Project: Metrology in manufacturing compound semiconductors for power electronics

Acronym PowerElec (Reference Number: 20IND09)
Duration 01/06/2021 - 31/05/2024
Project Topic Europe’s Green Deal aims for climate neutrality by 2050 . The implementation of semiconductors based on ‘wide bandgap ’ compounds such as Gallium nitride, Silicon Carbide and Gallium Oxide into power electronics have the potential to make lighting 75% more efficient, motor-driven appliances 40% more efficient, and consumer electronics up to 30% more efficient. However, material performance is highly sensitive to nanoscale defects. Present optical techniques do not have the resolution in the required range (
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Network EMPIR
Call EMPIR Call 2020

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 NPL Management Limited Coordinator United Kingdom
2 Bundesanstalt fuer Materialforschung und -pruefung Partner Germany
3 Physikalisch-Technischer Pruefdienst des Bundesamt fuer Eich- und Vermessungswesen Partner Austria
4 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
5 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
6 Turkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu Partner Turkey
7 AIXTRON SE Partner Germany
8 Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives Partner France
9 Compound Semiconductor Centre Limited Partner United Kingdom
10 Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. Partner Germany
11 Technische Universiteit Delft Partner Netherlands
12 Technische Universitaet Wien Partner Austria
13 Infineon Technologies Austria AG Observer Austria