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Laser control over crystal nucleation

Project description

Exotic light and matter interactions enhance control over crystallisation

Crystals can have all kinds of constituents. Ionic ones make up crystals of salt, molecular ones crystals of sugar and of course all kinds of atoms, molecules, and even peptides and more are crystallised in labs around the world. Controlling the nucleation event that initiates the crystallisation process and creates a small nucleus on which the crystal grows is fundamental to the outcome. The EU-funded CONTROL project will develop the experimental and theoretical foundations to exploit optical tweezers and other exotic light-matter interactions for unprecedented control over the crystals formed. Commercialisation of the novel platform is part of the plan to unleash a new period of innovation supported by controlled crystallisation.

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-ADG
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Host institution

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 488 162

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 2 488 162
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments