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21 Current news of Uni Frankfurt am Mainrss
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The deep sea serves as the “oceans’ garbage dump” – and it is surprisingly dynamic when it comes to deposition
Senckenberg researchers Serena Abel and Angelika Brandt, together with colleagues from the Alfred Wegener Institute – Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and Goethe University in Frankfurt, have investigated microplastic pollution in the Western Pacific Kuril-Kamchatka Trench. ...
Microbiologists has succeeded in using bacteria for the controlled storage and release of hydrogen
The fight against climate change is making the search for carbon-neutral energy sources increasingly urgent. Green hydrogen, which is produced from water with the help of renewable energies such as wind or solar power, is one of the solutions on which hopes are pinned. However, transporting and ...
Sustainable bioeconomy: Development of environmentally friendly bio-shampoos and plant protection agent technologies
With the early assessment of sustainable, newly developed chemicals and products it is possible to assess a potential risk of toxic substances being released at a later point in product cascades. This has been revealed in a proof-of-concept study jointly coordinated by Goethe University Frankfurt ...
Nano spheres and diamond slivers made of silicon and germanium
Chemists at Goethe University Frankfurt have developed two new classes of materials in the field of nanomaterials and investigated them together with their cooperation partners at the University of Bonn: for the first time, they have succeeded in producing a nano sphere of silicon atoms and a ...
Team from Göttingen and Frankfurt succeeds in stabilisation
Chemical syntheses of new active ingredients or functional materials are based on the use of molecular building blocks. These must be simultaneously reactive but also stable enough to enable targeted incorporation into larger molecules. A research team from the University of Göttingen and the ...
The detailed understanding will allow for the design of catalysts tailored for specific reactions
Catalysts with a metal-nitrogen bond can transfer nitrogen to organic molecules. In this process short-lived molecular species are formed, whose properties critically determine the course of the reaction and product formation. The key compound in a catalytic nitrogen-atom transfer reaction has ...
New experimental technique with reaction microscope allows “X-ray” of individual molecules
For more than 200 years, we have been using X-rays to look inside matter, and progressing to ever smaller structures – from crystals to nanoparticles. Now, within the framework of a larger international collaboration on the X-ray laser European XFEL in Schenefeld near Hamburg, physicists at ...
International research project observes ultrafast particle growth through ammonia and nitric acid
When winter smog takes over Asian mega-cities, more particulate matter is measured in the streets than expected. An international team, including researchers from Goethe University Frankfurt, as well as the universities in Vienna and Innsbruck, has now discovered that nitric acid and ammonia in ...
Cooperation between Applied Computational Linguistics lab of Goethe University and Springer Nature
Springer Nature published its first machine-generated book, compiled using an algorithm developed by researchers from Goethe University. This collaboration broke new ground with the first machine-generated book to be published by a scholarly publisher. The book is available as a free download ...
Direct coupling of two molecules of nitrogen: chemists from Würzburg and Frankfurt have achieved what was thought to be impossible. This new reaction is reported in Science magazine and opens new possibilities for one of the most inert molecules on earth. Constituting over 78 % of the air we ...