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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.

18-Month Quantiheat meeting on 27-29 May 2015 in Scotland

The 18-Month QUANTIHEAT meeting enabled to start a new period of the project with the organization of the measurements of samples  and the development of tools and techniques.

The meeting was hosted by Glasgow University, academic partner of the project and KNT, linked-SME. 41 participants attended this meeting, including the new EC Project Technical Advisor (PTA) and the EC expert on exploitation strategy (already present at the last 12-Month meeting). 

The meeting started on Wednesday 27th May with a Scientific Board meeting, bringing together the 11 Work Package Leaders and the project office. The pending issues per WP were mainly discussed.  

One and a half day were devoted to the Consortium meeting: presentation of the scientific work progress of the project for each WP. In particular the different samples (passive calibration, test, industrial and active samples) that will be studied during the project, the draft of the roadmap organizing the characterization of these samples for the next months were discussed. Specific workshops to discuss on critical aspects on calibration samples were organized.

On the Thursday afternoon and Friday, Peter Moran (EC expert) led an Exploitation Strategy Seminar: presentation of IP issues and discussion of each Key Exploitable Results of the project.

This meeting was the opportunity for all partners to discuss face-to-face, to have some fruitful exchanges, but also to visit the impressive cleanrooms of Glasgow University.