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Tyndall Institute (Ireland)


The Tyndall National Institute (Tyndall) was created in 2004 at the initiative of the Department of Entreprise Trade and Employment and University College Cork (UCC) to bring together complementary activities in photonics, electronics and networking research at the National Microelectronics Research Centre (NMRC), several UCC academic departments and Cork Institute of Technology (CIT). The objective being to create a research institute, which would become a focal point of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Ireland, to support industry and academia nationally and to increase the number of qualified graduate students for the ‘knowledge economy’.


Main Research activities in Nanoelectronics

• General silicon processing

• Gate dielectric in-depth characterisation
• Ab-initio atomistic modelling


Research facilities

Processing Platform:

• Silicon clean room
•  e-beam lithography, optical lithography
• ALD cluster



Characterization platform

• 3 cascade probes, DC to 100GHz, 4.2K to 300C

• Raman, FTIR, SEM, TEM

• 300-CPU cluster






Jean Pierre Colinge