11 days ago - req18141

Physics Internship: Sample preparation for EUV


Mechanical engineering

Chemistry & materials science

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Physics, Mechanical engineering, Chemistry & materials science


Are you a Physics student with an interest in doing experiments? Do you have knowledge of material characterization? Then this assignment could be interesting for you.

Job Mission

EUV pellicles are thin films that protects the EUV reticle for dust particles. To reduce absorption of EUV light, they must be extremely thin.

EUV pellicles are extremely thin (<100 nm) films and have the size of a postcard. For the development of new pellicle generations extensive material analysis are performed. For many of the advanced analysis techniques the size of the pellicle film is too big or too fragile. Furthermore, the sizemakes it impossible to analyze multiple specific area of a pellicle. At the moment analysis is done on pellicle flakes which drastically limits our ability in material analysis.

Job Description

In this assignment you will investigate different novel sample preparation methods to reliably make small sized pellicle samples that can be used in all advanced analysis techniques. You will show the feasibility of the different sample preparation methods and improve the method / setup.


You are a Bachelor or Master student with a background in Physics, Material Science or Mechanical Engineering. This is an experimental internship and therefore a hands-on mentality is required. You have knowledge of, material characterization and affinity with data analysis.

This is a Bachelor or Master graduation assignment or a Master apprentice internship for minimum 5 months. The start date is as soon as possible.

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.

Other information

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 based on your educational level and number of days per week, plus a possible housing or travel allowance. More information on the allowances can be found on our website. In addition you will get expert, practical guidance and the chance to work in and experience a dynamic, innovative team environment.

ASML: Be part of progress
We make machines that make chips – the hearts of the devices that keep us informed, entertained and safe; that improve our quality of life and help to tackle the world’s toughest problems.

We build some of the most amazing machines that you will ever see, and the applications to run them. Never satisfied, we measure our performance in units that begin with pico or nano.

We believe we can always do better. We believe the winning idea can come from anyone. We love what we do – not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard. At ASML we are always pushing technology further.

Students: Getting ready for the real-world
Teamwork is key within ASML. Our R&D team is more than 5,500 people strong and worldwide we form one big team with over 25,000 employees. These colleagues have 123 different nationalities and work at our major sites on three continents.

Dozens of diverse, interdisciplinary teams work in parallel to meet a challenging development schedule. In this inspiring environment, your colleagues may be sitting next door, or they could be thousands of kilometers away in a different country, or even working for a different company.

An internship at ASML is your opportunity to get to know this world and get a feel for that excites you most. Use your education, gain real-life working experience and explore the world of high-tech – all at the same time.

How will you be part of progress?