Underpinning Capability and Development
Work Package One (WP1) optimises and extends the platform for nanoscale advanced materials engineering (P-NAME) tool capabilities at the University of Manchester, and provides the required development of associated methodologies for post-doping processing and validation. This will include the development of new metal alloys and ion sources, leading to improved spatial resolution, doping control and detection, and ultimately multi-beam scale-up. We will also establish the required pre- and post-doping methodologies for sample preparation and ion activation (e.g. thermal, e-beam and optical in- and ex-situ). The unique capability of P-NAME will be applied to explore the potential for 2D materials doping and engineering, along with advanced high-resolution electron microscopy to manipulate single ions doped using the tool.