Several publications accepted!

What a New Year present! Three papers were accepted for publication within two weeks, and two more submitted. Two manuscripts deal with the use of super-resolution localization microscopy to characterize nanoscale materials, whereas three manuscripts describe novel plasmonic sensors for DNA, protein, and enzymes. Thanks to all authors and collaborators for a great effort, you […]

Dutch Design Week

The ITN SuperCol (a European consortium coordinated by Peter Zijlstra) contributes to an exhibition themed ‘Sensing the Invisible’ in a joint exhibit with students and researchers of the ITN Consense, the international student competition SensUs, and the research group Molecular Plasmonics of SuperCol coordinator Dr Peter Zijlstra. The exhibit shows the future of biosensors and […]

Special issue in J. Chem. Phys.

Peter served as an editor of a special issue in JCP called “The Ever-Expanding Optics of Single-Molecules and Nanoparticles”. The issue highlights recent advances in single-molecule optics that stemmed from the pioneering work of, amongst others, Prof. Michel Orrit (who will formally retire in 2022). Other guest editors are Haw Yang, Frank Cichos, and Ted […]

NWO OTP grant awarded!

Received a grant to develop the next generation of water sensors together with industry The increasing population results in increasing contamination of the environment, notably water. This not only affects animal life, but may also threaten the supply of clean drinking water in the future. Monitoring of water quality at water treatment facilities and in […]

PhD vacancy available

We are excited to announce that a PhD vacancy is available for application at the molecular plasmonics group in Eindhoven University of Technology. PhD position on single-molecule plasmon sensing The PhD student will develop single-molecule and continuous biosensing principles based on plasmonic nanoparticles and optical detection methods. The project involves the design of plasmonic sensing […]

Researcher vacancies available

We are happy to announce that we are currently hiring 3 scientists to join our team! We are constantly seeking to use our fantastic molecular plasmonics tools to answer intriguing biophysical questions. If you are an enthusiastic individual that shares our vision, please don’t hesitate to apply for the following positions: PhD position on protein-nanoparticle […]

Research paper published in JPC Letters

DOI: doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c00155 Yuyang Wang, Matěj Horáček, and Peter Zijlstra Plasmon resonances have appeared as a promising method to boost the fluorescence intensity of single emitters. However, because research has focused on the enhancement at low excitation intensity, little is known about plasmon–fluorophore coupling near the point where the dye saturates. Here we study plasmon-enhanced fluorescence […]