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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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
Droplets, Coalescence and Impact
Droplets, Coalescence and Impact 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
self-assembled biocompatible nanoparticles Tetrazine – trans-cyclooctene chemistry in action
self-assembled biocompatible nanoparticles Tetrazine – trans-cyclooctene chemistry in action Onzen van, T.

Nature comprises many self-assembling systems and regulation mechanisms, operating on the nano-scale (e.g. the actin filaments of the cytoskeleton and lipids in the cells’ membrane).

19-11-2016 View
Natural products to target inflammation
Natural products to target inflammation Allijn, I.E.

Most Western lifestyle diseases such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease and cancer have a chronic inflammatory process as its base.

26-10-2016 View
Nanomaterials at the workplace – measuring and modelling inhalation exposure
Nanomaterials at the workplace – measuring and modelling inhalation exposure Bekker, C.

At the nanoscale (<100 nm), materials can exhibit properties that differ physically, chemically, and biologically from their larger counterparts. These new sizedependent properties offer huge possibilities to make materials effectively stronger, lighter, better electrical conductive, flexible, water resistant, dirt repellent, etc.

25-10-2016 View
Properties of advanced (reduced) graphene oxide-alginate biopolymer films
Properties of advanced (reduced) graphene oxide-alginate biopolymer films Vilcinskas, K.

In this work, properties of Calcium alginate-reduced graphene oxide and Barium alginate‐reduced graphene oxide composite films are explored.

25-10-2016 View