Advanced Research Center for Nanolithography

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak ARCNL has, until further notice, closed its offices and labs for all visitors. ARCNL can be reached by e-mail: All employees work from home and can be contacted by e-mail; you can find all e-mail addresses here.

Packages can be delivered at neighbor institute AMOLF, located at Science Park 102.

Latest news

  • The exceptional origin of EUV light in hot tin plasma

    Extreme ultraviolet light (EUV light) does not naturally occur on earth, but it can be produced. In the latest nanolithography machines, that is realized using…

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  • Fiber imaging beyond the limits of resolution and speed

    Researchers at ARCNL and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam have developed a compact setup for fast, super-resolution microscopy through an ultrathin fiber. Using smart signal processing, they…

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  • Name change group Paul Planken

    Over the years, the focus of the research group of Paul Planken has shifted so much that its original name EUV Targets group no…

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  • High-harmonic generation research of Stefan Witte in LaserFocusWorld

    Recently, group leader Stefan Witte was interviewed on his research by LaserFocusWorld.  You can read the article High-harmonic generation sources enables ultraviolet lensless imaging…

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Upcoming events

    • June 3, 2020
    • at ARCNL Zoom
    • Virtual Colloquium
    • Title to be announced

    Joost Frenken (ARCNL)

    A closed session…

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    • June 3, 2020
    • at University of Amsterdam
    • PhD Ceremony
    • Jarich Haitjema

    Exciting tin-oxo cages: light-induced chemistry for nanopatterning

    Promotor: Prof. Fred Brouwer. Co-promotor: Sonia Castellanos.

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    • June 11, 2020
    • at Extern
    • Virtual Meeting
    • Various Speakers

    ASML Technology Conference

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    • June 18, 2020
    • at University of Amsterdam
    • PhD Ceremony
    • Stephen Edward

    Detection of hidden gratings using light and sound

    Promotor: Prof. dr. P. C. M. Planken…

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What do we need for tomorrow’s smartphone?

Watch this video to find out more about extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light and the public private partnership ARCNL. The camera crew filmed Oscar Versolato (EUV Plasma Processes) and his group members while carrying out experiments.

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