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NEW TRANSFER STANDARD FOR CALIBRATING NANOMECHANICAL MEASUREMENTS

Partner VSL has developed a new transfer standard which can be used among others to calibrate atomic force microscopes. It also serves as a standard for Sq values. The standard is unique in its tolerance against contamination and therefore well-suited also for industrial applications in production environments (R. Koops et al, A dedicated calibration standard for nanoscale areal surface texture measurements, Microelectronic Engineering, 141, 250–255 (2015) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mee.2015.04.021)

 

FIRST AFM MEASUREMENT CONDUCTED

After having completed the integration of all the actuators, sensors and metrology head, partner TU Vienna has successfully conducted the first AFM measurement from a freely floating metrology platform. One of the first images recorded is shown below. For more information we refer to up-coming publications in scientific journals.

  

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AFM image of a test grating (10µm pitch with 98 nm deep holes) recorded with the first version of the aim4np instrument, operated at high control bandwidth. (Image credit: TU Vienna)

 

VALIDATION OF THE PROTOTYPE INSTRUMENT IN AN EMULATED PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT

Under the leadership of the integration partner TU Vienna, the consortium has successfully operated the prototype instrument on different samples that were prepared within the project and which are relevant proxies for the production of plastic-injection moulded nano-surfaces and organic solar cells. A corresponding joint workshop was held in Vienna early July. During that time, also the final dissemination event was prepared. 

 

FINAL REVIEW MEETING

The consortium held its final review meeting end of August. The meeting included a life demo for all consortium partners and advisory board members, during which a prototype instrument mounted on an industrial robot could be observed in operation. The consortium received very good remarks from the advisory committee about the achieved results and about the collaboration and team effort.

 

The project started on 1st of March 2013. After one month of initiating work in work packges, the kick off meeting was held at the TU Vienna on 3 and 4 April 2013. This date was chosen to present the first results to the partners, the advisory board and the Commission, marking the first Milestone of the project.

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