The toolbox always at hand

By |Jan 20, 2021|

How do you repair the world's smallest machines? Let them do it on their own! A new e-conversion publication gives an example on how this works for DNA origami nano-machines.

Supercapacitors challenge batteries

By |Jan 11, 2021|

Supercapacitors store and release energy very fast but have a low energy density. This might change due to a powerful graphene hybrid material developed by the team of Roland Fischer.

Layers step out of line

By |Dec 17, 2020|

If the stacking structure of the “miracle material” COF is slightly shifted, its properties change dramatically. This happens more often than assumed, as chemists from e-conversion could demonstrate.

Solve the mystery

By |Nov 16, 2020|

One picture - three possible answers. Find the right one and win a solar powered bluetooth loudspeaker. Deadline: 31 January 2021!

YES to Munich

By |Nov 11, 2020|

Two offers for a W3 professorship reached the e-conversion scientist Alexander Holleitner in 2020. To our delight, he accepted the offer of the TU Munich and remains in the cluster.

Soak up the sunlight and swim in the dark

By |Oct 13, 2020|

Microswimmers are particles that activly move in liquids when supplied with energy. By a new light charging mechanism, they can now move in the dark and get interesting for medicine.

The lab in the computer

By |Sep 28, 2020|

How are electrons “ticking”? And why is their behavior so important for efficient solar cells? Learn more about it in the research portrait of our new member Prof. Frank Ortmann.

A new grip on the Sabatier principle

By |Sep 9, 2020|

Even for experienced catalysts, matchmaking is not always easy. Some partners bind too strong, others leave too early. Read here how a copper electrode solves this problem by itself.

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