Projects

International

TRANSCOE – Vývoj nových vodivých priehladných elektród pre organickú elektroniku
Development of new designed transparent conductive electrodes for organic electronics
Program: Bilateral – other
Project leader: Ing. Fröhlich Karol DrSc.
Annotation: Subject of the proposed project is preparation of new transparent conductive electrodes with high transparency and low sheet resistance for organic photovoltaic\’s (OPVs) and organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs). The project will focus on five issues; i) electrode design ii) synthesis of conductive electrodes; iii) fabrication, characterization and optimization of transparent electrodes; iv) fabrication and characterization of OPVs and OLEDs to test the performance of the prepared transparent conductive electrodes; v) encapsulation. We will prepare OPVs and OLEDs with incorporated novel electrode design and test the performances of the devices when the electrode materials will be deposited on glass and/or flexible substrate. Transparent conductive electrodes will be based either on organic Ag-nanowire network -organic multilayered structure or on atomic layer deposited Al-doped ZnO films. The electrodes will be characterized and optimized by measuring the sheet resistance and light transmission. The sheet resistance of the electrode should be adjusted to below 12 Ω and 50 Ω sq−1 for organic and Al-doped ZnO films transparent electrodes, respectively. Finally, OPVs and OLEDs will be encapsulated using atomic layer deposited thin films and their performance will be examined. Proposed project includes two different approaches of transparent conducting electrodes preparation for OPVs and PLEDs. Evaluation of performance of these two types of electrodes presents important and unique output of the project. As a result of the project A step to commercialization of new transparent conductive electrodes, OPVs and OLEDs will be achieved through international collaboration. Funding of the proposed project will create seed for setting up a new research on flexible electronics, Organic Field Effect Transistors (OFETs), Organic Thin Film Transistors (OTFTs), and nanotechnology applications in electronic and photonics for both partners.
Duration: 1.2.2017 – 31.1.2020

National

Robustné spinové vlny pre budúce magnonické aplikácie
Robust spin waves for future magnonic applications
Program: SRDA
Project leader: Dr. Mruczkiewicz Michal
Annotation: In this project we will focus on the theoretical and experimental investigation of spin wave dynamics at nanoscale. Spin wave is considered as candidate for an information carrier in ultrafast and energy efficient information processing devices. It is due the unique properties of spin waves, namely low heat dissipation, possible manipulation at nanoscale or reconfigurability. We are going to investigate specific spin wave systems, that can host robust, unidirectional and reprogrammable spin waves. Therefore, the results of this project will contribute to the field of modern magnetism, magnonics.
Duration: 1.7.2020 – 30.6.2023
NanoSky – Skyrmióny vo feromagnetických nanoobjektoch
Skyrmions in ferromagnetic nanoobjects
Program: SRDA
Project leader: RNDr. Cambel Vladimír DrSc.
Annotation: In this project we will focus on the numerical and experimental study of skyrmions in ferromagnetic nanoobjects. The skyrmions were found in structures with multilayer configuration and the confinement due to geometry can increase stability of the skyrmion significantly. Thus nanoobject structures can lead to room temperature stable, reconfigurable magnetic elements. Still a control and experimental investigation of such structures is chalenge. We will concentrate on the facilitation of generation and develop methods for identification and characterization of the skyrmion states. The study will pave the way towards the implementation of skyrmion in magnetic devices based on the patterned nano-objects (single or arrays).
Duration: 1.7.2017 – 31.12.2020