Newsletter no 2 • DECEMBER 2018

ChipScope News

Welcome to the second 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.

Assembly of the First Version of the ChipScope Microscope

The University of Barcelona has started the assembly of the first version of the ChipScope microscope.

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Fully Operating MicroLED Arrays with Pixel Sizes as Small as 5 μm

The Institute of Semiconductor Technology (IHT) and the Laboratory for Emerging Nanometrology (LENA) at the Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany have produced and demonstrated the first fully operating microLED arrays with pixel sizes as small as 5 μm. The fabrication of 8 × 8 microLED arrays with separately addressable pixels includes multiple photolithography, etching, bonding, and other advanced chip processing steps, which are carried out in the IHT cleanroom.

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Electromagnetic Modeling of NanoLED Arrays

The University of Rome Tor Vergata has continued electromagnetic modeling of nanoLED arrays. Using finite difference time domain (FDTD) method implemented in CST software, we have calculated the optical near field of single emitters, of a nanoLED array and of small metallic pin/holes on planar LED structures. From these simulations, we extracted the full-width half maximum (FWHM) of the electromagnetic field strength at different distances from the LEDs, as shown in Fig. 1. It has been found, that the FWHM increases linearly with distance, as for an isolated dipole in a homogeneous medium, with proportionality constant larger than one.

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Next Generation of Nanoscopies in Biosciences

ChipScope has brought together seven EU-funded projects in a public workshop to present and discuss current topics on the next generation of nanoscopies in biosciences. The event took place on September 11, during the EUROSENSORS 2018 conference in Graz, Austria.

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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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