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Four disciplines united under a single roof

Researchers at the Center for Soft Nanoscience (SoN) prepare synthetic materials based on biological models such as addressable nanocontainers or materials that switch their function in response to an external trigger. Besides these fundamental investigations, the high-precision tools required to make and analyze these nanomaterials are developed at the SoN.

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New research group on Polymer and Colloid Science

SoN Scientist Interview Series
Soft Matter
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"I am currently leading an Emmy Noether Group that will start full swing in the SoN in June 2020. Our group specializes in functional soft matter nanostructures made from polymers and colloids..."
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Controlling cell behavior and delivering drugs locally

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Andisheh Motealleh
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“I work on the generation of functional nanobiomaterials, local drug delivery, and 3D bioprinting for biomedical engineering applications such as drug delivery systems, direct injectable biomaterial and tissue engineering."
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Innovative dyes for keeping produce fresh

Hussaini Majiya
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Hussaini Majiya is a guest scientist at the Center for Soft Nanoscience (SoN), where he is collaborating with Dr. Anzehla Galstyan. They are investigating possible solutions for keeping produce fresh in Sub-Saharan Africa and have generated some exciting results.
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Quantum technologies: New insights into superconducting processes

Energiequantisierung In Hochtemperatur-supraleitern
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Researchers at the SoN and Jülich demonstrate for the first time energy quantization in nanowires made of high-temperature superconductors- where the temperature is brought to the level below which quantum mechanical effects predominate. The results are published in the journal "Nature Communications."
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