Collaborations of the HZDR on the International Level
The HZDR has assumed a significant role in several European research networks and organizations. In this manner, the center supports outstanding international research projects in the fields of research technology as well as solid-state physics, semi-conductor physics and radiation physics.
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)(1) commissioned an international consortium to develop a so-called Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) for the raw materials sector in 2014. Coordination thereof was assumed by the HZDR jointly with the Fraunhofer Association(2). EIT Raw Materials interconnects more than 100 European facilities from the resource sector and was outsourced in December of 2016, according to plan, as an autonomous organization. The objective here is to assure supply for European industry with urgently-needed raw materials and to improve training, research and innovation in this crucial field.
The aim of the CALIPSOplus project(3) is to remove barriers for access to world-class accelerator-based light sources in Europe and in the Middle East. To this end more than 82,500 hours of trans-national access are provided to these research infrastructures, and specific programs are in place to teach new users how to successfully use synchrotrons and FELs. Dissemination activities targeting industry are complemented by tailor-made support and access programs for this user group. In parallel the consortium is collaborating on constantly developing technology to keep the facilities at the cutting-edge.The project startet in 2017 and is coordinated by the HZDR.
The four leading high magnetic field laboratories in Europe - the Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory at HZDR(4) and its collaboration partners in Nijmegen, Toulouse & Grenoble - have merged to form the European Magnetic Field Laboratory(5) with the objective of making first-class infrastructures in the sector of high magnetic fields available to scientists from all over the world. The project is included in the ESFRI list(6) (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures).
This is a network of 40 research facilities from thirteen European countries which has created the network ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure)(7), with the goal of investigating interactions between matter and laser light and developing applications. To this end, four state-of-the-art laboratories are to be erected by 2017 in Eastern Europe. The project is included in the ESFRI list(8) (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures).
The EU project Ions4Set was launched on February 1, 2016. Coordinated by the HZDR, its ojective is to develop a single electron transistor (SET) that works at room temperature and is compatible with the established production process in the field of microelectronics. Contact person is Dr. Johannes von Borany(9) from the Institute of Ion Beam Physics and Materials Research(10).
The goal of the EU Project SIKELOR(11), started in November 2013, is an industry-compliant and resource-conserving treatment of silicon waste that arises in the manufacturing of silicon wafers. Contact persons at the HZDR Institute of Fluid Dynamics are Dr. Gunter Gerbeth(12) and Dr. Sven Eckert(13).
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