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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.

24-Month Quantiheat meeting on 05-06 November 2015 in Czech Republic

The QUANTIHEAT project started two years ago and work has progressed well.

The 24-Month Consortium meeting was the opportunity to present many characterization results on passive and active samples selected and designed for the project, and also the first results on materials of industrial partners. These results are encouraging and possess strong potential for further development.          

The meeting was hosted by the Czech Metrology Institute (CMI) and gathered 36 participants, including the EC Project Technical Advisor.


The first day of the meeting (5th November) was devoted to the presentation of the fabrication and first characterization of passive-calibration test samples, active samples and industrial samples from MRT, CONPART, PICOSUN, and THALES. This first set of measurements using the various techniques available within the consortium will allow improving the samples. During the second day (6th November), work progress in modelling, in the development of novel thermal techniques and in SThM experiments and techniques was presented. The meeting ended with a presentation of the running dissemination and exploitation activities and with some announcements related to the project management.

Some participants had also the opportunity to visit the facilities and equipments of the Czech Metrology Institute:

Advanced metrology combined SPM equipment developed and designed at CMI©

The next meeting will take place in Brussels mid-June 2016: it will start with a review meeting with the Project Officer and the Project Technical Advisor from the European Commission, and will be followed by the Consortium meeting.