Project: AnoNas – Synthesis of self-organized, templated and surface-supported metal and metal-oxide nanostructures for being used in advanced micro- and nanodevices
Person in Charge: doc. Ing. Jaromír Hubálek, Ph.D.
Host institution: Department of Microelectronics, The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Brno University of Technology
Country of Origin: Belarus
Země vědeckého působení: Belarus, Spain, Japan
Project duration: 26 months
Scientific panel: Engineering and Information science
The ever-increasing demand for microminiature high-performance electronic devices has motivated re-searchers and industry to create and commercialise nanomaterials and nanotechnologies. A great challenge for this project is to contribute to raising the quality of nanotechnologies in South Moravia to the top-class-level. The project seeks the development of an electrochemistry-based conception involving the preparation, characterization and application of one- and three-dimensional orderly nanostructured materials (metals, semiconductors, dielectrics) with versatile, tailored morphologies, anchored to various types of substrates, for diverse purposes. The methodology involves the synthesis of self-organized, template-assisted and surface-supported nanostructured materials: refractory metals (e.g. Ta, Nb, Ti, W), their oxides and nanocomposites. Smart anodizing of Al and other valve metals sputtered on a substrate for forming porous and compact anodic films is used as a key step in the sequence of fabrication procedures for endowing the nanostructures with a particular shape, density and homogeneous distribution order. Related technologies are electro-, physical and chemical-vapor depositions, chemical and high temperature treatments. The morphology, composition, physical and electrical properties of nanomaterials that are to be developed will be investigated to get insight in the formation-structure-properties relationship and determine the areas of their utilisation. Potential applications are as multifunctional layers for prospective micro- and nanodevices: thin film sensors, capacitors and quantum-dot-based functional coatings for biomedicine. The project will be a team work, under the auspices of the Laboratory of Microsensors and Nanotechnology at Brno University of Technology, in cooperation with other national and international research groups, institutions and leading manufacturers of electronic components and systems.