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.
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