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High Frequency Topological Insulator devices for Metrology

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Project "HiTIMe" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country Sweden [SE]
 Project website
 Total cost 2˙991˙978 €
 EC max contribution 2˙991˙978 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.2.1. (FET Open)
 Code Call H2020-FETOPEN-1-2016-2017
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-02-01   to  2022-01-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
2    UNIVERSITY OF SURREY UK (GUILDFORD) participant 751˙377.00
3    LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATE LV (RIGA) participant 437˙500.00
4    NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED UK (MIDDLESEX) participant 391˙875.00


 Project objective

In this project we will study and exploit the properties of 3D topological insulator (TI) materials incorporated into high frequency devices. The main driver of the project is the prospect of using a TI nanoribbon to create a topologically protected single-electron charge pump that can be used as a metrological quantum current standard, or in other words to lay the technological foundations for a TI-based device that can realize the SI Ampere. An accurate charge pump that can operate at temperatures and magnetic fields achievable using affordable table-top systems would be of immediate use in the realization of the Ampere. The technological development in this project will lay the groundwork or charge pumping in TI nanoribbons, as well as for other devices that exploit the unique properties of TI for high-frequency applications including sensing, precision measurement and topologically protected quantum computation.

Materials science has always been intertwined with the development of new electronic devices and new innovations are rapidly adopted by industry and the research community if it is shown that they enable novel functionality or economic benefits. Topological insulators is an example of a new class of quantum materials that is on the cusp of finding applications in electronic devices. Focus so far has mostly been on improving our understanding of the many fascinating properties of TI materials, but it is now becoming clear that they possess electronic properties that make them interesting for a wide range of applications.

In order to make the greatest possible headway towards this ambitious goal we will assemble a team with complementary expertise in materials science, device physics, microwave measurements, condensed matter theory and electrical metrology. This consortium will have full access to state-of-the art facilities for fabrication, analysis and measurement of TI based high-frequency devices.


List of deliverables.
2-port nanoscale microwave imaging Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-01-28 16:25:38
Data management plan Open Research Data Pilot 2020-01-28 16:25:38
Webpage, logotype and social media presence Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-01-28 16:25:38

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of HiTIMe deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Gunta Kunakova, Luca Galletti, Sophie Charpentier, Jana Andzane, Donats Erts, François Léonard, Catalin D. Spataru, Thilo Bauch, Floriana Lombardi
Bulk-free topological insulator Bi 2 Se 3 nanoribbons with magnetotransport signatures of Dirac surface states
published pages: 19595-19602, ISSN: 2040-3364, DOI: 10.1039/c8nr05500a
Nanoscale 10/41 2020-01-28
2019 Jana Andzane, Liga Britala, Edijs Kauranens, Aleksandrs Neciporenko, Margarita Baitimirova, Samuel Lara-Avila, Sergey Kubatkin, Mikhael Bechelany, Donats Erts
Effect of graphene substrate type on formation of Bi2Se3 nanoplates
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-41178-1
Scientific Reports 9/1 2020-01-28

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