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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Oxidation catalysis on Pt and Au : complexity of simple chemistry
Oxidation catalysis on Pt and Au : complexity of simple chemistry Spronsen van, M.

Catalysis is one of the most important technical and scientific developments, on which present-day society is based. For example, it is crucial to the production of fertilizers or clean fuels and needed for the abatement of exhaust gases.

29-06-2016 View
Probing light emission at the nanoscale with cathodoluminescence
Probing light emission at the nanoscale with cathodoluminescence Brenny, B.

Nanophotonics, the study of light at the nanoscale, is a vibrant field of research with a wide variety of applications. To mold and control light at the nanoscale, it is essential to measure and characterize nanostructures and their interaction with light at this subwavelength scale.

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Nanostructured porous materials of hydrogen-bonding columnar liquid crystals
Nanostructured porous materials of hydrogen-bonding columnar liquid crystals Bögels, B.

In this thesis, the development of nanoporous materials from hydrogen-bonding columnar liquid crystals is described.

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Hierarchical structure formation in supramolecular comb-shaped block copolymers
Hierarchical structure formation in supramolecular comb-shaped block copolymers Hofman, A.H.

Because of the general immiscibility of homopolymers and the connectivity between chemically different chains, block copolymers spontaneously form ordered nanometer-sized structures.

10-06-2016 View
Physics of Polymers under Nanoscopic Confinement: a Single Molecule Study
Physics of Polymers under Nanoscopic Confinement: a Single Molecule Study Keshavarz, M.

This thesis is devoted to the nano-scale study of polymer dynamics and the tube-like motion of individual chains using time-resolved fluorescence microscopy.

09-06-2016 View
Structured catalysts and reactors for three phase catalytic reactions
Structured catalysts and reactors for three phase catalytic reactions Brunet Espinosa, B.

This work aimed at fabricating structured catalytic reactors for fast multiphase reactions, namely, nitrite hydrogenation and H2O2 decomposition. These reactors allowed a better understanding of these reactions and an improvement in terms of catalytic activity and selectivity.

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Quantitative proteomics of food pathogenic bacilli – a quest for biomarkers
Quantitative proteomics of food pathogenic bacilli – a quest for biomarkers Stelder, S.

Food manufacturers have a variety of methods at their disposal to ensure foods are microbially safe. However, due to increasing demands from consumers for minimally processed foods the severity of these treatments is frequently mild.

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Upscaling microstructured emulsification devices
Upscaling microstructured emulsification devices Sahin, S.

Emulsions, which are dispersions of two immiscible liquids (e.g. oil and water), are part of our daily life through many products that we use such as milk, mayonnaise, salad dressings, ice cream, lotions, shampoos, medicines, wall paints, etc. Many quality attributes of these products such as stability, texture, colour, visual and sensorial perception are affected by droplet size and size distribution.

30-05-2016 View
Internal and External Light Trapping for Solar Cells and Modules
Internal and External Light Trapping for Solar Cells and Modules Dijk, van L.

Renewable energy resources are essential to realize a sustainable society and a clean environment. In virtually all energy scenarios, solar power will supply a significant share of the world energy demand within a few decades. This energy transition can be significantly supported and accelerated when the power conversion efficiency of solar cells improves.

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Topochip: instructing cell fate and morpology via designed surface topography
Topochip: instructing cell fate and morpology via designed surface topography Hulshof, F.

The control of biomaterial surface topography is emerging as a tool to influence cells and tissues.

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