Casimir Theses 2006

Kovalev, A.A.: “Electrical and mechanical magnetization torques”, promotores: G.E.W. Bauer, A. Brataas, January 20, 2006.

Casimir PhD Series 2006-02


Tobiska, J.: “Effects and detection of quantum noise”, promotor: Prof.dr. Y.V. Nazarov, January 30, 2006.

Casimir PhD Series 2006-01


Zondervan, R.: “Single-Molecule Dynamics at Variable Temperatures”,
promotor: Prof.dr. M.A.G.J. Orrit, co-promotor: dr. F. Kulzer, March 16, 2006

Casimir PhD Series 2006-03

Cvetkovic, V.: “Quantum Liquid Crystals, promotor: prof.dr. J. Zaanen, March 29, 2006. Casimir PhD Series 2006-04


Keijzer, S. de: “Dynamics of a GPCR studied with single-molecule microscopy”, promotores: Prof.dr. Th. Schmidt, Prof.dr. H.P. Spaink, April 12, 2006


Campagnano, G.: “Electronic scattering and spin statistics in nanostructures”, promotor: Prof.dr. Y.V. Nazarov, May 30, 2006.

Casimir PhD Series 2006-07


Snijders, P.C.: “Electronic instabilities and structural fluctuations in self-assembled atom wires”, Promotores: T.M. Klapwijk, H.H. Weitering, June 8, 2006.

Casimir PhD Series 2006-05


Dam, J.A. van: “Quantum transport in semiconductor nanowires”, promotor: L.P. Kouwenhoven, June 13, 2006.

Casimir PhD Series 2006-06


Sapmaz, S.: “Carbon nanotube quantum dots”, promotores: L.P. Kouwenhoven, H.S.J. van der Zant, June 20, 2006.

Feikema, W.O.: “Photosystem II and Photoinhibition”, promotores: Prof.dr. T.J. Aartsma, Prof.dr. J. Lugtenburg, Prof.dr. A.J. Hoff†, September 7, 2006.


Man, H.T.: “Carbon nanotube-based superconducting and ferromagnetic hybrid systems”, promotores: T.M. Klapwijk, Dr. A.F. Morpurgo, September 12, 2006. Casimir PhD Series 2006-08

Qian, X.: “Scaling, Clusters and Geometry”, promotor: Prof.dr. H.W.J. Blöte, September 14, 2006.

Jinesh, K.B.: “Atomic-Scale Friction: Thermal Effects and Capillary Condensation“, promotor: Prof.dr. W.J.M. Frenken, September 19, 2006.

Lee, P.S.K.: “Quantum Entanglement in Polarization and Space”, promotor: Prof.dr. J.P. Woerdman, October 5, 2006.


Craciun, M.F.: “Alkali-doped metal-phtalocyanine and pentacene compounds”, promotores: T.M. Klapwijk, Dr. A.F. Morpurgo, October 09, 2006.

Casimir PhD Series 2006-09

Djukic, D.: “Simple Molecules as Benchmark Systems for Molecular Electronics”,
promotor: Prof.dr. J.M. van Ruitenbeek, October 25, 2006.

Bobaru, S.C.: “High Pressure STM Studies of Oxidation Catalysis”,
promotor: Prof.dr. J.W.M. Frenken, October 25, 2006.

Wirtz, A.C.: “Optically Probing Structure and Organization”,
promotor: Prof.dr. E.J.J. Groenen, October 26, 2006.

Casimir PhD Series 2006-10

Leeuwen, R.G.H.: “Protein Folding and Translocation”, promotor: Prof.dr. A.M. Dogterom, November 16, 2006.


Michaelis, B.D.: “On dephasing and spin decay in open quantum dots”, promotores: Prof.dr. C. Beenakker, W. van Saarloos, November 16, 2006.

Klaassen, T.: “Imperfect Fabry-Pérot Resonators”, promotor: Prof.dr. J.P. Woerdman, November 23, 2006.

Casimir PhD Series 2006-11

Esole, M.J.: “Fayet Iliopoulos Terms and BPS Cosmic Strings in N=α Supergravity”, promotor: Prof.dr. A. Achúcarro, November 29, 2006.

Blok, H.: “Electron Paramagnetic Resonance and Electron Nuclear Double Resonance Spectroscopy at 275 GHz.”, promotores: Prof.dr. J. Schmidt, Prof.dr. E.J.J. Groenen, November 29, 2006.


Usmani, O.A.: “Strong feedback in nanoelectromechanical systems”, promotor: Prof.dr. G.E.W. Bauer, December 6, 2006. Casimir PhD Series 2006-16


Heersche, H.B.: “Quantum transport in molecular devices and graphene”, promotores: L.P. Kouwenhoven, H.S.J. van der Zant, December 8, 2006. Casimir PhD Series 2006-12

Mares, A.I.: “Search for Shell Effects in Metallic Nanowires”,
promotor: Prof.dr. J.M. van Ruitenbeek, December 13, 2006.

Casimir PhD Series 2006-14


Heyden, F.H.J. van der: “Pressure driven transport in nanofluidic channels”, promotor: Prof.dr. C. Dekker, December 18, 2006.

Casimir PhD Series 2006-13


Besteman, K.: “Charge inversion and DNA condensation by multivalent ions”, promotores: Prof.dr. C. Dekker, Dr. S.G. Lemay, December 19, 2006

Casimir PhD Series 2006-15