a wide research community. Hence, by providing innovative cutting edge preparation and characterization technologies to European scientists, this delocalized institution will raise the standards of nanoscience experiments in the European Research Area and allow full exploitation of the affiliated Large Scale Facilities. The NFFA design study will develop the Emerging Proposals, named NANOSCIENCE, in synergy with the ESFRI roadmap 2006. NFFA is a structuring project for the ERA that requires to be started with support by the EC under FP7, in order to reach the maturity to be validated as a potential RI by ESFRI. The NFFA Centres for users will share a common technical platform for advanced nanofabrication and characterization of nanostructures, complemented by specialised methods for synthesis of materials, specific analysis, computational methods of simulation, according to a coordinated science plan. The NFFA design study will analyse the full spectrum of Research infrastructures relevant for nanoscience that are currently in operation OR in the preparatory phase of FP7.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Europe has an impressive track record when it comes to nanoscience research, but it has faced challenges translating basic research and development (R&D) into industrial applications. An EU-backed project is helping large-scale facilities (LSFs) to pool their resources for the benefit of the sector.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Nanoscience is widely expected to herald a new age of progress, addressing many of the challenges facing society, including sustainable development, energy production and saving, as well as novel medicines.

Europe is a global powerhouse when it comes to nanoscience and produces world-class research in the field. However, although the EU conducts ground-breaking fundamental research in the field, employing its unique LSFs and translating this R&D into concrete industrial applications has, to date, proved somewhat elusive.

The EU-funded 'Nanoscience foundries and fine analysis' (NFFA) project brings together five leading European nanoscience facilities to tackle this complex challenge jointly. The project has conducted a design study to test the feasibility of a new kind of user infrastructure comprising a cluster of up to six foundry centres. The aim of this cluster is to carry out integrated nanoscience research, provide European researchers with access to state-of-the-art facilities, and improve sample definition and characterisation for advanced experiments.

NFFA partners came up with a blueprint for clustering these infrastructures to maximise their value. The project will function as a distributed facility with a single science programme and access point. The integrated centres will provide facilities for the performance of simulations, synthesis of materials, nanofabrication, atomic precision manufacturing, surface and bulk analysis, and atomic-resolution microscopy.

NFFA has attracted great interest among the managers of large-scale facilities as well as policymakers, and the partners are now investigating complementary follow-up activities.

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