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Molecular photoswitches are molecules which undergo geometric and physical changes upon light irradiation. Properties such as color, chemical reactivity or biological activity can be controlled by light of a certain color range. Nature also uses molecular photoswitches, with retinal being one of ...

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has appointed Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Steinrück, Chair of Physical Chemistry II, as a Henriette Herz Scout. In this funding program, scouts can attract up to three outstanding young foreign scientists with a PhD degree to FAU. The selected candidates receive a Humb...

To comply with the worldwide increasing demand for renewable energy, new tailor-made concepts are required to capture and store solar energy for different applications and at different scale. Beside the well-established approaches for energy storage, such as batteries or power-to-X, smart molecular ...

The acidity of molecules can be easily determined, but until now it was not possible to measure this important property for atoms on a surface. By combining a new microscopy technique and quantum chemical calculations, this has now been achieved. The degree of acidity or alkalinity of a substance...

The Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 1452 - "Catalysis at liquid interfaces (CLINT)" calls for applications for an Equal Opportunity Fellowship for female students who will start their master studies at FAU in the winter semester 2021/22. Female students of the programs MSc. Chemistry and MSc. Mo...