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CMOS chip projects ultrasound movies

  • 15 September 2020

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, University of Stuttgart and IMS CHIPS develope ultrasound projector on base of a CMOS chip

Scientists of the Micro, Nano and Molecular Systems Lab at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the Institute of Physical Chemistry at the University of Stuttgart have developed a digital chip that can be used to project movies with ultrasound. The researchers report on this in an article in the magazine "Nature Communications". The ultrasound projector is based on a special microchip that was developed and manufactured at the Institut für Mikroelektronik Stuttgart (IMS CHIPS). The chip generates targeted micro bubbles that can be switched on and off digitally (via the chip) in rapid succession. This makes it possible for the first time to protect high-resolution holographic images that change over time.

Peer Fischer Tian Qiu Kai Melde Athanasios Athanassiadis Zhichao Ma Linda Behringer Claudia Daefler


Detecting the handedness of a single nanoparticle

  • 09 September 2020

Nature Communications

Stuttgart, 9. September 2020: Scientists from the Micro, Nano and Molecular Systems Lab at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems have developed a new spectroscopic-microscope, which can be used to observe a single nanoparticle in real time. This enabled the first detection of a nanoparticle’s handedness while it is freely moving in solution. The results of their research paves the way for optical measurements with high detection sensitivities down to single molecules and in samples of ultra-low volumes.

Peer Fischer Jan-Philipp Günther Johannes Sachs Andrew Mark Claudia Daefler


MaxPlanckForschung reports on our work and the acoustic hologram

  • 09 July 2020

Winzige Teilchen mithilfe von Ultraschall zu manipulieren oder gar zu beliebigen Mustern zu arrangieren, das gelingt mit der Methode der akustischen Holografie. Forscher um Peer Fischer vom Stuttgarter Max-Planck-Institut für Intelligente Systeme haben diese Technik erfunden. Nun arbeiten die Physiker schon an deren Anwendung in der Medizin.

Kai Melde Zhichao Ma Peer Fischer


Magnetic nanopropellers deliver genetic material to cells

  • 08 May 2020

An interdisciplinary team of scientists from Stuttgart, Heidelberg, and London developed miniature magnetic nanopropellers that can deliver genetic material to cells. They used a magnetic material that outperforms the strongest known micromagnets, yet is chemically stable, non-toxic and biologically compatible. Such new nanopropellers hold great potential for biomedical applications and minimally invasive surgeries of the future.

Vincent Mauricio Kadiri Kwanghyo Son Hyunah Kwon Gisela Schütz Peer Fischer Linda Behringer


Drops of nanoparticles self-stir and communicate

  • 05 May 2020

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems have discovered a new mechanism of self-organization of active matter. When photochemically active nanoparticles are enclosed at high density within a drop and are exposed to UV light, a self-organized flow pattern emerges by spontaneous symmetry breaking. Furthermore, each drop communicates with neighbouring drops by exchanging chemicals, and coordination of their internal flows occurs – even when far apart.

Dhruv Pratap Singh Peer Fischer Mihail N. Popescu Siegfried Dietrich Linda Behringer


Eunjin Choi wins Athanasiou ABME Student Paper Award

  • 29 April 2020

Eunjin Choi has won the 2020 Athanasiou Student Paper Award for the work, "A High-Fidelity Phantom for the Simulation and Quantitative Evaluation of Transurethral Resection of the Prostate" published in the journal Annals of Biomedical Engineering. The authors of the work are Eunjin Choi, Stefano Palagi, Peer Fischer, Tian Qiu, and collaborators from the University Hospital Freiburg.

EunJin Choi Stefano Palagi Peer Fischer Tian Qiu


Vincent Kadiri selected to join Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

  • 05 March 2020

Vincent Kadiri, PhD student in the Micro Nano and Molecular Systems Lab, has been selected by the Lindau Meeting to participate in the 2020 Meeting of Nobel Laureates, which will be held in June.

Vincent Mauricio Kadiri


Peer Fischer appointed Visiting Professor

  • 03 February 2020

Peer Fischer has been appointed visiting Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea.

Peer Fischer


Zhichao Ma receives Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

  • 21 January 2020

The scientist working in the Micro, Nano, and Molecular Systems Lab at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart will be supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for two years to continue his research on micro- and nano-particles manipulation, on microfluidics and high-frequency ultrasound.

Zhichao Ma Peer Fischer Linda Behringer


Peer Fischer delivers Distinguished Lecture at CeNSE

  • 26 November 2019

Peer delivers the CMTI lecture as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series of the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE), at the Indian Institute of Science.

Peer Fischer