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12.00 pm, Seminar Room on the 1st Floor

Plasmonic Metal Oxide Nanocrystals

Prof. Delia J. Milliron (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)

Wide bandgap semiconductors such as metal oxides can be rendered plasmonic by doping to introduce exogenous free carriers. In the past few years, a number of doped metal oxides (i.e., transparent conducting oxides) have been prepared as colloidal nanocrystals...

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12.00 pm, Seminar Room on the 1st Floor

To Be Announced

Dr. Igal Szleifer (Northwestern University, USA)


12.00 pm, Seminar Room on the 1st Floor

Atomic force microscopy: What we can learn from prodding biomolecules

Dr. Bart Hoogenboom (University College London, UK)

Life depends on intricate machinery that operates at the molecular level. I will show several examples on how we use atomic force microscopy (AFM) to prod and visualise this machinery at ~1 nm spatial resolution. This includes resolving variations of the Watson-Crick double helix structure in single DNA molecules; real-time imaging of membrane attack by bacterial toxins; and measuring and understanding the nanomechanics of polymers that determine transport into and out of the cell nucleus.


12.00 pm, Seminar Room on the 1st Floor

To Be Announced

Dr. Tobias Weidner (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany)