Optical Sciences

Biomolecules and nanostructures

The Optical Sciences group studies the interaction of light and matter. Our current focus is on detection and sensing/imaging with an emphasis on the development of integrated photonics. We are part of Twente University's Department of Science and Technology and member of the MESA+ institute.


Nikodem Tomczak - Former Member

Contact Information

Mail:Postbus 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands
Email: n.tomczaktnw.utwente.nl
Phone:+31 53 489 4002

Former Projects

Articles by Nikodem Tomczak

Influence of the length and grafting density of PNIPAM chains on the colloidal and optical properties of quantum dot/PNIPAM assemblies

(abstract) (full pdf)
Oya Tagit, Nikodem Tomczak, Aliakbar Jafarpour, Dominik JaƄczewski, Ming Yong Han, G Julius Vancso and Jennifer L Herek
vol 22 issue 26 p265701 may 17, 2011

Single light emitters in electrospun polymer nanofibers: Effect of local confinement on radiative decay

(abstract) (full pdf)
Nikodem Tomczak, Shuying Gu, Mingyong Han, Niek F. van Hulst, G. Julius Vancso
European Polymer Journal
vol 42 p2205-2210 23 aug 2006

Beaded Electrospun Fibers for Photonic Applications

(full pdf)
Nikodem Tomczak, Niek F. van Hulst, and G. Julius Vancso
vol 38 issue 18 p. 7863-7866 aug 4 2005

Segment Dynamics in Thin Polystyrene Films Probed by Single-Molecule Optics

(full pdf)
Nikodem Tomczak, Renaud A. L. Vallée, Erik M. H. P. van Dijk, Laurens Kuipers, Niek F. van Hulst, and G. Julius Vancso
vol 126 issue 15 p4748-4749 march 25 2004

Nanoscale Hydrophobic Recovery: A Chemical Force Microscopy Study of UV/Ozone-Treated Cross-Linked Poly(dimethylsiloxane)

(abstract) (full pdf)
Henrik Hillborg, Nikodem Tomczak, Attila Olàh, Holger Schönherr, and G. Julius Vancso
vol. 20 issue 3 p785 - p794 3 feb 2004

Probing polymers with single fluorescent molecules

(abstract) (full pdf)
Nikodem Tomczak, Renaud A.L. Vallée, Erik M.H.P. van Dijk, Maria García-Parajó, Laurens Kuipers, Niek F. van Hulst, G. Julius Vancso
European Polymer Journal
vol 40 p1001-1011 20 jan 2004

Effect of solvent on nanoscale polymer heterogeneity and mobility probed by single molecule lifetime fluctuations

(abstract) (full pdf)
Vallee RAL, Tomczak N, Kuipers L, Vancso GJ, van Hulst NF
vol. 384 issues1-3: p5-p8 jan 19 2004

Single molecule lifetime fluctuations reveal segmental dynamics in polymers

(abstract) (full pdf)
Vallee RAL, Tomczak N, Kuipers L, Vancso GJ, van Hulst NF
vol 91 issue 3: art. no. 038301 july 18 2003

Film thickness effects on single molecule optical probing of polymers

Tomczak N, Vallee R, Garcia-Parajo MF, Kuipers L, van Hulst NF, Vancso JG
Polym. Mat.:Sci.Eng.
vol 88 p449-p450 (2003)

Single molecule probing of polymers and supramolecular materials

Vancso GJ, Schonherr H, Zou S, de Jong MR, Huskens J, Tomczak N, Vallee R, van Hulst NF, Reinhoudt DN
vol 88 p230 (2003)

On the role of electromagnetic boundary conditions in single molecule fluorescence lifetime studies of dyes embedded in thin films

(abstract) (full pdf)
Vallee R, Tomczak N, Gersen H, van Dijk EMHP, Garcia-Parajo MF, Vancso GJ, van Hulst NF
vol 348 issue 3-4: p161-p167 NOV 9 2001

Single molecule probing of nanoscale polymer dynamics

R.A.L. Vallee, N. Tomczak, M.F. Garcia-Parajo, G.J. Vancso, N.F. van Hulst
Polymer Preprints
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