Author: Michael Engel

The following Saturday, Oct 19, 2019, 18h–1h, in the foyer of IZNF (Cauerstraße 3) our lab will participate at Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften, an established form of public relations activity in Germany. We will present our work in form of …

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Michael Engel attended the 50 year celebration of CECAM in Lausanne, Switzerland. CECAM (Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire) is the longest standing European Institute for the promotion of fundamental research on advanced computational methods and their application to …

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Our joint work with Nicolas Vogel and Erdmann Spiecker advanced the understanding of the structure, defect accumulation and thermodynamics of colloidal clusters on and off magic numbers and was awarded this month’s cover for ACS Nano. Congratulations Junwei and Chrameh! …

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Some pictures from the 2019 group hike to several caves near Muggendorf in the Franconian Switzerland.

Fractional crystallization is crystal formation out of chemical mixtures or solutions. In this process, the growing crystal typically has a different composition than the fluid. This makes fractional crystallization an important method for separating or purifying substances based on differences …

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After two years of construction and several more years of planning, the new Interdisciplinary Center for Nanostructured Films (IZNF) is now ready for research groups. Our group moved in today! The new lab is in the heart of the Technical …

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Congratulations to Nydia Varela for the first prize in the annual MAP poster contest with a poster on effect of polydispersity on structure formation!

In a joint collaboration combining experiment (synthesis and self-assembly), analysis (electron microscopy including tomography), and simulation (molecular dynamics and free energy calculations), a team from FAU involving Junwei Wang and Chrameh Mbah reported magic number colloidal clusters: “Clusters in systems …

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A paper involving Michael Engel with coauthors Joshua Anderson and Sharon Glotzer from University of Michigan, Masaharu Isobe from Nagoya Institute of Technology, Etienne Bernard then from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Werner Krauth from École Normale Supérieure has been …

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Several members of the lab traveled to present and promote their newest research results at conferences throughout Germany: Praveen Bommineni, Chrameh Fru Mbah, Marco Klement, Junwei Wang, Nydia Varela presented posters and Alberto Leonardi, Michael Engel presented talks at the “Particle-Based Materials Symposium” (PBM) at …

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