Below you find the complete list of Tier-1-projects since the start of the regular project application programme.

68 Projects found Physics

Discovering the temperature dependence of charged defect concentrations in Ge using HSE06

Date: 01.12.2017
  • Promotor(s): Michael Sluydts
  • Institution(s): UGent
  • Domain(s): Technology , Physics

Benchmarking elastic properties of a metal-organic framework

Date: 01.12.2017
  • Promotor(s): Jelle Wieme
  • Institution(s): UGent
  • Domain(s): Technology , Physics
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are a class of nanoporous, crystalline materials consisting of inorganic moieties connected through organic linkers. Their diversity in chemical and physical properties, combined with the possibility to rationally design and synthesize them, makes MOFs a class of materials with many potential applications. A subclass of these materials - also known as flexible MOFs - displays a large flexibility when applying different thermodynamic stimuli such as temperature, pressure and guests. In this project, we will investigate the flexibility of a MOF and the sensitivity of these predictions on the applied methods.

Simulating oxygen transport through membranes at various temperatures

Date: 01.12.2017
  • Promotor(s): Oriana De Vos
  • Institution(s): UGent
  • Domain(s): Biology , Physics
Membranes are found in every cell and organelle. Oxygen must be transported through the membrane in order to supply energy to that cell/organelle. But how does oxygen diffuse through the membrane? Does the presence of ordered rafts in membranes influence this process? This project aims to investigate these questions through simulations of three model membranes with varying degree of lipid saturation, and hence varying degree of ordering. The effect of temperature will be investigated by comparing oxygen diffusion at room temperature and body temperature, which will help towards the understanding of oxygen transport in ordered rafts.

Understanding the high-pressure behavior of a flexible nanoporous material

Date: 01.07.2017
  • Promotor(s): Jelle Wieme
  • Institution(s): UGent
  • Domain(s): Technology , Physics
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are a class of nanoporous, crystalline materials consisting of inorganic moieties connected through organic linkers. Their diversity in chemical and physical properties, combined with the possibility to rationally design and synthesize them, makes MOFs a class of materials with many potential applications. A subclass of these materials – also known as flexible MOFs – displays a large flexibility when applying different thermodynamic stimuli such as temperature, pressure and guests. In this project, we will investigate such flexible MOFs and elucidate their experimentally observed behavior by performing simulations at the atomistic scale.

Electronic properties of 2D nitrogen-containing Covalent organic Frameworks from First-Principles Simulations

Date: 01.07.2017
  • Promotor(s): Arthur De Vos
  • Institution(s): UGent
  • Domain(s): Physics
Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs) are a class of crystalline materials, which consist solely of organic building units. Their potential within catalysis is largely unexplored to date. COFs may be constructed in a versatile way, by varying the building units, the topology and by postfunctionalization with active metal complexes. Their intriguing electronic structure yields them very promising host materials for photocatalytic applications. In this proposal the electronic properties of 2D covalent COFs will be studied with the aim to electronically engineer the COF scaffolds towards applications in photocatalysis. The results of this research should improve substantially rational design of COFs with improved photocatalytic behavior.