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Heavy elements in neutron star mergers detected
Predictions by TU and GSI scientists now confirmed
Central predictions by GSI scientists on the formation of heavy elements such as gold and platinum in the universe have now been observed astrophysically. For the first time gravitational waves of merging neutron stars were detected. This also puts further focus on the future accelerator facility FAIR, as conditions for further research on neutron stars can be simulated there.
Stop and Go in the potassium channel
TU-Physicist discovers biophysical closing mechanism in the cell membrane
Ion channels control the flow of charged particles into the cell. A surprisingly basic closing mechanism has been discovered for a potassium channel at the TU Darmstadt.
Buttons from a printing machine
TU researches an innovative process for printing luminescent materials
The illuminated buttons on bus doors can be difficult for older passengers to see, especially at night. An innovative printing process is being developed at the TU Darmstadt in co-operation with a bus manufacturer for buttons that shine brightly without dazzling.
Facing climate change
Success in the international Competition “Designing Resilience in Asia”
At the prestigious international competition Designing Resilience in Asia, student-teams of TU Darmstadt compete for the third time in a row with the different teams of 10 Universities and win the "Urban Design Excellence Award", endowed with 4000 Singapore dollars.
The essential resource
Prof. Susanne Lackner on challenges in wastewater management
Professor Susanne Lackner holds the Chair of Wastewater Engineering at the Department of Civil Engineering and Geodesy at the TU Darmstadt. The environmental engineer is an advocate of country-specific solutions – and of more interdisciplinarity.
Probing the limits of metal strength
First-of-its-kind series of computer simulations focused on metal tantalum
Researchers from TU Darmstadt and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the U.S. have dived down to the atomic scale to resolve every "jiggle and wiggle" of atomic motion that underlies metal strength. Their research appeared in the Sept. 27 edition of “Nature” as an Advance Online Publication.
Reliable Security Concepts
Final event of the initiative “Reliable Secure Software Systems”
International IT security scientists came together at castle Kranichstein in Darmstadt to share and discuss their results in order to build foundations for IT security in the future. The 3-day congress was organized by the DFG-funded national research initiative RS³.
New CARS lab
Leading European cybersecurity research organizations and Intel Labs join forces
The new research institute operates in the fields of drones, self-driving vehicles, and collaborative systems in industrial automation.
Engineering is internationally attractive
2017 Humboldt rankings confirm TU Darmstadt’s top spots
International engineers really like spending their research stay at TU Darmstadt. This was evident in the renowned Alexander von Humboldt Foundation rankings that were published today. Once again, the university of technology claimed first place in the whole of Germany for guest researcher numbers.
Scientists Create ‘Diamond Rain’
Researchers study the exotic precipitation at x-ray laser
In cooperation with teams at the TU Darmstadt and in the USA, scientists at the Helmholtz Centre Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) have been able to confirm that "diamond precipitation" develops inside the ice giants of our solar system.
Sensitive Energy Cables in the Underground
TU-Scientist team researches thermal conductivity of cable bedding materials
The trouble-free operation of the energy distribution grid presents a challenge in the era of renewable energy sources. Researchers at TU Darmstadt demonstrate how grid operators can operate and expand underground cabling in a more efficient manner.
Introducing nano antibodies into living cells
Researchers report in "Nature Chemistry" on cell-permeable nanobodies
Scientists at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) Munich and the Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology (FMP) have managed to introduce tiny antibodies into living cells. The researchers now report on the synthesis and applications for these nanobodies in "Nature Chemistry".
Oxygen vacancy supported memory
TU Darmstadt expands basic knowledge about non-volatile memory
A non-volatile memory keeping its digital information without power and working at the same time at the ultrahigh speed of today’s dynamic random access memory (DRAM) – that is the dream of materials scientists of TU Darmstadt.
A Boost for Permanent Magnets
TU-Scientists analyse structure and behaviour on atomic level
Scientists at TU Darmstadt explored on an atomic level how changes in iron content influence the micro-structure of samarium-cobalt based permanent magnets. Their results were published in “Nature Communications”. In the long run they could contribute to the development of permanent magnets with improved magnetic performance. These magnets can be found in microwave tubes, gyroscopes and satellite controls, for instance.
Communication in Times of Crisis
Scientists at TU Darmstadt research infrastructure-less communication networks
Researchers at the TU Darmstadt around Professor Matthias Hollick are experimenting with technologies designed to empower the civilian population in times of crisis. They aim at establishing basic communications and means to share information, thus facilitating human cooperation and mutual aid even following wide-spread power and Internet outages.