JRA5 Research addresses the necessary technology development for reproducible nanopositioning. This is a key technical advancement as, today, it is not possible to identify and probe the same nanostructure or the same nano-sized area of a sample at different instruments. Analogously there is a need to develop reliable methods to transfer nanostructure samples that are intrinsically fragile, under controlled conditions from one instrument to another, say from a clean-room to beamlines at a large scale facility. The results of this JRA will be immediately available to TA users enabling absolutely novel experiments by permitting the determination of one-to-one structure property relationships of single nano-objects.
Enable reproducible sample positioning, with nanoscale precision, under different experimental probes from clean room to beamlines whilst fully preserving the conditions and properties of the nanostructure.
T10.1. Nano-object transfer and positioning protocol ensuring interoperability between nano-instruments and nanofocus X-ray beamlines
T10.2. Reference marker strategies for Adv Nano-object T&P
T10.3. Sample environments with interoperability between nano-instruments and ALSFs and integrated Adv Nanoobject T&P for in-situ /in-operando studies
D10.1. Software routine for coordinate definition and relocation of single nano-objects (M30)
D10.2. Implementation of transfer and positioning system at nanolabs and ALSFs (M30)
D10.3. Methods for deposition of array markers for transfer and position system by laser-based lithography (M30)
D10.4. Methods for deposition of hierarchical markers (M36)
D10.5. Demonstration of relocating nano-objects based on in-situ deposited fluorescence (M36)
D10.6. Test experiment of transfer and positioning system to a soft X-ray microscopy setup (M36)
D10.7. UHV sample transport environment for MBE and neutron reflectometer (M36)
D10.8. Industry-friendly sample holder providing interoperability and repositioning (M36)