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.
Scientists have presented a new approach in the journal Nature Chemistry, showing that stable and yet very well-ordered molecular single layers can be produced on silicon surfaces - by self-assembly. WWU News
Can we make matter intelligent? This is a question being studied by an interdisciplinary team in Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1459 “Intelligent matter: From responsive to adaptive nanosystems.” WWU News Collaborative Research Centre 1459