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Graduation assignment: Investigate the effect of microstructure on a freestanding membrane lifetime

Internship in Veldhoven, the Netherlands

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Dutch (Fluent)
English (Fluent)

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0 to 1 years

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This is a graduation assignment for a student specialized in material science and engineering who is interested in analytical characterization which shall be used to study a pellicle microstructure.

Job Mission

Pellicle is a thin film membrane which is used in EUV scanner(NXE) and protects the mask from defects and particles. Pellicle is made of a poly-crystalline silicon film and is working under harsh conditions (EUV light, plasma, vacuum and high temperature). In order to have a pellicle with robust performance and meet lifetime requirements, pellicle microstructure should be controlled and understood.

Job Description

Your main task will be to use different characterization techniques such as HRSEM,TEM, EBSD, AFM to study a pellicle microstructure. You will make use of image processing techniques to quantify pellicle microstructure, e.g. grain size. In addition you need to correlate microstructure of pellicle with performance and build up the understanding on pellicle performance drift during lifetime tests.


You are a highly motivated Master student in Material Science with high interest in analytical characterization. You should be eager to work in  team and you need to be a hand-on experimenter. Furthermore, you should be creative and innovative. Knowledge of programming languages like Matlab or Python is a plus. Lastly, the English language is required, both written and verbally. 

This is a graduation internship for 5 days a week with duration of a minimum 9 months.  

Please keep in mind that we can only consider students (who are enrolled at a school during the whole internship period) for our internships and graduation assignments.

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What ASML offers

Your internship will be in one of the leading Dutch corporations, gaining valuable experience in a highly dynamic environment. You will receive a monthly internship allowance of 500 euro (maximum), plus a possible housing or travel allowance. In addition, you’ll get expert, practical guidance and the chance to work in and experience a dynamic, innovative team environment.

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We make machines that make chips; the hearts of the devices that keep us informed, entertained and safe. Our key technology is the lithography system, which brings together high-tech hardware and advanced software to control the chip manufacturing process. All of the world’s top chipmakers like Samsung, Intel and TSMC use our technology, enabling the waves of...

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