Laboratory for Epitaxial Nanostructures on Silicon and Spintronics

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Laboratory for Nanostructure Epitaxy and Spintronics on Silicon (L-NESS)

The L-NESS was established in 2002 as a joint initiative of the Polytechnic University of Milan and the Milano-Bicocca University. It is located at the Como campus of the Polytechnic University of Milan. The activities of the L-NESS are focused on semiconductor heterostructures and nanostructures, graphene nanodevices, spintronics, and positron anihilation spectroscopy.

The research will be performed by the Nanoscale device group at the L-NESS which is affiliated with the Department of Physics of the Polytechnic University of Milan. The group is led by Prof. Roman Sordan and has a strong expertise in the nanofabrication and characterization of graphene nanodevices. The group runs a clean room equipped for e-beam and optical lithography and dry and wet chemical etching. The analytical methods in use are scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy, optical microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and cryogenic magneto transport. The group has an extensive equipment for the characterization of electronic devices which is mostly performed by real-time measurements at high frequencies.

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University of Novi Sad (UNS)

As the main research and higher education institution of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, the University of Novi Sad is one of the very rare campus-oriented universities in the south-east European region.

The research will be performed by the Faculty of Technical Sciences which is the largest faculty in Serbia and has a high quality of human, material, and organizational capacity, allowing hosting of early stage researchers. The faculty is equipped with state-of-the art fabrication facilities (Dimatix DMP-3000), characterization equipment (gas generator, atomic force microscopy, wafer probe station, vector network analyzer, Hall measurements system (HMS-3000), nanoindenter (G-200), and software tools.

The UNS staff are clearly recognizable in the research community and industry, due to their results in design, modelling, and simulation of sensors with high sensitivity, application of sensors and electronic systems in humanoid robots, application of RFID in food industry, characterization of different types of sensors and electronic materials, and design and verification of RF transceivers.

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