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Nanoelectronics Engineering

RESEARCH

DEPARTMENTS
Nanoelectronics engineering
Lifescience
QuantMat
Nanophotonics
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DESCRIPTION

The Nanoengineering/Nanoelectronics department brings together three areas of activity at INL, systems engineering, spintronics and nanodevices, bridging the full value chain starting at the transducer/sensor level (using the electron charge and spin, or the molecular optical or magnetic spectral fingerprint to convey information on local fields and environments) to the system level ( including discrete or integrated electronics) to address major challenges in industrial sensing, RF communications, biomedical devices (biosensors and control systems), and agri-food and environmental monitoring applications (IOT, sensor networks, integrated molecular fingerprinting systems). The department includes 2PIs and the Department head, 3 research staff, 4 engineers, 3 post docs, 5 PhD students in collaborative programs with various universities (IST-INESC MN, U Porto, U Minho, U Santiago de Compostela), and has hosted during 2016, Master and summer students, 3 long term visitors (stays over 1 year-Capes Brasil) and 3 exchange visitors from IBM Zurich, U Regensburg, and the Technical University of Denmark. 3 process engineers from Lertech/CN work at our facilities. The various groups were involved in 2016 in 4 european projects (FP7 SpinICUR MC training network, FP7 MOSAIC, SpinCal, and a ENIAC project in collaboration with J Gaspar in the NanoFab), and a variety of cross border, regional, national, and industrial projects.

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Circulating tumour cell (CTC) trapping and enumeration. A microfluidic linear pillar array separates CTCs from other blood components ( in collaboration with Lorena Dieguez). A magnetoresistive cytometer (chip done at INESC MN) is then used for labelled CTC enumeration.

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INL demonstrated dynamics in MTJ nano-pillars generated with a pure spin current and a power larger by a factor of 20x with respect to the only report showing similar results. Combining Spin Transfer with Spin Hall, new dynamic states can be reached.

RESEARCH GROUPS

SystemsDescription

Group Leader: João Piteira

Setup for electrochemical measurements using INLs portable potentiostat and chips

NanodevicesDescriptionGroup Leader: Paulo Freitas

Schematic illustration of the microfluidic sensor integrated with after-channel UV/vis spectrophotometric detection for food ingredient analysis. (b) Collected absorbance change at 266 nm of solutions containing only caffeine, and mixture of AA and caffeine before (A0) and after (A) passing through the enzyme-loaded microfluidic sensor at 5 μL/min. Arrows indicate the time when it is started to sample the solution through the microfluidic channel.

SpintronicsDescription

Group Leader: Ricardo Ferreira

“Impact of MgO thickness on the performance of Spin Transfer Torque Nano-Oscillators”, J. D. Costa, S. Serrano-Guisan, J. Borme, F. L. Deepack, M. Tarequzzaman, E. Paz, J.Ventura, R. Ferreira and P.P. Freitas, IEEE Trans. Magn., Vol. 51, N. 11, November 2015.

DESCRIPTION

The Nanoengineering/Nanoelectronics department brings together three areas of activity at INL, systems engineering, spintronics and nanodevices, bridging the full value chain starting at the transducer/sensor level (using the electron charge and spin, or the molecular optical or magnetic spectral fingerprint to convey information on local fields and environments) to the system level ( including discrete or integrated electronics) to address major challenges in industrial sensing, RF communications, biomedical devices (biosensors and control systems), and agri-food and environmental monitoring applications (IOT, sensor networks, integrated molecular fingerprinting systems). The department includes 2PIs and the Department head, 3 research staff, 4 engineers, 3 post docs, 5 PhD students in collaborative programs with various universities (IST-INESC MN, U Porto, U Minho, U Santiago de Compostela), and has hosted during 2016, Master and summer students, 3 long term visitors (stays over 1 year-Capes Brasil) and 3 exchange visitors from IBM Zurich, U Regensburg, and the Technical University of Denmark. 3 process engineers from Lertech/CN work at our facilities. The various groups were involved in 2016 in 4 european projects (FP7 SpinICUR MC training network, FP7 MOSAIC, SpinCal, and a ENIAC project in collaboration with J Gaspar in the NanoFab), and a variety of cross border, regional, national, and industrial projects.

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Circulating tumour cell (CTC) trapping and enumeration. A microfluidic linear pillar array separates CTCs from other blood components ( in collaboration with Lorena Dieguez). A magnetoresistive cytometer (chip done at INESC MN) is then used for labelled CTC enumeration.

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INL demonstrated dynamics in MTJ nano-pillars generated with a pure spin current and a power larger by a factor of 20x with respect to the only report showing similar results. Combining Spin Transfer with Spin Hall, new dynamic states can be reached.

RESEARCH GROUPS

SystemsDescription

Group Leader: João Piteira

Setup for electrochemical measurements using INLs portable potentiostat and chips

NanodevicesDescriptionGroup Leader: Paulo Freitas

Schematic illustration of the microfluidic sensor integrated with after-channel UV/vis spectrophotometric detection for food ingredient analysis. (b) Collected absorbance change at 266 nm of solutions containing only caffeine, and mixture of AA and caffeine before (A0) and after (A) passing through the enzyme-loaded microfluidic sensor at 5 μL/min. Arrows indicate the time when it is started to sample the solution through the microfluidic channel.

SpintronicsDescription

Group Leader: Ricardo Ferreira

“Impact of MgO thickness on the performance of Spin Transfer Torque Nano-Oscillators”, J. D. Costa, S. Serrano-Guisan, J. Borme, F. L. Deepack, M. Tarequzzaman, E. Paz, J.Ventura, R. Ferreira and P.P. Freitas, IEEE Trans. Magn., Vol. 51, N. 11, November 2015.

RESEARCH

DEPARTMENTS
Nanoelectronics engineering
Lifescience
QuantMat
Nanophotonics
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Microand