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QUANTItative scanning probe microscopy techniques for HEAT transfer management in nanomaterials and nanodevices


The QUANTIHEAT project tackles issues related to thermal metrology at the nanoscale and aims at delivering validated standards, methods and modeling tools for nanothermal designs and measurements. This 4-year project brings together 20 partners from 7 different European countries and 2 associated countries. It has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n°604668.

12-Month Consortium meeting on 13-14 November 2014 in Finland

The members of QUANTIHEAT consortium met on 13th and 14th November 2014 in Espoo, Finland. This 12-Month meeting was organized by the Finnish partner, VTT. The following invited persons also attended this meeting to advise the Consortium on the work carried out through the project: the members of the Project External Advisory Board (4 experts from Academic and Industry), the European Commission Project Technically Adviser (EC PTA) and an EC expert (providing guidance on the exploitation of the project results).

Photo of the Quantiheat Consortium in Espoo, Finland


The first day dealt with the presentation of the work progress and schedule of Work Packages WP1 to WP6. In particular, during this first year of the project, the measurement and modeling pathways linking thermophysical measurements with industry-oriented materials were identified. The key point now is to finalize the definition and selection of the calibration and test samples that will be fabricated and characterized in 2015/2016.


During the second day, the work progress of the other scientific and management/dissemination Work Packages were presented. A focus was made on the preparation and schedule of the 1st periodic reporting (Period 1 from 01/12/2013 to 30/11/2014).


During the two-day meeting, the External Advisory Board, the EC PTA and the EC expert provided advices and guidance to the Consortium.


The next Consortium meeting will take place in UK in May 2015.