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11 January 2022

Dr Giuliana Di Martino has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant with a value of 2M Euros over 5 years for her project PlasmoFED (Plasmon-Enhanced FerroElectric Discovery).

Giuliana and her team recently developed a method to ‘squeeze’ visible light in order to see inside tiny memory devices. The technique allows researchers to probe how these devices break down and how their performance can be improved for a range of applications. PlasmoFED will now investigate ferroelectric materials used in random access memories, while in operation. Gaining understanding into the factors determining device failure mechanisms is a fundamental prerequisite for developing energy-efficient and better-performing memory devices, an essential goal for enabling a competitive, data driven economy and driving business innovation through digital transformation and the Internet of Things.