The nanoBergen network has a broad and interdisciplinary research environment, with many prestigous and exciting Projects.

Here is an overview of some of the more recent projects:



Funding body: H2020-EU.1.2.1. – FET Open

Title: NANOLACE – New nano patterning technique offers hope for making large scale patterns with individual molecules

Announcement from UiB: A technological revolution at atomic size

Summary: The ability to pattern materials at ever-smaller sizes using photolithography is driving advances in nanotechnology. When the feature size of materials is reduced to the nanoscale, individual atoms and molecules can be manipulated to dramatically alter material properties. So far the highest-resolution mask-based photolithography can generate patterns down to around 20 nm. Extreme ultraviolet – a next-generation lithography technology – can deliver even smaller pattern sizes. However, the secondary electron blur from extreme-ultraviolet photons hinders the creation of single molecule patterns.

The EU-funded Nanolace project will demonstrate a breakthrough nanolithography technique: Mask-based atom lithography. Two approaches will be pursued: Solid-state masks and optical masks. If successful the project will be the first to use Bose-einstein condensates for lithograpy and the first to demonstrate single-nanometer resolution mask based lithography, revolutionising the world of micro and quantum electronics.

Researchers /institutions involved:

Project Coordinator: UiB, Department of Physics, Nanophysics group.


Irresistibe materials Ltd

MB Scientific AB

NTNU, The Department of Physics

Trinity College Dublin, School of Chemistry and the Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN)

University of Birmingham


Fundin body: Equinor through the Akademiavtale

Title: Estimation and Prevention of Erosion on Off-Shore Wind Turbine Blades

The nanophysics group will be looking at the development of nanodiamond based coatings for erosion protection

Announcement from UiB: Støtte til flere havvindsøknader gjennom Akademiaavtalen

Prosjektledere: Bodil Holst, professor ved Institutt for fysikk og teknologi og Joachim Reuder, professor ved BOW / Geofysisk instiutt



Funding body: NANO2021-Nanoteknologi og nye materialer

Title: A quantum dot/organic dye on nanostructured sapphire pH sensor for reliable long-term monitoring Applications

Project period: 2017-2019

Researchers / institutions involved:


Christian Michelsen Research AS

UiB / Prof. Bodil Holst, Department of Physics and Technology