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HINTS consortium kick-off

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The HINTS consortium, a team of European academic and industry researchers, has recently had its project kick-off meeting in Bologna, Italy. Funded by the European Union Framework Programme 7 under the NMP theme, the €3.9M project will develop and deliver innovative hybrid organic-inorganic materials with engineered spin transfer efficiency at the hybrid interface. All the tailoring methods will be concentrated exclusively on the interfacial region and will proceed via three main approaches: (1) exploring various material combinations by varying both the inorganic and the organic component of the interface, (2) inserting interfacial layers of non-magnetic molecules at the HOI interface for tailoring its electrical properties, and (3) placing layers of high-spin molecules, able to modify both the electronic and the spin states at the interface. 

The project, lead at QMUL by Dr Alan Drew & Dr William Gillin, as the following consortium members: 

  1. Institute for Nanostructured Materials, Bologna, Italy
  2. Martin Luther University of Halle, Wittenberg, Germany
  3. Nanoscience Cooperative Research Centre (CIC NanoGUNE), San Sebastian, Spain
  4. Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  5. Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Solvenia
  6. Queen Mary University of London, UK
  7. Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
  8. University of Valencia, Spain
  9. Linkopings University, Sweden
  10. MBE-Komponenten GMBH, Germany
  11. M-Solv Ltd, UK
  12. Thales Research & Technology, France
  13. CNRS, Palaiseau Cedex, France