Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research

Research publications

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Research publications 2017

Drops in motion

November 29, 2017

When liquids are moved on a surface, similar frictional forces arise as those acting on solid bodies [more]


Plastics: not simply garbage

May 08, 2017

Plastics are accumulating in increasingly large quantities in the oceans but are difficult to replace due to the advantages they offer [more]

Research publications 2016

The effect of bacterial ice nuclei

April 23, 2016

Bacteria induce the formation of ice crystals by changing the order and dynamics of surface water molecules [more]

Research publications 2014

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]


Flowing water energises minerals

June 11, 2014

The electric charge of mineral surfaces changes in flowing water – a finding that is also important for understanding geological processes [more]


Wafer thin electronics

May 13, 2014

Linjie Zhi and his Partner Group at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research are using chemistry to optimize graphene for various applications [more]

Research publications 2013

In the no man's land of ice crystals

May 23, 2013

Simulations allow first insights into the crystallization of tiny water droplets [more]

Research publications 2011

Glass that cleans itself

December 06, 2011

Thanks to its spherical nanostructure, fluorinated silica coating repels water and oil very effectively [more]


Universal detector made of DNA building blocks

March 29, 2011

Aptamers can be used to quantitatively detect and accurately examine multifaceted substances [more]

Research publications 2010

Magic spheres from oil and water

March 01, 2010

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Leipzig produce nanospheres for a variety of applications. [more]

Research publications 2008

Gaps in adhesion

November 17, 2008

Shellfish proteins could provide the basis for future novel adhesives [more]

Research publications 2007

Instruction Manual for Creating a Molecular Nose

February 09, 2007

Max Planck researchers incorporate odorant receptors into artificial membranes [more]

Research publications 2006

A boost for solar cells with photon fusion

October 11, 2006

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz have developed a process with which longwave light from a normal light source can be converted to shortwave light. [more]

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