MetNEMs consortium has drawn up a metrology roadmap for NEMs
The MetNEMs consortium has drawn up a metrology roadmap collating inputs from consortium partners and industry/academia feedback during the MetNEMs workshops.
INRIM workshop on Novel Materials and Devices for NEMs
26 February 2015
The MetNEMs consortium met in INRIM, Turin, Italy, for the M30 progress review meeting. Following the meeting, the NOMAD (NOvel Materials And Devices for NEMs) workshop was held, which was attended by participants outside of the consortium.
4th International Conference on Nano and Micromechanics
The co-ordinator, Professor Ling Hao, gave an invited presentation on NEMS and graphene at the 4th National Conference on Nano and Micromechanics in Wroclaw, Poland, from 8-10 July 2014. Her presentation was on the 'Development of the Near-Field Microwave System to explore graphene nanomechanical Resonators'. The conference was attended by over 100 people.
The conference was also attended by Stefan Goniszewski, an NPL/Imperial College London PhD student, who presented a poster on the transfer of CVD graphene to supporting substrates.
The International Seminar on Nanomechanical Systems
The project co-ordinator, Professor Ling Hao, was invited to present at the International Seminar on Nanomechanical Systems in Paris from 30 June to 2 July 2014. The seminar ran over three days and was attended by 200 people. Many useful new contacts were made, which should lead to future collaborations and provision of new materials and fabrication techniques.
Superconducting Quantum Devices Workshop
NPL attended a one day workshop in Oxford on superconducting quantum devices 4 June, 2014. The MetNEMS work on 'Development of NEMS Resonators Coupled to a nanoSQUID' was presented.
Graphene NEMS at Graphene 2014
Graphene 2014, the 4th edition this series is the largest European Event in Graphene. This year, it was held in Toulouse, France from 6-9 May 2014. A plenary session with internationally renowned speakers, extensive thematic workshops in parallel, an important industrial exhibition carried out with the latest Graphene trends and a brokerage event were presented at this event.
Professor Ling Hao, from NPL, was invited to give a plenary talk on 'Microwave near-field methods for graphene NEMS'at Graphene 2014. The conference was attended by over 800 people.
EMRP MetNEMS M18 Meeting
The 18-month review meeting for the EMRP project MetNEMS was held at PTB in May 2014. NPL,as co-ordinator, and PTB, as a partner, hosted the 18-month progress meeting. As well as the partners from NPL, PTB, MIKES, INRIM and all three REG collaborators (Imperial College London, the University of Helsinki and RHUL) were able to attend.
The first 18 months has seen good progress and a number of papers (14) have already been published, describing the research results achieved.
PTB workshop on Metrology with/for NEMs
20 May 2014
NPL workshop 'Superconducting Devices - from Quantum Objects to Healthcare'
22 November 2013
National Physical Laboratory
NPL held a workshop on a topic highly relevant to the MetNEMS project. The workshop was sponsored by the Institute of Physics, the European Metrology Research Programme and Oxford Instruments. The meeting brought together researchers across the broad field of superconducting devices, focusing on developments in several areas.
- SQUID (Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices)
- Quantum information processing
- Superconducting electronics
- Applications in cryogenics
Over 70 people from Finland, German and Italy, as well as the UK, listened to a variety of talks covering applications at length scales from the geology of the earth to nanoscale mechanical resonators; taking in entangled photons, QIP and quantum meta-materials on the way.
EMRP MetNEMS M12 Meeting
21 November 2013
National Physical Laboratory
The 12-month review meeting for the EMRP project MetNEMS was held at NPL in late November 2013. As well as the partners from PTB, MIKES, INRIM, three REG collaborators (Imperial College, University of Helsinki and RHUL) were able to attend. The first year has seen good progress and a number of papers have already been published, describing the research results achieved.
M6 review meeting held at NPL
The month six review meeting was held at NPL on 22 April 2013 when four partners attended. In addition, MIKES and UH were able to join in the meeting via a video conference call.
Satisfactory progress was reported in all areas of the project which have begun so far. In addition, technical discussions on the availability of suitable materials (especially novel superconductors and graphene high quality samples) took place.
NEMS work flagged in Yearbook of Science & Technology 2013
The work on achieving the quantum ground-state of a mesoscopic mechanical resonator, carried out at UC Santa Barbara, led to nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) resonators being flagged as the key physics breakthrough of 2010.
The project co-ordinator, Ling Hao was invited to contribute a chapter on this topic for the McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology 2013, which has now been published. This is an annual roundup of the amazing breakthroughs in science and technology, and the 2013 Yearbook continues the tradition of making information on the latest advances in science and technology accessible to the nonspecialist through concise, illustrated articles.
WP5 discussion meeting organised by PTB
The WP5 technical related discussion meeting has been organized by PTB and held at NPL on 21 April. Three researchers from PTB and one from INRIM and one from RHUL met at NPL with the local team to discuss design and fabrication related issues for future work on integrating nano-electromechanical resonators with nanoSQUIDs.
The REG2 research will start on 1 August. The new REG will make a contribution to additional progress in WP5.
REG4 application in progress
REG 4 organisation has been identified. The application has been submitted to the EMRP Office and the evaluation is in progress.
M12 review meeting at NPL
The next review meeting will be held at NPL on 21 November. In conjunction with this NPL, with support from the UK Institute of Physics (IOP), is holding a one-day workshop in Teddington on the following day (22 November) with the title 'Superconducting Devices and Applications' (see below for details).
One-day workshop on Superconducting Devices and Applications' : 22 November 2013
We will hold a one-day workshop on this topic at NPL in November.
The workshop aims to bring together researchers on a wide range of superconducting devices, Quantum Information Processing, detectors and other applications to discuss and update new developments in those areas.
The scientific themes of workshop will be addressed through invited and contributed presentations. There are three talk sessions: (i) Recent SQUID developments; (ii) Quantum Information Processing; and (iii) Superconducting Electronics Applications and Cryogenic Developments. In addition there will be a poster session. One of the principal features of the meeting is that it will give young researchers the opportunity to present their work. Two prizes will be awarded by the workshop sponsors for the best poster presentations.
The workshop is sponsored by IOP Superconductivity Group and Oxford Instruments. The organiser also acknowledges the support of the EMRP. The EMRP is jointly funded by the EMRP participating countries within EURAMET and the European Union.
External workshop at PTB : 13-14 December 2012, Berlin
PTB has held a Workshop on 'Physics and Metrology at Low Temperature' on 13-14 December 2012 which was attended by 65 participants from Germany and many other European countries, among them partners from the European Microkelvin Network. The workshop was used inter alia to introduce the work and goals of the MetNEMS project and to discuss preliminary results within the low temperature community. There is also some provide the materials for using PTB develop SSA chips with Magnicon electronics.
MetNEMs kick-off meeting : 24 October 2012
The MetNEMs consortium held their project kick-off meeting at Bushy House, National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, UK.