SPICO LOST, is the name of an international project that seeks to lower energy consumption in mobile phones and mobile devices in general. The project, already has its Argentine chapter and the renowned researchers participate my e mbros of Conicet.
"Spin, Conversion, Logic & Storage in Oxide-Based Electronics (Spicolost)" is a project of international level that is being developed in research centres specialized in nanotechnology, advanced and recognized in the world.
The project, which is funded by the European Union, is already underway in Spain, France, Switzerland and Japan.
The objective of the project is to design and develop new materials that allow to minimize the power consumption in mobile devices.
To reach their goal, researchers intend to generate a profound conceptual change with respect to how refers to nanotechnology so far. It's a complex process of scientific dialogue that involves overcoming the old concept of nanotechnology as the manipulation of obj ethos at Atomic scales develop and transform it into something new, developing a new concept that understands nanotechnology as a tool of production of consumer goods. Scientists working in this discipline are currently concentrated in designing and developing innovative materials that improve the manufacturing of mobile equipment, aiming to save on energy consumption and also to generate alternatives to regain that power already used in heat.
The scientific members of the project are working on the design of more sustainable and alternative ecological produce energy for mobile equipment.
Recently joined the project SPICOLOST the Argentine team, composed of eight universities of which three are national universities, ranging from the National University of San Martín (UNSAM), the national technological University (NTU) and the National Atomic Energy Commission.
Eugenio Otal Argentine chapter Coordinator explained that "the initiative is focused on developing and implementing thin films and nanostructures with electrical and magnetic features that optimize the performance of current devices and decrease energy consumption without increasing costs" the researcher explained briefly what it is about this project which is a very complex work that already is developing also in our country as well He mentioned that "a thermoelectric material absorbs heat and transforms it into electrical energy.
This can be implemented by means of devices within a smart watch, cell phone or a laptop computer miniaturized", the Conicet has unveiled this project and has recently published an article explaining the General project coordinator based in the University of Zaragoza:" for this we need to coordinate knowledge and experience in different fields: both in the design and production of the new mater IA as in the measurement of properties at the nanoscale and " the modelling of these"Moreover Llois, Argentine researcher who is a professor at the National University of San Martín said:"these materials would allow us to reduce energy consumption for storing information".
Another field of the project focuses on developing strategies that allow you to expand application of the espintronicas. Spintronics relies on generating information flows. If scientists manage to expand the applications currently assigned to it and use it, they can read at high speed information stored on a hard drive.
In this way with the articulation of knowledge and exchange of dialogues in the field of knowledge, from a perspective of international integration, the Spicolost project is developing successfully. This interesting project shows US the science of Argentina in March and dynamic encounter with other modern centers of international scientific production.
Argentine scientists have assumed the challenge of joining a team of researchers from worldwide recognition, to continue producing new knowledge, motorizing innovative strategies that are favorable for the care of the environment and sustainable for the economy.