FreeHydroCells: looking for a breakthrough in solar hydrogen fuel generation

Converting solar energy into chemical energy is something where plants excel, and technology still struggles. In the EU-funded project FreeHydroCells, AMO GmbH and partners aim to overcome the limitations of today’s approaches to synthetize hydrogen fuel by solar energy absorption. This could potentially represent a viable, and environmentally friendly alternative to fossil fuels. [read more »]

Semiconductors for AI in the Rhineland Territory? – Enabling the transfer from research to application in our future high-tech region

Semiconductors for AI in the Rhineland Territory? This event taking place in Aachen on May 5, 2023 is organized jointly by the agency Zukunftsagentur Rheinisches Revier (Rhineland Territory) together withthe BMBF funded NeuroSys Cluster4Future (Neuromorphic Hardware for Autonomous Artificial Intelligence Systems), coordinated by Prof. Max Lemme, RWTH Aachen University as well as the BMBF funded project NEUROTEC (Neuro-inspired artificial intelligence technologies), coordination Prof. Rainer Waser, Forschungszentrum Jülich.

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nanovate! – Online just in time for the end of the year

Just in time for the end of the year, the latest issue of nanovate! is online. The magazine gives an overview of the employees and their successful project work of the past half year.

AMO would like to thank you for the trustful cooperation in the past year and wishes you and your families a merry and peaceful Christmas as well as health and success for 2023! [read more »]

Research Fab for quantum and neuromorphic computing: Launch of the Germany-wide cooperation FMD-QNC

In order to consolidate and expand the existing microelectronic research and development in Germany regarding quantum and neuro-morphic computing, the FMD launched on December 1, 2022, a joint project together with four other Fraunhofer institutes, the Jülich Forschungszentrum and AMO GmbH: The Research Fab Microelectronics Germany — Module Quantum and Neuromorphic Com-puting (FMD-QNC). The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is funding the equipment and structural setup required for the project. [read more »]

For a more sustainable world

AMO GmbH is supporting the I4WORLD-programme at the University of Oulu, Finland. A unique opportunity for students to do research that contributes to building a more sustainable world, in a highly international context. [read more »]

A new research group on Perovskite Optoelectronics

The exploration of novel materials for photonics and optoelectronics applications has long since been a major focus of research at AMO. Two classes of materials have attracted in particular attention: two-dimensional (2D) materials and perovskites. So far, most of the research on perovskites at AMO has been conducted by the Nanophotonic Group, but, given the growing relevance of the topic, a new group dedicated to Perovskite Optoelectronics has been funded in 2022. Leader of the new Perovskite Optoelectronics Group is Surendra B. Anantharaman, who has joined AMO in September 2022.  [read more »]

How to report and benchmark emerging field-effect transistors

One of the challenges encountered by research on novel electronic devices is to compare devices based on different materials in a consistent way. RWTH Professor Max Lemme and colleagues from USA, China, and Belgium have now proposed a set of clear guidelines for benchmarking key parameters and performance metrics of emergent field-effect transistors. The guidelines have been published as a Perspective Article in Nature Electronics. [read more »]

Learning From the Brain to Save Energy

AMO GmbH is cooperating with Forschungszentrum Jülich and RWTH Aachen University scientists, as well as with several companies from the region in two major BMBF-funded project, NEUROTEC and NeuroSys, which have the goal of establishing a technological base for neuro-inspired AI hardware made in Europe. Now, having met at the Jülich-Aachen Neuromorphic Computing Day held at Forschungszentrum Jülich on May 24, 2022, Prof. Reiner Waser and Prof. Max Lemme are sharing an insight into the progress of the projects. [read more »]