Characterization on large scale instruments

The characterization program @Nanoelec is dedicated to the characterisation of advanced industrial micro- and nano-electronics. The Program have a strong impact on the core sciences and technologies for ICT ans other domains, particularly to demonstrate how the two worlds of research infrastructure and industry brought together make a perfected ecosystem for characterisation processes.

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The Grenoble large-scale instruments potentially offer unrivalled performance to achieve advanced micro-nanoelectronics characterisation. However, access to these research infrastructures is adapted to the world of academic research and is generally, apart from several exceptions such as structural biology for drug discovery, not yet optimally aligned to the needs of industrial R&D. Industrial needs are reflected by rapid access, confidentiality, a strong scientific support from experiment feasibility to running the experiment and data analysis. Important factors for the use of large instruments for industrial innovation and R&D is the prior but basic awareness of the power and limits of the infrastructure techniques (for example diffraction, scattering, imaging, and spectroscopy; all potentially under in situ or under operando conditions), adapted sample preparation methods, and more generally in a precise definition of the relevant experiment or measurement required to meet the industrial technical question.

> Objectives

The objective of the Characterization Programme is to allow to technological research in micro-nanoelectronics to have an enhanced access to the ultimate characterisation permitted by the large-scale instruments of Grenoble.

> Key points

  1. Define processes for preparation and characterisation of a series of real cases with the industrial and technological partners of the IRT NanoElec.
  2. Establish the technical means for sample preparation and conduct the work of development and validation of actual pilot cases identified with the partners.
  3. Dissemination, awareness and training.

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