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  • Researchers combine spintronics and nanophotonics in 2D material

    Spintronics in materials of just a few atoms thick is an emerging field in which the ‘spin’ of electrons is used to process data, rather than the charge. Unfortunately, the …

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  • Three AMOLF projects in NWO program Materials for Sustainability

    AMOLF participates in three new research projects that will start with funding through NWO’s program Materials for Sustainability (Mat4Sus). To enable a smooth transition from fossil fuels to a more …

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  • Rubicon award for Sander Mann

    Former AMOLF PhD student Sander Mann has received an NWO Rubicon award to do research at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center in New York. Mann obtained the cum laude …

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  • Erik Garnett appointed professor of Nanoscale Photovoltaics at the UvA

    Erik Garnett has been named professor by special appointment of Nanoscale Photovoltaics at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA)  Faculty of Science. The chair was established on behalf of the Foundation …

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  • Nature Energy highlights three terminal configuration publication

    On November 9th the journal Nature Energy highlighted a Nano Letters publication of the Nanoscale Solar Cells group in which they present a new type of tandem solar cell: the …

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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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  • Cheap, efficient and stable photoelectrode could improve water splitting with solar energy

    Water splitting with solar energy could provide an efficient route for large scale renewable energy conversion and storage. Scientists from TU Delft and AMOLF  have now engineered a very efficient …

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  • Goedkope, efficiënte en stabiele foto-elektrode voor mogelijk betere waterontleding met zonne-energie

    Waterontleding met zonne-energie biedt mogelijkheden voor een efficiënte grootschalige conversie en opslag van hernieuwbare energie. Wetenschappers van de TU Delft en AMOLF hebben een heel efficiënte en stabiele foto-elektrode geconstrueerd, …

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  • A crucial step towards better performing solar cells

    Solar cells need monocrystalline materials to work optimally. But the traditional way to build monocrystalline materials is highly time consuming. AMOLF physicists in the Nanoscale Solar Cells group have found …

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  • Solar cell wonder material surprises researchers : Unexpected experimental results lead to a better understanding of promising perovskite

    Physicists at AMOLF have unraveled the mysterious working mechanism of a promising new class of materials for solar cells. Their pressure experiments with perovskite semiconductors had very counter-intuitive results, which …

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