Research publications

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Research publications 2016

Terahertz radiation: A useful source for food safety

June 17, 2016

A compact and low-cost emitter generates light across the entire terahertz spectrum [more]


Better adhesion than previously thought in van der Waals force

March 16, 2016

The quantum mechanical description of the force between uncharged atoms and molecules demonstrated in real structures [more]

Research publications 2015

Light switches on a DVD

July 31, 2015

Since the electronic properties of an optical storage material change faster than its structure, it could serve new applications [more]


Diving electrons

April 02, 2015

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

Research publications 2014

Research highlights 2014

June 04, 2014

Three research articles from the Yearbook 2014 [more]


From thin silicate films to the atomic structure of glass

June 02, 2014

Structure of amorphous materials clarified. This project has so far been a big challenge due to the complexity of this material class. Modern preparation methods in combination with scanning tunneling microscopy succeed in decrypting the everyday material glass. [more]

Research publications 2012

Clear view into glass

November 13, 2012

Berlin-based researchers have analysed the atomic structure of amorphous silica [more]


Good connections to molecular electronics

November 09, 2012

Conductance measurements on graphene nanoribbons tell researchers how molecular wires can be optimised [more]


Iron instead of precious metal

June 19, 2012

An iron-aluminium compound could replace a palladium catalyst, reducing the cost of plastic production [more]


Defects make catalysts perfect

April 25, 2012

Insights into the process which converts carbon dioxide into methanol could make it possible to recycle greenhouse gas [more]

Research publications 2008

Electrons discover their individuality

September 01, 2008

Scientists in Berlin observe the change from cooperative to individual behaviour in electrons with different speeds [more]


Nano sculptures in gold

August 01, 2008

Scientists in Berlin are using a new method to resolve the structure of uncharged gold nano particles [more]


Casting for molecules

April 15, 2008

Scientists in Berlin sort particles according to their structure [more]

Research publications 2006

Using X-Ray Lasers to See

July 13, 2006

Agreement reached on a Max Planck research group at the University of Hamburg for the Centre of Free Electron Laser Studies [more]

Research publications 2005

Can an electron be in two places at the same time?

October 11, 2005

Max Planck Researchers in Berlin show that for electrons from nitrogen molecules, the wave-particle character exists simultaneously [more]

Research publications 2003

Pulsating Chemistry

June 20, 2003

Researchers at the Fritz-Haber Institute in Berlin have recently discovered chemical-thermal-mechanical oscillations that show, indirectly, the rate of certain reactions. [more]


Chaos in the Heart

January 30, 2003

Chaotic behavior in chemical reactions and heart fibrillation can be selectively influenced and suppressed [more]

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