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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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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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Young female scientists of the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy of Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg invite you to the first “Women in Science” Symposium of FAU. One of the outstanding characteristics of this symposium, which takes place from December 9th – 11th, 2018, is that the...

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Lithium Aluminium Hydride (LiAlH4) is one of the most potent reducing agents. It is routinely used in organic synthesis for the reduction of unsaturated to saturated bonds. For example, many amines can be prepared from imines by reaction with LiAlH4. Since the reagent needs to be used in larger (sto...

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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...