12 Mar 2014 - Measuring speed in flying inkjet drops
Physicists from the FOM workgroup Physics of Fluids (MESA+) at the University of Twente and from Océ-Technologies have developed a method to measure detailed speed data in flying inkjet drops. Their research was recently published in the first issue of the new Journal Physical Review Applied.
12 Mar 2014 - Light rides the waves
Researchers at the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente in collaboration with the Paul Drude Institute in Berlin have succeeded in moving light from one end of a semiconducting nanowire to the other by means of surface acoustic waves, a kind of nanoscale earthquakes. The results form an important milestone for the development of semiconductor devices which convert optical signals into electrical ones and vice versa, and bear direct relevance for quantum information processing. The findings were published in the journal Nanotechnology this week.
6 Mar 2014 - UT researchers create first thin layers of 'spin ice'
Researchers from the University of Twente MESA+ research institute and the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) have, as the first in the world, created thin films of a so-called 'spin ice' material. Spin ice materials are interesting for physicists, because magnetic monopole-like phenomena can occur in them. The results are published in the new scientific journal Applied Physics Letters Materials.
4 Mar 2014 - Bene Poelsema receives Beller Lectureship award
During the American Physical Society (APS) meeting which is held in Denver today, prof. dr. ir. Bene Poelsema will receive the prestigious Beller Lectureship award. Poelsema, Professor at the Physics of Interfaces and Nanomaterials department of research institute MESA+, receives the award for his contribution to surface physics.
27 Feb 2014 - Province of Overijssel issues innovation vouchers to spend at MESA+
MESA+ NanoLab is Open Innovation Centre
The MESA+ NanoLab, part of the University of Twente, is an 'Open Innovation Centre' as defined by the Province of Overijssel. Small and medium enterprises are provided with so-called innovation vouchers to spend at such an innovation centre. A voucher entitles the enterprise presenting it to assistance when preparing an innovative business case or performing research and development activities at the Open Innovation Centre. The Province of Overijssel in so doing wishes to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation.
27 Feb 2014 - UT researchers develop strategy for targeted drug delivery
Researchers at the University of Twente's MESA+ research institute have developed a new strategy for delivering drugs to specific areas of the body in a targeted way. They have created a carrier that, in principle, is able to transport drugs, proteins or even DNA molecules. By shining UV light onto the carrier or by subjecting it to chemical reaction, the carrier disintegrates, releasing the drugs. Although the research is fundamental, the strategy itself is promising. The researchers have published their research in the leading scientific journal Angewandte Chemie.
18 Feb 2014 - Masteropleiding Nanotechnology gekenmerkt als Topopleiding
Drie masteropleidingen van de Universiteit Twente mogen een jaar lang het kwaliteitszegel 'Topopleiding' dragen. In de op maandag 17 februari 2014 verschenen Keuzegids Masters 2014 komen Mechanical Engineering, Nanotechnology en Technical Medicine als beste uit de bus.
13 Feb 2014 - Nanoswitches converting light into macroscopic motion
Researchers of the University of Twente's MESA+ research institute have developed spiral ribbons made of molecules, that are able to convert light into complex macroscopic motion. Therefore, they managed to amplify molecular motion and translate it to the macroscopic world. The research, which was inspired by movement in plants, is published in the major scientific journal Nature Chemistry.