• Core-shell nanowire antennas boost absorption for solar cells

    Researchers at the FOM Institute AMOLF have taken the first steps towards making a high performance solar cell by coating metal nanowire electrodes with an ultrathin shell of the absorbing …

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  • Researchers discover that hairpins can make a polymer spaghetti fluid

    Researchers from FOM Institute AMOLF and the German Forschungzentrum Jülich have discovered why polymers in a solution become fluid if the solution is stirred. They discovered that the polymer structure …

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  • Kobus Kuipers appointed professor at Utrecht University

    AMOLF group leader Kobus Kuipers has been appointed professor Nanophotonics at the Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science in the department of Physics and Astronomy of the Utrecht University. Kuipers will …

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  • Cell factory runs with fits and starts

    Researchers from FOM institute AMOLF have discovered that metabolism, the process that converts molecules in a cell, proceeds irregularly. As metabolism is the motor that drives all biological activity in …

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  • Martin van Hecke starts new research group on ‘Mechanical Metamaterials’

    As of September 1, Martin van Hecke starts a new research group on Mechanical Metamaterials. These forms of matter derive their transnatural functionalities from their structure rather than composition --- …

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  • Observing the misfolding of a single protein

    Researchers from FOM institute AMOLF have directly observed the misfolding of a protein chain. Protein chains are thought to fold into the wrong structure sometimes, and thus cause neurodegenerative diseases.

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  • Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics to Atwater and Polman

    This year’s Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics will be awarded to AMOLF group leader Prof. Albert Polman and his colleague Prof. Harry A. Atwater from Caltech Pasadena, USA, for …

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  • Infrared-activated fuel cells

    Researchers from FOM Institute AMOLF have discovered that infrared light strongly stimulates the transport of protons (H+ ions) in hydrogen fuel cells. Hydrogen fuel cells are an alternative, clean source of …

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  • Gijsje Koenderink head of Systems Biophysics department

    On July 1,2014, Gijsje Koenderink has been appointed head of the AMOLF Systems Biophysics Department. Koenderink succeeds Marileen Dogterom, who moved to the TU Delft in January. Bela Mulder was …

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  • AMOLF to pursue Designer Matter

    Arrival of Martin van Hecke initiates a new line of research. FOM Institute AMOLF is launching a new line of research in designer matter, aimed at the design of new …

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