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  • 2012/08/21

    Surface emitters developed at the TU Darmstadt set a new world record for spectral bandwidth

    Design of TU Darmstadt's semiconductor laser. Picture: Institute for Microwave Technology and Photonics

    Semiconductor Lasers for the Fiberoptic Communications Networks of the Future

    Working in collaboration with their partners under the EU’s “Subtune” project, scientists at the TU Darmstadt have developed semiconductor lasers that emit light over a wavelength range of 100 nm, a new world record for a single semiconductor laser. Such lasers might allow more efficient, lower-cost operation of future fiberoptic telecommunications networks and the development of high-responsivity gas sensors.

  • 2012/08/02

    Printed Electronics: Research Project Enters the Next Phase

    Im Reinraum des Spitzenclusters arbeiten Forscher an den zukünftigen Anwendungen der gedruckten Elektronik. Bild: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG

    BASF, Heidelberg und TU Darmstadt continue cooperation

    BASF SE, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg), and TU Darmstadt are pleased with the results of the first phase of the joint research project “Nanostructuring and plastic electronics print platform” (NanoPEP) and have agreed to continue their joint work.

  • 2012/07/16

    World record neutron beam generated

    Porträt von Prof. Markus Roth

    New method has potential to advance materials measurement

    Using a one-of-a-kind laser system at Los Alamos National Laboratory, scientists, with participation from physicist Prof. Dr. Markus Roth of TU Darmstadt, have created the largest neutron beam ever made by a short-pulse laser, breaking a world record. Neutron beams are usually made with particle accelerators or nuclear reactors and are commonly used in a wide variety of scientific research, particularly in advanced materials science.

  • 2012/07/16

    Getting to the Bottom of Statistics

    Darstellung des Korruptionswahrnehmungsindex 2011 von Transparency International.

    TU Darmstadt software utilizes data from the Internet for interpreting statistics

    Computer scientists at the TU Darmstadt have developed software that, aided by linked open data, i.e., enormous collections of semantically linked data accessible on the Internet, discovers correlations and regularities in statistics and formulates hypotheses regarding its interpretation.

  • 2012/06/26

    Smart Software Tool

    The software determines those alternatives that will most likely aid the developer.

    TU Darmstadt Computer Scientists Develop “Smart” Code-Completion Tool

    Unlike conventional code-completion tools, “Code Recommenders” suggests just the most-plausible alternatives for the particular context involved, instead of offering a list of all available options. Eclipse users may download an open-source version, commencing Wednesday, June 27.

  • 2012/06/14

    New diagnostic technique measures reliably velocity and size of particles in flows

    Researchers at the TU Darmstadt have developed a new technique to measure the size and velocity of droplets and particles in a flow. The new method measures reliably also non-transparent particles and droplets of suspensions or emulsions.

    Researchers at the TU Darmstadt have developed a new technique to measure the size and velocity of droplets and particles in a flow. The new method measures reliably also non-transparent particles and droplets of suspensions or emulsions. Industrial application areas include primarily diagnostics in processes such as spray drying, spray painting or in the food industry.

  • 2012/02/07

    Satellite Reception Underway

    Onur Hamza Karabey gewann mit seinem Konzept den Ideenwettbewerb der TU Darmstadt. Bild: Katrin Binner – © Kartin Binner

    Liquid-crystal antenna allows stable satellite-broadcast reception in vehicles

    Satellite-television reception and stable Internet links to earth satellites have thus far demanded employment of stationary antennae. However, a doctoral candidate at the Technische Universität Darmstadt has developed a space-saving, inexpensive, and extremely rapidly, electronically redirectable antenna that should allow automobiles, ships, and aircraft to maintain stable radiocommunications with earth satellites.

  • 2012/01/12

    Tiny transmitter sets frequency record

    Der Darmstädter Terahertz-Sender emittiert die Rekordfrequenz von 1,111 Terahertz. Bei der Miniaturisierung ihres Bauelementes gingen die Forscher an die Grenze des technsich Machbaren. Bild: Michael Feiginov / TU Darmstadt

    TU-Darmstadt researchers develop revolutionary terahertz transmitter

    A terahertz transmitter developed at the TU Darmstadt has generated the highest frequency ever attained by a microelectronic device. The innovative device is also minuscule and operates at room temperature, which could lead to it paving the way for new applications in, e.g., nondestructive testing or medical diagnostics.

  • 2011/11/15

    Detecting Alzheimer’s earlier

    Prof. Dr. Boris Schmidt, Clemen-Schöpf-Institut für Organische Chemie und Biochemie an der TU Darmstadt hält das Modell eines Gehirns. Bild: Katrin Binner.

    Nasal deposits indicate incipient Alzheimer’s disease years before the first symptoms appear

    Chemists at the Technische Universität Darmstadt have developed a new method for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease. The method involves making protein deposits on mucous nasal membranes that are detectable years before the disease erupts visible.

  • 2011/10/19

    Lightning Strikes in the Form of Bits and Bytes

    Elektromagnetische Simulationen an einem Automodell mit Fahrer, ohne und mit Schiebedach (unten). Bild: TU Darmstadt

    Scientists at the Technische Universität Darmstadt are utilizing a superfast computer system for simulating lightning strikes. Their objectives are arriving at better understandings of the effects of lightning strikes on humans and machinery and better predictions of those effects.

  • 2011/09/07

    Smartphones as Helpers During Disasters

    Helpers during disasters: individual smartphones act and collaborate as sensor nodes within an ad-hoc network. Diagram: Parag Mogre / TU Darmstadt

    Scientists at the Technische Universität Darmstadt have developed software, with which smartphones can automatically and autonomously organize an energy-efficient, ad-hoc network. Rapid organization of such a communications network can be vital in the event of disasters where normal communications infrastructures have been destroyed, since smartphones could then exchange, e.g., environmental-sensor data.

  • 2011/09/06

    New Substances Accelerate Drug Transport Into Cells

    Auf einer lebenden Säugetierzelle ist ein ringförmiges HIV TAT-Peptid zu
erkennen. Das gelb markierte zyklische „Rückgrat“ begünstigt den Transport
durch die Zellmembran. Die roten Ketten stellen die Aminosäure Arginin mit
den Guanidinium-Gruppen dar. Grafik: Christina Cardoso / TU Darmstadt

    Biologists at the Technische Universität Darmstadt have discovered means for speeding the transport of the active ingredients of drugs into live cells that might allow drastically reducing drug dosages in the future.

  • 2011/08/04

    Theft Protection for Virtual Machines

    Schutz vor Hackern: Ein Frühwarnsystem soll Angriffe auf virtuelle Maschinen frühzeitig erkennen. Bild: Katrin Binner / TU Darmstadt

    Characteristic echo-profiles betray unauthorized data migrations

    TU Darmstadt scientists have found a way to promptly detect hacker attacks on virtual machines. Companies and government agencies that employ virtual machines can thus protect data stored on them against theft.

  • 2011/07/26

    Nano Sensor Detects Minute Traces of Plastic Explosives

    Im Sensor durchwandert die Raumluft eine Mäanderstruktur mit Nanoröhren. Kommen die Nanoröhren mit einem PETN-Molekül in Berührung, ändert sich die elektrische Leitfähigkeit der Röhren. Bild: Mario Böhme

    TU Darmstadt scientists enable inexpensive, reliable checks for explosives

    Working in collaboration with the RhineMain Polytechnic, materials scientists at the TU Darmstadt have developed an extremely sensitive explosives sensor that is capable of detecting even slight traces of the high-explosive chemical compound pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN). Terrorists had employed PETN in several attacks on commercial aircraft.

  • 2011/06/21

    Double success for IT security

    Prof. Dr. Marc Fischlin ist seit Juni 2011 Inhaber der ersten Heisenberg-Professur am Fachbereich Informatik der TU Darmstadt. Fischlin leitete bisher die Emmy Noether-Nachwuchsgruppe Minimizing Cryptographic Assumptions (MiniCrypt). Schwerpunkt seiner Forschung sind Sicherheitsbeweise für kryptographische Verfahren. Bild: Katrin Binner

    Scientists from Technische Universität Darmstadt receive Heisenberg and Horst Görtz Foundation Professorships

    Two scientists at CASED, the research center for IT security in Darmstadt, were awarded highly coveted sponsorship for their outstanding accomplishments: Prof. Dr. Stefan Katzenbeisser assumed his Horst Görtz Foundation professorship on May 1, 2011. Dr. Marc Fischlin has held the Heisenberg professorship at the TU Darmstadt since June 2011.