CRANN is enabling the future of smaller electronic components through research. The research focuses on exploiting the unique properties of nano-structures for applications in ICT, sensing and renewable energy. Researchers in TCD and UCC are studying nanowires at dimensions less that 10 nm. These materials have extraordinary electrical properties and provide an opportunity to fabricate devices which will allow a paradigm shift in computation. CRANN has particular expertise in magnetic materials and is using this knowledge to develop new types of non-volatile memory that retain information even after the computer is shut down. Researchers at CRANN are also extending these same concepts to organic materials, which may allow the development of ultra-cheap magnetic sensors.
For more information on CRANN Nanoelectronics Research please email colm.mcatamney at tcd.ie