Stella Bevilaqua was awarded a best student paper award for a contribuition to 'Hot Electron Bolometer Mixers on MgB2 films', presented during Swedish Radio and Microwave Days. The award was sponsored by IEEE Electron Device Society.
Closing the THz gap - the race between photons and electrons
Terahertz (THz) occupies the part of the spectrum between visible light and radio waves and has long been considered the last remaining scientific gap in the electromagnetic spectrum. With wavelengths smaller than a millimetre in size, THz waves can be used in a similar way as light to create detailed images of solid objects and still exhibit the useful property, like microwaves, of passing through packaging and fabrics. In recent years the interest in THz spectroscopy and imaging has expanded from space sciences to a wide range of applications ranging from security scanners, car radars, pharmaceuticals to biology. Although, despite many useful applications, the adoption of terahertz waves has been hampered because of the lack of compact and commercially available components. The lecture will provide an overview of terahertz science and technology, especially, research on new type of sources that address the ”THz gap”.
Title: Fabrication, Characterisation and Modelling of Subharmonic Graphene FET Mixers
Time: 2011-11-25, 10:00
Location: Kemivägen 9, MC2, Kollektorn
Opponent: Associate Professor Niklas Rorsman, Chalmers University of Technology
Title: Advanced Schottky Diode Receiver Front-Ends for Terahertz Applications
Time: 2011-06-01 10:00
Place: Kollektorn, MC2
Opponent: Prof. Robert Weikle, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
Mohammad Hadi Tavakoli Dastjerdi, diploma worker at MC2, got his paper selected as an feature article in Electronics Letters, no14, to be published on July 8. The work was done in collaboration with Anke Sanz-Velasco and Mahdad Sadeghi.
Title: Subharmonic Sideband Separating Schottky Diode Mixer for Submillimetre Wave Applications
Time: 2010-05-31 10:00
Place: Fasrummet (A820), Kemivägen 9, MC2
Opponent: Prof. Victor Belitsky, Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Radio and Space Science, Sweden
The new EU-project TeraComp, coordinated by MC2, will organise a kick-off for partners on Monady and Tuesday (May 10/11). TeraComp has the objective to develop industrial level capability to design and manufacture terahertz front-end electronics, suitable for a number of future earth observation and space science missions.
Den 18 november samlas den japanska och svenska forskareliten inom terahertzområdet på Chalmers. Dagen bjuder på ett antal öppna förläsningar som är öppna för studenter och personer som arbetar inom mikrovågsindustrin.
PULLNANO, a project sponsored by the European Commission, has in their final review report highlighted gate dielectric scaling results of the High-k-Gang. <span style="font-family: Arial;" class="Apple-style-span">(Chalmers: Olof Engström and his PhD Students Johan Piscator and Bahman Raessi, Tyndall National Institute, University of Liverpool and a AMO GmbH in Aachen) are investigating high-k for future applications.
The Herschel satellite was launched a month ago. Very early images from its instruments gives a glimpse of things to come. Physical Electronics Laboratory at MC2 has contributed with components to Herschel fabricated in the Nanofabrication Laboratory.
Title: Influence of Electron Charge States in Nanoelectronic Building Blocks.
Time: 2009-06-12 10:00
Place: Kollektorn (A423), MC2, Kemivägen 9
Opponent: Prof. Enrico Sangiorgi, University of Bologna, Italy
Efter en lyckad uppskjutning är Herschel på väg mot sin arbetsplats i rymden. Med ögon från Chalmers ska teleskopet göra ofödda stjärnor, tidiga galaxer och mängder av molekyler synliga för astronomerna.
The Herschel and Planck satellite pair lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on Thursday May 14. 40 minutes after liftoff, the satellites sent their first radio signals to Earth, confirming that they separated successfully from the launcher and are alive. Physical Electronics Laboratory at MC2 has contributed with components to Herschel fabricated in the Nanofabrication Laboratory. The launch was followed by researchers and media live at Universeum in Gothenburg. In connection to the launch Professor Erik Kollberg, MC2, gave the history about the project.
A report on terahertz technology (Mixers for Herschel Space Observatory) at Physical Electronics Laboratory - MC2 will be a part of the swedish TV programme Vetenskapslandet in Kunskapskanalen on February 2nd at 20.30.
Ett nytt fönster har öppnats i det elektromagnetiska spektrumet. Terahertzvågorna, som ligger mitt emellan radiofrekvenserna och ljusvågorna, har helt nya egenskaper. De används redan av militärer som vill se genom moln, och astronomer som jagar liv i rymden.
The IEEE Board of Directors, at its meeting on 18 November 2007, elevated Professor Spartak Gevorgian at Physical Electronics Laboratory, MC2, to IEEE Fellow, effective 1 January 2008, with the following citation: for contributions to ferroelectric microwave devices.
Forskare på Institutionen för mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap MC2, har utvecklat en liten supraledande komponent med hög känslighet som ska upptäcka extremt svaga signalkällor från dold materia i universum.
The 2006 Nobel Prize winners, George Smoot and John Mather, used microwave radiometer instruments that are similar to sensitive components explored and developed at MC2 when they did their discoveries about the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation.