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Physicists propose a new method for monitoring nuclear waste

Scenarios for using neutrino detectors in nuclear interim storage facilities

07-Dec-2017

New scientific findings suggest neutrino detectors may play an important role in ensuring better monitoring and safer storage of radioactive material in nuclear waste repository sites. Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany have made calculations to ascertain the ...

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Electro-organic synthesis that allows sustainable and green production of fine chemicals developed

10-Oct-2017

In the cooperative EPSYLON research project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, scientists from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and Evonik Performance Materials GmbH have succeeded in developing a state-of-the-art and innovative electro-organic synthesis. ...

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Missing golden link found: Divalent gold complex isolated for the first time in a pure form

Researchers stabilized gold in very rare oxidation state +II

10-Aug-2017

According to text book knowledge, the usual oxidation states of gold in compounds are +I and +III. The divalent form (+II), on the other hand, prefers to form polynuclear compounds or simply undergoes transformation into the mono- and trivalent forms. However, the elements next to gold in the ...

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Investigations of the skyrmion Hall effect reveal surprising results

One step further towards the application of skyrmions in spintronic devices

03-Jan-2017

Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have made another important breakthrough in the field of future magnetic storage devices. Already in March 2016, the international team investigated structures, which could serve as ...

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Scientists unveils fundamental properties of spin Seebeck effect

29-Jul-2016

Direct correlation between temperature dependent generation of spin currents and atomic composition of interfaces found Thermoelectric effects are a fundamental building block for the conception and development of new processes for information processing. They enable to re-use waste heat ...

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Making magnets flip like cats at room temperature

Heusler alloy could prove valuable as new material for digital information processing and storage

25-Jul-2016

In today’s world of ever-increasing digital information storage and computation, the next information storage revolution seeks to exploit a novel effect arising from the relativistic physics of Einstein which allows to make a new type of magnet behave like cats. Similar to the ability of a cat to ...

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Neonicotinoid pesticides cause harm to honeybees

28-Jun-2016

One possible cause of the alarming bee mortality we are witnessing is the use of the very active systemic insecticides called neonicotinoids. A previously unknown and harmful effect of neonicotinoids has been identified by researchers at the Mainz University Medical Center and Goethe University ...

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Wood instead of petroleum

New approach to producing chemical substances from renewable resources

26-Oct-2015

Petroleum might well be replaced by wood soon when it comes to manufacturing chemical substances. Research has now made significant progress towards using sustainable biomass, like wood, as an alternative raw material for chemical production. Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz ...

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TRIGA Mainz reaches world record of 20,000 pulses in 50 years

Powerful neutron source is used by chemists and physicists from all over the world

14-Oct-2015

The research reactor TRIGA at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) has reached a new milestone: after 50 years of consecutive operation, TRIGA Mainz achieved a total number of 20,000 pulses on October 1, 2015 – a world record. On this day, the reactor was operated for test measurements of ...

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Carl Zeiss Foundation donates EUR 850,000 to the Advanced Lab for Electrochemistry and Electroorganic Synthesis

Research structure concept of ELYSION enhances the relevance in the fields of electroconversion and electroactive materials

14-Aug-2015

Over the next four years, the Carl Zeiss Foundation will be providing support in the form of EUR 850,000 to the Advanced Lab for Electrochemistry and Electroorganic Synthesis (ELYSION at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU). The use of electricity as a catalyst in chemical reactions is one ...

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