18 days ago - req28653

Physics | Materials Science Internship: Improve plasma load in EUV pellicle testing


Chemistry & materials science

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Physics, Chemistry & materials science


Do you have background in physics or materials science? Do you have affinity for materials science, plasma and vacuum technology? Then this assignment could be interesting to you!

Type of internship: apprentice

Background Information

EUV pellicles are thin films that protect the EUV reticle from dust particles. To reduce absorption of EUV light, they must be extremely thin. Pellicles in the EUV scanner are exposed to hydrogen plasma. The plasma impacts the performance of the pellicle. We recreate these conditions in an offline test setup, however there are limitations.

Your Assignment

The goal of this internship assignment is to:

  • Reduce the spatial variation in plasma load on a pellicle undergoing a test
  • Design hardware that will improve the spatial plasma load distribution on a pellicle in an existing test setup
  • Measure the improvement by the new hardware
  • Test pellicles with the new plasma conditions

Your Profile

  • You are a Bachelor or Master student with educational background in Physics, Materials Science or Chemistry.
  • You are looking to gain work experience, this is an apprentice internship.
  • You should have affinity for materials science, plasma and vacuum technology.
  • You have experience in data analysis.
  • You have good command of English language.
  • You are available for 5 days a week with duration of a minimum of 4 months.

Please note that we can only consider students who are enrolled at a school for the entire duration of the internship.

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?