Funding approved for two new research networks participated by LBTS
During the second half of 2017, funding was granted for two research networks in which LBTS participates as partner: The european trans-national network NanoCoHybri, and the galician network ReGaLIs:
The COST Action “NANOSCALE COHERENT HYBRID DEVICES FOR SUPERCONDUCTING QUANTUM TECHNOLOGIES” (NanoCoHybri) has been awarded within the H2020 Framework Programme of the European Union. The Action, chaired by Dr Hermann Suderow, includes 45 proponents from 18 countries.
With its support to the new consortium, LBTS renews its commitement to the large european superconductivity community, as the new network may be considered continuation of the already successful SCENET, SCENET-2, NES and NanoSC that have succesively vertebrated the research in superconductivity at the european level uninterruptedly since 1997, always with LBTS as a supporting node.
The Action will develop networking activities with an open, proactive and inclusive approach, managing a budget of about 0.5M€ for four years. Researchers from every participating country will be able to apply for funds to carry out short scientific missions or participate in other networking activities within the theme of the Action, regardless of the group or institution where they develop their main activity.
NanoCoHybri website at cost.eu
After the kick-off meeting, the new action will open a more specific webpage.
The ReGaLIs network has coordinated the research of various leading groups in the region of Galicia in subjects involving the new room-temperature ionic liquids, that are finding so many exciting applications in industry and academia. The consortium enters now in its 3rd edition, funded by the Xunta de Galicia (with FEDER european co-funding).
LBTS enters this consortium in 2017 as a result of the new research frontiers in the field of hybrid superconducting devices using polarized ionic liquids. These new hybrid devices act as smart hybrid functional materials (in line also with the objectives of NanoCoHybri) through the tuneable influence exerted by the ionic liquid over the carrier density in the superconductor. The application of a electrical voltage allows custom variations of basic superconducting properties such as the critical temperature itself, and opens a way to effectively nanostructurate the superconductor.