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18.12.2019 Understanding Metal Insulator Materials The hot electron's effect

You can't really see them, but you can follow the energy flow like in a flip book: Physicists from the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) have investigated the energy transfer in a metal insulator material and published their results in "Physical Review B". In the long term, they could contribute to solving the heat problem in microelectronics through targeted material design.

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25.11.2019 New Collaborative Research Centre established - New magnets for the transformation of energy technologies

State-of-the-art functional materials, such as strong permanent magnets for use in wind turbines and electric motors, or magnetic materials for efficient cooling, are needed to transition to a low emissions future. The German Science Foundation (DFG) has therefore granted €12 million for a new Collaborative Research Center (CRC) called “HoMMage”. This centre will begin its first 4 years on 1st of January 2020 at Technische Universität Darmstadt and UDE.

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12.08.2019 Standing waves that won’t stand still

And yet they move: An international team of scientists involving physicists from the Center for Nanointegration (CENIDE) at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) has observed a new phenomenon: They have generated standing waves – which travel. The results of their research have been published in the scientific journal Physical Review B including videos of the effect.

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09.08.2019 Field trip to Düsseldorf Airport

On August 07th, seven students visited Düsseldorf Airport together with Dr. Florian Mazur from research group Schreckenberg. Here, they were able to experience the logistical processes studied in the lecture Physics of Traffic 2 (Airplane Traffic) at an international airport and see live on site what an important role physics plays for aviation, making the theory from the lecture more tangible and comprehensible for the participants.

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Childcare room

The Faculty of Physics offers emergency child care for all faculty members and all CENIDE-members. If the regular daycare is closed, for instance, due to a strike or illness, care can be arranged in the childcare room. It is, however, not intended for foreseeable events such as holiday care or the like.

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