CENIDE is a research center that focuses on nanoscience as the main research area of the UDE. The experience of more than 60 working groups is divided into five research areas.

In a bid to tackle the issue of energy supply going forward, the specially funded NETZ research building is where the expertise of chemists, physicists and engineers alike all comes together.

The ICAN analysis center with its unparalleled range of equipment is open for internal as well as external use.

Teamwork auf Nano-Ebene
(c) University of Waterloo

Cooperation with University of Waterloo

Teamwork at the Nano Scale

It's about tiny structures for new materials, efficient energy technology and more specific therapies in medicine: The Center for Nanointegration (CENIDE) of the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany, and the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) at the University of Waterloo, Canada, explore the use of nanostructures in different areas of our lives. In future they wish to cooperate more.


(c) CENIDE, AG Bovensiepen

Research into superconductors

Tracking the flow of energy by laser

Below their critical temperature they conduct the electrical current without resistance and thus extremely efficiently: Until now it has only been known that high-temperature superconductors work – but not how. Physicists at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) have succeeded in tracking the redistribution of the energy in the material. To do this they used a medium which is itself fast enough to register these processes — light. The "Nature Communications" journal has just published their results.


(c) Universität Stuttgart

Publication in Science

The orbital angular momentum of plasmons caught on video

Transmitting huge volumes of data and even moving matter using light: these are two of the visions that physicists working in the field of plasmonics have for the future. In a collaboration with colleagues from Haifa (Israel), Kaiserslautern and Stuttgart, Scientists at the Center for Nanointegration (CENIDE) at the University of Duisburg-Essen succeeded in producing nanometer-sized plasmon swirls on a metal surface, filming the cycles at 100 attosecond intervals.


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Research into superconductors

Tracking the flow of energy by laser


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