• Demonstration of a flat lens for ultraviolet light

    AMOLF researchers have created a new optical lens that is flat, rather than curved like a traditional glass lens. The lens operates by the mechanism of negative refraction, that was …

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  • Platte lens voor ultraviolet licht

    Onderzoekers van AMOLF hebben een nieuw type optische lens gemaakt die niet gebogen is zoals een traditionele glazen lens, maar plat. De lens werkt volgens het principe van negatieve lichtbreking, …

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  • AMOLF group leaders publish review article in Science on challenges in photovoltaic energy conversion

    Analyzing 16 record-efficiency solar cell materials, the paper presents opportunities to improve photovoltaic efficiency using nanoscale light management and to enhance carrier collection with innovative materials science and engineering strategies.

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  • ERC Advanced Research Grants for Huib Bakker and Albert Polman

    AMOLF director Huib Bakker and program leader Albert Polman both received an Advanced Research Grant of 2.5 million euros from the European Research Council (ERC). The European Research Council uses …

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  • Cum Laude for Jorik van de Groep

    On December 15th Jorik van de Groep defended his PhD thesis Resonant Nanophotonic Structures for Photovoltaics at the University of Amsterdam. Van de Groep obtained the Cum Laude degree for …

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  • Royal Decoration for Wim Sinke

    AMOLF’s visiting scientist Wim Sinke was awarded a royal decoration last Friday, November 13 at the symposium Our solar energy future that was organized at the occasion of Sinke’s 60th …

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  • Electron beam controls artificial optical molecule at the nanoscale

    Metallic nanoparticles have the ability to confine light to volumes much smaller than the wavelength. If such particles are arranged in a special configuration they can show interesting optical phenomena, …

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  • Triple PV highlights: three articles on light management in thin-film solar cells

    Within a relatively short time span three leading scientific journals published papers on solar cell research carried out at AMOLF in the Light Management in New Photovoltaic Materials (LMPV) research …

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  • Nanoparticle coating eliminates reflection from glass

    Reflection of light off glass surfaces is a problem occurring in everyday life, and hinders the performance of solar panels, smart phone and tablet displays. Researchers from FOM institute AMOLF …

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  • Highlights of nanophotonics published in Science

    The research field of nanophotonics, the science and application of light at the nanoscale, has seen a rapid growth in the last years, with AMOLF researchers among the pioneers. In …

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