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EPSRC Reference: EP/D505712/1
Title: Support for the EPSRC National Centre for III-V Technologies at Sheffield
Principal Investigator: Heffernan, Professor J
Other Investigators:
Parbrook, Professor P David, Professor J Hill, Dr G
Cullis, Professor AG Roberts, Dr JS Skolnick, Professor M
Hopkinson, Professor M Hogg, Professor RA Cockburn, Professor J
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Dr R Airey Dr PW Fry Dr A Krysa
Professor H Liu Professor J Ng Dr M Steer
Dr A Tahraoui Professor T Wang
Project Partners:
Department: Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Organisation: University of Sheffield
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 July 2006 Ends: 31 October 2010 Value (£): 4,612,327
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Electronic Devices & Subsys. Materials Characterisation
Materials Processing Materials Synthesis & Growth
Optical Devices & Subsystems
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Communications Electronics
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The National Centre provides a wide range of advanced semiconductor materials to UK universities in order to carry out research into devices and physics with applications in telecommunications (including the internet), light emitting diodes, lasers, mobile phones, high frequency radar and ultra high speed optoelectronics and electronics. The structures are produced in the form of a series of thin nanoscale layers, the thickness of which can be controlled to within just a few atoms. Such structures offer new physical effects related to their small dimensions which enable the invention of a wide range of devices such as lasers for optical fibre telecommunications, precise drug delivery and pollution control. Other devices made from these structures can detect a wide range of optical wavelengths for imaging systems and form efficient solar cells.
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