• A stronger twist to cytotoxic amyloid fibrils

    Structural analysis explains differences in amyloid fibril structure relevant to Parkinson's disease Researchers from Amsterdam and Enschede have for the first time performed a structural comparison of two types of …

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  • Dick Stufkens Prize 2017 awarded to Sven Askes

    The Dick Stufkens Prize 2017 for the best PhD thesis of the Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry (HRSMC) is awarded to AMOLF postdoc Sven Askes. In his thesis 'Upconverting …

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  • Only when it is exceptionally ice cold

    It is at a temperature of −70 °C that water molecules at the surface of ice make the most bonds with each other. AMOLF researchers, together with an international team …

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  • Alleen als het ijs- en ijskoud is

    Watermoleculen aan het oppervlak van ijs maken de meeste onderlinge verbindingen bij een temperatuur van zeventig graden onder nul. Dat schrijven AMOLF-onderzoekers samen met internationale collega’s op 28 september in …

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  • ‘Bigger is different’ – the unusual physics of mechanical metamaterials exposed

    Mechanical metamaterials, which exhibit unusual properties such as shape morphing and programmability, have been found to display further surprising features. When the materials are a step in size larger, new …

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  • ‘Groter is anders’ – zicht op de bijzondere fysica van mechanische metamaterialen

    Mechanische metamaterialen blijken nog meer verrassingen in petto te hebben bovenop hun ongebruikelijke eigenschappen zoals vormtransformatie en programmeerbaarheid. Als de materialen een slag groter zijn, gelden er nieuwe spelregels. Dit …

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  • Who doesn’t want to wear a soft robotic jacket?!

    AMOLF group leader Bas Overvelde has been awarded funding through the programme ‘Creatieve industrie – Kennis Innovatie Mapping’ (KIEM) from NWO Humanities. The funding will go to "Project Cairo: an …

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  • ERC Starting Grant for Ewold Verhagen

    AMOLF group leader Ewold Verhagen (Photonic Forces) has received a Starting Grant of 1.5 million euros from the European Research Council (ERC). The ERC uses the Starting Grants to support …

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  • Newest solar cells underperform in cloudy countries

    To determine how efficient new solar cells convert sunlight into electricity, small sample cells are tested under ideal conditions. However, the reported efficiency is not very representative of the actual …

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  • Nieuw type zonnecellen maakt beloftes nog niet waar in bewolkt Nederland

    Nieuwe types zonnecellen worden doorgaans getest onder ideale weersomstandigheden. Maar zulke testresultaten zijn niet representatief voor de daadwerkelijke opbrengst van zonnecellen op de Nederlandse daken, die zijn blootgesteld aan wolken …

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