While creating innovative nanotechnology NanoNextNL trains over 200 highly skilled young people. NanoNextNL provides additional training to prepare them for a future as responsible scientific innovators and entrepreneurs. Here you'll find the theses presenting the scientific results of each PhD student trained within NanoNextNL. A scientific and education highlight in its own right.

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Metal Organic Frameworks for Gas-Phase Capacitive Sensing
Metal Organic Frameworks for Gas-Phase Capacitive Sensing Sachdeva, S.

This thesis describes a study on gas-phase sensing using capacitive transducers coated with selective affinity layers containing Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs).

17-03-2017 View
Removal of engineered nanoparticles in drinking water treatment processes
Removal of engineered nanoparticles in drinking water treatment processes Floris, R.

In the last decades, nanotechnology has brought a large number of engineered nanomaterials and nanoparticles to applications in multiple daily products and in almost every sector of society.

03-03-2017 View
Droplets, Coalescence and Impact
Droplets, Coalescence and Impact Sleutel, P.

Droplets spawn and perish continuously. The splashing of rain or the generation of aerosols during the breaking of waves are examples of drop formation in nature.

17-02-2017 View
Quantum Noise Effects in e-beam Lithography and Metrology
Quantum Noise Effects in e-beam Lithography and Metrology Verduin, T.

Integrated circuits on a global scale are produced with nanolithography. The industry is driven by maintaining Moore's law as chip feature sizes are decreasing from generation to generation. The downscaling may re- duce the throughput of a lithographic system, i.e. the number of wafers produced per hour, which in turn determines the cost e ectiveness of the production of integrated circuits.

18-01-2017 View
Ultrasound contrast agents for imaging and therapy
Ultrasound contrast agents for imaging and therapy Rooij van, T.

The aim of this thesis is to unravel the relation between shell properties and the acoustic response of single microbubbles.

17-01-2017 View
Dynamics of water interacting with biomolecules
Dynamics of water interacting with biomolecules Groot, C.

This thesis focuses on the interactions between water and different biomolecules, studied by vibrational spectroscopy. The next three chapters take a closer look at vibrational spectroscopy, with chapter 2 highlighting the theory, chapter 3 focusing on the experimental implementation, and chapter 4 describing the analysis of spectra.

13-01-2017 View
Release, transport and fate of engineerd nanoparticles in the aquatic environment
Release, transport and fate of engineerd nanoparticles in the aquatic environment Markus, A.

Nanoparticles are particles with a size of 100 nm or less in at least one dimension. They can be of natural origin (for example the ultrafine particles found in volcanic dust) or man-made, either deliberately or accidentally (as a consequence of abrasive processes for instance).

08-12-2016 View
In vitro assays for hazard identification of nanoparticles
In vitro assays for hazard identification of nanoparticles Kloet, S.

The production of nanoparticles (NPs) has increased in the last decade and the number of products in which NPs are being incorporated is still growing. The rapid increase of nanotechnology has several benefits for society, yet there is an increase concern that exposure to NPs may result in significant adverse health effects.

07-12-2016 View
Hot wire chemical vapor deposition for silicon and silicon-germanium thin films and solar cells
Hot wire chemical vapor deposition for silicon and silicon-germanium thin films and solar cells Veldhuizen, P.

Silicon-based thin films forman essential part of several types of solar cells. These films require high optical and electronic qualities and need to be deposited at high rates for cost-efficient solar cell production.

01-12-2016 View
Responding to environmental cues; the adaptive qualities of chromatin compaction proteins
Responding to environmental cues; the adaptive qualities of chromatin compaction proteins Valk van der, R.

The effective volume occupied by the genomes of all forms of life far exceeds that of the cells in which they are contained. All organisms have therefore developed mechanisms for compactly folding and functionally organizing their genetic material.

22-11-2016 View