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Storing light with water
TU researchers investigate third-generation solar cells
In association with Professor Wolfram Jaegermann and Dr. Bernhard Kaiser, materials scientists are exploring the basis for an amazingly simple way to store energy: water splitting.
Blockchains in real-time
Professor Sebastian Faust is researching safe blockchain technologies
Blockchains promise widescale open Internet applications that are organised decentrally. This comes at the price of slow performance for every transaction processed by the system. Cryptography researchers around Professor Sebastian Faust have achieved global awareness with their approach to facilitating real-time transactions using blockchains such as Ethereum.
The virtual cancer patient
Research in biomedical engineering
At the interface between biology and algorithms: Professor Heinz Koeppl and his team develop computer models for personalised medicine.
Veganism and Masculinities
Images of Masculinity in the Vegan Era
Meat has long been thought to guarantee masculinity. How gender is defined by diet during the “veggie boom” is explained by Professor of Sociology, Tanja Paulitz, and her research associate, Martin Winter.
Paving the way: an accelerator on a microchip
Electrical engineers at the TU developed design as part of international collaboration
Electrical engineers in the accelerator physics group at TU Darmstadt have developed a design for a laser-driven electron accelerator so small it could be produced on a silicon chip. It would be inexpensive and with multiple applications. The design, which has been published in Physical Review Letters, is now being realised as part of an international collaboration.
Keeping health data under lock and key
Scientists introduce sustainable long-term-secure storage for sensitive data
Researchers from the Collaborative Research Center CROSSING at Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany) have developed a solution that will ensure decades of safe storage for sensitive health data in a joint project with Japanese and Canadian partners. An initial prototype was presented during a recent conference in Beijing, China. The system will go into trial operation in Japan in the coming weeks.
Supermaterials out of the microwave
Christina Birkel researches the synthesis of new functional materials
Using non-conventional methods, Christina Birkel and her colleagues in the Department of Chemistry of the TU Darmstadt produce metallic ceramics and new materials for the energy supply of the future.
The trick with the perfume for insects
Production of sexual attractants strengthens crop protection
In the next few years, a team from TU Darmstadt will produce the pheromones of important pest insects in plants and make them usable for plant protection.
Rhine-Main is a top academic region
University alliance performs exceptionally well in 'Funding Atlas'
The Rhine-Main Universities (RMU) in Darmstadt, Frankfurt and Mainz are among Germany's strongest strategic university alliances and the country's strongest academic regions having attracted 457 million euros in funding via the German Research Foundation (DFG).
Microplastics in the river
Research in the joint project EmiStop
More and more plastic particles are polluting the environment. In the fields of wastewater technology and wastewater management, research teams are investigating the extent to which industry is involved in microplastic pollution.
Researchers develop magnetic cooling cycle
As a result of climate change, population growth, and rising expectations regarding quality of life, energy requirements for cooling processes are growing much faster worldwide than for heating. Another problem that besets today's refrigeration systems is that most coolants cause environmental and health damage. A novel technology could provide a solution: refrigeration using magnetic materials in magnetic fields.
Searching through noise for pros and cons
TU Darmstadt develops argument search engine for Internet texts
Structured decision-making support: The research project ”ArgumenText“ in the field of Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing has found a way to filter concrete pro and con arguments on any topic from amongst the noise of the internet.
TU graduates in international demand
Results of QS ranking 2019
Employees in Germany and beyond see graduates of TU Darmstadt as highly qualified and ‘employable’: The recently published QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2019, which looks at some 500 universities worldwide, gives TU Darmstadt 78th place in global ranking.
Towards a global model of the nuclear structure
Researchers confirm theory by measuring nuclear radii of cadmium isotopes
Physicists at the TU Darmstadt and their collaboration partners have performed laser spectroscopy on cadmium isotopes to confirm an improved model of the atomic nucleus. It has been developed to describe the exceptional behaviour of the radii of calcium isotopes. The results published in “Physical Review Letters” could be a step towards a global model of the nuclear structure.