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Symmetry & Chirality

We have broad interests in the interaction of optical, electric, and magnetic fields with matter. A particular focus is symmetry breaking & chirality, ranging from the molecular to the nano/micro-scale.  Our research is therefore quite interdisciplinary and currently includes light-matter interactions, absolute asymmetric synthesis, low Reynolds number hydrodynamics, and the fabrication of nano-structured materials. We have observed a number of fundamental effects and have developed new experimental techniques and instruments.

Our work in the news

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Magnetic microswimmers

We have fabricated colloidal propellers that can be navigated in water with micron-level precision, using homogeneous magnetic fields. Click gere to read more and see a few movies..(more..)

 

We have specific interests in:

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Nano-structured surfaces

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Voltage controllable micromagnets

 

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Splitting light

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Measuring nanoradians

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Negative refractive index in non-magnetic media

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Discriminating chiral molecules in NMR

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Chirality in nonlinear optics

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Magneto-optical light deflection

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Ring-resonators

ImagePlasmonics in E & B fields (coming soon)