• 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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  • Mystery of amorphous perovskite solved

    AMOLF researchers Erik Garnett, Susan Rigter, and colleagues are the first to have irrefutably demonstrated that amorphous perovskite exists. The material can significantly increase the efficiency of solar cells produced …

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  • AMOLF welcomes Wiebke Albrecht

    On May 1st, Wiebke Albrecht will start at AMOLF as tenure track group leader. Her research group Hybrid Nanosystems will be embedded in the Designer Matter research theme at AMOLF.

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  • Schilderen met halfgeleiders

    AMOLF-onderzoekers Lukas Helmbrecht en Wim Noorduin ontwikkelden een reactieve inkt om op een eveneens reactief canvas een patroon te schilderen. De inkt reageert met het materiaal op het canvas tot …

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  • Quantifying topological protection of light on a chip

    Photonic topological insulators are currently at the forefront of on-chip photonic research due to their potential for loss-free information transport. Realized in photonic crystals, they enable robust propagation of optical …

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