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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.
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.
Options for the Diesel Engine
Scientists at TU Darmstadt are carrying out research into alternative fuels
Synthetic fuels, such as oxymethylene ether, could prepare Diesel vehicles to play a major role in the drive train mix of tomorrow. Scientists at the TU Darmstadt are carrying out research into the practical viability of alternative fuels.
Gaining knowledge by simplification
Scientists of TU Darmstadt explore strong force
The “strong force” plays a crucial role for the existence of matter in the visible universe. Scientists at TU Darmstadt are carrying out research in that field and recently published their results in “Physical Review Letters”. To describe the processes in the nucleus they used a method of theoretical simplification which might be applicable to heavier nuclei.
Scientists receive research funding from the European Union
Three TU Darmstadt scientists were awarded substantial grants from the European Research Council (ERC) for their excellent projects.
Interaction between atomic nucleus and electron on trial
Precision measurement on heavy ions contradicts theory
For the first time, a team of researchers under the leadership of TU Darmstadt has succeeded in measuring the transition between energy levels of the lithium-like ions of bismuth with such precision that it has become possible to reassess underlying theories. This has led to a surprising result. The scientists have now published this result in “Nature Communications”: the understanding of the interaction between an electron and an atomic nucleus that we have had until now might be erroneous.
TU Darmstadt Robot wins international challenge / 500,000 Euros prize money
Darmstadt, May 12th, 2017. The German-Austrian "Argonauts“-team has won the international ARGOS Challenge for intelligent inspection robots on oil and gas platforms, endowed with prize money of 500,000 Euros. The Argonaut developers, consisting of computer scientists from TU Darmstadt and from the cooperating partner taurob GmbH, a robotics company from Vienna, were able to outperform the strong competitors from Japan, France, Spain and Switzerland after two-and-a-half years of intense work.
A challenging mission for the Argonaut
Robot developed at TU Darmstadt competes in international challenge
A robot, developed at the Department of Computer Science of TU Darmstadt, competes in the final of the international ARGOS Challenge for intelligent inspection robots on oil and gas platforms. In the challenge, the robot “Argonaut” runs against four international teams. The tests – including unannounced tasks and adverse conditions – are fierce. Impressions from the exciting week of the finals in Pau, France.
Imprinting with diamonds
Research at the TU could give metallic surfaces permanent functionality
Materials scientists at the TU Darmstadt are imprinting nano-patterns in metals, a technology that could give metallic surfaces permanent functionality, like a lotus effect or reduced frictional properties.
Clean carbon capture technology
Coal-powered power stations are becoming more environmentally friendly
In the course of Project SCARLET, scientists at the TU Darmstadt have succeeded in developing the so-called Carbonate Looping process for the reduction of CO 2 emissions during power plant operations almost to the point of market readiness.