European: FP7-ROBOCON

Routes to Bose-Einstein Condensation at Room Temperature - ROBOCON

Mari Curie Mobility program FP7-IRSES 2009-2015 

Administrative Coordinator :    Prof. Alexei KAVOKIN     (ROMA)

Scientific Coordinator: Prof. Igor LUKYANCHUK (UPJV)

- University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy  (ROMA); 

- University of Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France (UPJV);                    

- University of Exeter, Exeter, UK   (UNEXE)                                      

- University Cadi Ayyad, Marrakech, Morocco, (UCAM);               

- Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, Brazil (UNICAMP)    

Enormous progress in material engineering, research tools and methods very frequently lead to revisiting the traditional topics of Condensed Matter Physics and their study under the very original and unexpected view-point. In the current project we propose to consider the possibility and realisation of such phenomena as Bose-Einstein condensation in three, on first glance different systems:

Carbon-based systems: Graphite, Graphene and Nanotubes

Exciton-Polariton excitations in semiconductors

Perovskite Oxides close to Metal-Insulator transition.  

 that, according to the very recent studies demonstrate the very common feature: the Bose statistic of current (mass) carriers and have the tendency to form the condensed superconducting or/and superfluid state at high temperatures.

It is this common feature that unify the leading experts on these materials in the proposed Multidisciplinary Marie Curie FP7-PEOPLE-IRSES project ROBOCON which  has the final objective to understand the realization of BEC phenomena on the experimental and theoretical level in the proposed systems and elaborate the practical recommendations for their further applications in High-Tech industry: polariton lasers for CD and DVD players and laser printers, novel Carbon- and Oxide- based microelectronics of computer RAM and CPU devices etc.

 Basing on this common subject we created the distributed consortium (network) of partner institutions, located in EU countries (France, UK, Italy) and in Eligible Third Countries (Morocco, Brazil). Each of them has its own specialization and related with others by virtue of already existing collaborative links, eventually supported (or being supported) by different bilateral programs.  In course of the project we suppose to amplify and order these collaborations and create the new links between partners under central common idea of studying and optimization of mechanisms and realization of BEC. Series of bilateral visits, training workshops and meetings are previewed for this purpose.