Mesa+ - NanoLab
30 Apr 2015 - Can we make chips and transistors even smaller and quicker?
Smartphones, tablets and computers. How small can they be? Nowadays, one development quickly replaces another. Professor Jurriaan Schmitz of the Semiconductor Components department, attached to the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology of the University of Twente, will explain how small we can make the chips and transistors in our electrical appliances and when we have really reached our limit during ScienceCaféEnschede on 21 May. Should we be worried? And could the quantum computer provide us with a solution?
22 Apr 2015 - Registration Innovation Lecture 2015 now open
The University of Twente has a long and vibrant tradition in business and entrepreneurship. Now more than ever, business generated by scientific research is the engine for economic growth. Transforming cutting-edge expertise into economic activity and benefits to society is one of our university’s core objectives. With 800 successful spin-off companies to its name, the University of Twente leads Europe in terms of start-ups. Collaborating closely with students, the business community and government, UT scientists are committed to delivering the technological and social solutions of tomorrow: University of Twente, the University of Booming Business!
1 Jul 2014 - Absorption straightens the drunken stagger of light
In a study partly funded by the FOM Foundation, physicists from the MESA+ research group COPS (University of Twente) and Yale University have discovered that light travelling through an opaque material follows a straighter path, if the material partially absorbs the light. This insight could be used to improve medical imaging within biological tissue. The researchers published their study on 1 July 2014 in the printed version of Physical Review B.
27 May 2014 - Province of Overijssel issues innovation vouchers to spend at MESA+
Do you represent a small or medium enterprise that wishes to combine knowledge and technology so as to create new or improved products, services or processes that pose a risk to your company? Take a quick look at the conditions for applying for a subsidy and submit the application form.
23 May 2014 - MESA+Bionanolab facilities available at University of Twente
The MESA+ BioNanoLab is fully equipped now! The BioNanoLab offers a variety of equipment and technologies that may be of interest for your research. The facilities are available for users from inside the university as well as for external partners, offering interesting opportunities for science, industry and the (bio)medical field.
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.
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.