The project is part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network ELENA in which young researchers investigate the chemistry and physics involved in two emerging techniques for creating nanostructures: “writing” using electron beams, and lithography with light of very short wavelengths (“extreme ultraviolet”).
The ELENA consortium comprises 8 academic institutions, 2 research institutes and 4 companies and is co-ordinated by the University of Iceland. Fifteen young researchers will be working in the network.
The project in TESCAN will employ one early-stage researcher and will focus mainly on the evaluation and performance of focused electron-beam induced deposition (FEBID) precursors in an industrial environment and the analysis of the resulting nanostructures. The project will be jointly-supervised by Dr. Jaroslav Jiruše at TESCAN and Dr. Ivo Utke at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA).
The site of the project: http://elena-eu.org/