Great success for cutting-edge research: Kiel University receives new collaborative research centre
Research into highly sensitive magnetic field sensors has been the focus of nano research at Kiel University for a number of years. On Wednesday, 25 May, the...27.05.2016 | Read more
Ralf Preu and Jan Nekarda Receive 2016 Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize
Photovoltaics and wind energy are major building blocks in the energy transformation, which is one of the biggest challenges society faces in the coming...11.05.2016 | Read more
Five Frankfurt physicists receive the Helmholtz Award with an endowment of Euro 20,000.
This year the most important award in the field of metrology, the science of making precise measurements, was awarded to a team of five Frankfurt atomic...09.05.2016 | Read more
The Innovation Award Laser Technology 2016, initiated by the associations Arbeitskreis Lasertechnik e.V. and the European Laser Institute ELI and provided with 10 000 € prize money, has been conferred to Dr. Ir. Armand Pruijmboom, General Manager of Philips GmbH Photonics Aachen on 27th April 2016 in Aachen´s town hall. Dr. Ir. Armand Pruijmboom and his team have got the first place in the open prize competition with the innovation VCSEL arrays: A novel high-power laser technology for “digital thermal processing".
The jury composed by ten international experts has selected 3 outstanding finalists among the 15 submitted applications. In the historical ambience of the...28.04.2016 | Read more
Prof. Dr. Martin Möller and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Wessling from the DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials and the RWTH Aachen University both receive an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). The European Research Council uses its Advanced Grants to financially support outstanding, well-established scientists with up to 2.5 Million Euro and thereby allows them to pursue groundbreaking high-risk research in Europe. Martin Möller will apply this grant to develop gel-based micro-engines for future applications in biomedicine whereas Matthias Wessling will analyze and optimize mass transport at membrane-fluid interfaces.
Sophisticated micro- and nano-objects, as well as functional materials, are Martin Möller’s expertise. Within his ERC-funded project, he strives to make an...08.04.2016 | Read more
A team coordinated by a Freiburg chemist receives 1,050,000 USD to develop an approach for studying a biopolymer
Prof. Dr. Henning Jessen has received 1,050,000 US Dollars in funding from the International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) for a project...30.03.2016 | Read more
The Young Researcher Prizewinner is studying the role of RNAs in regulating cellular processes and investigating how this knowledge can be used for treating cancer and regenerating organs.
Today, Dr. Claus-Dieter Kuhn from Bayreuth University will be awarded the €60,000 Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize for Young Researchers for 2016....14.03.2016 | Read more
The "SenseBox" is an assembly kit for stationary and mobile sensors, developed by Geoinformatics specialists at Münster. It is being used by non-specialists in a lot of places to measure environmental data – and the number of measuring stations is soon set to rise substantially. The German Ministry of Education and Science (BMBF) is now providing 960,000 euros of funding for the project for three years.
More than 100 of the small green boxes are already in use: whether in Hamburg, or Zwolle in the Netherlands, or even on the Zugspitze in northern Tyrol – the...07.03.2016 | Read more
With the Google Research Award, Professor Samuel Kounev and his team of scientists have won a prestigious award that comes with a high prize money. Their project on more efficient server utilisation was chosen out of 800 other applicants from 48 countries.
Downloading your favourite song, streaming a popular movie or shopping online – we are using a great number of online services on mobile phones, tablet...29.02.2016 | Read more
Johannes Zuber, group leader at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna, receives the German Cancer Prize 2016 in the category of experimental cancer research. This was announced today at the opening ceremony of the German Cancer Congress in Berlin.
The German Cancer Prize (Deutscher Krebspreis) is one of the most prestigious scientific awards in the German speaking world and annually honours researchers...25.02.2016 | Read more
A biological and energy-efficient process, developed and patented by the University of Innsbruck, converts nitrogen compounds in wastewater treatment facilities into harmless atmospheric nitrogen gas. This innovative technology is now being refined and marketed jointly with the United States’ DC Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water). The largest DEMON®-system in a wastewater treatment plant is currently being built in Washington, DC.
The DEMON®-system was developed and patented by the University of Innsbruck 11 years ago. Today this successful technology has been implemented in about 70...
Permanent magnets are very important for technologies of the future like electromobility and renewable energy, and rare earth elements (REE) are necessary for their manufacture. The Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM in Freiburg, Germany, has now succeeded in identifying promising approaches and materials for new permanent magnets through use of an in-house simulation process based on high-throughput screening (HTS). The team was able to improve magnetic properties this way and at the same time replaced REE with elements that are less expensive and readily available. The results were published in the online technical journal “Scientific Reports”.
The starting point for IWM researchers Wolfgang Körner, Georg Krugel, and Christian Elsässer was a neodymium-iron-nitrogen compound based on a type of...
In the Beyond EUV project, the Fraunhofer Institutes for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen and for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF in Jena are developing key technologies for the manufacture of a new generation of microchips using EUV radiation at a wavelength of 6.7 nm. The resulting structures are barely thicker than single atoms, and they make it possible to produce extremely integrated circuits for such items as wearables or mind-controlled prosthetic limbs.
In 1965 Gordon Moore formulated the law that came to be named after him, which states that the complexity of integrated circuits doubles every one to two...
Characterization of high-quality material reveals important details relevant to next generation nanoelectronic devices
Quantum mechanics is the field of physics governing the behavior of things on atomic scales, where things work very differently from our everyday world.
When current comes in discrete packages: Viennese scientists unravel the quantum properties of the carbon material graphene
In 2010 the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded for the discovery of the exceptional material graphene, which consists of a single layer of carbon atoms...
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