The EINSTEIN network brings together a number of leading Greek and Russian groups involved in the investigation of quantum nanoelectronic materials and devices that have significantly contributed in recent years to the rapid development of this field in their countries.
Each team has its specific role (based on expertise and instrumentation) and complements the other groups. Historically Russian physicists have strong background in basic science theoretical and experimental studies. In this project their expertise is complemented by state-of-the-art fabrication and nanoscale charactrization / analyses.
EINSTEIN consortium will create the critical mass of researchers to provide break-through results. Separately neither of the sides would be capable to reach the extremely ambitious objectives of the project addressing the EU flagship initiative in the field of quantum technologies.
The basic advance in EINSTEIN network is the systematic investigation of a wide range of nanoelectronic systems and devices through state-of-the-art characterization and precision (ultra)low temperature quantum transport experiments.
The search for and development of the most appropriate materials, processing methods and structures will take place in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative manner, starting from quantum mechanical modeling and simulations, through extensive characterization of the various architectures, and finally to prototype devices. The work plan is focused on the development (modeling and fabrication) and characterization (physical and electrical) of various challenging nanoelectronic device architectures.