Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Overview of all focus news of the innovations-report

Overview of the focus news:

Page anfang | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | ende

Im Focus: Peppered with gold

Research team presents novel transmitter for terahertz waves

Terahertz waves are becoming ever more important in science and technology. They enable us to unravel the properties of future materials, test the quality of...

Im Focus: Shaking off the correlated-electron traffic jam

An international team of researchers from Switzerland, Germany, the USA and Great Britain has uncovered an anomalous metallic behavior in an otherwise insulating ceramic material. The team used ultrashort light pulses with a wide range of colors to watch what happens when the insulating quasi two-dimensional material La2CuO4 (LCO) becomes a three-dimensional metal through laser irradiation. Surprisingly, the researchers found that specific vibrations of the crystal lattice are involved in this metallization process. A careful computational investigation revealed that the same vibrations that show up in this ultrafast movie can destabilize the insulating behavior all by themselves.

The condensed-matter physics world was shaken up when high-temperature superconductivity was reported in a copper oxide material in 1986 by Alex Müller and...

Im Focus: Permanent magnets stronger than those on refrigerator could be a solution for delivering fusion energy

Permanent magnets akin to those used on refrigerators could speed the development of fusion energy - the same energy produced by the sun and stars.

In principle, such magnets can greatly simplify the design and production of twisty fusion facilities called stellarators, according to scientists at the U.S....

Im Focus: Virtual screening for active substances against the coronavirus

The University of Basel is part of the global search for a drug to fight the rampant coronavirus. Researchers in the Computational Pharmacy group have so far virtually tested almost 700 million substances, targeting a specific site on the virus – with the aim of inhibiting its multiplication. Due to the current emergency, the first results of the tests will be made available to other research groups immediately.

Over the past few weeks, the research group in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, led by Professor Markus Lill, has been working with computer-aided...

Im Focus: Research towards improved cochlear implants - Computer model shows neuronal activation patterns in the inner ear

Cochlear implants restore hearing in deaf people to an amazingly high level. In order to optimize such implants, researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a computer model which predicts the neuronal activation patterns that the implant creates in the auditory nerve fibers. As a starting point, the researchers used a high-resolution representation of the human inner ear.

People with normal hearing perceive sound by means of hair cells located in the cochlea, the fluid-filled hollow part of the inner ear. These hair cells...

Im Focus: Water splitting observed on the nanometer scale

Whether as a fuel or in energy storage: hydrogen is being traded as the energy carrier of the future. To date, existing methodologies have not been able to elucidate how exactly the electrochemical process of water splitting into hydrogen and oxygen takes place at the molecular scale on a catalyst surface. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) in Mainz have now developed a new method to investigate such processes "live" on the nanometer scale. The new detailed insights into the splitting of water on gold surfaces could aid the design of energy-efficient electro-catalysts.

It is a well-known school experiment: When a voltage is applied between two electrodes inserted in water, molecular hydrogen and oxygen are produced. To...

Im Focus: Augmented reality system facilitates manual manufacturing of products made of fiber-reinforced composite materials

The manufacturing of products made of fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP) often still involves a number of manual work steps: the position and orientation of the semi-finished fiber-reinforced materials must be aligned precisely by hand to ensure that the product has the required levels of stability and flexibility after lamination and curing. Ultimately, this is the only way of enabling the user to fully exploit the advantages of the FRP material. To support the manual deposition process, known as preforming, the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT in Aachen, Germany, has developed intuitive software for commercially available augmented reality glasses.

The system specifies the correct deposition of the semi-finished materials as a virtual representation on the mold and can thus significantly improve the...

Im Focus: Magnetic whirls in future data storage devices

Magnetic (anti)skyrmions are microscopically small whirls that are found in special classes of magnetic materials. These nano-objects could be used to host digital data by their presence or absence in a sequence along a magnetic stripe. A team of scientists from the Max Planck institutes (MPI) of Microstructure Physics in Halle and for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden and the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) has now made the observation that skyrmions and antiskyrmions can coexist bringing about the possibility to expand their capabilities in storage devices. The results were published in the scientific journal "Nature Communications".

With the ever-increasing volumes of digital data from the growing numbers of devices, the demand for data storage capacity has been enhanced dramatically over...

Im Focus: Twisted 2D material gives new insights into strongly correlated 1D physics

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) in Hamburg, the RWTH Aachen University (both in Germany) and the Flatiron institute in the USA have revealed that the possibilities created by stacking two sheets of atomically thin material atop each other at a twist are even greater than expected.

The four scientists examined germanium selenide (GeSe), a material with a rectangular unit cell, rather than focusing on lattices with three- or six-fold...

Im Focus: Handed light throws electronic curve balls in quantum flatland

An international team of researchers from Switzerland, Germany, and the USA has demonstrated that the Berry curvature - an important property of quantum materials - can be imaged with chiral light. Using advanced theoretical concepts and extensive numerical simulations, the team predicted the outcomes of photoelectron spectroscopy experiments and showed that the resulting images reveal information about the microscopic structure of electronic wavefunctions inside atomically thin, two-dimensional materials. Their work has now been published in Science Advances.

We all live in a curved geometry: the earth is not flat. We realize this whenever we board a plane across the Atlantic Ocean and seemingly take a detour - if...

Page anfang | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | ende

Anzeige

Anzeige

VideoLinks
Industry & Economy
Veranstaltungen

Aachener Werkzeugmaschinen-Kolloquium AWK’21 findet am 10. und 11. Juni 2021 statt

06.04.2020 | Veranstaltungen

Interdisziplinärer Austausch zum Design elektrochemischer Reaktoren

03.04.2020 | Veranstaltungen

13. »AKL – International Laser Technology Congress«: 4.–6. Mai 2022 in Aachen – Lasertechnik Live bereits früher!

02.04.2020 | Veranstaltungen

VideoLinks
Science & Research
Overview of more VideoLinks >>>
 
Aktuelle Beiträge

Die Zacken in der Viruskrone

07.04.2020 | Biowissenschaften Chemie

Auf der Suche nach neuen Antibiotika

07.04.2020 | Biowissenschaften Chemie

Belle II liefert erste Ergebnisse: Auf der Suche nach dem Z‘-Boson

07.04.2020 | Physik Astronomie

Weitere B2B-VideoLinks
IHR
JOB & KARRIERE
SERVICE
im innovations-report
in Kooperation mit academics