AMOLF

AMOLF is one of the research laboratories of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). AMOLF's mission is to initiate and perform leading fundamental research on the physics of complex forms of matter, and to create new functional materials, in partnership with academia and industry.

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From sea urchin skeleton to solar cell

Researchers at AMOLF have found a way of making calcium carbonate structures suitable for use in electronics. They do this by modifying the composition of the material so that it becomes a semiconductor without losing its ...

dateJun 05, 2018 in Materials Science
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New method predicts evolution

Predicting chance-driven evolution seems impossible. Nevertheless, scientists from AMOLF in Amsterdam and the ESPCI in Paris have succeeded in making predictions about the evolution of a set of genes in E. coli. When and ...

dateApr 13, 2018 in Evolution
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Personality and mood swings in bacteria

Bacteria can control where they go using a signaling network of protein molecules. Scientists at AMOLF have developed a microscopy method that allows them to see how individual bacteria use this network to make decisions. ...

dateDec 12, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Nanoscale motion sends light into overdrive

AMOLF researchers have developed nanoscale strings whose motion can be converted to light signals with unprecedented strength. This could allow for extremely precise sensors and comes with an important side effect. "Analogous ...

dateJul 07, 2017 in Nanophysics
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