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Molekularna elektronika z MoSI nanožicami (Slovene)

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
1.02.01  Natural sciences and mathematics  Physics  Physics of condesed matter 

Code Science Field
1.03  Natural Sciences  Physical sciences 
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (6)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  26152  Boštjan Berčič  Physics  Technical associate  2009 - 2010  20 
2.  28720  PhD Christoph Gadermaier  Physics  Researcher  2009 - 2012  180 
3.  04540  PhD Dragan D. Mihailović  Physics  Head  2009 - 2012  1,198 
4.  34608  Damjan Svetin    Technical associate  2011 - 2012  69 
5.  33800  Petra Šutar    Technical associate  2011 - 2012  63 
6.  25379  Damjan Vengust  Physics  Technical associate  2009 - 2010  206 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0106  Jožef Stefan Institute  Ljubljana  5051606000  87,238 
Significance for science
Molecular electronics is a very rapidly developing field. Many different approaches are being investigated worldwide towards the ultimate goal of creating molecularscale information processing circuits, sensors and electronics devices in general. Bottomup approaches have been heralded as the only route for the subnanometer devices in the forseable future and it is clear that selfassembly is the only viable method of creating largescale circuits. We can expect to make a significant contribution to the field by the research into the molecularscale physics of MoSI wires on different levels. On the lowest level, we will acquire important knowledge on device physics, selfassembly and aggregation processes and the behavior of largescale selfassembled selforganised critial behaviour of networks. The research will have an impact well beyond the field of MoSI nanowires. The exploitation of new molecular architectures has become today’s economic imperative for technological and industrial innovation. At present probably the greatest showstopper for the development of even very basic molecular electronics circuits are the interconnects. The absence of a viable technology for connecting molecular switches into larger circuits poses a serious impediment for progress already for a number of years. The proposed project aims to create a revolution in the field of bottomup molecular circuit esign and manufacture, by introducing totally new recognitive and highly versatile molecular scale conducting elements. The unique properties of 1Dinorganic nanostructures will be completely and efficiently exploited, launching these extremely novel and promising materials into the real, applicative world. The immediate impact is in the generation of highprofile cutting edge knowledge and in fostering the education and training of both experienced and young scientists with advanced investigation tools in this hugely competitive field. The research will be published in highprofile, high impactfactor journals (continuing the group’s track record), particularly aiming to publish in Nano Letters and the Nature Journals on Nanotechnology, Materials and Physics, as well as other relevant journals.
Significance for the country
Progress in fundamental research serves as a major driving force both for advancing new knowledge and for spurring new technologies. This has been clearly demonstrated by our group following the discovery of new MoSIx molecular wires which hase lead to the formation of a spin off company, and its central role in the DESYGN it EU project. This demonstrates that the interdisciplinary approach which we are following is essential in order to be able to capitalize on new scientific discoveries. The pressure for applications from the spin off ensures that any direction which might be promising is pursued with rigour. A problem of Slovenian industry is the relatively low added value of its products which leads to low wages and social unrest. Raising the technological level of its industry can only beachieved by incorporation of new knowledge into its products, which comes with highly qualified and highly trained personnel and other diverse forms of knowledge trasnfer. The research program with its targeted basic research in new materials provides training for such personnel. The knowledge generated in this project will make a great contribution to the formation of an evironment for introduction of innovative techologies, which are a key factor for Slovenia to remain and progress within the circle of socioeconomically and culturaly developed nations. The main goal will be the development of new technologies leading eventually to the sucessfull transfer to industrial applications. The production, which is already protected by patent, will be optimised and will enable more rational and effective production of new materials. Due to the interesting physical properties, the materials could be pontentialy used for lubrication, nanoelectronics, emitters, even gas nanosensors. Eminent slovenian companies have already shown interest for collaboration and within the project, preparation and characterisation of test samples will be performed. A new spin off company NANOTUL d.o.o. is already in formation as part of the Technology Park, Ljubljana. New materials and matter increase the competitiveness in key segments of Slovene industry. In general, novel nanostructures based on transition coud be of key importance for the development of industry in larger segments, from composites to electronics. Research within this project will contribute significantly to development in nanotechnology in Slovenia and thus strengthen the competitive position of our country in the world. This is a great opportunity to use the existing equipment and obtained knowlege for optimising preparation procedures of unique and highly interesting samples. Besides promotion of our country the new materials are a good basis for further collaborations with leading researchers from all over the world, especially the EU, Japan, China and the US. The combination of synthesis of new structures and precise characterisation of their physical properties will also provide excellent working conditions and will be used for training of perspective researchers.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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