Credits: Surface Structure and Reactivity Laboratory, CNR-IOM (CO molecules diffusion on surface Nickel carbide @ RT. Frames extracted from a Fast STM movie)
JRA1 research addresses the experimental developments necessary to enable in-operando research, i.e. measuring while perturbing nanostructures and functional nanosystems. The study of processes at the nanoscale while they occur is of core relevance for synthesis and growth or field manipulation of electronic and magnetic properties or application. High-throughput methods of screening of nanomaterial libraries are also needed and require developing both nanoprobes and reproducible nanopositioning. Offering access to such novel possibilities will be a unique feature of NFFA-Europe as users of TA Characterization and TA Growth will be able to extend their research beyond the state of the art.
Design and commissioning of advanced sample environments for in-operando experiments for nano-systems (observing-while-doing) and high-throughput methods of nano-analysis enabling efficient surveying of material science libraries.
T6.1. Implementation of Fast-scan capabilities in scanning probe microscopes for in-operando experiments
T6.2. Development of multifunctional sample environment for in-operando applications
T6.3. Microfluidics for high throughput nano-analytics
T6.4. Development and integration of high resolution/high heat load diffractive optics
D6.1. Prototype of Fast SPM module for STM experiments (M18)
D6.2. Test of prototype of multifunctional environmental cells (M18)
D6.3. Soft x-ray Fresnel zone plates with a resolution of 10nm or better for users (M30)
D6.4. Prototype of Fast SPM module for AFM experiments (M36)
D6.5. Final setup of modular membranes for multiple in-operando experiments (M36)
D6.6. Diffractive beamshapers, objective lens, and phase shifters for Zernike full-field x-ray microscopy users with 50nm resolution or better (M36)
D6.7. Hard x-ray Fresnel zone plates with 20nm or better for users (M36)
D6.8. Realization of 3D focusing mixer for X-ray and nanoanalytic applications (M36)
D6.9. Nanodrop cell for X-ray and nanoanalytic applications (M36)