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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”.

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February 10, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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