The Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM) is an interdisciplinary research institute in chemistry and physics at the Radboud University Nijmegen. Its mission is to fundamentally understand, design and control the functioning of molecules and materials. The institute is a centre of excellence that trains the next generation of leaders in science and entrepreneurship. The main research themes of the IMM are: - Structure and Dynamics of Molecules. This research theme focuses on the constellation and motion of the atoms within molecules, molecular complexes, molecular and atomic collisions, and even chemical reactions. - Molecular Life-like Systems. This research theme involves the design, synthesis and characterization of molecules and molecular assemblies in order to elucidate structure and function of natural systems. - Quantum Matter. This theme focuses on the study of properties of matter dominated by interactions between quantum particles, quantum coherence and quantum correlations and topology. - Nanostructured Materials This research theme involves the design, growth, synthesis, and characterization of materials in which the properties partly stem from their nanoscale dimensions with the aim to explore novel property-function relationships.
Located within the IMM: Nanolab: http://www.ru.nl/nanolab/ HFML: http://www.hfml.ru.nl/ FELIX Facility http://www.ru.nl/flare Goudsmit Pavilion http://www.ru.nl/physchem
Scientific Advisory Board: prof. dr. H.J. Freund (Fritz-Haber-Institut der MPG, Berlin) prof. dr. J. Kirschner (Max Planck Institut für Mikrostrukturphysik, Halle/Saale) prof. dr. F. de Schryver (University of Leuven) dr. G.L.J.A. Rikken (Lab. National des Champs Magnétiques Pulsés, Toulouse) prof. dr. R. Raval(University of Liverpool)
(Other departments may refer to researchers and projects as well.)