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Institutional research of nanoelectromagnetics


CACOMELNano carbon based components and materials for high frequency electronics, EU FP7 CACOMEL project FP7-247007, Call ID “FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IRSES”, 2010-2014, Coordinator: Prof. Ch. Thomsen (Institut fuer Festkoer-perphysik, TUB, Berlin, Germany)




A strong expansion of the frequency range towards terahertz and infrared is the major trend in the modern electronics and optoelectronics. It relies on the incorporation of modern nanotechnology that has already given the birth to nanoelectronics, a rapidly developing discipline focused on both the dramatic increase of the component integration level and decrease in a power consumption. Performance of nanoelectronic devices is strongly influenced by quantum effects that often even de-termine properties of nano-sized components. The project aims at understanding of fundamentals of the electromagnetic processes in nanocircuits, theoretical and experimental investigation of underly-ing mechanisms responsible for their fascinating properties, and development of physical basis for use of these properties in novel nanoelectronic devices. The project focuses on linear and nonlinear electromagnetic effects in nano-carbon structures, such as onion-like carbon and both single- and multi-wall carbon nanotubes. We will investigate in detail a performance of nanocircuits based on carbon nanotubes and other nanocarbon materials. The multidisciplinary and challenging project relies on the complementary expertise of the consortium teams and is based on the original approach combining electrodynamics of mesoscopic inhomogeneous media and quantum theory of electronic ensembles with reduced dimensionality.

Current and nearest activities

Project kick-off meeting. The Second International Workshop on Nanocarbon Photonics and Optoelectronics, Koli/North Karelia/Finland 1-6 August 2010,, Program. All partners (except Germany) have been presented.

International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications & IEEE-APS Topical Conference on Antennas and Propagation in  Wireless Communications, September 12-17, 2011 Torino, Italy, Special Session "Electrodynamics of nanowires and nanotubes" headed by Dr G. Slepyan (INP) is  organized with the emphasis on Nanoelectromagnetics.

NATO Advanced Research Workshop NATO ARW CRB.NUKR.ARW 984333, Nanodevices and Nanomaterials for Ecological Security. Riga – Yurmala - Latvia, June 20-23, 2011. S.A. Maksimenko and S. Bellucci are key speakers.

The Second International Workshop on Nanocarbon Photonics and Optoelectronics, Koli/North Karelia/Finland 1-6 August 2010, S.A. Maksimenko, Presentation of new EU projects FP7-247007 CACOMEL and FP7-266529 BY-NanoERA, Program.