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As the German National Library of Sience and Technology , the TIB specialises in all areas of chemistry, information technology, mathematics, physics and technology. The TIB is the largest special library in the world and offers industry and research excellent information services. more

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  • Single atoms as catalysts

    Incorporating individual metal atoms into a surface in the right way allows their chemical behavior to be adapted. This makes new, better catalysts possible. They make our cars more environmentally friendly and they are indispensable for the chemical industry: catalysts make certain chemical reactio more

  • Thermodynamic Magic Enables Cooling without Energy Consumption

    Physicists at the University of Zurich have developed an amazingly simple device that allows heat to flow temporarily from a cold to a warm object without an external power supply. Intriguingly, the process initially appears to contradict the fundamental laws of physics. If you put a teapot of boil more

  • Description of rotating molecules made easy

    Feynman diagrams are a powerful tool in condensed matter physics. By turning highly complex equations into sets of simple diagrams, the method has established itself as one of the sharpest tools in a theoretical physicist’s toolbox. Giacomo Bighin, a postdoc in the group of Mikhail Lemeshko at the I more

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When Water Levitates

Have you ever seen a drop of water navigate a maze? It’s possible thanks to a weird phenomenon called the Leidenfrost Effect. Understanding Leidenfrost — first described more than 200 years ago — helped engineers make more efficient steam engines. Today, scientists are using high-speed cameras t ... more

The Science of Fireworks!

Professor Chris Bishop, presenter of the 2008 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, gives a family lecture on the history of the modern firework.Through demonstrations of pyrotechnic chemistry hear how Chinese incendiaries made from honey led to the development of gunpowder; discover how the lou ... more

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Detecting gravitational waves from black hole collisions

This year’s second Nobel Prize in the sciences was awarded today. The prize for physics was awarded to researchers who contributed to the observation of gravitational waves, ripples in space-time that were originally created by colliding black holes over a billion years ago. more

The creation of tools made from laser light

After the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine has been awarded, it is physics' turn. The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Morou and Donna Strickland for their pioneering innovations in the field of laser physics. Strickland is only the third woman to receive the No more

The History of the Atom

All matter is made up of atoms. This is something we now take as a given, and one of the things you learn right back at the beginning of high school or secondary school chemistry classes. Despite this, our ideas about what an atom is are surprisingly recent: as little as one hundred years ago, scien more

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  • Surprisingly simple molecules as potential OLED-Emitters?

    Organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) are presently conquering the market for displays of smartphones and TVs. They also have a great potential in lighting applications. Current devices for the blue part of the visible spectrum lag behind their green and red counterparts in terms of efficiency and durability. more

Authors Physics

  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Brickmann

    Jürgen Brickmann, born 1939 in Schwerin, studied physics 1959-1965 (Uni Munich, Uni Innsbruck, Tu Munich) and obtained his Ph.D from the TU Munich in 1967. In 1973 he became ­a Private Docent for physical chemistry at the Uni Freiburg, from 1974 to 1978 he was Professor for chemical dynamics at the more

  • Dr. Wolfgang Kaiser

    Wolfgang Kaiser studied physics at Technical University of Munich (TUM). On graduating, he then received a doctoral scholarship from IGSSE, TUM’s International Graduate School of Science and Engineering. His doctoral work at TUM’s Walter Schottky Institute focused on switch­able DNA layers and their more

  • Dr. Peter Becker

    studied physics at the University of Münster and received his doctorate in 1974 from the Institut für Physik der Universität Dortmund (Dortmund University Institute of Physics). From there he moved to Physikalisch-Technischen Bundesanstalt (National Metrology Institute) in Braunschweig (Brunswick). more

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Atmospheric physics

Atmospheric physics Atmospheric physics is the application of physics to the study of the atmosphere . Atmospheric physicists attempt to model Earth's atmosphere and the atmospheres of the other planet s using fluid flow equations, chemical ... more

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