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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.

30-Month Quantiheat review and consortium meeting on 15-17 June 2016 in Brussels, Belgium

The review meeting with the European Commission took place in Brussels on Wednesday 15th June 2016 morning reflecting the end of the 2nd period of the project (End of May 2016). The Project Officer and the Project Technical Advisor from the European Commission were very satisfied of the work progress of Quantiheat presented by the WP leaders and the project office. It is a wonderful acknowledgment of all the partners’ efforts and involvement.

The 30-Month Consortium meeting took place after the review meeting and gathered 34 participants, including the EC Project Technical Advisor. The new characterization results on passive & active samples and on materials from the project industrial partners but also the work progress in the other tasks of the project were presented. Some workshops were organized the last day to discuss specific topics and/or materials. This meeting was again an opportunity to share a lot of information and results and to develop team-work.



Photo of the Consortium in Brussels

The first half-day of the Consortium meeting (15th June afternoon) was devoted to the presentation of the new characterization of the passive-calibration test samples and the industrial samples from PICOSUN.

During the second day (16th June), the following topics were presented:

  • The new characterization results of the other industrial samples (CONPART, MRT and THALES) and of the active samples with a focus on the next steps of development and characterization.
  • The work progress in modelling, in the development of the novel thermal techniques and probes and in SThM measurements.
  • The dissemination activities performed so far and an update on the Key Exploitable Results of the project.
  • The estimated incurred costs since the beginning of the project in comparison with the budget.

The last day (17th June morning), many partners participated in the 4 workshops organized in small groups in order to discuss some specific materials from MRT and ICN and the effect of roughness and topography on SThM measurement.

The next meeting will be hosted by the partner ICN in Barcelona (Spain) on 23rd -24th November 2016.