Research

Why are the red, yellow, and blue colours used in the world’s oldest knotted-pile carpet still so vivid and bright, even after almost two and a half thousand years? Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg have now been able to uncover the secrets behind the so-called Pazyryk...

Life on Earth is regulated by light. It is the primary energy source of the planet, it allows some species to see, and it also plays the main role in a wide variety of technological applications. In this context, functional nanomaterials that allow to tailor light-matter interactions will probably b...

The German Research Foundation (DFG, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) established a new Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1452 “CLINT – Catalysis at Liquid Interfaces” at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. Starting from January 2021, researchers in CLINT will explore an entirely new concept in c...

Soft X-ray microscopy is a powerful tool for characterization of various material properties in a large range of applications. It can provide insights into the nanostructure of thin organic films for solar cell or battery applications, but also reveal complex spin dynamics in novel nanomagnetic syst...

One-hour webinars on the topic "Freeze Drying of Vaccines - Challenges and Concepts in Formulation and Process Development" will take place on May 7th, 2020 at 10.00 a.m. and at 2.00 p.m. The webinar will be held by PD Dr. Henning Gieseler and PhD student Julia Kosan, Chair of Pharmaceutical Technol...

On May 6th-7th, 2020, the Interdisciplinary Erlangen Colloquium on Body Odours will take place. The colloquium will be held as an online conference under the overarching theme of "Chemical signatures: from basic insights to applications". The program of the online-colloquium is now available: ...

Plastic recyclates produced from waste packaging have to meet high sensory requirements for them to be used for new products. Plastic recyclates often have off-odours, some of which have yet to be identified. The Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV has analysed the sens...

The prospects of additive manufacturing (3D printing) as a versatile tool for prompt and inexpensive prototyping are extremely promising. This family of methods are set to make fabrication processes faster, more efficient in terms of the raw materials and energy required, and more flexible. However,...