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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 …

Monday, 21 July, 2014

DNA used as a lightswitch

Nano-optics …

Wednesday, 02 July, 2014

One million times better

Highly efficient nonlinear metamaterials for laser technology …

Monday, 30 June, 2014

More pores for more power

Energy storage …

Monday, 30 June, 2014

Cellular team players

Biophysics …

Wednesday, 11 June, 2014

Nano-imaging probes molecular disorder

Organic semiconductors …

Tuesday, 13 May, 2014

Molecules and their comfort temperature

Biophysics …

Tuesday, 06 May, 2014

Swarms: It is getting tight

Active crystals …

Tuesday, 29 April, 2014

Diamonds with useful defects

Control with transistor-type architecture …

Monday, 14 April, 2014

Adventurous bacteria

Theoretical Biophysics …

Monday, 03 March, 2014

NIM on the front page

3D graphics adorn Nature Nanotechnology and Nano Letters …

Tuesday, 18 February, 2014

The thousand-droplets test

Synthetic biology …

Tuesday, 11 February, 2014

Wandering heat

Anomalous heat distribution in one-dimensional systems …

Friday, 17 January, 2014

Lasers from nanowires

The world´s smallest laser …

Monday, 02 December, 2013

Nanoparticles and their orbital positions

Planet-Satellite Model  …

Thursday, 24 October, 2013

Designer of protein factories exposed

Molecular Biology …

Thursday, 29 August, 2013

Electrons jostling in a traffic jam

Quantum physics …

Wednesday, 21 August, 2013

Highly efficient hydrodynamic cell sorting

Microfluidics …

Wednesday, 07 August, 2013

Mechanical Properties of DNA Nanotubes

Easy to twist but hard to bend …

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