Deliverables

WP1 - Management
D1.1 - Internal test of NFFA-Europe Website
This deliverable describes the results achieved within task 1.5 “Communication”, and is also connected to the dissemination purposes of the project (WP11). The work done aimed at setting up the main information and functionalities of the website as a Single Entry Point (SEP) to find out about the project and access the offer of tools made available through NFFA-Europe research infrastructure.
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WP1 - Management
D1.2 - Implementation of the online two-step proposal submission
This deliverable is part of the results achieved within task 1.4, “Set-up and usage of a transnational Access structure”. Specifically, it relates to the integration of an electronic presubmission advice and submission procedure into a Single Entry Portal, as well as the development of an electronic form for users’ proposal.
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WP1 - Management
D1.3 - Setup and implementation of the TA and evaluation procedures
NFFA-Europe offers to European and Third Country1 scientists from both academia and industry the possibility to carry out comprehensive projects for multidisciplinary research at the nanoscale. Activities are performed in six different types of Installations: - Lithography and nano-patterning (Litho) - Growth and synthesis (Growth) - Theory and Simulation (Theory) - Structural and Morphological nano-characterisation (SM Charact.) - Electronic and Chemical nano-characterisation (EC Charact.) - Magnetic, Optical and Electric nano-characterisation (ME Charact.) Each Installation includes laboratories located in different NFFA-EU sites; furthermore, when needed, limited2 access to co-located Large-Scale Facilities for Fine Analysis is offered as part of the access to Litho, or SM, EC or ME nano-characterisation. NFFA-Europe proposals necessarily include access to more than one type of Installation (e.g. Litho and Growth, Growth and Theory, SM Charact. and EC Charact., etc.) and cannot be limited to Fine Analysis only. Whenever possible access will be granted in a single NFFA-Europe site for all research steps. Access to more than one site for a given proposal will be considered only when technically or scientifically justified.
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WP7 - JRA2 – Research on High Precision Manufacturing
D7.1 - Investigation of optimum NIL stamp fabrication method to copy sub-10 nm BCP features
We studied different approaches in fabrication of nanoimprint stamps with ultra-high resolution in the 10 nm range and compared their performance. As the main method of nanoimprint replication we used a combined thermal and UV-imprint process with optimum conditions and materials to demonstrate ≈20 nm pattern transfer to silicon oxide substrate. Negative master stamps are preferred as they require a single replication step to make intermediate polymer stamp (IPS). Electron beam lithography and reactive ion etching have a decisive role to produce a master stamp with sufficiently sharp shapes required for sub-10 nm resolution during the replication of the IPS. A reliable pattern transfer into a hard substrate depends critically on thickness of the residual layer after nanoimprint.
WP8 - JRA3 – Research on e-infrastructure for data and information management
D8.2 - Design of the finalized repository architecture
This deliverable presents the finalized architecture of the NFFA Information and Data Repository platform (IDRP). The goal of the IDRP is to allow the user to cover the full research data lifecycle. Therefore, the IDRP has to provide, on one hand, generic data services that allow to manage data and metadata, as well as to search, retrieve, share and publish measurements. On the other hand, the IDRP must provide access to specific European wide distributed data archives that hold the actual data and must support various scientific sub-domains using numerous data and metadata formats. This document presents the overall architecture consisting of multiple components accessible via a well-defined interface. It also presents several standard use cases covered by the architecture, the components involved and the expected side effects for the IDRP, for a facility and a data archive holding data assets. During the design phase of the architecture it was always ensured that its influence on external infrastructures and workflows, e.g. on facilities or data archives, was as low as possible. This will lower the barriers for integrating existing infrastructures, at least on a generic level, and will offer the potential to expand in future.
WP11 - Networking activities for NFFA user community impact and growth
D11.2 - Draft metadata standard for nanoscience data
This document contains the NFFA Deliverable D11.2 “Draft metadata standard for nanoscience data” due in M6. It describes the approach, the relevant information management practices, standards and recommendations taken into account, as well as empirical research done by NFFA JRA3 for the purpose of metadata design, and then suggests a draft recommendation for NFFA metadata model. Having a common and well-defined metadata model is essential for human-to-human, human-to-machine and machine-to-machine interoperability in NFFA. Such a model will support the development of Information and Data management Repository Platform (IDRP) and will contribute to structured business analysis across the project. In return, the model will get further inputs from the continuing IT architecture design and business analysis. In addition to the NA activities, the deliverable has been discussed and validated through a number of conference calls and electronic communication in JRA3, as well as in the course of a dedicated face-to-face meeting in Abingdon, UK, in February 2016. The metadata model here proposed will be further validated, updated and detailed through the NFFA project activities within and beyond JRA3. It will be then finalised in D11.14 “Final metadata standard for nanoscience data” in M30. Approach
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