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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.

36-Month Quantiheat meeting on 22-24 November 2016 in Spain

The 36-Month Consortium meeting hosted by the partner ICN2 (Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology) took place in Barcelona and gathered 42 participants. The External Advisory Board who provides advice and guidance to the Consortium attended also the meeting for the second time.  Many new results were presented: characterization of samples studied in the project, SThM measurements, modeling, new instruments and probes, etc. Besides the meeting, a workshop was also organized on the specific samples of the industrial partner CONPART and a discussion was initiated on the future collaborative projects that the Quantiheat partners may set up.

The first day of the meeting (23th November) was devoted to the presentation of the new characterization results of all passive, test, active and industrial samples studied in the project and to the work progress in modelling. During all the meeting a particular attention was given to the key exploitable results and to the associated technology readiness level (TRL).

During the second day (24th November), the following topics were presented: development of the novel thermal techniques and probes, draft of the calibration protocols, organization of the intercomparison exercices and Design of Experiments. The Consortium also discussed the dissemination plan, as we are entering in the last year of the project. As usual, an administrative and financial point was made.

The next meeting will be hosted by the partner University of Lancaster in UK on 11th-12th May 2017.