Behind the Scenes at AMOLF & ARCNL

Lukas Helmbrecht at AMOLF

The developments in the field of nanotechnology and new materials are going fast. New insights  for several applications are gained often. We like to give you a sneak peek into this extraordinary world that will change our lives and the future in many ways!

We would like to invite you to the Behind the Scenes tour on Thursday April 6, completely dedicated to the new developments in the fields of new materials and nanotechnology. A unique opportunity to take a look behind the scenes at two internationally renowned research institutions in the Amsterdam Science Park.

This edition is organized by AMOLF (national research institute for the physics of functional complex matter) and ARCNL (Advanced Research Center for Nanolithography), where the researchers will guide you through their labs.

Hybrid Solar Cells lab at AMOLF

Self-organizing matter
At AMOLF, three researchers will show us:
- how they build microscale structures using mineralization processes;
- how the interaction between living cells and their environment is being studied with microscopy;
- why the research of hybrid solar cells leads to cheaper and more efficient solar cells. 

EUV light
At ARCNL, two labs will be visited. The Nanophotochemistry lab focuses on the question: what happens in materials immediately after the absorption of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light? In the Atomic Plasma Processes lab you will learn how EUV light is actually made and what challenges it entails. 


The program in short:

15.00 - 15.10 Opening Leo le Duc, director Amsterdam Science Park
15.10 - 15.15 Welcome Paula van Tijn (AMOLF)
15.15 - 16.00 Visit labs AMOLF
16.00 - 16.15 To ARCNL + introduction
16.15 - 16.45 Visits labs ARCNL
16.45 - 18.00 Drinks at Maslow café 


It promises to be a very interesting and informative afternoon and we hope to welcome you. You can register here. Please note: there are a limited number of places available. 

More information about the program can be found here