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Second INL Annual Meeting in April

It’s time to gather again. The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory will hold its second annual meeting, in Braga, (Portugal) next April 12 and 13. The meeting will take place in the new building.

The event will comprise scientific presentations form all INL Post-doc researchers and two Poster Sessions with posters from both INL PhD Programmes.

During the meeting the participants will have the opportunity to make a detailed visit to the INL facilities. INL researchers shall also be updated on the next INL activities. Several members of the INL International Advisory Board, also present in Braga for the annual Advisory Board Meeting, will also attend the meeting, which gives all members of the INL community the opportunity to discuss with them science and their impressions about the INL project.

See you soon in Braga!

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February 25, 2010 Posted by | Braga, INL Community, INL Project | 1 Comment

INL and CCDR-N signed contract to support equipment acquisition

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) and the Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional Norte (CCDR-N) signed the contract that allows INL to benefit from a  €17M assistance, under the Portuguese North Regional Operational Program “ON.2 – O Novo Norte”, financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The official ceremony was presided over by the Portuguese minister of Science Technology and Higher Education, Mariano Gago.

The sophisticated equipment to be acquired and installed during 2010, includes an E-beam Lithography system (EBL),  Dual Focused Ion Beam with SEM,  Multi-target physical vapour deposition cluster tool, Aberration corrected microscope (TEM/STEM) 300kV/200kV, Time of flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectometry (ToF-SIMS), X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) and Scanning Probe Microscope System (SPM).

The INL facilities are funded by Portugal and Spain in equal parts. The state-of-the-art  scientific infrastructure is also supported by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The Cross-border Cooperation Spain-Portugal 2007-2013 Program co-finances the construction while the scientific equipment and instruments is co-financed by the Portuguese North Regional Operational Program “ON.2 – O Novo Norte”.

February 10, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment