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Organische Leuchtdioden (OLEDs) als Lichtquellen und Bildschirme der Zukunft

Bislang leiden die Fertigungsprozesse fuer OLEDs noch unter Kinderkrankheiten, was die Herstellung groesserer OLED-Bildschirme und Beleuchtungssysteme weiterhin massiv erschwert. An dieser Stelle setzt das vom Bundesministerium fuer Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) gefoerderte Verbundprojekt NEMO (Neue Materialien fuer OLEDs aus Loesung) an.

Feb 3rd, 2010

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Einsatz von Nanotechnologie in der Umwelttechnologie

Eine neu aufgelegte und aktualisierte Studie des Fraunhofer IAO, die im Auftrag des Hessischen Wirtschaftsministeriums erstellt wurde, zeigt die Innovationspotenziale der Nanotechnologie fuer Umwelttechnologien auf. Unternehmen bietet die Broschuere praktische Ansatzpunkte fuer einen Technologietransfer sowie eine Auflistung der wichtigsten Kontakte.

Feb 3rd, 2010

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Nanotechnology for the senses

Pin-sharp projections, light that's whiter than white, varnishes that make sounds if the temperature changes: at nano tech 2010 in Tokyo, Fraunhofer researchers present nanotechnology that is a veritable feast for the senses.

Feb 2nd, 2010

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New neutron studies support magnetism's role in superconductors

Neutron scattering experiments performed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory give strong evidence that, if superconductivity is related to a material's magnetic properties, the same mechanisms are behind both copper-based high-temperature superconductors and the newly discovered iron-based superconductors.

Feb 2nd, 2010

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High, not flat: nanowires for a new chip architecture

The fabrication of vertical silicon nanowire arrays has already been reported. Yet there needs to be a more thorough research into the electrical properties of silicon nanowires in order to be able to build reliable transistors for a new generation of microchips.

Feb 2nd, 2010

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Quantum dot polymer hybrids greatly improve the efficiency of organic solar cells

Scientists at the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) and the Freiburg Materials Research Center (FMF) have succeeded in developing a method for treating the surface of nanoparticles which greatly improves the efficiency of organic solar cells. The researchers were able to attain an efficiency of 2 percent by using so-called quantum dots composed of cadmium selenide.

Feb 2nd, 2010

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