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The Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy cordially invites all 2018-19 graduates, as well as any other interested parties, to this year's graduation ceremony, which will include the distribution of diplomas and the conferment of Master's and doctoral awards. This ceremonial event will take place on ...

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Scientists at the Chair of Interface Research and Catalysis will develop a new and unique experiment at the German Electron Synchrotron DESY in Hamburg. The setup is named CIXEL (Combined Infrared and X-Ray Analytics of Electrochemical Interfaces) and shall enable a new type of in-situ studies at el...

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Nanostructures based on carbon are promising materials for nanoelectronics. However, to be suitable, they would often need to be formed on non-metallic surfaces, which has been a challenge – up to now. Researchers at FAU have found a method of forming nanographenes on metal oxide surfaces. Their res...

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Graphene is a promising material for use in nanoelectronics. Its electronic properties depend greatly, however, on how the edges of the carbon layer are formed. Zigzag patterns are particularly interesting in this respect, but until now it has been virtually impossible to create edges with a pattern...

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Prof. Dr. Jörg Libuda accepted the offer for a full professorship (W3) at the newly established Chair of Interface Research and Catalysis. Prof. Libuda has been Professor of Physical Chemistry (W2) at the Chair of Physical Chemistry II since 2005. Besides other awards and commitments, he has been sp...

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Extracting hydrogen using water electrolysis, that is separating water into oxygen and hydrogen using electric current, could contribute to making energy generated from renewable sources more efficient and cheaper to store in future. This method is still too costly at the moment. An interdisciplinar...

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Aging and a low life expectancy are caused, at least partly, by oxidative stress. A team of researchers led by Prof. Dr. Ivana Ivanović-Burmazović of the Chair of Bioinorganic Chemistry at FAU, together with researchers from the USA, have discovered that zinc can activate an organic molecule, helpin...

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The future perspective of chemistry is ‘electrifying’: With increasing availability of cheap electrical energy from renewables it will soon become possible to drive many chemical processes by electrical power. In this way, chemical products and fuels can be produced via sustainable routes, replacing...