Information and communication technologies – from smartphones to data warehousing and super fast fibre networks – are vital to the success of modern economies and the societies they support. But the resource demands and approaching capacity limits of these technologies require new, more energy efficient, materials if we are to build a sustainable future.
Nanoscale devices such as memories, transistors, sensors and light emitting diodes are the building blocks of these emerging technologies: CEEM’s innovative, atomic engineering using advanced materials is providing the knowledge base for improving their efficiency.
Our researchers have a global reputation for their advances in:
- Developing and optimising spintronic materials for low-power magnetic memories, spin transistors and magnetic recording
- Dielectric materials for applications in transistors and resistive switching memories
- Multiferroic materials for high speed and low energy memory devices.
This reputation is built on a distinctive approach to research and partnership:
- Process friendly, collaborative culture
- First principles modelling to test, design and refine new energy efficient materials
- High powered electron microscopy – bespoke to CEEM – to inform atomic engineering.
CEEM’s researchers are exploring cutting edge, energy efficient alternatives to electron-based storage for the semiconductor industry.
CEEM’s researchers lead Europe in the quest for the new materials that will be needed when spintronics displaces volatile semiconductor technology within the next ten years.