Set in the Catalan Institute of Nano-technology (ICN) in Barcelona and led by Prof. Clivia Sotomayor Torres, the Phononic and Photonic Nanostructures group (P2N) investigates phonon/pho-ton/electron interactions in nano-scale condensed matter underpinned by research in nanofabrication, especially nanoimprint lithography. The long-term aim is to develop new information technology concepts where information processing is achieved with multiple state variables.
Research is carried out on nano-scale thermal and acoustic effects in both confined systems and phononic crystals; on methods to control the exciton-plasmon coupling targeting enhanced light extraction in light sources; and on the optimisation of the optical gain of printed polymer-based photonic structures.
In order to facilitate the uptake of nano-technology innovations by industry, the group is advancing nanoimprint lithography towards the realisation of 3D nano- and hybrid structures. For the latter, efforts are focused on acoustic-field assisted self-assembly of nano- and mesoscopic particles, to realise heterostructures and to deposit them selectively on patterned and or surface-functionalised substrates.
M. Salaun, M. Zelsmann, S. Archambault, D. Borah, N. Kehagias, C. Simao, O. Lorret, M. T. Shaw, C. M. Sotomayor Torres, and M. A. Morris. J. Mat. Chem. C, 1, 3544-3550 (2013) open reference link »
The NANO-TEC project consortium, led by Prof. Dr Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres, has finalized its "Recommendations on Beyond CMOS Nanoelectronics Research" based on presentations and discussions during the workshop series held between January 2011 and November 2012. It is anchored in the grand technological challenges in information processing, commun... more »
The NANO-TEC project consortium has created a publicly accessible directory of experts, institutions, projects, working groups and research results for Nanoelectronics research in Europe. To visit the NANO-TEC-Yellow Pages, click here. For more details on NANO-TEC, click here. The NANO-TEC project consortium has developed a publicly availa... more »
P2N researchers and colleagues report fabrication of laser photonic crystals by nanoimprint lithography in Applied Physics Letters. Article honoured with cover image (18 Feb issue). Lasing from nanoimprinted dye-doped polymers highlight the use of this fabrication technique for visible, more-compact, potentially low-cost lasers with improved po... more »
With the beginning of 2013 came our annual group picture which is the time to look back at 2012 and say "Farewell" to our departed members P.-Olivier Chapuis (CNRS-CETHIL), Tim Kehoe (Iris SL), Lars Schneider (TRW Automotive GmbH), John Cuffe (MIT), Lars Nähle (nanoplus GmbH) and Noemi Baruch. This is also the opportunity to welcome our new membe... more »