eBEAMElectron Beams Enhancing Analytical Microscopy is a project funded by the Horizon 2020 program of the European Union in the FET Proactive Program. It started on January 1, 2021 and runs until March 31, 2026.

eBEAM aims to develop entirely new analytical capabilities of electron microscopy (EM) by exploiting the unique interactions between free electrons and optical light fields in combination with novel analytical and measurement correlation schemes. EM is a key technology that is central to the solution of major problems that our society faces, and represents a very high economic and strategic value.

eBEAM is a consortium of 8 research partners in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France and Spain. They are 6 academic institutions, and two EM companies. The research budget of EBEAM is 5 million euro.

eBEAM has a targeted set of research goals, aiming at novel scientific EM breakthroughs, demonstration of novel applications of analytical EM, and development of novel prototype EM instruments.

eBEAM aims to strengthen the European EM community. We will organize International Workshops, and Summerschools for PhD students and postdocs, and carry out an extensive outreach program.