Newsletter no 1 • DECEMBER 2017

ChipScope News

Welcome to the newsletter of the EC funded project ChipScope developing the first chip sized optical microscope with super-resolution capabilities.

ChipScope will revolutionize optical microscopes with super-resolution capabilities, making them chip-sized, convenient, affordable and ubiquitously available, not only for laboratories working in manifold research fields, but also in everyday life. More on the project and its aims.

After a year of intense work and close collaboration between the seven project partners, first results are now available.

The light engine of the Chipscope project

The light engine of the Chipscope project is a light-emitting diode (LED) array with separately addressable elements, nanoscale dimension, vertical 3D architecture, and well-controlled geometry. To manufacturesuch array, advanced 3D nanodevicefabrication processing methods are required combining both bottom-up and top-down approaches, which includenanolithography, epitaxy, and etching steps.

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First prototype of SPAD CMOS sensors for the project

The University of Barcelona (UB) has designed and fabricated the first prototype of SPAD CMOS sensors for the project. The UB is responsible in ChipScope of the driving electronics for the nanoLED array and the optical sensor that will measure the amount of light coming from the sample.

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Electromagnetic simulations of the nanoLED array for the ChipScope microscope

University of Rome Tor Vergata has performed electromagnetic simulations of the nanoLED array for the ChipScope microscope. In this first year, special attention has been given to the qualitative behavior of visible light emission…

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ChipScope Consortium

The ChipScope approach relies on a highly interdisciplinary consortium of seven partners with strong background. Close links to industry are guaranteed by the collaboration with an Industry Advisory Board composed of industry leaders in the market of imaging and microscopy.

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Project Overview

Full project name:  : Overcoming the limits of diffraction with super lighting on a chip
Start: 01.01.2017
Duration: 4 years
Partners: University of Barcelona (coordinator), Technical University of Braunschweig, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, FSRM Swiss Foundation for Research in Microtechnology, Department of Pathology of the Medical University of Vienna, Tor Vergata University of Rome, Ymaging.

The Chipscope project is funded by the European Union  


Prof. Angel Dieguez
Project Coordinator, University of Barcelona, +34 93 403 91 49

Annette Locher
Communication Manager, FSRM, +41 32 720 09 03




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