January 26, 2021 · University of Amsterdam · Mark Aarts

Interphase : On Nanofabrication and Electrical Double Layer Dynamics with Electrochemical Scanning Probes

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Using the tools of physics and design principles, AMOLF researchers study complex matter, such as light at the nanoscale, living matter, designer matter and nanoscale solar cells. These insights open up opportunities to create new functional materials and to find solutions to societal challenges.

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    Wim Noorduin has been appointed professor by special appointment of Self-Organizing Matter at the Faculty of Science at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The chair was established on behalf of …

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  • European grant for electron microscopy techniques

    The European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme has awarded a FET Proactive grant to a consortium of 8 European institutions to develop new ways to perform electron microscopy.

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Exponential scaling of frictional forces in cells

AMOLF researchers present a theory that describes the friction between biological filaments that are crosslinked by proteins. Surprisingly, their theory predicts that the friction force scales highly non-linearly with the number of crosslinkers.

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Solar cell material performs better under pressure

A novel and highly promising material for solar cells, halide perovskites, is more stable and consequently more efficient if just one ion is substituted. Researchers from AMOLF revealed in an unexpected manner why this is the case: pressure plays an important role. They published their findings on July 15th in Cell Reports Physical Science.

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In the December 2020 issue:

  • Interview with Albert Polman on the ‘Nationale Agenda Materialen’
  • Ruslan Röhrich’s research project: collaboration with ASML and ARCNL
  • Dynamic risk management in cell populations
  • Canadian funding for Kristina Ganzinger

You can read the December 2020 issue (Dutch language) here