The first panels of a cartoon I drew for Physics Magazine (APS) about a new theory developed by the group of Jacques Laskar.

Click on the link below to see the full story and find out why our solar system is stable despite its chaotic nature.

A representation of catalysis in MINT condition. Macrocycles are mechanically interlocked to carbon nanotubes, thus regulating their catalytic activity.

Inspired by the work of Emilio M. Perez (imdea).

New cover out! Read about how stability is increased by using a novel hole transport material that forms a compact and adherent layer, thus acting as shield against moisture.
Super interesting work by the group of Paola Vivo at @tampereuni.

Here the link to the paper:

A trip through the different stages of (MAPI): from crystalline solid to the molecules forming the solution.

Representation of core-shell lanthanide doped for (UCNPs) capped with oleic acid.
UCNPs can absorb two or more low energy and convert them into one photon with higher energy, which is then emitted. As-prepared UCNPs are usually capped with hydrophobic oleic acid to prevent aggregation with other nanoparticles and to control their growth.
They are of particular interest for bio-imaging, bio-sensing and nanomedicine, but also for photovoltaic applications.

According to the position of in an cannot just be simply described by particles rotating around the . Their location is indeed given by a function called , which calculates where it is more probable to find electrons of a specific energetic level. Different orbitals are identified by letters (s,p, d and f) and generally visually represented in a simplistic way by β€œclouds” of a specific shape: the simplest - s - is a sphere, p is a sort of dumbbell, and d and f orbitals have more complicated shapes.

Here I represented the Li, C and Si atoms with their orbitals, where s orbitals are in blue and p orbitals in orange/yellow.

I’m very excited to announce that I am now officially a freelance scientific illustrator!

Check out my website at and let me help you transform your into eye-catching !

Also new Instagram page:

A is a polar membrane that acts as barrier around cells, protecting them but also making sure ions, proteins and other molecules don't diffuse in areas where they shouldn't be. How cool is ?

Happy Christmas time everyone! πŸŽ„

And I'll take the chance for thanking Joseph Manion from CG Figures and Verena Resch from Luminous Lab: your tutorials are awesome and an incredible help!

The group from Esther Alarcon Llado at @_amolf works on for applications. This figure was inspired by one of the first works from the group, where Cu was grown on Au through ( On the bottom a more colorful reinterpretation :) Which one do you like more?

Had really fun designing this Tetris inspired cover! tBP helps building the structure by slowing down the crystallization process.

Full paper here:

Characterization of the precursor chemistry through synchrotron based techniques. An interesting insight into the christallization process! Great work Dr. Marion Flatken! It was a pleasure to work on this cover :)

Projects developed with Antonio Abate at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin. Here the links to papers and thesis

I made this graphical abstract (or TOC) for a very interesting work performed by Dr. Carolin Rehermann in Eva Unger's Group at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin.

A TOC is the first impact of the reader with a paper: it should attract the attention but also be simple and convey the paper's message. Can you grasp it here?

Check out the work at
And contact me if you would like help with the TOC of your paper ;)

Hello people! Happy to join the Mastodon community! I'm Laura, I'm a scientist and a designer πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ”¬πŸŽ¨ Every scientific result is a story to tell and I love to be the scientists' voice by transforming complex concepts into engaging visuals :)

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