Kick Off Meeting


Nanotechnology and Quantum Circuits become an operational project for an international pool of universities, funded by European Community

Kick-Off Meeting for Terasse Project will take place on Friday 14th June, 10.00 am CEST, at the Board Room of the Engineering Departments by University of Cassino and Southern Lazio.
Terasse (Terahertz Antennas with Self-amplified Spontaneous Emission) is a 4-year project started in June 2019 that aims to investigate new mechanisms based on quantum effects in nanomaterials, in view of realizing novel antennas and sensors capable of operating at Terahertz frequencies (a scale a thousand times higher than those currently used for cellular telephony).
The THz technology is currently of great interest due to its potential practical effects, such as the possibility of replacing the use of X-rays in medical diagnostic applications or the materials monitoring or the preventive analysis in areas interested in industrial excavations or archaeological, only to indicate some examples with a strong impact.
Terasse was born and will see developments under the scientific coordination by Professor Antonio Maffucci of the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (Italy), and a network of international partners, including research groups leaded by prof. Mikhail Portnoi at the University of Exeter (United Kingdom), prof. Amir Boag at the Tel Aviv University (Israel), prof. Richard Hartmann at the “De La Salle” University (Philippines) and prof. Mikhail Shuba at the Belarusian State University (Belarus).
Innovation, excellence and internationalization thus become the virtuous, concrete paradigm, awarded by the European Community with around 500 thousand euros fund, under the “Horizon 2020-RISE_MSCA” program. A drive for the universities involved in the relationship towards new scientific research, and at the same time the prospect of significant developments for the educational resources offered to students.
It is noteworthy to underline that the success of the project proposal was mainly due to a careful composition of the network of universities involved, grouping the adequate multidisciplinary skills (in engineering, physics and material sciences) and instrumentation tools (electromagnetic tests, numerical modeling, fabrication and characterization of nanomaterials and devices), needed to address the challenging tasks of the project.
Terasse Project therefore aims to add new value shares to research in nanoelectronics and nanoelectromagnetism field, sectors currently located on the frontier of scientific research.

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