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Bernd Rieger and Sjoerd Stallinga make cartoon about microscopy

20 October 2016

In this funny animation, two researchers from the Imaging Physics department of the faculty of Applied Sciences take the audience through a short history of light microscopy.Continue


Industry and knowledge institutions join forces in Dutch Optics Centre

19 October 2016

Dutch companies in the optical manufacturing industry can strengthen their position in the global market by joining forces in a consortium with research institutes and the government. Continue


Biotechnology, is that edible?

19 October 2016

Biotechnology has a growing impact on everyday life. One of the exciting possibilities that biotechnology offers is replacing meat as a source of protein.Continue


Electron spins talk to each other via a 'quantum mediator'

11 October 2016

The unparalleled possibilities of quantum computers are currently still limited because information exchange between the bits in such computers is difficult, especially over larger distances. Lieven Vandersypen, Professor at QuTech and workgroup leader at FOM, have succeeded with his colleagues for the first time in enabling two non-neighbouring quantum bits in the form of electron spins in...Continue


Researchers prevent quantum errors from occurring by continuously watching a quantum system

07 October 2016

A team of scientists led by Tim Taminiau of QuTech, the quantum institute of TU Delft and TNO, has now experimentally demonstrated that errors in quantum computations can be suppressed by repeated observations of quantum bits.Continue


New research makes ‘parking’ nanostructures on a chip easier

07 October 2016

For decades, the building blocks that make up computer chips have been getting smaller and smaller. Interestingly, creating these nanostructures is now comparatively easy. ‘Parking’ them in the right spot is the difficult part. New research by Zheng Xi of Imaging Physics promises to help solve this problem.Continue


More stable qubits in perfectly normal silicon

04 October 2016

The power of future quantum computers stems from the use of qubits, or quantum bits, which do not have to be either 0 or 1, but can also be 0 and 1 at the same time. It is not yet clear on which technology these qubits in quantum computers will be based, but qubits based on electron spins are looking more and more promising. It was thought that these could only be produced in the expensive...Continue


Jacob Hoogenboom (ImPhys) begins FOM valorisation research project for ultra-fast SEM microscopy

04 October 2016

Having received a valorisation grant from the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM), ImPhys researcher Jacob Hoogenboom will carry out further research into a system which enables extremely fast measurements to be made with a normal scanning electron microscope, or SEM.Continue


Leo Kouwenhoven to give lecture on state television

04 October 2016

Starting this month, several lectures of the University of the Netherlands (Universiteit van Nederland) will be broadcast on NPO3. Professor Leo Kouwenhoven of the faculty of Applied Sciences has the honour of giving one of these lectures, on 19 October. He will talk about quantum computers.Continue


Ronald Hanson wins Huibregtsen prize 2016

03 October 2016

The Huibregtsen prize 2016 has been won by Prof. Ronald Hanson for his research into 'Safe surfing on the quantum internet'. State Secretary Sander Dekker announced the winner during the annual Avond van Wetenschap en Maatschappij [Science and Society evening]. The prize, consisting of €25,000 and a sculpture of 'The Thinker', is awarded each year for a research project that is scientifically...Continue


TU Delft unravels secrets of promising solar cell material perovskite

03 October 2016

Perovskites are promising materials that can be used in solar cells. TU Delft researchers have shed more light on what apparently makes these perovskites so suitable as solar cell material. They published their findings on this in Nature Materials on Monday 3 October.Continue

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