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Nanoscopy-GR: Greek nanoscopy network

Rapid developments in fields such as nanoelectronics, photonics, modern energy materials and biotechnology, make it necessary to observe and characterize nanomaterials and nano-systems. Electron nanoscopy has opened new horizons in the study of matter with unprecedented resolution down to the atomic scale, leading to significant advancements in nanotechnology. This requires state-of-art electron microscopes that are large infrastructures. 

Nanoscopy-GR aims to strengthen the research collaboration and coordination of research strategy between Greece and Norway by creating a node between two prominent Greek nanoscopy laboratories, i.e. the Laboratory for Electron Microscopy and Structural Characterization of Materials of the  Physics Department – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Electron Microscopy and Nanomaterials Laboratory of the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology – NCSR “Demokritos”, in connection with the  Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology of the University of Oslo, a node of the Norwegian Centre for Transmission Electron Microscopy (NORTEM)

The aims of the project are to: (i) develop an integrated nanoscopy-modeling methodology for studying nanomaterials and nanostructures down to the atomic scale, (ii) upgrade and unify the capacities for innovative interdisciplinary services in electron nanoscopy, (iii) confront new challenges in the nanoscopic characterization of materials and devices towards the development of high added-value products, (iv) co-develop electron nanoscopy in the two countries.

The activities of Nanoscopy-GR promote scientific excellence and include the exchange of knowledge, co-organization of seminars, lectures, and practical training, preparation of modern educational material, development of a new software platform for integrated analysis of atomic resolution images, and dissemination of the interdisciplinary capacities of the network. The project comprises work packages on: Nanoscopy for structural characterization, Analytical chemical nanoscopy, In situ/in operando nanoscopy, Electron nanoscopy software, Integrated nanoscopy/modeling methodology, Networking and dissemination.

Implementing authority
The Laboratory of Electron Microscopy and Structural Characterization of Materials (ElMicLab) of the Physics Department (PD) of AUTh

Partners
The Electron Microscopy and Nanomaterials Laboratory (EMNL) of the Institute of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (INN), NCSR “D”
The Center for Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN) of the University of Oslo (UiO) in the field of Electron Nanoscopy

Project Grant
40,000€

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