11 search results for “nanophysics” in the Public website
Beenakker Group (Theoretical Nanophysics)
Our world is shrinking, or at least our electronic devices are. From PCs to mobile phones: everything is smaller and thinner. The smaller the chip, the better it can conduct electricity and pass on information.
Optical properties of DNA-hosted silver clusters
Promotor: D. Bouwmeester, Co-promotor: D. Kraft
Exploring charge transport properties and functionality of molecule-nanoparticle ensembles
Promotor: J.M. van Ruitenbeek, Co-Promotor: S.J. van der Molen
Science Friction (SciFri)
How is energy really dissipated on the atomic scale when sliding objects slip over a single lattice spacing?
New way of driving nanomotors
Leiden Physicists have found evidence for the Berry-force that could be used for driving tiny nanomotors, just like a river drives a water wheel. Nanomotors could be used for drug delivery in the human body. Publication in Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology.
Graphene is a thoroughbred that has to be tamed
Electrons in graphene behave like light particles; they have no mass and can penetrate everything: very useful if you dream about nano-electronics. But you do have to channel them. Carlo Beenakker will be researching how. He has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant of 1.5 million euro to carry out this…
FOM Grant for Theoretical Model Majorana Gun
Professor Carlo Beenakker has been awarded a FOM Projectruimte subsidy to build a theoretical model of a majorana gun, a very promising instrument for quantum computers.
MSc Research Presentation Yaroslav Herasymenko 6 December @ 11:30 hrs, HL226
The project has been done in the Theoretical Nanophysics group under the supervision of Prof.dr. Carlo Beenakker. The title of the presentation is: ''Quantum pumping signatures of parafermionic zero-modes.
Royal honour for physicist Jan van Ruitenbeek
On 26 April Professor of Experimental Physics Jan van Ruitenbeek was made a Knight in the Order of the Lion of the Netherlands. He received the decoration from mayor Emile Jaensch in Oegstgeest, where he lives. Van Ruitenbeek received the honour for his services to physics.
The quantum computer
The worldwide race to the quantum computer is in full swing. This computer can take on computing tasks that we can only dream of today, such as finding proteins that can be used as medicines in seconds flat. Leiden physicists have discovered how the Majorana particle can be used as a building block…