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QUANTItative scanning probe microscopy techniques for HEAT transfer management in nanomaterials and nanodevices
The QUANTIHEAT project tackles issues related to thermal metrology at the nanoscale and aims at delivering validated standards, methods and modeling tools for nanothermal designs and measurements. This 4-year project brings together 20 partners from 7 different European countries and 2 associated countries. It has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n°604668.
3rd Newsletter QUANTIHEAT's NEWS
Learn more about the progress of our collaborative work over the last year in our 3rd newsletter of December 2016 available online: click here to download it.
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36-Month Quantiheat meeting on 22-24 November 2016 in Spain
The 36-Month Consortium meeting hosted by the partner ICN2 (Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology) took place in Barcelona and gathered 42 participants. The External Advisory Board who provides advice and guidance to the Consortium attended also the meeting for the second time. Many new results were presented: characterization of samples studied in the project, SThM measurements, modeling, new instruments and probes, etc. Besides the meeting, a workshop was also organized on the specific samples of the industrial partner CONPART and a discussion was initiated on the future collaborative projects that the Quantiheat partners may set up.
Quantiheat session at Eurotherm108 conference (Nanoscale and Microscale Heat Transfer V) from 26th to 30th September 2016
The Eurotherm seminar 108 (http://eurotherm108.scientific-event.com/) was organized by the Laboratoire d’Energétique et de Mécanique Théorique et Appliquée (LEMTA, Nancy, France) under the auspices of the Société Française de Thermique and took place in Santorini island in Greece from 26th to 30th September 2016.
This seminar presented the state of the art and the modern trends in nanoscale and microscale heat transfer. It focused on:
- Conductive heat transfer at short scales of length and time,
- Thermal radiation at subwavelength scale,
- Heat and mass transfer in nanofluids.
A specific session was dedicated to the QUANTIHEAT project on Monday 26th September focusing in particular on the results obtained in terms of new equipment, measurement modeling and applications related to Scanning Thermal Microscopy.
30-Month Quantiheat review and consortium meeting on 15-17 June 2016 in Brussels, Belgium
The review meeting with the European Commission took place in Brussels on Wednesday 15th June 2016 morning reflecting the end of the 2nd period of the project (End of May 2016). The Project Officer and the Project Technical Advisor from the European Commission were very satisfied of the work progress of Quantiheat presented by the WP leaders and the project office. It is a wonderful acknowledgment of all the partners’ efforts and involvement.
The 30-Month Consortium meeting took place after the review meeting and gathered 34 participants, including the EC Project Technical Advisor. The new characterization results on passive & active samples and on materials from the project industrial partners but also the work progress in the other tasks of the project were presented. Some workshops were organized the last day to discuss specific topics and/or materials. This meeting was again an opportunity to share a lot of information and results and to develop team-work.