Collaboration with Heidelberg on electrically driven excition-polaritons in carbon nanotubes makes Nature Materials cover

Our recent paper on electrical pumping of exciton-polaritons in single walled carbon nanotubes has made the cover of the September issue of Nature Materials. Senior PhD students Arko Graf, who is supervised by Prof Jana Zaumseil in Heidelberg and by Malte, and Martin Held in Heidelberg have been the architects of this exciting collaboration between … Read more Collaboration with Heidelberg on electrically driven excition-polaritons in carbon nanotubes makes Nature Materials cover

New microscopy method for reference-free imaging of cellular forces published in Nature Cell Biology

Our work on Elastic Resonator Interference Stress Microscopy (ERISM) has just appeared in Nature Cell Biology. Congratulations to Nils Kronenberg, Philipp Liehm and all others who have developed and tested ERISM. In contrast to existing methods, ERISM uses optical interference in a thin deformable substrate to map the force patterns created by cells. This provides … Read more New microscopy method for reference-free imaging of cellular forces published in Nature Cell Biology

Carpe Lucem: Gatherlab writes for magazine of biochemical society

Members of the GatherLab have authored an article for the December issue of “The Biochemist” – the monthly journal of the biochemical society. The journal’s special Christmas issue themed “Shine a Light” covers various emerging ideas in biophotonics. Our article discusses optogenetics and our work on optogenetic stimulation using organic LEDs. Find all articles of the … Read more Carpe Lucem: Gatherlab writes for magazine of biochemical society

Nanotubes made of carbon allow mixing infrared light and matter

In collaboration with the team of Prof Jana Zaumseil at University of Heidelberg in Germany, Arko Graf has shown that one can use highly purified semiconducting carbon nanotubes to form mixed light-matter particles at near infrared wavelengths. Arko is co-advised by Jana and Malte. The results were published in Nature Communications. Find the original study here, … Read more Nanotubes made of carbon allow mixing infrared light and matter