Mobility action

Short-term Visits to NFFA-Europe facilities

 

PhD students, post-doctoral and young researchers, as well as engineers and technicians, from both academia and industry will be allowed to spend a week on a laboratory of the NFFA-Europe Consortium to gain hands-on experience of advanced services for nanoscience and nanotechnology.


 

1. OBJECTIVES

The mobility programme aims to provide young researchers, as well as engineers and technicians, the chance to get a hands-on experience on nanotechnology techniques as well as fine analysis methods available at the NFFA-Europe consortium. This specific training will be used as a seed for future trans-national access applications.  Being a member of the NFFA-Europe consortium is not a requirement.

Specifically this action promotes short-term visits to NFFA-Europe facilities organised as practical laboratory stays to gain hands-on experience of advanced services for nanoscience and nanotechnology.

The duration of the stay is limited to a week. The programme will assure a fixed budget in order to support the travel and accommodation expenses. 

2. IMPLEMENTATION TOOLS

Several open-calls along the NFFA-Europe project duration will be made through the NFFA-Europe web-site, where a list of possible host institutions, preliminary selected by a Short-term-visit Executive Committee, will be published.

First open-call starting 15th August 2017.

The candidate will be in charge of finding the specific laboratory in which the short-visit will be made. To submit a proposal the approval of the receiving laboratory is mandatory.

If there is a technique not available in the call, the candidate can contact directly with p.nffa.ee@uab.cat to try to find an available hosting laboratory inside the NFFA-Europe consortium. 


 

3. BENEFICIARIES

This mobility programme aims to provide the opportunity to PhD students, post-doctoral and young researchers, as well as engineers and technicians, from both academia and industry, to spend a week on a laboratory of the NFFA-Europe Consortium. Being a member of the NFFA-Europe consortium is not a requirement.

During the different calls, preference will be given to PhD students, post-docs, young researchers and finally engineers and technicians. Additionally preference will be given to those who have not been previously financed. 


 

4. SELECTION CRITERIA

The beneficiaries will be selected based on the required documentation according to quality and excellence of Curriculum Vitae of the candidate, appropriate work plan and feasibility of the proposal as well as Expected Impact on Applicant Career Development.

The candidates will be evaluated considering the following criteria:

  1. Benefits and adequacy of the short-term stay to the development of the candidate’s research
  2. Adequacy and coherence of  the host laboratory
  3. CV of the candidate considering the number of years doing research  (in order to prioritise the programme upon younger researchers)

The selection responsibility will be made by a Scientific committee (SC), composed of three members, nominated from the NFFA-Europe consortium, belonging to different partners of the consortium. Additionally to this SC committee, there is an Executive Committee (EC) in charge of the management of the proposals (establish calls, generates list of proposals for scientific evaluation, management of travel support, post-evaluation of the short-visits).

Short Term Visit Executive Committee members: Arantxa Uranga, PRUAB-UAB; Ennio Capria, ESRF; Riccardo Brancaleon, Promoscience

Short Term Visit Scientific Committee members: Núria Barniol, PRUAB-UAB; Jose Santiso, ICN2; Narciso Gambacorti, CEA-LETI


 

5. ELIGIBLE EXPENSES

  1.      Travel: Up to 400 € (from working place to hosting lab, plane/train tickets) 
  2.      Accommodation and maintenance support: 70 € per day (maximum of 5 working days)

6. PAYMENTS

The payment will be done by bank transfer to the beneficiary after the stay. For the validation of the economic support a letter of certification from the hosting laboratory as well as plane/train tickets will be mandatory.


 

7. TIMELINE

Each call will be open during 1 year or until the short-term visits per year have been financed (around 15 per year depending on the specific costs).

The proposals will be evaluated on a regular basis, in one-month upon received. The candidate will confirm acceptance in one week.

The short-stage visit can be done any time in accordance with the hosting laboratory (in the proposal the expected dates for the short-time visit must be defined)..


 

9. EVALUATION PROCEDURE

The Executive Committee makes a formal check of proposals upon received. The checked proposals are then send to Scientific Committee for scientifically evaluation

The evaluation by the Scientific Committee will be based on the evaluation criteria stated in section 4.

After the scientific-technical evaluation the proposals come back to the Executive Committee that approves definitely the proposal according to the available budget.

10. MONITORING AND REPORTING

Once the stay has been completed, the beneficiary will send a 1 page report, indicating the exact dates, a summary of the work done, highlighting the experience benefits, and with the signature of the responsible person of the stay from the host research centre.

If any scientific result is generated during the stay, the beneficiary will acknowledge both, the NFFA-Europe project and the host lab.


 

 

List of Laboratories and Techniques offered

Techniques and Laboratories offered for the Short term Visits

sorted according to the list of NFFA-Europe facilities/techniques for the Transnational Access programme

download the list

LITHOGRAPHY AND PATTERNING (INSTALLATION 1)

UVL: Optical UV lithography (contact and proximity) 

Institution
PRUAB-CNM-CSIC

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain.

Contact person:
Francesc Pérez-Murano, Francesc.Perez@imb-cnm.csic.es

Time-constraints
Not available between July 26th and end of August. It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available 


 

NIL: Nano Imprint Lithography 

Institution
PRUAB-CNM-CSIC

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain.

Contact person: 
Francesc Pérez-Murano, Francesc.Perez@imb-cnm.csic.es

Time-constraints
Not available between July 26th and end of August. It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available 


 

FIB: Focused ion beam 

Institution
PRUAB-CNM-CSIC

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain.

Contact person: 
Francesc Pérez-Murano, Francesc.Perez@imb-cnm.csic.es

Time-constraints
Not available between July 26th and end of August. It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available 


 

RIE: Reactive Ion Etching 

Institution
PRUAB-CNM-CSIC

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain.

Contact person: 
Francesc Pérez-Murano, Francesc.Perez@imb-cnm.csic.es

Time-constraints
Not available between July 26th and end of August. It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available 


 

Chip packaging  

Institution
PRUAB-CNM-CSIC

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain.

Contact person: 
Francesc Pérez-Murano, Francesc.Perez@imb-cnm.csic.es

Time-constraints
Not available between July 26th and end of August. It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available 


 

DXRL Deep X-ray lithography  

Institution
TUG-Elettra

Place:
Triestre-Italy

Contact person: 
Heinz.amenitsch@elettra.eu

Time-constraints
Not possible August, September. It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available


EBL:  Electron beam lithography 

Institution
PRUAB-CNM-CSIC

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain.

Contact person: 
Francesc Pérez-Murano, Francesc.Perez@imb-cnm.csic.es

Time-constraints
Not available between July 26th and end of August. It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available 


 

Optical lithography with I & g-line stepper   

Institution
PRUAB-CNM-CSIC

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain.

Contact person: 
Francesc Pérez-Murano, Francesc.Perez@imb-cnm.csic.es

Time-constraints
Not available between July 26th and end of August. It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available 


 

AFML: Lithography based on atomic for microscopy   

Institution
PRUAB-CNM-CSIC

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain.

Contact person: 
Francesc Pérez-Murano, Francesc.Perez@imb-cnm.csic.es

Time-constraints
Not available between July 26th and end of August. It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available 


 

Ion implantation   

Institution
PRUAB-CNM-CSIC

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain.

Contact person: 
Francesc Pérez-Murano, Francesc.Perez@imb-cnm.csic.es

Time-constraints
Not available between July 26th and end of August. It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available 


 

Electrochemical deposition   

Institution
PRUAB-CNM-CSIC

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain.

Contact person: 
Francesc Pérez-Murano, Francesc.Perez@imb-cnm.csic.es

Time-constraints
Not available between July 26th and end of August. It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available 


 

GROWTH & SYNTHESIS (INSTALLATION 2)

MBE Molecular Beam Epitaxy 

Institution
PRUAB-ICMAB-CSIC

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain

Contact person: 
Jorge Perez, jperez@icmab.es

Time-constraints
It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available  


 

PLD Pulsed Laser Deposition   

Institution
PRUAB-ICMAB-CSIC

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain

Contact person: 
Jorge Perez, jperez@icmab.es

Time-constraints
It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available  

Institution
ICN2

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain

Contact person: 
Jose Santiso, jsantiso@cin2.es

Time-constraints
It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available

Institution
FORTH

Place:
Forth, Greece

Contact person: 
Emmanuel Stratakis, stratak@iesl.forth.gr

Time-constraints
It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor

 


 

ALD Atomic Layer Deposition   

Institution
PRUAB-CNM-CSIC

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain

Contact person: 
Francesc Pérez-Murano, Francesc.Perez@imb-cnm.csic.es

Time-constraints
Not available between July 26th and end of August. It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available 


 

UVL Ultra-Violet Lithography (Clean room)   

Institution
PRUAB-ICMAB-CSIC

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain

Contact person: 
Jorge Perez, jperez@icmab.es

Time-constraints
It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available  


 

CVD Chemical Vapour Deposition and thermal processes   

Institution
PRUAB-CNM-CSIC

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain.

Contact person: 
Francesc Pérez-Murano, Francesc.Perez@imb-cnm.csic.es

Time-constraints
Not available between July 26th and end of August. It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available 


 

Thermal Processes   

Institution
PRUAB-CNM-CSIC

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain.

Contact person: 
Francesc Pérez-Murano, Francesc.Perez@imb-cnm.csic.es

Time-constraints
Not available between July 26th and end of August. It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available 


 

Soft matter preparation   

Institution
FORTH

Place:
Forth, Greece

Contact person: 
Emmanuel Stratakis, stratak@iesl.forth.gr

Time-constraints
It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor


THEORY & SIMULATION (INSTALLATION 3)

Atoms and molecules in motion 

Institution
ICN2

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain

Contact person: 
Jose Santiso, jsantiso@cin2.es

Time-constraints
Not possible August. It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available  


 

Magnetic properties   

Institution
ICN2

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain

Contact person: 
Jose Santiso, jsantiso@cin2.es

Time-constraints
Not possible August. It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available  


 

Transport properties   

Institution
ICN2

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain

Contact person: 
Jose Santiso, jsantiso@cin2.es

Time-constraints
Not possible August. It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available  


 

Excited-state properties 

Institution
ICN2

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain

Contact person: 
Jose Santiso, jsantiso@cin2.es

Time-constraints
Not possible August. It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available  


 

Structural and ground-state electronic properties   

Institution
ICN2

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain

Contact person: 
Jose Santiso, jsantiso@cin2.es

Time-constraints
Not possible August. It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available  


 

STRUCTURAL & MORPHOLOGY CHARACTERIZATION (INSTALLATION 4)

Confocal microscopy 

Institution
PRUAB-CNM-CSIC

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain

Contact person: 
Francesc Pérez-Murano, Francesc.Perez@imb-cnm.csic.es

Time-constraints
Not available between July 26th and end of August. It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available


 

SEM Scanning Electron Microscopy   

Institution
PRUAB-CNM-CSIC

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain

Contact person: 
Francesc Pérez-Murano, Francesc.Perez@imb-cnm.csic.es

Time-constraints
Not available between July 26th and end of August. It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available

Institution
ICN2

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain

Contact person: 
Jose Santiso, jsantiso@cin2.es

Time-constraints
Not possible August. It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available  

Institution
PRUAB-ICMAB-CSIC

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain

Contact person: 
Jorge Perez, jperez@icmab.es

Time-constraints
It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available  


 

XRD X-Ray Diffraction   

Institution
ICN2

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain

Contact person: 
Jose Santiso, jsantiso@cin2.es

Time-constraints
Not possible August. It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available  

Institution
PRUAB-ICMAB-CSIC

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain

Contact person: 
Jorge Perez, jperez@icmab.es

Time-constraints
It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available  


 

FTIR Fourier Transform Infra Red 

Institution
ICN2

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain

Contact person: 
Jose Santiso, jsantiso@cin2.es

Time-constraints
Not possible August. It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available  


 

XPS X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy 

Institution
ICN2

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain

Contact person: 
Jose Santiso, jsantiso@cin2.es

Time-constraints
Not possible August. It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available  


 

Laser scanning confocal 

Institution
FORTH

Place:
Forth, Greece

Contact person: 
Emmanuel Stratakis, stratak@iesl.forth.gr

Time-constraints
It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor


AFM Atomic Force Microscopy   

Institution
ICN2

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain

Contact person: 
Jose Santiso, jsantiso@cin2.es

Time-constraints
Not possible August. It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available  

Institution
PRUAB-ICMAB-CSIC

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain

Contact person: 
Jorge Perez, jperez@icmab.es

Time-constraints
It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available  


 

TEM Transmission Electron Microscopy   

Institution
ICN2

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain

Contact person: 
Jose Santiso, jsantiso@cin2.es

Time-constraints
Not possible August. It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available  

Institution
PRUAB-ICMAB-CSIC

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain

Contact person: 
Jorge Perez, jperez@icmab.es

Time-constraints
It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available  


 

ARPES Angle Resolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy  

Institution
ICN2

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain

Contact person: 
Jose Santiso, jsantiso@cin2.es

Time-constraints
Not possible August. It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available  


 

Optical spectroscopy  

Institution
ICN2

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain

Contact person: 
Jose Santiso, jsantiso@cin2.es

Time-constraints
Not possible August. It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available  


 

SAXS Small-angle X-ray scattering  

Institution
TUG-Elettra

Place:
Trieste-Italy

Contact person: 
Jose Santiso, jsantiso@cin2.es

Time-constraints
Not possible August, September. It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available  


 

Fluorescence microscopy

Institution
FORTH

Place:
Forth, Greece

Contact person: 
Emmanuel Stratakis, stratak@iesl.forth.gr

Time-constraints
It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor


ELECTRONIC & CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION (INSTALLATION 5)

Raman 

Institution
PRUAB-ICMAB-CSIC

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain

Contact person: 
Jorge Perez, jperez@icmab.es

Time-constraints
It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available  


 

Magnetic/ferroelectric/dielectric characterization 

Institution
FORTH

Place:
Forth, Greece

Contact person: 
Emmanuel Stratakis, stratak@iesl.forth.gr

Time-constraints
It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor 


 

Magnetometry 

Institution
FORTH

Place:
Forth, Greece

Contact person: 
Emmanuel Stratakis, stratak@iesl.forth.gr

Time-constraints
It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor 


 

Pump-probe

Institution
FORTH

Place:
Forth, Greece

Contact person: 
Emmanuel Stratakis, stratak@iesl.forth.gr

Time-constraints
It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor  


 

SQUID

Institution
FORTH

Place:
Forth, Greece

Contact person: 
Emmanuel Stratakis, stratak@iesl.forth.gr

Time-constraints
It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor  


 

MAGNETIC, OPTICAL & ELECTRIC CHARACTERIZATION (INSTALLATION 6)

SQUID 

Institution
PRUAB-ICMAB-CSIC

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain

Contact person: 
Jorge Perez, jperez@icmab.es

Time-constraints
It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available  


 

Magneto-Transport   

Institution
PRUAB-ICMAB-CSIC

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain

Contact person: 
Jorge Perez, jperez@icmab.es

Time-constraints
It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available  


 

Magnetometry 

Institution
PRUAB-ICMAB-CSIC

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain

Contact person: 
Jorge Perez, jperez@icmab.es

Time-constraints
It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available  


 

Magnetic/ferroelectric/dielectric characterization   

Institution
PRUAB-ICMAB-CSIC

Place:
Bellaterra-Barcelona-Spain

Contact person: 
Jorge Perez, jperez@icmab.es

Time-constraints
It is required to agree on specific dates with the visitor, as some equipment may be punctually not available