Kickoff of € 6.3 million research programme
Today the official kickoff of a € 6.3 million inkjet research programme took place at Océ headquarters in Venlo, the Netherlands. The resulting knowledge will be used to develop future generations of Océ printers. The results can also be used in the jetting of materials other than ink. High-speed jetting technology has the potential to be applied in digital manufacturing techniques and revolutionize the way we make things.
Almost 500 researchers in the field of molecular and cellular biophysics and microscopy will meet up on 3 and 4 October during the conference 'DutchBiophysics 2016' in Veldhoven. For the plenary sessions national and international experts from the discipline have been invited, including keynote speaker Dr Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz from the American National Institutes of Health (NIH).
A team of researchers from FOM Institute AMOLF and Eindhoven University of Technology have developed both a theory and an experimental method that provide the first detailed demonstration of how a nanoscale solar cell works. This had proved challenging until now due to the exceptionally small size of these solar cells. This new method has brought implementation of nanotechnology in the production of sustainable energy a step closer. The researchers published their results on 12 September 2016 in an article in Nature Nanotechnology.