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Materials Science - Physics - 12.04.2024
Quantum electronics: Charge travels like light in bilayer graphene
Quantum electronics: Charge travels like light in bilayer graphene
International research team show potential for nanoscale transistors in all-carbon film An international research team led by the University of Göttingen has demonstrated experimentally that electrons in naturally occurring double-layer graphene move like particles without any mass, in the same way that light travels.

Health - Materials Science - 28.03.2024
New method developed to isolate HIV particles
New method developed to isolate HIV particles
Researchers at Leipzig University and Ulm University have developed a new method to isolate HIV from samples more easily, potentially making it easier to detect infection with the virus. They focus on peptide nanofibrils (PNFs) on magnetic microparticles, a promising tool and hybrid material for targeted binding and separation of viral particles.

Physics - Materials Science - 26.03.2024
Parity anomaly detected in topological insulator
Parity anomaly detected in topological insulator
Experimental and theoretical physicists at the Würzburg Institute for Topological Insulators have identified an unusual quantum Hall effect in a mercury telluride device as the signature of the parity anomaly . Topological insulators are materials that can conduct electricity, but only on their surface or edges.

Materials Science - 07.03.2024
How surface roughness influences the adhesion of soft materials
Research team discovers universal mechanism that leads to adhesion hysteresis in soft materials Adhesive tape or sticky notes are easy to attach to a surface, but are difficult to remove. This phenomenon, known as adhesion hysteresis, can be fundamentally observed in soft, elastic materials: Adhesive contact is formed more easily than it is broken.

Physics - Materials Science - 01.03.2024
Umbrella for Atoms: The First Protective Layer for 2D Quantum Materials
Umbrella for Atoms: The First Protective Layer for 2D Quantum Materials
Breakthrough in materials research: A team from the Würzburg-Dresden Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat has developed an innovative protective film for 2D quantum materials that could play a key role in shaping the future of electronics. As silicon-based computer chips approach their physical limitations in the quest for faster and smaller designs, the search for alternative materials that remain functional at atomic scales is one of science's biggest challenges.

Materials Science - 27.02.2024
Early humans as engineers
Early humans as engineers
Early hunter-gatherers from the Middle Stone Age in southern Africa were selecting the most suitable material available for stone tools and spearheads more than 60,000 years ago, according to a study by Dr. Patrick Schmidt from the University of Tübingen's Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology section.

Chemistry - Materials Science - 02.02.2024
International Science Team Intensifies Research on Lithium-Sulfur Batteries
International Science Team Intensifies Research on Lithium-Sulfur Batteries
Joint project -AReLiS-3- commences at MEET Battery Research Center A research team at the MEET Battery Research Center at the University of Münster has kicked off the international joint project "AReLiS-3" to pursue research on lithium-sulfur batteries. Its aim is to develop, investigate and optimize novel cell designs, materials, electrode coatings and electrolytes for sulfur-based battery systems.