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Modelling how fracturing metallic glass releases energy at the atomic level

20-Jul-2018 Metallic glasses -- alloys lacking the crystalline structure normally found in metals -- are an exciting research target for tantalizing applications, including artificial joints and other medical implant devices. However, the difficulties associated with predicting how much energy these ma ... more

Toxicity of carbon and silicon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers

20-Jul-2018 Nanoparticles with a wide range of applying, including medicine, damage cells of microalgae Heterosigma akashivo badly. This algae species is widely spread in the Russian Far East marine area. The acute toxic effect exhibited at concentrations of 100 mg/l of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and sili ... more

Splitting water: Nanoscale imaging yields key insights

20-Jul-2018 In the quest to realize artificial photosynthesis to convert sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide into fuel - just as plants do - researchers need to not only identify materials to efficiently perform photoelectrochemical water splitting, but also to understand why a certain material may or ... more

Biological signalling processes in intelligent materials

Innovative biohybrid systems with information processing functionality

20-Jul-2018 Scientists from the University of Freiburg have developed materials systems that are composed of biological components and polymer materials and are capable of perceiving and processing information. These biohybrid systems were engineered to perform certain functions, such as the counting s ... more

Neste aiming to use waste plastic as a raw material for fuels and plastics

20-Jul-2018 Neste is exploring ways to introduce liquefied waste plastic as a future raw material for fossil refining. The aim of the development project is to proceed to industrial scale trial during 2019. The company’s target is to process annually more than one million tons of waste plastic by 2030. ... more

Materials processing tricks enable engineers to create new laser material

20-Jul-2018 By doping alumina crystals with neodymium ions, engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a new laser material that is capable of emitting ultra-short, high-power pulses--a combination that could potentially yield smaller, more powerful lasers with superior thermal ... more

Tanaka Expands Fuel Cell Catalyst Production Capacity

7x current capacity to meet future demand from China and Europe

19-Jul-2018 The Tanaka Kikinzoku Group has announced a major expansion for its Fuel Cell (FC) Catalyst Development Center at the Shonan Plant in Kanagawa Prefecture, operated by subsidiary Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo, the manufacturing entity of the Group.Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyoalready commands the top globa ... more

New cost-effective instrument measures molecular dynamics on a picosecond timescale

19-Jul-2018 Studying the photochemistry, or chemical results of light, has shown that ultraviolet radiation can set off harmful chemical reactions in the human body and, alternatively, can provide "photo-protection" by dispersing extra energy. To better understand the dynamics of these photochemical pr ... more

Gold nanoparticles to find applications in hydrogen economy

19-Jul-2018 The international team of scientist of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), Leibniz University Hannover (Leibniz Universität Hannover) and the Ioffe Institute found a way to improve nanocomposite material which opens a new opportunities to use it in hydrogen econom ... more

Robot chemist discovers new molecules and reactions

19-Jul-2018 A new type of artificial-intelligence-driven chemistry could revolutionise the way molecules are discovered, scientists claim. Chemists from the University of Glasgow discuss how they have trained an artificially-intelligent organic chemical synthesis robot  to automatically explore a very ... more

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Modelling how fracturing metallic glass releases energy at the atomic level

20-Jul-2018 Metallic glasses -- alloys lacking the crystalline structure normally found in metals -- are an exciting research target for tantalizing applications, including artificial joints and other medical implant devices. However, the difficulties associated with predicting how much energy these ma ... more

Splitting water: Nanoscale imaging yields key insights

20-Jul-2018 In the quest to realize artificial photosynthesis to convert sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide into fuel - just as plants do - researchers need to not only identify materials to efficiently perform photoelectrochemical water splitting, but also to understand why a certain material may or ... more

Materials processing tricks enable engineers to create new laser material

20-Jul-2018 By doping alumina crystals with neodymium ions, engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a new laser material that is capable of emitting ultra-short, high-power pulses--a combination that could potentially yield smaller, more powerful lasers with superior thermal ... more

New cost-effective instrument measures molecular dynamics on a picosecond timescale

19-Jul-2018 Studying the photochemistry, or chemical results of light, has shown that ultraviolet radiation can set off harmful chemical reactions in the human body and, alternatively, can provide "photo-protection" by dispersing extra energy. To better understand the dynamics of these photochemical pr ... more

Merck Announces Future Insight Prize for Groundbreaking Scientific Work

Prize money up to 1 million Euro

18-Jul-2018 Merck announced a new research prize. The company will award the “Future Insight Prize” of up to € 1 million annually for the next 35 years. The prize will be presented to researchers who will make outstanding contributions to enable innovations important for the future of humanity in the c ... more

Simpler interferometer can fine tune even the quickest pulses of light

16-Jul-2018 If you want to get the greatest benefit from a beam of light - whether to detect a distant planet or remedy an aberration in the human eye - you need to be able to measure its beam front information. Now a University of Rochester research team has devised a much simpler way to measure beams ... more

Quantum Dot White LEDs Achieve Record Efficiency

16-Jul-2018 Researchers have demonstrated nanomaterial-based white-light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that exhibit a record luminous efficiency of 105 lumens per watt. Luminous efficiency is a measure of how well a light source uses power to generate light. With further development, the new LEDs could reach ... more

New Chief Financial Officers Appointed at Carl Zeiss AG and Carl Zeiss Meditec AG

13-Jul-2018 Effective 1 October 2018, Dr. Christian Müller will become Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Carl Zeiss AG. He will succeed Thomas Spitzenpfeil who, as previously announced, will leave the company. Müller has been CFO of the ZEISS subsidiary Carl Zeiss Meditec AG since 2009. He joined the ZE ... more

Bubbles and whispers - glass bubbles boost nanoparticle detection

13-Jul-2018 Technology created by researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) is literally shedding light on some of the smallest particles to detect their presence - and it's made from tiny glass bubbles. The technology has its roots in a peculiar physical ... more

Scientists develop highly sensitive molecular optical pressure sensor

Molecular ruby for use in materials sciences or catalysis

09-Jul-2018 Chemists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and at the Université de Montréal in Canada have developed a molecular system capable of very precise optical pressure measurements. The gemstone ruby served as the source of inspiration. However, the system developed by the team headed ... more

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Modelling how fracturing metallic glass releases energy at the atomic level

20-Jul-2018 Metallic glasses -- alloys lacking the crystalline structure normally found in metals -- are an exciting research target for tantalizing applications, including artificial joints and other medical implant devices. However, the difficulties associated with predicting how much energy these ma ... more

Toxicity of carbon and silicon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers

20-Jul-2018 Nanoparticles with a wide range of applying, including medicine, damage cells of microalgae Heterosigma akashivo badly. This algae species is widely spread in the Russian Far East marine area. The acute toxic effect exhibited at concentrations of 100 mg/l of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and sili ... more

Splitting water: Nanoscale imaging yields key insights

20-Jul-2018 In the quest to realize artificial photosynthesis to convert sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide into fuel - just as plants do - researchers need to not only identify materials to efficiently perform photoelectrochemical water splitting, but also to understand why a certain material may or ... more

Biological signalling processes in intelligent materials

Innovative biohybrid systems with information processing functionality

20-Jul-2018 Scientists from the University of Freiburg have developed materials systems that are composed of biological components and polymer materials and are capable of perceiving and processing information. These biohybrid systems were engineered to perform certain functions, such as the counting s ... more

Neste aiming to use waste plastic as a raw material for fuels and plastics

20-Jul-2018 Neste is exploring ways to introduce liquefied waste plastic as a future raw material for fossil refining. The aim of the development project is to proceed to industrial scale trial during 2019. The company’s target is to process annually more than one million tons of waste plastic by 2030. ... more

Materials processing tricks enable engineers to create new laser material

20-Jul-2018 By doping alumina crystals with neodymium ions, engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a new laser material that is capable of emitting ultra-short, high-power pulses--a combination that could potentially yield smaller, more powerful lasers with superior thermal ... more

Tanaka Expands Fuel Cell Catalyst Production Capacity

7x current capacity to meet future demand from China and Europe

19-Jul-2018 The Tanaka Kikinzoku Group has announced a major expansion for its Fuel Cell (FC) Catalyst Development Center at the Shonan Plant in Kanagawa Prefecture, operated by subsidiary Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo, the manufacturing entity of the Group.Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyoalready commands the top globa ... more

Gold nanoparticles to find applications in hydrogen economy

19-Jul-2018 The international team of scientist of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), Leibniz University Hannover (Leibniz Universität Hannover) and the Ioffe Institute found a way to improve nanocomposite material which opens a new opportunities to use it in hydrogen econom ... more

Robot chemist discovers new molecules and reactions

19-Jul-2018 A new type of artificial-intelligence-driven chemistry could revolutionise the way molecules are discovered, scientists claim. Chemists from the University of Glasgow discuss how they have trained an artificially-intelligent organic chemical synthesis robot  to automatically explore a very ... more

Merck Announces Future Insight Prize for Groundbreaking Scientific Work

Prize money up to 1 million Euro

18-Jul-2018 Merck announced a new research prize. The company will award the “Future Insight Prize” of up to € 1 million annually for the next 35 years. The prize will be presented to researchers who will make outstanding contributions to enable innovations important for the future of humanity in the c ... more

All news on chemistry

Biological signalling processes in intelligent materials

Innovative biohybrid systems with information processing functionality

20-Jul-2018 Scientists from the University of Freiburg have developed materials systems that are composed of biological components and polymer materials and are capable of perceiving and processing information. These biohybrid systems were engineered to perform certain functions, such as the counting s ... more

Neste aiming to use waste plastic as a raw material for fuels and plastics

20-Jul-2018 Neste is exploring ways to introduce liquefied waste plastic as a future raw material for fossil refining. The aim of the development project is to proceed to industrial scale trial during 2019. The company’s target is to process annually more than one million tons of waste plastic by 2030. ... more

BASF to expand production capacity for antioxidant

Investment meets increasing global demand

11-Jul-2018 BASF plans to increase the global production capacity for its antioxidant Irganox® 1010 by 40% with production expansion projects at its sites in Jurong, Singapore, and Kaisten, Switzerland. With production in Kaisten coming online in 2019 and in Singapore in early 2021, BASF aims to better ... more

Tailored Polymers from a Printer

Efficient chain transfer for 3D-printing of tough photopolymers

10-Jul-2018 An ever-growing number of coatings, including varnishes and printing inks, as well as tooth fillings, are cured with light. Yet, homogenous, tailored, polymer networks cannot be produced, and the materials tend to be brittle, which limits the use of photopolymers in applications like 3D pri ... more

Photocatalyst system for plastics production

Properties of recyclable plastics can be defined by the wavelength

05-Jul-2018 A research team from Berlin has developed a novel catalyst system, which enables the regulation of multiple polymerization processes to produce biodegradable plastics solely by illumination with light of different colors.  The properties of a polymeric material are highly dependent on facto ... more

New enzyme paradigm for critical reaction in converting lignin to useful products

05-Jul-2018 An international research team, including scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has discovered and characterized a new family of cytochrome P450 enzymes that is critical to improving the conversion of lignin--one of the main com ... more

New technology for ultra-smooth polymer films

29-Jun-2018 The Fraunhofer FEP has succeeded in developing a new technology for the production of ultra-smooth polymer films as part of the "OptiPerm" project. This project received funding from the European Union and the Saxony State Ministry of Economics, Labor and Transport. The technology, which wa ... more

Unprecedented control of polymer grids achieved

Applications in water purification, solar energy storage, body armor possible

25-Jun-2018 Synthetic polymers are ubiquitous -- nylon, polyester, Teflon and epoxy, to name just a few -- and these polymers are all long, linear structures that tangle into imprecise structures. Chemists have long dreamed of making polymers with two-dimensional, grid-like structures, but this goal ha ... more

BASF inaugurated application center for Plastic Additives

Merging key resources at one location to create a center of excellence

12-Jun-2018 BASF recently inaugurated its new EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Application center for Plastic Additives in Kaisten, Switzerland. The new facility, located in the existing BASF production site, includes a state of the art compounding extruder, stretch film and tape lines as well as ... more

Large-scale and sustainable 3D printing with the most ubiquitous natural material

08-Jun-2018 Cellulose is one of the most abundant and broadly distributed organic compound and industrial by-product on Earth. Yet, despite decades of extensive research, the bottom-up use of cellulose to fabricate 3D objects is still plagued with problems that restrict its practical applications: deri ... more

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Simpler interferometer can fine tune even the quickest pulses of light

16-Jul-2018 If you want to get the greatest benefit from a beam of light - whether to detect a distant planet or remedy an aberration in the human eye - you need to be able to measure its beam front information. Now a University of Rochester research team has devised a much simpler way to measure beams ... more

New Chief Financial Officers Appointed at Carl Zeiss AG and Carl Zeiss Meditec AG

13-Jul-2018 Effective 1 October 2018, Dr. Christian Müller will become Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Carl Zeiss AG. He will succeed Thomas Spitzenpfeil who, as previously announced, will leave the company. Müller has been CFO of the ZEISS subsidiary Carl Zeiss Meditec AG since 2009. He joined the ZE ... more

Bubbles and whispers - glass bubbles boost nanoparticle detection

13-Jul-2018 Technology created by researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) is literally shedding light on some of the smallest particles to detect their presence - and it's made from tiny glass bubbles. The technology has its roots in a peculiar physical ... more

Labstep raises £1 Million to launch marketplace and double its team

Users growing 15% month on month with a 95% retention rate

26-Jun-2018 Labstep, the platform for researchers that captures real-time scientific data and connects lab groups enabling information sharing and reproducibility, announces today that it has raised £1 Million from angel investors. The company will use the funds to double its team to 12, launch a marke ... more

LABVOLUTION 2019: Spotlight on the integrated laboratory

21-Jun-2018 Modern laboratory practice is a fast-changing area characterized by growing digitization, automation, ever more complex workflows, and interaction at all levels. The next LABVOLUTION show is picking up on these trends with a strong focus on digital integration and connectivity, as evidenced ... more

Does nanoconfinement affect the interaction between two materials placed in contact?

12-Jun-2018 Scientists show that is it possible to estimate how nanoconfinement affects the number of contacts formed by two materials placed in intimate contact and, hence, the interfacial interactions. They considered wafers of silicon, as those largely used in microelectronics, coated by thin polyme ... more

Reaction calorimetry in microreactors

12-Jun-2018 At Achema 2018 the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology will demonstrate the latest gen-eration of continuous reaction calorimeters. These permit rapid screening of thermokinetic data, making kinetic constants and safety-relevant data available in the early stages of process develop ... more

New laser makes silicon 'sing'

11-Jun-2018 Yale scientists have created a new type of silicon laser that uses sounds waves to amplify light. In recent years, there has been increasing interest in translating optical technologies -- such as fiber optics and free-space lasers -- into tiny optical or "photonic" integrated circuits. Usi ... more

Self-sustaining loop of chemical reactions could revolutionize drug production

07-Jun-2018 Experts from the University of Nottingham have created a self-sustaining circuit of reactions which is a greener and more efficient method of chemical production. Drs Francesca Paradisi and Martina Contente of the University of Nottingham produce chemicals more efficiently through a looped ... more

ChemMaps lets researchers navigate the chemical universe

06-Jun-2018 Researchers from North Carolina State University have created a new online service - ChemMaps - that allows users to interactively navigate the chemical space of over 8,000 drugs and 47,000 environmental compounds in 3D and real time. ChemMaps is designed to be a central resource for studen ... more

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ZEISS: High-Tech Drives Growth

Medical technology and industrial metrology business still on track for growth

18-May-2018 The first six months of fiscal year 2017/18 (ended 31 March 2018) were successful for the ZEISS Group and saw its revenue rise by 9 percent to EUR 2.773 billion (1st six months of 2016/17: EUR 2.550 billion), and as much as 13 percent after adjustments for currency effects. At EUR 380 milli ... more

Evaluating risk of hydrogen embrittlement

New simulation of cold cracks in high-strength steels

04-May-2018 High-strength steels play a vital role in the construction of modern vehicles and machines. If these steels are welded during the production of components, mobile hydrogen atoms can cause problems within the material: the atoms accumulate slowly at highly stressed areas of a component, resu ... more

Real-time layer thickness measurement with terahertz

18-Apr-2018 Terahertz is a key technology for non-destructive material testing. Major advantages are examinations without physical contact and the analysis of complex systems with a low contrast range, in which established methods like ultrasonic usually fail. The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HH ... more

Emerson completes acquisition of ProSys

19-Jan-2018 Emerson announced it has acquired ProSys Inc., a global supplier of software and services that increase production and safety for the chemical, oil and gas, pulp and paper, and refining industries. By building intuitive processes for plant operators, these solutions make everything from eve ... more

Peratech raises $12.4 million in financing from Merck Ventures, Arie Capital and existing investors

25-Oct-2017 Peratech, a world leader in 3D force-sensing technologies, announced it has subscribed $12.4 million (£9.2 million) to the round of funding, led by Merck Ventures the venture capital wing of Merck, along with Arie Capital and existing investors. This investment sends a clear signal of confi ... more

New alliance between machine building and IT for Industrie 4.0

World market leaders combine strengths in ADAMOS

06-Sep-2017 Through the joint venture ADAMOS (ADAptive Manufacturing Open Solutions), DMG MORI, Dürr, Software AG and ZEISS as well as ASM PT are establishing a strategic alliance for the future topics of Industrie 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Germany’s first alliance of well-known ... more

Smart tomographic sensors control industrial processes of tomorrow

HZDR coordinates European Doctoral Training Network TOMOCON

01-Sep-2017 Modern parallel computer architectures are capable of processing huge amounts of data at high speed. This allows for the increasing use of imaging techniques as sensors to control machines and process plants. In the new European collaborative project TOMOCON twelve research institutions and ... more

German Brand Award 2017 for Berghof

30-Jun-2017 “Excellence in Brand Strategy, Management and Creation” – the Berghof Group is recognized for its successful branding with the German Brand Award 2017 The corporate group’s online presence was awarded first prize for “Brand Campaign – Web & Mobile” in Berlin on June 29, 2017. Katrin Wenke, ... more

LAUDA appoints Dr. Ralf Hermann as the new General Manager Constant temperature equipment

20-Jun-2017 Dr. Ralf Hermann started work as the new General Manager Constant temperature equipment on June 1, 2017 at LAUDA. With his extensive experience and comprehensive specialized knowledge gained from many years in a managerial capacity at Eppendorf AG, as well as his PhD in biology, he will con ... more

CTO Dr. Attila Bilgic new member of the KROHNE Group Management

28-Feb-2017 Effective January 1st, 2017, the Advisory Board of the KROHNE Group has appointed Dr.-Ing. Attila Bilgic Managing Director of Ludwig KROHNE GmbH & Co KG. He assumes global responsibility for research and development and extends the managing board of the KROHNE Group alongside Michael Radema ... more

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Modelling how fracturing metallic glass releases energy at the atomic level

20-Jul-2018 Metallic glasses -- alloys lacking the crystalline structure normally found in metals -- are an exciting research target for tantalizing applications, including artificial joints and other medical implant devices. However, the difficulties associated with predicting how much energy these ma ... more

Splitting water: Nanoscale imaging yields key insights

20-Jul-2018 In the quest to realize artificial photosynthesis to convert sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide into fuel - just as plants do - researchers need to not only identify materials to efficiently perform photoelectrochemical water splitting, but also to understand why a certain material may or ... more

Biological signalling processes in intelligent materials

Innovative biohybrid systems with information processing functionality

20-Jul-2018 Scientists from the University of Freiburg have developed materials systems that are composed of biological components and polymer materials and are capable of perceiving and processing information. These biohybrid systems were engineered to perform certain functions, such as the counting s ... more

Neste aiming to use waste plastic as a raw material for fuels and plastics

20-Jul-2018 Neste is exploring ways to introduce liquefied waste plastic as a future raw material for fossil refining. The aim of the development project is to proceed to industrial scale trial during 2019. The company’s target is to process annually more than one million tons of waste plastic by 2030. ... more

Materials processing tricks enable engineers to create new laser material

20-Jul-2018 By doping alumina crystals with neodymium ions, engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a new laser material that is capable of emitting ultra-short, high-power pulses--a combination that could potentially yield smaller, more powerful lasers with superior thermal ... more

Robot chemist discovers new molecules and reactions

19-Jul-2018 A new type of artificial-intelligence-driven chemistry could revolutionise the way molecules are discovered, scientists claim. Chemists from the University of Glasgow discuss how they have trained an artificially-intelligent organic chemical synthesis robot  to automatically explore a very ... more

Oxidation of sulfides with perovskite catalyst

Barium ruthenate promises easy handling and high yields

17-Jul-2018 Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a ruthenium-based perovskite catalyst that shows strong activity even at low temperatures (down to 313 K). The reusable catalyst does not require additives, meaning that it can prevent the formation of toxic by-products. The oxidat ... more

Quantum Dot White LEDs Achieve Record Efficiency

16-Jul-2018 Researchers have demonstrated nanomaterial-based white-light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that exhibit a record luminous efficiency of 105 lumens per watt. Luminous efficiency is a measure of how well a light source uses power to generate light. With further development, the new LEDs could reach ... more

GLOBAL BIOENERGIES and AUDI continue partnership in renewable gasoline

13-Jul-2018 Following the completion of a first series of engine testing and significant progresses of the isobutene bioproduction process, the two companies have agreed to start a new program. The first focus will be the regulatory landscape associated with the conversion of various non-food residue f ... more

Carbon is the new black

12-Jul-2018 Engineers with the University of Cincinnati are leveraging a partnership with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to create clothing that can charge your cell phone. Move over, Iron Man. What makes this possible are the unique properties of carbon nanotubes: a large surface area that is strong, ... more

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