Networking strategies of the microscopy community for improved utilisation of advanced instruments : (3) two European initiatives to support TEM infrastructures and promote electron microscopy over Europe, ESTEEM (20062011) and ESTEEM 2 (20122016)
Faculty of Sciences. Physics
Comptes rendus physique / Académie des sciences. - Paris, 2002, currens
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University of Antwerp
The ESTEEM consortium of electron microscopy laboratories for materials science and solid-state physics has been created as an EU-supported delocalized infrastructure (I3) to bring together the major electron microscopy centres in Europe. Its main objectives were to develop networking, to offer transnational access to these centres with specialized and complementary techniques and skills and to upgrade in close collaboration different technical and methodological aspects such as tomography, spectroscopy, holography, detectors, and specimen holders. These efforts were aimed to strengthen the position of European microscopy and to generate new technologies potentially of high relevance in many domains identified as strategic. Following the success of the first program, ESTEEM has been reconducted in 2012 for four more years with an enlarged set of partners.