28.11.2010 - Funding for the cleanroom from Fabrikant Mads Clausens Fond

In October 2010, NanoSYD received a grant of DKR 319,275.00 from Fabrikant Mads Clausens Fond for the cleanroom at The Mads Clausen Institute. The funding was given for purchase of a spectroscopic ellipsometer, which e.g. can be used for investigating ultra thinfilms used in e.g. organic solar cells.

Contact: Jakob Kjelstrup-Hansen,, phine +45 6550 1685

10.06.2010 - New INTERREG 4A grant for project on nanoparticles in food

With University of Applied Sciences Flensburg as leadpartner, University of Southern Denmark received a new grant from the INTERREG 4A programme for a project which aims at increasing the awareness of nanoparticles in food.
All in all 7 new grants were given to Danish-German projects in the border region. Besides University of Applied Sciences in Flensburg and NanoSYD, University of Southern Denmark Odense and Lebensmittelinstitut KIN e.V. Neumünter take part in the project, which also shall increase food safety anf thus the quality of life north and south of the Danish-German border.

09.04.2010 - Cleanroom raises research to new heights

On March 20, the newspaper 'Der Nordschleswiger' published an article about NanoSYD's research in OLEDs (organic light emitting diodes). Below you find a translation of the Dansih short version of the article. To read the German article, click on the link at the bottom of the page.

Researchers from The Mads Clausen Institute in Sønderborg are working on a second generation of flat screens, which are a 1000 times better than present ones.

Ultrathin and super flexible TV screens, which, e.g. can be built into clothes or which you can roll up like a blind. All this is possible thanks to organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) whose molecules emit such strong light that one can achieve a screen depth of a few millimetres.
Through a couple of years, researchers from University of Southern Denmark in Sønderborg investigated functional organic materials and platforms – and they now focus on the next generation of super flat screens.

1000 times better than present screens
In the clean room at NanoSYD, professor Horst-Günter Rubahn and assistant professor Jakob Kjelstrup-Hansen are working on a new OLED technology called OLEFET. With this method, a screen with a resolution a thousand times better than present screens can be produced. The new method is about organic molecules, which normally are unable to emit electrically induced light, now forming tiny crystals (so-called nano crystals or nano fibres) which can emit light. In future screens, these nano fibres can then function as small active pixels in different colours.

Clean room for researchers and local companies
The technique requires a special environment. The air has to be totally clean, and humidity and temperature have to be precisely balanced. Thus, a clean room is crucial for both researchers and the local companies working with technologies of this kind which is why NanoSYD provides access to the clean room for interested companies.

Read the German newspaper article (Der Nordschleswiger, March 20 2010)
A corresponding article was published in Flensburger Tageblatt on March 23, 2010.
Contact: Professor Horst-Günter Rubahn: Adjunkt Jakob Kjelstrup-Hansen: