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Table-top cathodoluminescence microscope

Project description

Shedding new light on nanomaterials by capturing the light they emit

The increasing need for detailed characterisation of nanomaterials is pushing the resolution limits of microscopic and spectroscopic techniques. Cathodoluminescence (CL) microscopes combine electron microscopy and optical spectroscopy, using a cathode ray source to generate an electron beam that excites a material, which fluoresces as it returns to a ground state. CL microscopes are currently costly and require a lot of space and complex auxiliary systems. The EU-funded TOPCL project is developing a cost-effective tabletop version with innovative light collection capabilities and analysis that will enable optical images at spatial resolutions as small as 20 nm. The new technology will enhance accessibility and fuel nano-characterisation in many fields.

Host institution

STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN
Net EU contribution
€ 137 500,00
Address
Winthontlaan 2
3526 KV Utrecht
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (2)

STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 137 500,00
Address
Winthontlaan 2
3526 KV Utrecht

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
DELMIC BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 12 500,00
Address
Kanaalweg 4
2628EB Delft

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00