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Iron for energy storage

In the futuere the metal could store energy from renewable sources, for example for transportation more

Beatriz Roldán, director at the Fritz Haber Institute, with King Felipe VI of Spain in the institute's laboratory. 

Centre: King Felipe VI of Spain. From left to right: Ane Etxebarria (researcher in the chemical laboratory of the Department of Interfacial Science at FHI), José Manuel Albares Bueno (Spanish Foreign Minister) and Beatriz Roldán (Institute Director).

King Felipe the VI of Spain visited the Fritz Haber Institute more

Better magnets for green energy

Researchers use multicomponent alloys to make strong and ductile soft magnetic materials more

Hugh hydrogen tanks against a blue sky

The crisis in Ukraine has driven up energy prices, obscuring a dilemma that we’re likely to face in the near future - the use of fossil fuels will become more attractive again for countries that cannot afford or do not want to make the transition to renewable energies. Against this backdrop, Kai A. Konrad from the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance advocates speeding up the search for alternative uses, starting now. more

A bright reddish glowing plasma in a dark, ring-shaped plasma vessel.

European joint experiment prepares transition to large-scale ITER project more

“We need a world trade in renewable energy”

Max Planck Director Robert Schlögl in an interview about green hydrogen and sustainable CO2 recycling more

How methanogenic microbes manage electrons

A specialized enzyme machinery enables methanogenic microorganisms to thrive under extreme energy limitation more

On 21 March 1991, the Asdex Upgrade experimental facility at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching generated the first plasma. Since then, the facility has been continuously expanded and improved.

Through the integration of the IPP into the Max Planck Society, the Institute is opening a new chapter in its history, which goes back to Werner Heisenberg more

Blueprint for a fusion power plant

On 21 March 1991, the Asdex Upgrade experimental facility at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching generated the first plasma more

Electrons in the fast lane

Microscopic structures could further improve perovskite solar cells more

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Iron for energy storage

In the futuere the metal could store energy from renewable sources, for example for transportation more

Beatriz Roldán, director at the Fritz Haber Institute, with King Felipe VI of Spain in the institute's laboratory. 

Centre: King Felipe VI of Spain. From left to right: Ane Etxebarria (researcher in the chemical laboratory of the Department of Interfacial Science at FHI), José Manuel Albares Bueno (Spanish Foreign Minister) and Beatriz Roldán (Institute Director).

King Felipe the VI of Spain visited the Fritz Haber Institute more

A bright reddish glowing plasma in a dark, ring-shaped plasma vessel.

European joint experiment prepares transition to large-scale ITER project more

Electrons in the fast lane

Microscopic structures could further improve perovskite solar cells more

Water splitting observed on the nanometer scale

New investigation method provides fundamental insights into electrocatalytic water splitting under operating conditions more

In the finals for the German Future Prize

Researchers from the Max Planck Society, RWTH Aachen University, and Covestro AG nominated for CO2-based plastics more

Rapid global shift to renewable energies can save millions of lives

Fossil energy is the main source of air pollution and related health burdens more

Wind energy supplies almost three quarters of expected electrical energy

Ageing and slipstream effects restrict the actual yield – 20 percent of the difference remains unclear more

Electrons ride plasma wave

First successful test of the particle accelerators of the future more

Light gets ions going

Light controlled current transport by charged atoms, now demonstrated for the first time, makes new applications conceivable more

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Hugh hydrogen tanks against a blue sky

The crisis in Ukraine has driven up energy prices, obscuring a dilemma that we’re likely to face in the near future - the use of fossil fuels will become more attractive again for countries that cannot afford or do not want to make the transition to renewable energies. Against this backdrop, Kai A. Konrad from the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance advocates speeding up the search for alternative uses, starting now. more

“We need a world trade in renewable energy”

Max Planck Director Robert Schlögl in an interview about green hydrogen and sustainable CO2 recycling more

On 21 March 1991, the Asdex Upgrade experimental facility at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching generated the first plasma. Since then, the facility has been continuously expanded and improved.

Through the integration of the IPP into the Max Planck Society, the Institute is opening a new chapter in its history, which goes back to Werner Heisenberg more

Blueprint for a fusion power plant

On 21 March 1991, the Asdex Upgrade experimental facility at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching generated the first plasma more

This historic image of an oil field in Pennsylvania (USA) symbolizes the change from a coal-based industry to a largely petroleum-fueled industry at the turn of the 20th century. This transformation also led to profound social changes.

Jürgen Renn, Robert Schlögl, Christoph Rosol and Benjamin Steininger present a research initiative of the Max Planck Society on socio-technical aspects of energy transformation. more

“Global warming doesn’t stop when the emissions stop”

Thorsten Mauritsen from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology has worked out how much time we have left to reach the Paris climate goal more

Wood and the influence of water

A model describing the water absorption of wood could contribute to the development of new wood preservatives more

"We've come pretty far in plasma research"

Thomas Klinger, Director at the IPP, talks about the special features of the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator and its structure, and the prospects for the construction of a fusion power plant. more

First plasma generated in the Wendelstein 7-X

Greifswald fusion device now in operation more

Microorganisms in the sea organise their power supply via tiny power-cables, thus oxidising the greenhouse gas methane more

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Synthetic Chloroplast Production using a Microfluidic platform

Cell-sized droplets equipped with natural and synthetic parts are able to perform photosynthesis. In the future, they could serve as bioreactors for the sustainable, light driven fixation of CO2 into value-added compounds. more

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