This theme contains the following programmes:
6A Advanced nanoelectronics devices
6B Functional nanophotonics
6C Nano-bio interfaces & devices
6D Active nanophotonic devices
The theme ‘Beyond Moore’ bridges the gap between the electrical domain and other physical quantities, such as light, chemistry, magnetism, etc. These new functionalities are possible due to the miniaturisation of, e.g. single-molecule detection, nano-bio interfacing and spintronics. For the semiconductor industries it adds sensors, MEMS and NEMS to the CMOS-based technologies, enabling interaction between digital electronics and the real world. For the optical industries it adds new light sources and new functionalities at a nano scale. For the bio-medical industries new opportunities appear due to the fact that the nano scale of the devices is in the same range as the nano scale of e.g. a virus or a DNA molecule. This subject is the engine that will drive the high-tech industry of the near future.
Contact at the programme office for theme 6: Margot Beukers