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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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.

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Optical response of nanohybrids: effects of exciton-plasmon interaction
Optical response of nanohybrids: effects of exciton-plasmon interaction Nugroho, B.

In this thesis we investigate the optical response of nanohybrids, comprising a closely spaced quantum emitter (QE) and a spherical metal nanoparticle (MNP), interacting with light. First, a system composed of a two-level semiconductor quantum dot (SQD) coupled to a gold MNP is considered.

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
Water-soluble polyisocyanopeptides; development of multifunctional bioconjugates for biomedical applications
Water-soluble polyisocyanopeptides; development of multifunctional bioconjugates for biomedical applications Hammink, R.

Synthetic polymeric materials have become crucial components of modern day health care.

16-11-2016 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
Illuminating the structure of borides through X-ray absorption spectroscopy
Illuminating the structure of borides through X-ray absorption spectroscopy Huber, S.

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

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Fullerene nanoparticles in soil: analysis, occurence and fate
Fullerene nanoparticles in soil: analysis, occurence and fate Carboni, A.

Fullerenes are carbon-based nanomaterials that can occur in the environment due to both natural events and human production. Once released, little is known about the fate of these chemicals and the assessment is complicated by the large number of species that may occur and the low concentrations at which they are present.

18-10-2016 View