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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.