Previous experiments had already indicated that circularly polarized terahertz radiation could have an interesting effect on graphene discs. The physicists' experiments confirmed that the discs become electromagnets – as now reported in Nature Communications.
Magnetic materials are used in many technologies that make our energy supply more sustainable. They are required to be easily available, harmless and inexpensive. The CRC/TRR HoMMage is now conducting research into this area for a further four years.
Identifying the genetic causes of cancer and fighting them with new drugs right in the cell nucleus: this is the aim of the TACTIC project, which is being funded with 11.8 million euros. A new national center covers all aspects of drug development.
The earth more than 2,500 million years ago: Carbon dioxide dominates the atmosphere, oxygen is only present in traces. Researchers in the ERC Synergy Grant "Archaen Park" analyze the metabolism of ancient microbes using organisms living under extreme conditions today.
Two renowned ERC Synergy Grants of 2.55 million euros each were acquired by UDE researchers. Archean Park' is dedicated to life under primordial conditions. Cultures of the Cryosphere' investigates the social consequences of cooling and freezing technologies.
The annoying cookie window again! Clicking on "accept all" is the easiest thing to do. A project led by Prof. Nicole Krämer is researching what a query must look like in order to enable everyone to make an informed decision.
Microorganisms use the CRISPR/Cas system to combat viral attackers. A research team led by Prof. Alexander Probst has now discovered another function of the specialized genome sequence and published the findings in Nature Microbiology.
Not directly connected – but inseparable: Interlocked molecules behave like chain links. Prof. Jochen Niemeyer at the UDE-Faculty of Chemistry is researching how they are applied. As scout in the Henriette Herz Programme of the Humboldt Foundation, he is looking for support.
The district heating network of the future will be climate-friendly. The energy technology team is working with two energy suppliers to find out how this can work. TeoS, as the project is called, is being funded with 800,000 Euros.
If two materials have contact, an electrostatic charge transfer can occur. It may cause small sparks during discharging. Such contact triboelectricity can be used to generate electricity. UDE-physicists investigate the effects. That's funded with over 250,000 euros by DFG.
Microscoping without a microscope: Made possible by UDE BioSLiDES, a project by biologist Dr. Michael Kloster. The platform he has built containing preparations of plants, animals and microorganisms is free of charge and accessible to everyone – worldwide.
Superconductors are the stars among electrical conductors and important for quantum computers and medical imaging. Nickelates are a promising material for this purpose. An international physics team with UDE participation has now been able to clarify an essential question.
A material recognizes and interprets speech and saves time-consuming computing processes: physicists at the UDE together with colleagues from Ghent University (Belgium) have developed this system. The potential applications go much further.