NWO ENW – XL grant for research into razor-thin magnets


Last July, the Dutch Research Council (NWO) has assigned a large-scale grant to a consortium of physicists of the TU Delft, the University of Groningen and Utrecht University within the Open Competition of the NWO Domain Science (ENW).  The fundamental research project of the consortium will give insight into spectacular, newly-discovered magnets with a thickness of only a few atoms.

Main applicant Toeno van der Sar (Quantum Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology) and co-applicants Yaroslav Blanter and Herre van der Zant will receive three PhD positions and a budget for materials for the research project, with a total sum of about 966.000 euros. The funding instrument is meant to finance curiosity-driven, fundamental research and thus to strengthen and/or expand excellent, challenging and innovative lines of research.

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