Category: Publication

Dancing robots

A publication with experiments by Christian Scholz, then a postdoc at MSS and now at Universität Düsseldorf, appeared in Nature Communications: “Biological organisms and artificial active particles self-organize into swarms and patterns. Open questions concern the design of emergent phenomena

New paper: “Band gap formation and Anderson localization”

A research collaboration with Uni Fribourg (Switzerland) lead to a joint publication in PNAS: “It has been shown recently that disordered dielectrics can support a photonic band gap in the presence of structural correlations. This finding is surprising, because light

Paper on DNA-programmable self-assembly published in ‚Science‘

A research collaboration involving Michael Engel reported the self-assembly of gold nanoparticles of a particular shape with DNA ligands into clathrate colloidal crystals. The work required a combined effort of state-of-the-art synthesis techniques and DEM computer simulations. Clathrate Colloidal Crystals

Two high-impact publications

We are very excited about two new nanoparticle publications in top-level journals, a review article on self-assembly in Chemical Reviews and an upcoming paper about quasicrystals in Nature Materials: “Chemical methods developed over the past two decades enable preparation of

Photonic band gap paper appears in PRL

“We study photonic band gap formation in two-dimensional high-refractive-index disordered materials where the dielectric structure is derived from packing disks in real and reciprocal space. Numerical calculations of the photonic density of states demonstrate the presence of a band gap