• Marc Serra starts Hyper Smart Matter group

    On October 1st Marc Serra will start as tenure track group leader at AMOLF. His Hyper Smart Matter group will be embedded in the Designer Matter research theme at AMOLF.

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  • Zelflerende robotjes lopen als een trein

    Een collectief van autonome, zelflerende robotjes schikt zich bijzonder makkelijk naar veranderende omstandigheden. Dat laten onderzoekers van AMOLF's Soft Robotic Matter groep zien. Ze bouwden een treintje van simpele robotjes …

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  • Self-learning robots go full steam ahead

    Researchers from AMOLF’s Soft Robotic Matter group have shown that a group of small autonomous, self-learning robots can adapt easily to changing circumstances. They connected these simple robots in a …

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  • The properties of your microscope do matter

    The coupling of light and matter is relevant to many emerging technologies like lasers, LEDs, sensors, and more. To observe this coupling researchers use optical microscopes, and the signatures of …

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  • Perovskites under pressure: hot electrons cool faster

    In solar cells, about two third of the energy of sunlight is lost. Half of this loss is due to a process called ‘hot carrier cooling’ where high energy photons …

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  • Martin van Hecke receives ERC Advanced Grant

    Martin van Hecke (Mechanical Metamaterials group at AMOLF and Leiden University) receives a 2.5 million euro ERC Advanced Grant for research into information processing materials. The European Research Council uses …

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  • Albert Polman receives ERC Advanced Research Grant

    AMOLF program leader Albert Polman receives an Advanced Research Grant of 2.5 million euros from the European Research Council (ERC). He will use the ERC Advanced Grant to develop a …

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  • Painting with semiconductors

    AMOLF researchers Lukas Helmbrecht and Wim Noorduin have developed a reactive ink that can be painted on an equally reactive canvas. The ink reacts with the material on the canvas …

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  • Perovskiet onder druk: ‘hete’ elektronen koelen sneller af

    In zonnecellen gaat ongeveer twee derde van de energie uit zonlicht verloren. De helft van die verliezen is toe te schrijven aan een proces dat ‘hot carrier cooling’ heet. Hoogenergetische …

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  • The optimal design of cellular sensing systems

    To survive and prosper living cells continually have to respond and adapt to changes in their environment. To this end, they have developed sensing systems that rival the best man-made …

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