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ENIneering MAterial properties with advanced laser direct writing

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 ENIGMA project word cloud

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Project "ENIGMA" data sheet

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Organization address
address: Highfield
postcode: SO17 1BJ

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 2˙499˙957 €
 EC max contribution 2˙499˙957 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2017-ADG
 Funding Scheme ERC-ADG
 Starting year 2019
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2019-01-01   to  2023-12-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON UK (SOUTHAMPTON) coordinator 2˙499˙957.00


 Project objective

Ultrafast laser material processing is approaching its limits in terms of ability to produce innovative materials with compositional and structural consistency. The main idea of this project is to remove barriers to product development and go beyond state-of-the-art by applying tailored and few-cycle laser pulses (FCLPs) for engineering of materials. In this project I will investigate the interaction between intense ultra-short light pulses and matter at or below the wavelength scale reaching states of matter found only deep planetary conditions.A key goal of the project is to exploit these extreme conditions for synthesising unique material phases with on-demand optical and electronic properties, and progress photonic devices with utilizing FCLP advantages: control over the bond scissoring density; efficient and highly localized energy deposition; seeding of self-organized nanostructures; manipulation of spatio-temporal coupling. Currently, a key limitation is plasma scattering that diminishes the performance of engineered materials. The question I will address is whether control of ultra-short pulses can lead to ways around this limitation. The control of self-organization process will revolutionize the field of data storage by achieving record high 100 TB/cm3 densities, high writing speed and practically unlimited lifetime. I will radically improve the performance of printed flat optics with perfected nanostructures engineered from nano- to macro-scale and capable of replacing conventional optics significantly advancing photonic devices used in high-resolution microscopy, consumer electronics, and high-power laser applications. I envisage obtaining exotic material phases such as metallic phases of silicon and tailored metallic nanoparticles in silicate glass. Hence this project will push the frontiers of laser material processing to unprecedented precision and will develop novel family of devices that will feed into the future of optics, electronics and computing

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