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The evolution of technologies in virtually all fields follows a similar route, packing ever greater functionality into increasingly compact designs that simultaneously expand access due to portability and space requirements. Much as computers have evolved from mainframes to minicomputers, personal computers and now laptops, the same evolution is happening with technologies that enable us to visualise and control materials' properties down to atomic resolution. The MINEON project is perfecting the next evolutionary leap for electron microscopy. The team is laying the foundations for commercialisation of its revolutionary electron microscopy plug-in components harnessing electron beam shaping based on miniaturised micro-electromechanical systems technology.

Main objective 

The MINEON project will further validate the design of a MEMS-based spiral phase plate, based on the results achieved in Q-SORT FET project (inserire link a pagina di progetto Q-SORT sul sito IMM). At the end of the project: - a series of working prototypes of the device and a pilot application for its more effective exploitation will be available - the market potential of the device will have been assessed - its existence will have been disseminated and advertised within the target communities - the cost & revenue model for its production will have been determined.

Updated project results can be found here

Coordinator: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Partners: Fei Electron Optics Bv, Forschungszentrum Julich Gmbh, Qed Film & Stage Productions Lt

IMM Contact person: Alberto Roncaglia Luca Belsito

Funder under: European Commission H2020

2021-06-01 to 2022-01-31