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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WP6 - JRA1 – Research on In-Operando and high throughput methods
D6.1 - Prototype of Fast SPM module for STM experiments
Time-resolution is one of the main limitations for Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) investigations of surface processes under in-operando conditions. In the past, this problem was overcome by designing specific fast microscopes, where the resonance frequencies of the scanners were pushed above the desired scanning frequency. Starting from a concept and an early prototype previously developed by CNR and TUM, we designed, assembled and tested an add-on module that can be added to commercial Scanning Tunnelling Microscopes (STM) to increase their time resolution to video-rate and above.
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WP6 - JRA1 – Research on In-Operando and high throughput methods
D6.2 - Test of prototype of multifunctional environmental cells
Understanding the function of materials in reactive environments is a crucial issue to advancing several of the world’s most pressing energy needs, specifically in the areas of catalysis, energy conversion and energy storage. In most of the cases, much of the current knowledge has been obtained under conditions that largely deviate from those of practical. A relevant example is represented by heterogeneous catalysis, where the traditional surface science approach has provided fundamental knowledge on the behaviour of catalytic systems under (ultra)high vacuum conditions though changes in the reaction mechanisms and structures of their active phase relevant for industrial applications display at ambient pressure conditions.
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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.
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WP8 - JRA3 – Research on e-infrastructure for data and information management
D8.1 - Design of Trusted authentication source for NFFA-EUROPE services
This document presents the guideline of the design of Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure (AAI) for NFFA-EUROPE community. This AAI will allow NFFA-EUROPE scientific users to access NFFA services through a simplified approach. Such services include the NFFA portal where proposal are submitted, access to all the physically distributed repositories at different facilities and finally global access to the Information and Data Repository Platform (IDRP) that is presented in the twin Deliverable 8.2: “Design of the finalized repository architecture”.
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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.
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WP8 - JRA3 – Research on e-infrastructure for data and information management
D8.3 - Internal Test of the Information System
This deliverable presents all the procedures and actions tested to provide a shared authentication mechanism across NFFA facilities.
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WP8 - JRA3 – Research on e-infrastructure for data and information management
D8.4 - First Testbed Available
This deliverable reports a short description of the first NFFA Information and Data Repository Platform (IDRP) prototype developed by KIT [1], in collaboration with CNR-IOM [2] and Promoscience srl [3], and deployed on CNR-IOM OpenStack cloud infrastructure [4]. The prototype implements what is described in detail in D8.2 deliverable “Design of the finalized architecture” [5].
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WP11 - Networking activities for NFFA user community impact and growth
D11.1 - NFFA-Europe corporate slide & poster presentations
This deliverable describes the results achieved within task 11.2 ”Building NFFA-Europe branding”, and it includes, besides the outputs mentioned in the Deliverable title, also the logo, the project booklet, three versions of project posters, deliverable and the related communication guidelines, published on the following website available to project partners: https://app.frontify.com/d/GafVzXOij5wm/nffa-europe-style-guide
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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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WP11 - Networking activities for NFFA user community impact and growth
D11.3 - First Annual report on NFFA-EUROPE dissemination activities
The dissemination activities of the NFFA-Europe project are crucial in the early stage of any Infrastructure EU project, as it has the important task to explain the NFFA-Europe offer to the scientific community. This communication activity consists of many different actions and, with the exception of the dissemination programme, all others have to be considered very succesfull.
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WP11 - Networking activities for NFFA user community impact and growth
D11.4 - First Report on the NFFA-EUROPE schools
This document reports on the 1st NFFA-Europe Summer School , and points out its main goal, the organisational structure, and the list of speakers and attendees of. It is also reported an assessment of the school made by the participants which can be specially useful in view of the organisation of the 2nd NFFA-Europe school programmed in the 3rd year of the NFFA-Europe project.
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WP11 - Networking activities for NFFA user community impact and growth
D11.5 - First Report on the industry and business development networking meetings
A strong scientific knowledge base is one of Europe’s traditional key assets, and it has allowed the European Union to become world class in several research fields, such as nanosciences and nanotechnologies. In spite of these merits, the global position of European research is currently being challenged by a rapidly changing research landscape. Simultaneously, European research is faced with the implications of globalisation of markets and industries, digitalisation and new technologies, as well as a need to address societal issues such as an ageing population or climate change.
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