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nanoparticle growth
2014-03-30 06:06:44

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) Analysis allows tailoring materials for switchable windows and solar cells With DESY’s X-ray light source PETRA III, Danish scientists observed the growth of nanoparticles live. The study shows how tungsten oxide nanoparticles are forming from solution. These particles are used for example for smart windows, which become opaque at the flick of a switch, and they are also used in particular solar cells. The team around lead author Dr. Dipankar...

2013-10-16 09:21:11

Parvoviruses cause no harm in humans, but they can attack and kill cancer cells. Since 1992, scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) have been studying these viruses with the aim of developing a viral therapy to treat glioblastomas, a type of aggressively growing brain cancer. A clinical trial has been conducted since 2011 at the Heidelberg University Neurosurgery Hospital to test the safety of treating cancer patients with the parvovirus H-1....

Researchers Develop Efficient And Inexpensive Catalyst Material For Fuel Cells
2013-06-17 09:52:58

Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres Platinum-nickel nano-octahedra save 90 percent platinum Efficient, robust and economic catalyst materials hold the key to achieving a breakthrough in fuel cell technology. Scientists from Jülich and Berlin have developed a material for converting hydrogen and oxygen to water using a tenth of the typical amount of platinum that was previously required. With the aid of state-of-the-art electron microscopy, the researchers...

Researchers Investigate Light Tsunamis In A Superconductor
2013-04-03 16:03:51

Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres In their latest experiment, Prof. Andrea Cavalleri from the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter at the Hamburg-based Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) and Dr. Michael Gensch from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) investigated together with other colleagues from the HZDR, the United Kingdom, and Japan if and how superconductivity can be systematically controlled. The objective of their...

Making Contact Between Metal And Carbon Compounds
2013-02-18 07:59:56

Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres Until now, however, it was practically impossible to accurately predict which molecules performed well on the job. They basically had to be identified by trial-and-error. Now, an international team of scientists around Dr. Georg Heimel and Prof. Norbert Koch from the HZB and the Humboldt University Berlin has unraveled the mystery of what these molecules have in common. Their discovery enables more focused improvements to contact layers...

2013-01-28 08:26:00

MUNICH, January 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce the launch of Molecular Metabolism [http://www.molecularmetabolism.com ] in affiliation with the German Research Center for Environmental Health [http://www.helmholtz-muenchen.de/en/index.html ] (Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen, Munich, Germany) and the German Center for Diabetes Research...

2012-12-05 04:20:11

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Accelrys, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACCL), a leading provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management software, is pleased to announce that the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) has licensed the server-based, on-premises version of the Contur Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN). The licensing agreement follows a successful two-month pilot program involving twenty chemists and biologists in four departments at DKFZ....

Researchers Build Graphene Switches
2012-11-27 17:22:02

Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres Now, Helmholtz Centre Berlin's Dr. Andrei Varykhalov, Prof. Dr. Oliver Rader and his team of physicists has taken the first step towards building graphene-based components, in collaboration with physicists from St. Petersburg (Russia), Jülich (Germany) and Harvard (USA). According to their report on November 27, 2012 in Nature Communications, they successfully managed to increase the graphene conduction electrons' spin-orbit...