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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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Material Sciences . Quantum Physics

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Light: World record in colour

March 13, 2015

A photonic crystal fibre generates light from the ultraviolet to the mid-infrared region of the spectrum [more]

Quantum Physics

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Light in the Möbius strip

February 10, 2015

A Möbius strip created from laser light opens up new possibilities for material processing and for micro- and nanotechnology [more]

Quantum Physics

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Racing through the crystal lattice

January 20, 2015

An electron takes 40 attoseconds to pass through a single layer of atoms [more]

Quantum Physics

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Choreography of an electron pair

December 17, 2014

The motion of the two electrons in the helium atom can be imaged and controlled with attosecond-timed laser flashes [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]

Genetics . Quantum Physics

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A molecule in an optical whispering gallery

September 22, 2014

With the help of a microsphere and a nanowire, single unlabelled biomolecules can be detected through light [more]

Medicine . Quantum Physics

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The shadow of a disease

September 12, 2014

Proteins such as tumour markers can be easily and sensitively detected by their scattered light [more]

Quantum Physics

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Squeezed quantum communication

August 26, 2014

New prospects for secure data traffic: Light in particularly sensitive quantum states can be transmitted through the atmosphere [more]

 
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