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‘E-nose’ sniffs out mixtures of volatile organic compounds

Accurately distinguish xylene isomer mixtures

13-Jun-2022

As paint thinner, ink and adhesives dry, they can release volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which can negatively impact health. Typically, one of those VOCs is xylene, which exists as three isomers with the same elements but slightly different arrangements. Because the isomers are so similar, ...

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Light from Rare-earth Molecules

Novel Material with Promising Properties for Quantum Computers and Networks Discovered

15-Mar-2022

Light can be used to distribute quantum information rapidly, efficiently, and in a secure, tap-proof manner. Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Strasbourg University, Chimie ParisTech and the French national research center CNRS have now achieved major progress in the ...

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Neutrinos are lighter than 0.8 electron volts

KATRIN experiment with new world record for precision measurements

16-Feb-2022

The international KArlsruhe TRItium Neutrino Experiment (KATRIN), located at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), has broken an important "barrier" in neutrino physics which is relevant for both particle physics and cosmology. Based on data published in the prestigious journal Nature Physics, ...

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3D Laser Nanoprinters Become Compact

Researchers Show How 3-dimensional Nanostructures Can Be Printed Using Compact Desktop Devices

01-Dec-2021

Lasers in conventional laser printers for paper printouts are very small. 3D laser printers for 3-dimensional microstructures and nanostructures, by contrast, have required big and expensive laser systems so far. Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Heidelberg University ...

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BASF and KIT join forces in public funded project to investigate opportunities of multilayered anodes for lithium-ion batteries

Knowledge transfer to foster coating technology in academia and to meet global customer demands

21-Oct-2021

Electromobility is globally recognized as a decisive factor for achieving climate neutrality. High-performance lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles play a key role to reach these goals. BASF is a leading player in the battery materials market focusing on high-performance cathode active ...

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Automated chemical synthesis: reliable production and rapid knowledge gain

KIT Invests About Four Million Euros in Facility for Automated Synthesis

09-Aug-2021

One of the most modern infrastructures for automated process control in chemistry is being built by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) together with BASF: The facility will initially produce new substances in parallel for applications in fields ranging from biology to materials science. ...

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Machine Learning Speeds up Simulations in Material Science

Faster and More Accurate Methods Come in Useful in Various Applications from Energy Storage to Medicines

17-Jun-2021

Research, development, and production of novel materials depend heavily on the availability of fast and at the same time accurate simulation methods. Machine learning, in which artificial intelligence (AI) autonomously acquires and applies new knowledge, will soon enable researchers to develop ...

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A Molecule That Responds to Light

A novel Light-Spin Interface with Europium(III) Molecule Advances Development of Quantum Computers

14-Apr-2021

Light can be used to operate quantum information processing systems, e.g. quantum computers, quickly and efficiently. Researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Chimie ParisTech/CNRS have now significantly advanced the development of molecule-based materials suitable for use as ...

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Shedding light on perovskite films

Efficient materials for future solar cells - New model to determine photoluminescence quantum efficiency

16-Mar-2021

Photovoltaics decisively contributes to sustainable energy supply. The efficiency of solar cells in directly converting light energy into electrical energy depends on the material used. Metal-halide perovskites are considered very promising materials for solar cells of the next generation. With ...

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Catalyst Research: Molecular Probes Require Highly Precise Calculations

Scientists Use Advanced Methods with Hybrid Functionals for Analysis of Active Sites

21-Dec-2020

Catalysts are indispensable for many technologies. To further improve heterogeneous catalysts, it is required to analyze the complex processes on their surfaces, where the active sites are located. Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), together with colleagues from Spain and ...

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