European grant for electron microscopy techniques

Published on January 12, 2021
Category Photonic Materials
Illustration by Tremani

The European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme has awarded a FET Proactive grant to a consortium of 8 European institutions to develop new ways to perform electron microscopy. AMOLF is one of the partners in the Electron Beams Enhancing Analytical Microscopy (eBEAM) consortium. The total budget is 5 M€.

The eBEAM consortium wishes to enhance the analytical capabilities of electron microscopy (EM) by bringing together, in the electron microscope, electron beams and light beams, in combination with novel analytical and measurement correlation schemes. The unique interactions between electrons and light create novel measurement modalities for the analysis of materials that are central to the solution of major problems that our society faces.

The eBEAM project is a collaboration between AMOLF, ICFO (Castelldefels), CNRS – University Paris-Sud, University of Göttingen, University of Kiel, University of Antwerpen, ThermoFisher, and Delmic.

Albert Polman (AMOLF) leads the consortium.

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