Jesper Wallentin gets ERC starting grant

NanoLund researcher Jesper Wallentin has been granted an ERC starting grant. 

His project will investigate whether semiconductor nanowires can be used as high resolution X-ray detectors. Wallentins group have some initial results that show that they can get a measurable electric current from single nanowires that are exposed to X-rays. Long term, the hope is that nanostructured X-ray detectors could be used for X-ray microscopy with much better resolution than current systems.

The grant will finance one PhD student, one postdoc, part of Jespers salary and an X-ray lab and allow research to go from initial results to a full study of the potential of nanowires as X-ray detectors.

Congratulations Jesper!