They call it the "magic angle." If an experiment slightly shifts two layers of graphene relative to each other, the carbon material—surprisingly—becomes superconductive. With this trick, scientists such as LMU researcher Dmitri Efetov have opened the door to a new realm of physics.
The Würzburg-Dresden Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat opens up new fields of research in quantum materials and designs tailor-made materials for the high-tech of tomorrow. This collaboration offers outstanding opportunities to work on global future topics in an internationally-networked scientific community.
New supramolecular materials can be used in energy production and medical devices. A team at the TUM Innovation Network ARTEMIS aims to identify the best materials for use with the help of machine learning.
Prof. Jürgen Groll is one of the driving forces behind the Würzburg Center of Polymers for Life. In this interview, he discusses the new center—and the challenges involved in 3D printing living tissue.
As part of his doctoral research, Frédéric Lapierre works on creating and improving culture media for biocementing bacteria—which could yield sustainable applications for the construction industry and environmental engineering.
SciFiMed is a multi-disciplinary project that combines fundamental immunological research with novel nanomaterial biosensor development translated into proof-of-principle diagnostics. International experts as well as biotechnology enterprises and health institutions are involved in the project.
With more than 330 million cars on European roads, millions of tons of end-of-life tires are produced each year. Researchers at FHWS are developing methods of recycling elastomers that could give these tires new life.
Scientists at the University of Bayreuth are conducting cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research in biofabrication. The high-tech processes they are developing open up new possibilities for biomedical therapies.
At the HM Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences, a model project on recycled concrete shows how demolished buildings can literally take on new forms.
At the Competence Center for Lightweight Design (LLK) at Landshut University of Applied Sciences, professors, PhD students, and laboratory staff are researching the future of lightweight design.