Pioneering combination captures electron transport in nanostructures
Our ability to see the world we live in at ever higher resolution both in space and time opens new horizons to innovation and discovery. Information processing is an excellent case in point. Enhancing our knowledge of charge carrier mobility could help us design materials and methods to significantly increase signal speed. The EU-funded STMICRO project is tackling this issue by combining ultrafast laser technology and electron microscopy to resolve terahertz dynamics. It will enhance our fundamental knowledge of electron transport while opening the door to a step change in prototype diagnostics for the next generation of micro- and nanoelectronics.