Presentation of the nanoelectronics research activities of the Model team
The motivation for the activities carried out within the Electronic-THz team lies in Europe’s societal challenges such as Smart cities, sustainable health and social care, security and environment. We expect that our research will open the route to novel applications in communication, security, health, life science and environmental monitoring. For example, THz active electronic devices could enable products such as wireless communication links with transmission rates well above 1.5Tbit/s for the beyond 5G/6G era. The COVID-19 crises learnt us that performant communication systems for widespread use of home office, video conferences, etc. are of utmost importance for keeping economy alive, even under shutdown conditions. The notion of resilience is thus gaining importance in the political sphere and is currently resonating with the general public. Mastering the value chain of the territory’s strategic sectors such as the communication system is an important issue, at least at the European level. THz based electronic systems, however, are not only restricted to communication systems. New applications can be imagined, such as cancer cell identification cameras or handheld portable terahertz sensor systems for remote detection of dangerous agents.