Leuven Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Center
From Discovery to Technology
The Leuven Nanocenter brings the research and development activities of the K.U. Leuven in the areas of Nanosciences and Nanotechnology together. The center is formed by groups from different departments and faculties and disposes of the broadest range of materials and tools for Nanosciences and Nanotechnology available in Flanders. Our mission is to strengthen the interdisciplinary research and development activities by implementing around specific themes the complete innovation chain starting from fundamental knowledge and scientific discoveries towards the implementation of practical solutions and complete systems. Read more ...
- 2011 Taiwan Nano, October 5-7 2011, Taipei, Taiwan
- Graphene 2012, April 10-13 2012, Brussels, Belgium
- Workshop on biomaterials and their interactions with biological and model membranes, 19-23 September 2011, Salou, Spain
- Meta 12, International conference on Metamaterials, photonic crystals and plasmonics. 19-22 April 2012, Paris, France
- 1st EOS Topical Meeting on Micro- and Nano-Optoelectronic Systems, December 7-9 2011, Bremen, Germany
- ICMON 2011 : International Conference on Microelectronics, Optoelectronics, and Nanoelectronics\, November 28-30, 2011, Venice, Italy
- Transparent electrode : What else after ITO? State of the art and future prospects, 21 November 2011, Paris, France
- TNT Trends in Nanotechnology, November 21-25, 2011 Tenerife, Spain
- GISAXS 2011. October 10 - October 12, 2011 at DESY Hamburg, Germany
- Metamaterials '2011: The Fifth International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics, 10-15 October 2011, Barcelona, Spain
- HAXPES 2011 4th International workshop on Hard XPS, 14-16 September 2011, Hamburg, Germany
- Nano and Giga Challenges in Electronics, Photonics and Renewable Energy, September 12-16 2011, Moscow, Russia
- International Symposium on Advanced Complex Inorganic Nanomaterials, September 11-14 2011, Namur, Belgium
All | Nanomagnetism | Superconductivity and fluxonics | Photonics and Photophysics | Electronics and Semiconductors | Catalysis and Reactors | NEMS and Precision Engineering | Nano-Materials | NanoBioSystems
- Low-Temperature, Highly Efficient Growth of Carbon Nanotubes on Functional Materials by an Oxidative Dehydrogenation Reaction
Posted by Jin Won Seo
In many applications like photovoltaics, fuel cells, batteries, or interconnects in integrated circuits carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have the role of charge transport electrodes. The building of such devices requires an in situ growth of CNTs at temperatures where the structure or chemical composition of the functional materials is unaltered. We report that in a chemical vapor deposition process involv
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- Structural and electrical properties of fully strained (In,Ga)As field effect transistors with in situ deposited gate stacks
Posted by Jean-Pierre Locquet
Metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors MOSFETs were fabricated with amorphous Al2O3 and HfO2 / SiOx – Si gate stacks, grown by molecular beam deposition. As and In oxides were observed at the Al2O3/In0.17Ga0.83As interface, whereas no oxides were detected on the Si-passivated In0.17Ga0.83As surface after HfO2 deposition. Traces of As were found in both gate stacks.
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- Transition from turbulent to nearly laminar vortex flow in superconductors with periodic pinning
Posted by Victor Moshchalkov
We revisit the vortex dynamics in Al thin films containing an artificial periodic array of antidots by means of electrical transport measurements. We clearly identify a turbulent to laminarlike vortex flow transition which manifests itself as a negative differential resistivity.
- One building block, two different supramolecular surface-confined patterns: concentration in control at the liquid-solid interface
Posted by Steven De Feyter
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2008, 47, 2964-2968. The 2D pattern formed by physisorbed dehydrobenzoannulene molecules on a graphite surface depends on their concentrationin solution. The concentration dependence is directly related to the difference in stability between the linear and the honeycomb polymorphs and their respective molecular densities.
- The Cu7Sc Cluster is a Stable s-Aromatic Seven-Membered Ring
Posted by Peter Lievens
Density functional theory calculations demonstrate that the global minimum of the Cu7Sc potential energy surface is a seven-membered ring of copper atoms with scandium in its center, yielding a planar D7h structure. Nucleus-independent chemical shifts [NICS(1)zz and NICS(2)zz] show that this cluster has aromatic character, which is consistent with the number of 4s electrons of copper and scandium
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- Synthesis and catalytic activity of Ti-MCM-41 nanoparticles
Posted by Paolo Pescarmona
Ti-MCM-41 nanoparticles 80–160 nm in diameter (Ti-MCM-41 NP) were successfully prepared by a dilute solution route in sodium hydroxide medium at ambient temperature. Ti-MCM-41 NP were characterized by X-ray diffraction, nitrogen adsorption/desorption isotherms, SEM, TEM, FT-IR, and UV–vis spectroscopy. The characterization results showed the existence of highly ordered hexagonal mesoporous structu
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