The purpose of the project is to develop tools for
calibration of Electron Microscopes using modern simulation tools and the
“There is plenty of room at the bottom: An invitation to
enter a new field of physics“. This was the title of the famous talk by physicist
Richard Feynman back in 1959. He suggested that the physics community should
step down to atomic dimensions and start manipulating at this level.
Today, this is what we do with electron microscopy and,
especially, transmission electron microscopy allows studies down to a
resolution of an Angstrom and thereby studies of single atoms.
Unfortunately, we do still have some large challenges when
working with these microscopes:
What is the local temperature of our heating
What is the gas flow? What is the pressure?
This work will develop some of the recent suggestions to
answer these questions and it might include applying for patents. In the end,
it will help the electron microscopy community to continue and strengthen our
studies at the atomic level as Richard Feynman invited us to 60 years ago.
Competences after the
project (This will depend on the student’s ambitions and interests):
Hands on experience in the cleanroom facility at
Programming experience for instrumental setups
and data analysis with COMSOL, Python, MATLAB, LabVIEW etc.
Experience with transmission electron microscopy
and other relevant instruments.
Theoretical knowledge and experience within
microfabrication and nanostructures.
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Knowledge in solid state physics, electron microscopy or/and cleanroom processing would be an advantage