Nano-carbon based components and materials for high-frequency electronics (CACOMEL)

A strong expansion of the frequency range is the major trend in the modern electronics. 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 power consumption. Performance of nanoelectronic devices is strongly influenced by quantum effects that often even determine properties of nano-sized components. The project aims at understanding of fundamentals of the electromagnetic processes in nanocircuits, theoretical and experimental investigation of underlying 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. There is proposed to study 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.

Responsible person: Dr Y. Zhukovskii