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Seeing the invisible: Light-based 3D imaging of opaque nanostructures

Project description

Opening a window into the hidden world of 3D nanostructures

Complex nanostructures play an increasingly important role in society, as they form the basis of the integrated circuits found in modern electronic devices, such as smartphones. But as such structures become smaller and more complex, accurate characterisation of their structure and function becomes challenging. The EU-funded 3D-VIEW project plans to develop imaging techniques that use soft-X-ray radiation produced by ultrafast laser pulses. The result will be 3D images with a resolution well beyond what optical microscopes can achieve, even for structures that are completely opaque to visible light. Project work will also address the lack of compact tools that can look inside 3D nanostructures without damaging the delicate internal structure of metals and semiconductors.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-COG
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Host institution

STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN
Address
Winthontlaan 2
3526 KV Utrecht
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 000 000

Beneficiaries (1)

STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 2 000 000
Address
Winthontlaan 2
3526 KV Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations