Accelerate Micro Nano Innovation

An Xs2HiTek event hosted by Philips Innovation Services on Thursday, March 27, 2014


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Presentations workshop Microfluidics&Biotechnolgy, Oct 2nd are online!

winden 0323 100The brand-new building of Applikon Biotechnology in Delft, located near the campus, was a beautiful setting for the workshop Microfluidics & Biotechnology, October 2nd. The program containing subjects as downscaling and transfer processes, continuous micro fermentations, DSM Biotechnology Centre & microfluidics and a tour through the new building with innovative microbioreactors, attracted a variety of participants. Plenty of business cards were handed out!

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Challenges and proposals @ MicroNano 4FutureProfit, 19/06/13




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Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 13:00 - 17:30h, FHI, Leusden

Where do we find the right technology partner?
Pick up the technology for your company's future!

You are invited for the 'MicroNano 4FutureProfit' on Wednesday, June 19th to meet and network with innovation partners, OEMs and development companies. This event is organised in cooperation with NanoNextNL (see Cooperation).

During this afternoon, we aim to close the gap between requests for technology solutions and technology innovation and supply in the fields of microsystem and nano technology. The MinacNed members, all high tech companies and institutes among the fields of lab-on-a-chip, microfluidics, nano instrumentation, MEMS, sensors, deposition technology, nano coatings and more expose themselves, show their new development or products and build innovative leads with their knowledge and expertise. Dutch companies, from high-tech manufacturing industry, OEMs, first tier suppliers and especially the underlying links, who are searching for development capacity and innovation partners, are welcome to this inspiring afternoon.

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New optical microscope makes images with nanoscale resolution

delmic microscopeUsing a newly developed microscope, researchers at the FOM Institute AMOLF, King's College (London) and ICFO (Barcelona) have succeeded in imaging light at the true nanoscale. Normally the resolution of an optical microscope is limited by Abbe's law of diffraction, but the researchers were able to break this limit using a new technique 'angle-dependent cathodoluminescence imaging spectroscopy', which was developed and refined at AMOLF. The researchers used this technique to probe the inside of a photonic crystal and study the confinement of light with a spatial resolution more than ten times smaller than the diffraction limit for light. The angle-resolved cathodoluminescence imaging spectroscopy instrument is being commercialized by the start-up company Delmic, and will appear on the market in the fall of 2012.

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Catalytic processes monitored at nanoscale with tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy

120820105453.raman.resized.200x0Tracking photocatalytic reactions can be done extremely accurate using an AFM microscope, whose needle also serves as a catalyst. For instance, this gives insight in efficient conversion of solar energy into solar fuel. At present, production of solar fuels is not economically viable, mainly due to lack of knowledge of the reaction mechanism. To picture that mechanism, Prof. Bert Weckhuysen and colleagues have developed the technique TERS: ‘tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy’.

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