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MESA+ is one of the world’s largest nanotechnology research institutes; and it’s the largest research institute in this field in the Netherlands. A total of 525 researchers work together on cutting-edge research at the highest level.

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16 Apr 2014 - UT-Onderzoek laat zien dat nanoluchtbellen superstabiel zijn De enorme wetenschappelijke interesse in nanobellen komt voort uit de mogelijke toepassingen ervan in de microvloeistoffysica en uit de wetenschappelijke uitdaging om de fysieke eigenschappen ervan te beheersen. Eén van de meest opvallende eigenschappen van oppervlakte nanobellen is hun bijzonder lange levensduur gezien hun zeer geringe grootte. Dat de stabiliteit zelfs zo groot is dat nanobellen zelfs aan het kookpunt nog stabiel blijven en tot nucleatie van microdruppels leiden, hebben vier UT-onderzoekers van het MESA+ instituut nu laten zien. De onderzoekers publiceerden hun unieke bevindingen over de stabiliteit van de nanobellen in Physical Review Letters. 16 Apr 2014 - Mega-grant worth 2.5 million for Alexander Golubov Alexander Golubov of the University of Twente has been granted a prestigious mega-grant worth circa 2.5 million euro by the Russian government. The grant is intended for building a new laboratory at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, a highly reputed Russian technical university. 15 Apr 2014 - Don’t gamble, use physics for LED lighting Targeting a desired color for a white light-emitting diode is like spraying a savannah with buckshot in the hope of fortuitously downing a well-hidden deer. Optical engineers collect large amounts of data and perform numerous Monte Carlo simulations to hit upon the right mixture of luminescent phosphor and scatterers for a white LED, one with color characteristics that customers want for their illumination applications. Scientists from the COPS chair and from Philips have reached an understanding of the transport of light in white LEDs in physical terms. It turns out that light scattering can be well understood as a random walk of a drunken sailor with a step size called the mean free path. Moreover, the absorption of blue light is understood as the endpoint of the ran­dom walk. Willem Vos, Vanessa Leung, and their colleagues use this information to propose new design rules in terms of the size step size relative to the thickness of the phosphor layer. They relate the interplay of random walks leading to scattering and those leading to absorption to co-ordinates on a color diagram. This approach provides a physics-driven guide to designing white LEDs, reducing the amount of trial-and-error involved to obtain the optimal color. Their results appear in the leading journal Optics Express that is published by the Optical Society of America. 11 Apr 2014 - Physicists develop new method for manipulating minuscule drops Researchers from the University of Twente MESA+ research institute, the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) and the Eindhoven University of Technology have, in cooperation with industrial partners ASML and Océ, developed a new method for manipulating minuscule drops.  The fundamental research can be helpful in completely different fields: from minuscule laboratories on chips, to the semiconductor and oil industries. The research was published today in the leading scientific journal Nature Communications.

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Nano in de praktijk: Het verhaal van spin-off Solmates Student Pantelis about the master Minilecture Lab on a chip Severine le Gac Minilecture Nanomaterials for Energy - Mark Hijben Minilecture Optical Sensors - Sonia Garcia Blanco Nano in de praktijk: Het verhaal van spin-off Medimate MESA+ Movie MRS Spring Meeting 2013 Ondernemen met Passie: Miriam Luizink Twente.com: Minicollege nanotechnologie met Dave Blank Tafel van Twente: Opening High Tech Factory VPRO Gids laat kleinste cover ooit maken Studium Generale: Quantumcomputer - Floris Zwanenburg Lowlands University - College Albert van den Berg Lab on a Chip Made in Overijssel - MESA+ Institute of Nanotechnology PhD Award- Richard Stevens Higgs Nano Event - Lezing Dave Blank Between Nano & Nature - Wilfred van der Wiel Studium Generale: Dave Blank over nanotechnologie The research of Jeroen Cornelissen

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