Tuning the Permeability of Dense Membranes

Permeability is one of the most fundamental transport properties in soft matter physics, material engineering, and nanofluidics. Here, we report how the permeability can be massively tuned, even minimized or maximized, by tailoring the potential energy landscape for the diffusing … Read More

Droplet spread of infections

The 9th Institute colloquium was given by Matej Kanduč from the Biophysics group: A large number of infectious diseases are transmitted via large droplets and by airborne routes. How far these droplets can move, how rapidly and strongly they deposit … Read More

Bronze-mean hexagonal quasicrystal

The most striking feature of conventional quasicrystals is their non-traditional symmetry characterized by icosahedral, dodecagonal, decagonal or octagonal axes. The symmetry and the aperiodicity of these materials stem from an irrational ratio of two or more length scales controlling their … Read More