NETZAbout Us

At NETZ, we seek to develop sustainable methods for each step in the process chain: from synthesizing and refining nanostructured materials to integrating these materials into finished components and devices. In each step, we strive to analyze and understand the mechanisms that operate on every relevant scale. This expertise enables us to formulate rules that are as generally applicable as possible – and to tailor the outcome of an individual process to reach the desired goal.

CURRENT RESEARCH Processes for synthesis of nanomaterials with customized properties.

GOAL Our goal is to understand the formation and growth processes of nanomaterials and, based on this knowledge, to produce specific materials with tailored properties. We use this know-how to develop suitable processes all the way through to industrial applications.


Semiconductor Quantum Dot Devices

PhD Award of the Verband der Elektrotechnik Semiconductor Quantum Dot Devices

On November 20, Dr. Franziska Muckel will be honored for her outstanding dissertation. She is awarded this year's doctoral prize by the Rhine-Ruhr Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (VDE). She received her doctorate in March 2019 from the UDE in the working group of Prof. Gerd Bacher.

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New Antenna is an All-round Talent

Breakthrough for Magnetic Resonance Imaging New Antenna is an All-round Talent

Anyone needing a tomography gets the clearest possible images of an organ or other body structure slice by slice. But the further inside the potential problem lies, the more difficult it is to obtain high-resolution images in magnetic resonance imaging. An international team of scientists led by the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) has developed a high-frequency coil that allows for much better range inside the body – among other advantages. The scientific journal "Nature Communications" covers the topic.

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Catalytic Activity of Individual Particles

Robotic Arm Helps with Analysis Catalytic Activity of Individual Particles

Analyzing tiny nanoparticles separately is a challenge.A team from the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) and Ruhr-Universität Bochum has developed a new technique that could make the process much easier. The journal "Angewandte Chemie" covers the method in its latest issue.

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Durchbruch für die Magnetresonanztomographie

Neue Spule ist Allround-Talent

Wer „in die Röhre“ kommt, benötigt möglichst klare Schichtbilder eines Organs oder einer anderen Körperstruktur. Doch je weiter im Innern das mögliche Problem liegt, desto schwieriger ist die hochauflösende Darstellung in der Magnetresonanztomographie. Ein internationales Wissenschaftlerteam unter Federführung der Universität Duisburg-Essen (UDE) hat eine Hochfrequenzspule entwickelt, die eine deutlich bessere Reichweite im Körper ermöglicht – und weitere Vorteile mit sich bringt. Das Fachmagazin „Nature Communications“ berichtet.