Active Matter Research
In particular my research involves:
- nano and micro machines
- self-assembled active matter
- microcavities and small forces
News & Events
Presentation by Falko Schmidt on "Self-organisation of colloidal systems in the presence of fluctuations" at Erice, IT
Falko Schmidt is presenting the latest research findings on self-organized colloidal system using critical phenomena and light at the Artifical and living matter workshop in Erice Italy. The workshop takes places between the 26th of June and 1st of Ju...
A new preprint of our latest work on "Tunable critical Casimir forces counteract Casimir-Lifshitz attraction" has just been published on arXiv. Link to article: https://activematter.owlstown.net/publications/7429
Falko Schmidt wins together with Agnese Callegari the best Poster prize at the WE-Heraeus-Seminar on fluctuation-induced forces for there joint work on QED Casimir vs. critical Casimir forces. Falko Schmidt presented the experimental part of this work...
Optical tweezers are used to induce rotational motion of nanoparticles and microparticles effectively creating miniaturised versions of macroscopic engines.
Under light illumination a suspension of binary colloids self-assembles into active hierarchical superstructures providing insights into the formation process of biological systems.
Optical microcavities allow the study of light-matter interactions enabling sensitive measurements of small forces.
Falko Schmidt, Agnese Callegari, Abdallah Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Battulga Munkhbat, Ruggero Verre, Timur Shegai, Mikael Käll, Hartmut Löwen, Andrea Gambassi, Giovanni Volpe
arXiv, 2202.10926, 2022
Hartmut Löwen, Jens Grauer, Falko Schmidt, Benno Liebchen
Physik in unserer Zeit, vol. 53(1), 2022, pp. 9-10
Jens Grauer*, Falko Schmidt*, Jesùs Pineda, Benjamin Midtvedt, Hartmut Löwen, Giovanni Volpe, Benno Liebchen
Nature communications, vol. 12(1), 2021, pp. 1--8. *contributed equally