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MaxPlanckApp

You can now also receive research news from the Max Planck Institutes via an app available from the iTunes store or directly here as an Android version. [more]

Magazine

The discovery of light-sensitive channel proteins in the 1970s and 1980s hardly made a splash outside the scientific community. Initially, no one suspected that these ion channels would become a popular tool for neurobiologists. Today, neuroscientists can use tailor-made proteins to switch individual neurons on and off. This does not only make it possible to investigate the function of neurons in the brain, but also offers promising applications in medicine.

MaxPlanckResearch: Optogenetics

The discovery of light-sensitive channel proteins in the 1970s and 1980s hardly made a splash outside the scientific community. Initially, no one suspected that these ion channels would become a popular tool for neurobiologists. Today, neuroscientists can use tailor-made proteins to switch individual neurons on and off. This does not only make it possible to investigate the function of neurons in the brain, but also offers promising applications in medicine. [more]

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Solid State Research

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Diving electrons

April 02, 2015

Findings on how electrons are solvated in water widen the range of potential influences on chemical reactions [more]

Quantum Physics . Solid State Research

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Superconductivity without cooling

December 03, 2014

An infrared laser pulse briefly modifies the structure of a high-temperature superconductor and thus removes its electrical resistance even at room temperature [more]

Solid State Research

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A nanolamp with lightning-fast switch

November 14, 2014

A light source and its transistor-operated brightness control shrink to the size of a single molecule [more]

Material Sciences . Solid State Research

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Exemplar crystallites in mussels

October 31, 2014

The growth of the giant Mediterranean fan mussel’s calcitic shell adheres to physical laws already familiar from processes used to optimise steel

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Material Sciences . Solid State Research

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Charge transport jamming in solar cells

October 01, 2014

New insights into working mechanism indicate how novel perovskite solar cells can be further optimised [more]

Chemistry . Material Sciences

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A protecting umbrella against oxygen

August 14, 2014

Toward fuel cells built from renewable and abundant components [more]

Chemistry . Material Sciences

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Custom-made nanotubes

August 13, 2014

Carbon nanotubes can be specifically produced with a desired structure from suitable precursor molecules [more]

Solid State Research

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The atomic picture of magnetism

August 05, 2014

Atomic scale imaging of magnetic structures allows for new aspects of high-temperature superconductivity to be studied. [more]

 
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