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Project ID: Contract: 61/2016 (MASTERS)
Project Director: Dr. Lucian Trupina
Project Type: International
Project Program: M-ERA.NET
Funded by: Grant of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation, CCCDI - UEFISCDI, project number 61/2016, within PNCDI III.
Contractor: National Institute of Materials Physics
Project Status: In progress
Start Date: Wednesday, 1 June, 2016
End Date: Friday, 31 May, 2019
Project Abstract:

The MASTERS project is focusing on innovative solutions for the improvement, above the current state-of-the-art, of both security and power consumption of millimeter-wave sensors, by exploiting the permitivity agility of ferroelectric materials. Indeed, the integration of these intelligent and functional materials in practical devices will meet the current requirements for highly reconfigurable, integrated, safe, efficient and low power-consuming devices. The final goal of the project is the design and realization of original on-chip reconfigurable sensors as practical and efficient demonstrators for industrial applications, as a first step toward the establishment of innovative and highly-efficient market-oriented devices. Thanks to the structural, technological advantages and background of the MASTERS multi-national consortium and the expertise of the industrial partner, the project will create smart and user friendly solutions for sensing devices.

Project Objectives:

The main objective of the MASTERS project is the introduction of on-chip reconfigurable antennas at millimeter frequency bands (57 GHz to 64 GHz), while developing the concept into a marketable product.

Coordinator(P1): XLIM Research Institute, University of Limoges

     Project Manager: Dr. Laure HUITEMA

Partner 2: Science of Ceramic Processing and surface Treatments (SPCTS), University of Limoges

     Head of the SPCTS team: Prof. Corine Champeaux

Partner 3: National Institute of Materials Physics (NIMP)

     Head of the NIMP team: Dr. Lucian Trupina

Partner 4: AirMems (SME)

Dr. Romain STEFANINI

Growth of iridium (Ir) and SrRuO3 (SRO) bottom electrodes and Ba1-xSrxTiO3 (BST) with x = 0.45 and (1-x) (Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3) -xBaTiO3 (BNT-BTx) with x = 0.08 or 0.04 ferroelectric thin films was studied.

Ir thin films were grown on silicon (001) and (111) substrate and on MgO (001) and (111) while SRO thin films were grown on MgO (001), (111) and (110) substrates. Structural and morphological investigations revealed that the degree and quality of crystalline orientation of iridium thin films are strongly dependent on the MgO substrate temperature and crystallographic orientation. Iridium layers deposited on silicon substrate shows a preferential orientation in the [111direction which is not dependent on the substrate crystal orientation or temperature.

SRO thin films deposited on the MgO(100) and MgO(111) substrates shows no preferred orientation while the films deposited on the MgO(110) substrate have a tendency to texture in [110] direction.

Single phase BST thin films with random orientation were grown on silicon substrates with iridium electrode. The temperature where the ferroelectric–paraelectric phase transition occurs (Curie temperature) was -12 ° C, which indicates that the samples are in paraelectric phase at room temperature. The value of dielectric constant (er) was about 968 at room temperature.

Densified and crack-free BNT-BT thin films were grown on silicon substrate with iridium electrode by sol-gel method. A "butterfly" type hysteresis loop is observed in C-V characteristics of Pt/BNT-BT/Ir/Si capacitors. This result indicates that the film is in ferroelectric phase. The value of dielectric constant value was 350.

Hetero epitaxial iridium thin films have been grown on MgO(001), (110) and (111) substrates.

List of Publications:

A. Ghalem, L. Huitema, A. Crunteanu, M. Rammal, L. Trupina, L. Nedelcu, M. G. Banciu, P. Dutheil, C., Constantinescu, P. Marchet, F. Dumas-Bouchiat, C. Champeaux, Electrical transport properties and modelling of electrostrictive resonance phenomena in Ba2/3Sr1/3TiO3 thin films, Journal of Applied Physics 120, 184101 (2016); doi: 10.1063/1.4966942

M. G. Banciu, N. Militaru, A. Martian, I. Nicolaescu, L. Tuta, D. C. Geambasu, L. Nedelcu, L. Trupina, R. Ramer, Microwave antenna array using new dielectric resonator antenna elements, CAS 2017 Proceedings, ISBN: 978-1-5090-3985-2

G. Banciu, T. Furuya, D. C. Geambasu, L. Nedelcu, D. Pantelica, M.-D. Dracea, P. Ionescu, A. Iuga, C. Chirila, L. Hrib, L. Trupina, M. Tani, Millimeter wave Terahertz investigations on some dielectric materials, CAS 2018 Proceedings, ISBN: 978-1-5386-4481-2, p. 287-290

G. Banciu, N. Militaru, L. Nedelcu, D. C. Geambasu, L. Trupina, O. G. Avadanei, Half-split Dielectric Resonator Antennas Using High-Dielectric Permittivity Barium Neodymium Titanate, International Symposium on Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering Proceedings (ISFEE-2018)

G. Banciu, V. Ion, L. Nedelcu, D. C. Geambasu, L. Trupina, C. Besleaga-Stan, N. D. Scarisoreanu, Printed Monopole Arrowhead Antenna Compared to Microstrip Rectangular Antenna on High Dielectric Constant Substrate, International Symposium on Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering Proceedings (ISFEE-2018)

Conferences:

L. Nedelcu, L. Trupina, C.P. Ganea, C.D. Geambasu, M.G. Banciu, Intrinsic and extrinsic contributions in (Ba,Sr)TiO3 ferroelectric ceramics studied by broad-band dielectric spectroscopy, 9th International Conference on Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy and its Applications – BDS 2016

L. Trupina, L. Nedelcu, R. Radu, I. Pasuk, M. G. Banciu, F. Dumas-Bouchiat, C. Constantinescu, P. Marchet, C. Champeaux, L. Huitema, A. Ghalem, M. Rammal, A. Cruntenau, V. Madrangeas, D. Passerieux, D. Cros, and T. Monediere, Ferroelectric varactors based on heteroepitaxialy grown (Ba,Sr)TiO3 thin films, THE 9th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCED MATERIALS, ROCAM 2017, BUCHAREST, ROMANIA, 11-14 JULY 2017

M. Rammal, A. Ghalem, L. Huitema, A. Crunteanu, L. Trupina, L. Nedelcu, M.G. Banciu, P. Dutheil, C. Constantinescu, P. Marchet, F. Dumas-Bouchiat, C. Champeaux,  Antenne fente reconfigurable en fréquence intégrant un condensateur ferroélectrique type MFM, XXèmes Journées Nationales Microondes 16-19 mai 2017 – Saint-Malo

V. Stancu, M. Cernea, V. Mihalache, L. Nedelcu, L. Trupina, M.G. Banciu, L. Huitema, A. Ghalem, A. Crunteanu, M. Rammal, D. Passerieux, D. Cros, T. Monediere, V. Madrangeas, C. Constatinescu, F. Dumas-Bouchiat, P. Marchet, C. Champeaux, Microwave dielectric properties of (1-x)Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3 - xBaTiO3 thin film, THE 9th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCED MATERIALS, ROCAM 2017, BUCHAREST, ROMANIA, 11-14 JULY 2017

A. Ghalem, L. Huitema, A. Crunteanu, Mohamad Rammal, Damien Passerieux, Dominique Cros, Thiery Monediere, Valérie Madrangeas, Catalin Goldner-Constatinescu, Corinne Champeaux, F. Dumas-Bouchiat, P. Marchet, L. Nedelcu, L. Trupina, G. Banciu, High-frequency characterisation of ferroelectric thin film capacitors and their integration for frequency tunable antennas, THE 9th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCED MATERIALS, ROCAM 2017, BUCHAREST, ROMANIA, 11-14 JULY 2017

Catalin-Daniel Goldner-Constantinescu, A. Ghalem, M. Rammal, P. Marchet, L. Huitema, A., Crunteanu, L. Nedelcu, L. Trupina, G. Banciu, F. Dumas-Bouchiat, C. Champeaux, Pulsed Laser Deposition of Thin Film Capacitors in Different Configurations with Applications in Highly Tunable Digital and Analog Microwave Devices, THE 9th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCED MATERIALS, ROCAM 2017, BUCHAREST, ROMANIA, 11-14 JULY 2017

D. C. Geambasu, M. G. Banciu, L. Nedelcu, L. Trupina, Novel Microwave antennas using resonators of advanced dielectric materials, THE 9th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCED MATERIALS, ROCAM 2017, BUCHAREST, ROMANIA, 11-14 JULY 2017

C. Constantinescu, A. Ghalem, M. Rammal, L. Huitema, A. Crunteanu, L. Nedelcu, L. Trupina, G. Banciu, P. Marchet, F. Dumas-Bouchiat, C. Champeaux, Para-/ferro-electric thin films grown by pulsed laser deposition for various configurations of high-frequency tunable microcapacitors, International Conference on Laser Ablation, COLA2017, 3-8 September 2017, Marseille, France

A. Ghalem, M. Rammal, L. Huitema, A. Crunteanu, L. Trupina, L. Nedelcu, M.G. Banciu, P. Dutheil, C. Constantinescu, P. Marchet, F. Dumas-Bouchiat, C. Champeaux, Capacités ferroélectriques accordables pour la réalisation de dispositifs hyperfréquences reconfigurables, XXèmes Journées Nationales Microondes, 16-19 mai 2017 – Saint-Malo, France

Trupina, L. Nedelcu, M. G. Banciu, A. Boulle, L. Huitema, V. Madrangeas, A. Crunteanu, A. Ghalem, D. Passerieux, Epitaxial growth of iridium thin film as bottom electrode for high frequency tunable capacitors, “The 18th International Balcan Workshop on Applied Physics and Materials Science”, IBWAP 2018.

Nedelcu, L. Trupina, C. D. Geambasu, M. G. Banciu, C. Constantinescu, D. Passerieux, L. Huitema, A. Crunteanu, F. Dumas-Bouchiat, C. Champeaux, Microwave dielectric properties of Ba2/3Sr1/3TiO3 ferroelectric thick films, “The 18th International Balcan Workshop on Applied Physics and Materials Science”, IBWAP 2018

Project Contact Person:

Dr. Lucian Trupina
National Institute of Materials Physics
Laboratory of Multifunctional Materials and Structures
Group of Complex Heterostructures and Perovskite Oxides