University of Copenhagen Nano-Science Center
The Nano-Science Center is a center at the University of Copenhagen dedicated to the teaching and research of nanotechnology.
The Nano-Science Center was inaugurated in 2001 in a cooperation between the Niels Bohr Institute (physics) and the Department of Chemistry. It houses in the D building of the H. C. Ørsted institute.
The current chairman is professor Bo Wegge Laursen.
A new undergraduate program (3 years ending with a B.Sc. in nanotechnology) admitted the first students in September 2002, currently admitting about 60 students per year. Graduates are expected to continue to get a M.Sc. within a subfield of nanotechnology.
Current research includes theoretical and experimental nanophysics, synchrotron x-ray scattering, supramolecular surface chemistry, organic synthesis, biophysics, nanocontainers, molecular electronic properties and molecular biology.
Nanoflake has been discovered in the Center. It is a perfect crystalline structure that also absorbs all light. Nanoflakes have the potential to convert up to 30 per cent of the solar energy into electricity, which is similar to present day solar cells. It can reduce the solar cell production costs because it uses less of the expensive semiconducting silicon in the process, due to the use of nanotechnology.
- "Nano-flake structure boosts solar cell performance - Eco-innovation Action Plan - European Commission". ec.europa.eu. Retrieved 21 October 2019.