| Call 2014/2015 subtopics:

1.1 Advanced nano‐sensors for environment and health

Recent progress and advancements in the synthesis of nano-scale materials and coatings have paved the way for the development of innovative and high performance sensor architectures. The desired properties of such nano-sensor devices include ease of fabrication and integration, compactness, high sensitivity, short response time, reliability and re-usability. In order to achieve the maximum sensor performance, sensing mechanisms (optical, chemical, electrical, mechanical, magnetic, etc.) should be understood clearly. Besides nano-scale materials synthesis, sensor design, sensor fabrication process and recipe development, sensor performance testing is as critical as well for optimum device performance. Environment and health are two major fields in which sensor technologies are heavily used.

The aim of this topic is to pursue research and development (R&D) activities between European and Russian research institutions to promote a strong cooperative interaction, based on KET – Key enabling technologies (nanotechnologies, ICT, advanced materials, etc.) and on the use of top down and/or bottom up micro/nano-fabrication processes for advanced and innovative nano‐scale sensor structures primarily for environmental and health applications. Sensing mechanisms to be explored might include but are not limited to optical, electrical, chemical, mechanical, and magnetic detection.



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