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Distributed European Infrastructure of Advanced Electron Microscopy for Nanoscience.

Distributed European Infrastructure of Advanced Electron Microscopy for Nanoscience.

Objective

The ESTEEM consortium of electron microscopy laboratories for materials science and solid state physics brings together the major electron microscopy centres in Europe..

The project involves:

I. Networking activities
- To spread electron microscopy across the community and to regions where the technique is not fully exploited at present and where it will help stimulate economic growth..
- To inform solid state scientists and engineers in Europe about new developments in this increasingly complex technique.
- To improve the collaboration between different laboratories and set consistent standards for measurements.
- To establish a shared hardware and software infrastructure and to develop open access standards for data exchange, storage and instrument control.
- To offer remote access to the most advanced instruments.

II. Transnational access
- To open the major microscopy centres (Antwerp, Cambridge, Delft, Dresden, Orsay, Oxford, Stuttgart, Toulouse) together with their expertise to scientists from Member States or Associated States.

III. Joint research projects
- To improve three dimensional imaging of nanoparticles down to the subnanometer and possibly atomic scale.
- To push the limits of chemical and electronic mapping in nanostructured materials.
- To develop improved detection in electron microscopy for rapid acquisition of images and spectra.
-To develop tools for nanomanipulation experiments inside the electron microscope and apply these tools for the study of dynamic systems.

These efforts and objectives will not only strengthen the position of European microscopy, but also generate new technology for signal detection and support the European nanotechnology programme.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN

Address

Prinsstraat 13
Antwerpen

Belgium

Administrative Contact

Gustaaf VAN TENDELOO (Professor)

Participants (10)

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UNIVERSITE PARIS-SUD

France

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

Germany

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN

Slovenia

UNIVERSIDAD DE CADIZ

Spain

AKADEMIA GRONICZO-HUTNICZA W KRAKOWIE

Poland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 26019

  • Start date

    1 July 2006

  • End date

    30 June 2011

Funded under:

FP6-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 006 838

  • EU contribution

    € 8 696 838

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN

Belgium