MCIC 2024: Save the Date
A new research consortium aims to understand and design surfaces of complex metallic solid solutions with atomic precision.
Improving safety and durability of batteries requires a better understanding of processes that take place inside them at the atomic level. Tong Li intends to lay the foundations for this as part of a Consolidator Grant
The Chair for Materials Technology and the company Doerrenberg are collaboratively researching 3D-printable high-performance tool steels to integrate energy- and material-saving manufacturing processes.
Isabel Pietka is an avid physicist. And just an avid supporter of early career researchers. As co-organizer of an early career conference, she knows how important it is to be allowed to make and to learn from mistakes.
Hägele’s team has been studying the caloric effect for many years. Initially, the researchers used magnetic fields to generate cold with solids. However, this requires field strengths similar to those in an MRI machine – and could therefore not be implemented in a refrigerator or air conditioner. This is why Hägele and his colleagues Jörg Rudolph and Jan Fischer are now working with electric fields.
Catalysts should be efficient and durable. To find them, four teams are systematically working together on new concepts. They are being funded by the European Research Council (ERC) with 10 million euros.
Big data – at first glance, the term sounds like a promise. But a lot of data is useless unless someone provides structure. Someone like Markus Stricker.
Girls in grade 10 and older had the opportunity to attend a summer school in materials science this June. And they were allowed to try their hand at experiments set up for destruction.
The new device will benefit the work of more than 100 researchers at Ruhr University Bochum.
Three new professorships have been filled in Bochum and Duisburg-Essen, two of them with top-class female researchers.
David Zanders completed his doctorate simultaneously in Bochum and Canada. In this interview, he reveals in what way it was a unique experience and how the exchange led him to competitive axe throwing.
Founder Chinmay Khare is supported in his venture by the Worldfactory Start-up Center and Worldfactory International.
Researchers have produced identical photons with different quantum dots – an important step towards applications such as tap-proof communications and the quantum internet.
As part of her ERC Starting Grant, Anna Böhmer is researching specific electron states in superconductors. The recently discovered phenomenon raises many questions.
With the manufacturing process used so far, it was difficult to control the density of the structures. Now, researchers will be able to create a chessboard pattern. It is a step towards application.
Scientists have long tried to use graphene, which is composed of carbon, as a kind of sieve. But this material doesn’t have any pores. Now, a team has found an alternative material which comes with pores from the outset.
In the cement industry, carbon dioxide is an unavoidable by-product: it is formed when calcium carbonate is burned to calcium oxide and is subsequently released. As a result, the cement industry currently contributes four to eight percent of global CO2 emissions. In the newly launched "CO2" joint project, partners from industry and science are working on an alternative.
A new method can measure the electrical (re-)charging of boundary layers between very small, metallic particles and aqueous solutions and understand it at a molecular level.
Research into promising materials is hampered by the sheer number of possible candidates. A German-Danish team has developed an efficient method to solve this problem.
Catalyst surfaces have rarely been imaged in such detail before. And yet, every single atom can play a decisive role in catalytic activity.