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Tuesday, 07 February, 2017

Shaken, but not stirred

Quantum matter …

Tuesday, 24 January, 2017

What holds the heart together

Optical tweezers unveil a secret of muscle power …

Monday, 16 January, 2017

Lighting up ultrathin films

Nanophotonics …

Thursday, 15 December, 2016

Learning from nature

Artificial photosynthesis …

Tuesday, 13 December, 2016

Ernst Haage Prize for Aliaksandr Bandarenka

Excellent research in chemical energy conversion …

Tuesday, 08 November, 2016

Shaping up to make the cut

Gene regulation …

Friday, 21 October, 2016

Genes on the rack

Characterizing the mechanical properties of biomolecules …

Wednesday, 14 September, 2016

Tiny measuring device for humidity and solvent vapors

Nanosensors …

Monday, 12 September, 2016

Measuring forces in the DNA molecule

First direct measurements of base-pair bonding strength …

Tuesday, 16 August, 2016

Random walk into captivity

Biophysics …

Wednesday, 10 August, 2016

DNA dominos on a chip

Carriers of genetic information packed together on a biochip like in nature …

Tuesday, 19 July, 2016

A signal boost for molecular microscopy

Quantum Physics …

Tuesday, 19 July, 2016

Protein patterns – stubbornly stable

Biophysics …

Wednesday, 22 June, 2016

Magic carpet

Soft decoupling of organic nanosheets from metal surfaces …

Friday, 29 April, 2016

Live is motion

The LMU physicist Chase Broedersz and co-workers have developed a way to distinguish the random motions of particles in non-living molecular systems from the motility of active living matter. The

Thursday, 28 April, 2016

Friedrich Simmel receives ERC grant

The NIM member Friedrich Simmel from the Physics Department of TUM won out in the latest round of ERC grants. His interdisciplinary project is at the interface of physics and biology. It would not

Wednesday, 27 April, 2016

Mechanics of the cell

Investigation of simple model cells resolves deformation mechanisms

Friday, 11 March, 2016

Efficiency of water electrolysis doubled

A sub-surface copper layer boosts activity of platinum electrodes …

Thursday, 11 February, 2016

Partitioning by collision

Demixing particles of equal size …

Thursday, 21 January, 2016

Cell morphology shapes protein patterns

Precise control of the distribution of specific proteins is essential for many biological processes. An LMU team has now described a new model for intracellular pattern formation. Here, the shape of …

Monday, 07 December, 2015

New approaches for hybrid solar cells

Nanostructured germanium for portable photovoltaics and battery electrodes …

Monday, 23 November, 2015

Enroute to a quantum computer

Physicists at TU München detect mechanisms in semiconductor nanostructures which can cause stored quantum information to be lost and inhibit this by applying magnetic fields. …

Monday, 16 November, 2015

BIOMOD 2015 - LMU Nanocandy team takes runner-up spot

At the annual biomolecular modeling competition BIOMOD held at Harvard University, a team from LMU overcame strong international opposition to take second place overall.  …

Thursday, 29 October, 2015

Nanoquakes Probe New 2-Dimensional Material

Collaborative research between the University of Augsburg, Germany, and UC Riverside, USA, opens up new ways of understanding monolayer films for (opto-)electronic applications  …

Thursday, 22 October, 2015

A Wonder in Blue

Nanophysicists at LMU have fabricated ultrathin perovskite nanocrystals suitable for use in tunable and energy-efficient LEDs …

Tuesday, 06 October, 2015

A swinging molecule of light

A team of NIM researchers at the Institute of Physics at Augsburg University and the Walter Schottky Institute at TU Munich (TUM) successfully used nanomechanical sound waves to control a ‘molecule …

Thursday, 24 September, 2015

Nanostructures for contactless control

Chemists at LMU have fabricated a novel nanosheet-based photonic crystal that changes color in response to moisture. The new material could form the basis for humidity-sensitive contactless control …

Wednesday, 19 August, 2015

Formation of swarms in nanosystems

One of the striking features of self-organization in biomolecular systems is the capacity of assemblies of filamentous particles for synchronous motion. NIM physicists now provide new insights into …

Wednesday, 01 July, 2015

The secret of the tiny magnetic beads

NIM physicists were able to show how biological motors and molecules can be used to carry out precise measurements of magnetic materials. …

Friday, 26 June, 2015

A novel microscope for nanosystems

LMU/MPQ-scientists can image the optical properties of individual nanoparticles with a novel microscope …

Thursday, 18 June, 2015

Designer electronics out of the printer

Optimized printing process enables custom organic electronics …

Wednesday, 27 May, 2015

More hydrogen with new nanoparticles

Renewable energy …

Wednesday, 29 April, 2015

Shaping a more than perfect wave

Nanomechanics …

Friday, 24 April, 2015

Quantum particles at play

Game theory elucidates the collective behavior of bosons  …

Friday, 27 March, 2015

Designer's toolkit for dynamic DNA nanomachines

Arm-waving nanorobot signals new flexibility in DNA origami …

Thursday, 26 March, 2015

Fascinating quantum transport on a surface

Measurement with extremly high temporal resolution …

Wednesday, 11 March, 2015

Travels in the laser lift

Highly precise movement of nanoparticles …

Tuesday, 10 March, 2015

Magnetic nanoparticles enhance performance of solar cells

Doping with magnetite …

Tuesday, 03 March, 2015

Unified theory for skyrmion-materials

The taming of magnetic vortices …

Monday, 02 March, 2015

Local treatment of lung cancer

Medical nanoparticles …

Monday, 26 January, 2015

Labyrinths as crucibles of life

The origin of life …

Monday, 19 January, 2015

Stretching and Twisting RNA molecules

Single molecule biophysics …

Thursday, 18 December, 2014

ERC Starting Grant for Prof. Bettina Lotsch

NIM member awarded highly endowed grant …

Wednesday, 10 December, 2014

NIM scientist Hendrik Dietz receives Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize

Germany’s most prestigious research award …

Friday, 05 December, 2014

Research at the highest level in the heart of Munich

The way is open for the start of construction works …

Tuesday, 02 December, 2014

Possible read head for quantum computers

Graphene layer reads optical information from nanodiamonds electronically …

Sunday, 23 November, 2014

More than 2000 visitors at the NanoDay 2014

Fascinated guests and enthusiastic scientists …

Friday, 10 October, 2014

An important jigsaw piece to the Nobel prize

In 1999 this year´s Nobel laureate in Chemistry, Stefan Hell, disproved the dogma of the resolution limit of light microscopy. First author of the decisive publication was Thomas Klar, who later …

Friday, 05 September, 2014

Artificial cells take their first steps

Movable cytoskeleton membrane fabricated for first time …

Thursday, 07 August, 2014

Molecular shuttle speeds up hydrogen production

Energy research …


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