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Stefani, D. (author)
This dissertation concerns transport measurements in single-molecule junctions using the mechanically controlled break junction (MCBJ) technique. It describes various aspects that play a role in charge transport through single molecules, in order to develop the necessary knowledge to ultimately develop electronic devices based on intrinsic...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Yanai, S. (author)
In this thesis, the microwave detection of mechanically compliant objects is investigated. This starts with a system of a suspended metal drum capacitively coupled to a high impedance microstrip resonator. The mechanical non-linear dissipation of the drums is studied. Next, a suspended nanowire coupled to a CPW resonator is studied. With an...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Koole, M. (author)
doctoral thesis 2017
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Didden, A.P. (author)
Reducing particle size or material structure size to nanometer scale can make the material properties, such as light absorption and electronic structure, change compared to the same materials at normal scale. This gives them properties that can make them suitable for the development of highly efficient and improved micro-electronics, sensor...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Frisenda, R. (author)
In this dissertation, charge-transport through individual organic molecules is investigated. The single molecules are contacted with two-terminal mechanically controllable break junction gold electrodes and their electrical and mechanical behavior studied at room and low temperature.
doctoral thesis 2016
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Wu, F. (author)
One of the most basic features that pervade biology is the existence of boundaries that separate living cells from their outer environments. Molecules responsible for the internal organization of a living cell must adapt to its boundaries, as the cell grows, divides, and changes in shape and size. In this thesis, we aim to understand how...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Zhang, Y. (author)
This thesis addresses the feasibility of a new nanotechnology, direct metal nanoimprinting. The main aim of this work is to investigate, by means of computer simulations, the possibility to create reproducible patterns in a metal layer by plastically deforming it with a rigid template.
doctoral thesis 2014
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Goossens, A.M. (author)
In this thesis we investigate the fundamental properties of electronic transport in bilayer graphene. We do this by confining electrons to narrow constrictions and small islands. Our key result is the fabrication and measurement of nanoscale devices that permit confinement with electric fields in bilayer graphene for the first time on a...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Hennart, S.L.A. (author)
This thesis describes how the activity of a preservative product used in food coatings can be optimized. This project is partly sponsored by the European Marie Curie Framework projects as part of the BioPowders research training network. DSM Food Specialties hosts and co finances this project. The research project focuses on food coating such as...
doctoral thesis 2011
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Heller, I. (author)
This thesis describes the experimental study of devices based on single carbon nanotubes in the context of (bio)sensing in aqueous solutions. Carbon nanotubes are cylindrical molecules of sp2- carbon, about one nanometer in diameter and typically several micrometers long, which have semiconducting or metallic electronic properties. Nanotube...
doctoral thesis 2009
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Van den Heuvel, M.G.L. (author)
This thesis describes experimental work at the interface of nanotechnology and biology. We combine fabrication techniques from nanotechnology with motor proteins from the biological cell. Motor proteins are fascinating protein complexes with nanometer dimensions that are involved in force generation and motion inside cells. One intriguing...
doctoral thesis 2007
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Han, J. (author)
The progress in CMOS technology has entered the sub-micron realm, and the technology will approach its limits within about 15 years. Already various novel information processing devices, based on quantum mechanical effects at the nanometer scale, have been widely investigated and some have been successfully demonstrated at the circuit level....
doctoral thesis 2004
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Zwijnenburg, A.M. (author)
Traditionally compounds in crystal chemistry are described in terms of their composition and geometry (i.e. bond lengths and angles). While this geometrical description is powerful, it has an intrinsic weakness in that it is hard to describe structures in terms of features (e.g. pores) important to their application in the chemical industry (e.g...
doctoral thesis 2004
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Storm, A.J. (author)
This thesis describes the fabrication and use of nanostructures to study the physical properties of individual DNA molecules. We report DNA translocation experiments through solid-state nanopores with a diameter of about 10 nm. DNA ranging in length from 2000 to 48000 base pairs was detected and we find that the translocation time scales as a...
doctoral thesis 2004
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Janssen, J.W. (author)
Carbon nanotubes are small cylindrical molecules with a typical diameter of 1 nm and lengths of up to micrometers. These intriguing molecules exhibit, depending on the exact atomic structure, either semiconducting or metallic behavior. This makes them ideal candidates for possible future molecular electronics. In this thesis Janssen describes...
doctoral thesis 2001
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Postma, H.W.Ch. (author)
In this thesis Postma presents transport experiments performed on individual single-wall carbon nanotubes. Carbon nanotubes are molecules entirely made of carbon atoms. The electronic properties are determined by the exact symmetry of the nanotube lattice, resulting in either metallic or semiconducting behaviour. Due to their small diameter,...
doctoral thesis 2001
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