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16 June 2017: Defining the Roadmap to Photonics at the World Technology Mapping Forum

The MESA+ consortium Applied Nanophotonics (ANP) proudly announces that at the ongoing World Technology Mapping Forum in Den Bosch (the Netherlands) our scientists Sonia Garcia Blanco, Jeroen Cornelissen and Willem Vos are actively participating. PhotonDelta and the AIM Photonics Academy are organizing the first meeting of the World Technology Mapping Forum. The goal of the forum is to produce the first International Photonic Systems Roadmap, looking ahead to global technology needs in 2030 and beyond. ... read more

ANP @ Radio Kootwijk

ANP Retreat 2017 in Putten

This year’s ANP retreat took place on Tuesday 15th & Friday 16th June 2017 in Hotel Mooi Veluwe“, Putten. Apart from many contributions from speakers of ANP groups, including friends from Utrecht (LYNX), Exeter and from University of Münster, we had as external guests Christoph Lienau (Univ. Oldenburg) and Jeroen Koelemij (OPNT & VU). Special highlight was an after diner talk an after-dinner talk by UT MSc students Matthijs Velsink and Klaas-Jan Gorter entitled “Radio Kootwijk: from Indonesia to the galaxy. Organisers were Youwen Fan (LPNO), Evangelos Marakis (COPS), Wooje Lee (OS) & Pepijn Pinkse (COPS) ... read more

Artistic impression of hydrogen generating molecular photocatalysis with the Spin density distribution of the triplet state based on the bridging ligand.

25 July 2016: Novel design strategy for hydrogen generating molecular photocatalysts

An international collaboration coordinated by scientists at the University of Twente (TNW/MESA+) has resulted in a new design approach for hydrogen generating photocatalysts. The authors observed that violating the commonly accepted state-of-the-art design strategy strongly improves the hydrogen generation efficiency. The novel approach shows high promise for efficient direct conversion of sunlight into green fuel. PhD student Qing Pan, assistant professor dr. ir. Annemarie Huijser and collaborators published the results in the leading journal Chemical Communications. ... read more

quantum physics in paint

12 May 2016: Quantum physics inside a drop of paint

Inside a drop of paint, light is scattered so often that it seems impossible to demonstrate quantum effects. But despite the thousands of possible paths the light can take, like a drunk person inside a labyrinth, researchers of the University of Twente now show that there are just two exits. Depending on the light pattern that enters the paint, two photons always come out through the same exit, or through different ones – as though they avoid each other. The scientists of UT’s MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology publish about these remarkable findings in the Physical Review A journal. ... read more