An optical probe that characterizes molecular structure and size
We have designed and are currently optimizing an optical liquid sample cell that simultaneously measures the size and IR/UV/Raman spectrum of molecules/particles in solution: Optical Diffusion-Ordered SpectroscopY. In the case of mixed samples, the optical spectra of the different components are cleanly separated by size. This technique (patent pending) is useful for characterizing solutions of supramolecular complexes, nanoparticles, polymers, amyloids and many other complex systems. The project is financed by an NWO Demonstrator grant.
Location: @Science Park
Breath sensors for pre-symptomatic disease detection We are developing a non-invasive breath sensor for cows, for the early detection of illnesses well before observable symptoms. With automated and continuous monitoring, this would enable timely and precise feed adjustments by farmers to stop sickness progression. The technology is derived from extremely sensitive laser-based techniques enabling the […]
Firefly Quantum is making optical circuits as easy as electonic circuits. In electronics the printed circuit board provides a low-cost, high-performance route to market for custom circuit designs. This essential link between breadboards and integrated circuits is missing for optics. The way optical circuits are built hasn’t significantly changed in 50 years. Students, researchers and […]
Mobile molecular visualization for the future of educators and researchers Molecules are three dimensional, blackboards and projectors are two dimensional. We aim to help educators and researchers visualize molecules in three dimensions by visualizing the structures in VR, all from the convenience of their mobile device.