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Combined SIMS-SFM Instrument for the 3-Dimensional Chemical Analysis of Nanostructures

Objective

The objective of this project is to develop an innovative and novel combination of a new TOF-SIMS with substantially improved lateral resolution and sensitivity, combined with a new metrological high resolution SFM. The two techniques provide complementary information on nanoscale surface chemistry and surface morphology. In combination with a layer by layer removal of material using low energy sputtering, quantitatively measured by SFM, this combined ultra-high vacuum (UHV) instrument will be unique for the 3-dimensional chemical characterisation of nanostructured inorganic as well as organic materials with down to at least 10 nm lateral resolution and down to 1 nm depth resolution. Joint by a novel software for the calculation and display of 3-dimensional distributions of all chemical species, this leads to a totally new “3D NanoChemiscope”.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-SME-1
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Coordinator

ION-TOF TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Address
Heisenbergstrasse 15
48149 Munster
Germany

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ewald Niehuis (Dr.)
EU contribution
€ 1 769 148

Participants (7)

NANOSCAN AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 504 266
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marco Romanelli (Mr.)
EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 539 950
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roland Knechtle (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 491 878
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Patrick Bertrand (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE DE NAMUR ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 301 200
Address
Rue De Bruxelles 61
5000 Namur

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daniel Bourgeois (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 249 895
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Herbert Hutter (Prof.)
USTAV PRISTROJOVE TECHNIKY AVCR VVI
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 96 350
Address
Kralovopolska 147
612 64 Brno

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pavel Zemanek (Dr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 81 012
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jasper Michels (Dr.)