Proud pioneering PhD student

ARCNL’s first PhD student Pavel Antonov, who defended his thesis in the fall of 2017, looks back with pride at his time at the institute. ‘When we started, we were only a few people working at an institute that only existed on paper. And look where ARCNL is now: welcoming new colleagues every month, erecting a new building at a fast pace, and producing high quality papers, invention disclosure forms and patent applications.’
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Research Groups

  • Contact Dynamics

    How does friction occur at different scales, what effect does the interface roughness have, how and why does friction vary over time and location, and how can we influence it …

  • EUV Photoresists

    This group studies the chemical changes that occur within a wide range of photosensitive materials in response to incident EUV light. The aim is to gain fundamental understanding in order …

  • EUV Photoemission

    This joint group of ARCNL and AMOLF uses photoelectron spectroscopy – detecting electrons knocked out of a material by incoming photons – to study molecular properties of EUV photoresist materials …

  • Nanophotochemistry

    Wafers are covered with a photosensitive called resist so that patterns can be transferred to them from masks. This group focuses on the effects of the interaction between EUV light …

  • EUV Plasma Processes

    This group uses an extensive diagnostic toolset to characterize and understand the physics of plasma sources of EUV light at the atomic level.

  • EUV Targets

    This group uses ultrafast lasers and spectroscopy to study at every possible timescale the interaction between high-intensity laser light and metals passing through the four phases of matter: solid, liquid, …

  • EUV Generation & Imaging

    This group aims to obtain a fundamental understanding of the physical processes occurring in laser-produced plasmas and to control the emission of radiation and particles. It is also exploring the …

  • Nanolayers

    This group studies surfaces, interfaces, and very thin films on the atomic scale. The knowledge it generates is relevant for the delicate optics and other essential components of modern lithography machines.