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  • 2017/08/22

    Scientists Create ‘Diamond Rain’

    Ein internationales Forscherteam konnte zeigen, dass sich im Inneren riesiger Eisplaneten, wie Neptun, Verbindungen aus Kohlenwasserstoff auftrennen. Der Kohlenstoff verwandelt sich dabei in einen „Diamantregen“. Grafik: Greg Stewart / SLAC

    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.

  • 2017/08/08

    Sensitive Energy Cables in the Underground

    Schematic Structure of an Underground Cable Route Trench. Image: Ulrike Albrecht / Template AGT

    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.

  • 2017/07/19

    Introducing nano antibodies into living cells

    Animation: Nano-Antikörper auf dem Weg ins Innere einer Zelle. Bild: Christoph Hohmann, Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM)

    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”.

  • 2017/07/07

    Oxygen vacancy supported memory

    Prof. Dr. Lambert Alff (li) und Doktorand Sankaramangalam Ulhas Sharath (re.) an einem selbst entwickelten System zur Molekularstrahlepitaxie. Bild: Gabi Haindl

    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.

  • 2017/07/05

    A Boost for Permanent Magnets

    Zwei der beteiligten Forscher: Leopoldo Molina-Luna (l.) und Michael Dürrschnabel arbeiten am aberrationskorrigierten Rastertransmissionselektronenmikroskop. Bild: Felipe Fernandes

    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.

  • 2017/07/04

    Communication in Times of Crisis

    Professor Matthias Hollick. Bild: Katrin Binner

    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.

  • 2017/06/22

    Options for the Diesel Engine

    Professor Christian Beidl am weltweit ersten mit OME betriebenen Forschungsfahrzeug. Bild: Katrin Binner

    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.

  • 2017/06/13

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Benjamin Lees, Ph.D. Photo: Claus Völker

    Introducing: Benjamin Lees, Ph.D.

    Benjamin Lees from the University of Warwick, U.K. is researching from quantum statistical mechanics to spatial random permutations. He is a guest of Prof. Dr. Volker Betz at the Department of Mathematics.

  • 2017/06/13

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Dr. Zhiguang Song. Photo: Claus Völker

    Introducing: Dr. Zhiguang Song

    Zhiguang Song from the City University of Hong Kong is researching in structural vibration and control, nonlinear dynamics and aerothermoelastic analysis. He is a guest of Prof. Dr. Peter Hagedorn at the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

  • 2017/06/13

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Dr. Tianzhi Yang. Photo: Claus Völker

    Introducing: Dr. Tianzhi Yang

    Tianzhi Yang from the Shenyang Aerospace University, China is researching in Acoustics and meta-materials. He is a guest of Prof. Dr. Peter Hagedorn at the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

  • 2017/06/02

    Gaining knowledge by simplification

    Atomkerne starten von einer einfachen näherungsweisen Darstellung ("leading order (LO)", links) und verschieben sich zu ihren tatsächlichen physikalischen "Plätzen" durch systematische Korrekturen ("next-to-leading order (NLO)" usw.). Bild: König / Hammer

    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.

  • 2017/05/16

    Cool research

    Professor Mikael Hård (Mitte) im Kreis seiner Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden des Projekts „Eine Globalgeschichte der Technik 1850-2000“. Bild: Katrin Binner

    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.

  • 2017/05/16

    Interaction between atomic nucleus and electron on trial

    Künstlerische Darstellung eines Elektrons in Kernnähe im extrem starken magnetischen Feld des Wismut-Atomkerns. Bild: Dr. Wolfgang Geithner, GSI Darmstadt

    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.

  • 2017/05/12

    Phenomenal “Argonaut”

    Team Argonauts bei der Siegerehrung. Bild: Team Argonauts: taurob Gmbh & TU Darmstadt

    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.

  • 2017/04/21

    A challenging mission for the Argonaut

    Der Argonaut. Bild: Natalie Wocko

    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.