Tuesday, February 16, 2016
NanoPhononics for Europe: Position, Strategic Agenda and Roadmap
Nanophononics gathers the research fields targeting investigation, control and application of vibrations in solids or liquids that manifest themselves as sound or heat. The EUPHONON coordination action (www.euphonon.eu) had the mission to build a European Community for Nanophononics to impact ICT applications. The work performed therefore aimed at mapping and benchmarking the Nanophononics community in Europe and boost its consolidation. Phonons are indeed at the conceptual heart of several scientific communities such as the Terahertz Phonons, Micro/Nanoscale Heat Transfer, Nanomechanics and Optomechanics, in a lesser extent also, Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics communities.