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  • How quickly are electrons transferred?
    A team of researchers at FAU has developed a method which can be used to reliably measure the speed of electron transfer between two materials. This could lead to the development of innovative electronic com...


  • Simple method for removing glyphosate from water
    Glyphosate is not only one of the most widely-used herbicides in the world, but also one of the most controversial chemical compounds, as it is suspected of being carcinogenic. In a study published...
  • Mathematics and particle technology collaborate on nanoparticle design
    The German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved a new Collaborative Research Centre for the University to start in January 2020. The CRC will be coordinated by FAU and its researchers are set to receive around 11 million euros in fundi...
  • A step closer to the dream of nanotechnology
    Synthesising single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) is one of the greatest challenges faced by materials science. They can be synthesised using precursor molecules, so-called seeds, which determine growth. ...
  • Nanoparticles with innovative electronic properties
    Researchers at the Chair of Organic Chemistry II at FAU have discovered that it is possible to control the optical and electronic properties of aluminium oxide nanoparticles, despite the fact that ...
  • Cell death and regeneration
    As the smallest living unit, a cell can survive alone, but not in a cluster. When the oldest known human being died at the age of 122, some cells in her body had reached the same age, others were replaced after just 60 hours. And yet they all behaved according to plan. Cell...
  • New method of synthesising nanographene on metal oxide surfaces
    Nanostructures based on carbon are promising materials for nanoelectronics. However, to be suitable, they would often need to be formed on non-metallic surfaces, which has been a challenge - up to now. Researchers at FAU have f...


  • Developing innovative electrolytic cell
    Working together with external partners, chemists, materials scientists and chemical engineers at FAU have developed an innovative microcell for water electrolysis.They hope to replace standard plate electrodes used to split water into oxygen and hydrogen with compac...
  • Improve understanding of chemical reactions in water electrolysis
    Extracting hydrogen using water electrolysis, that is separating water into oxygen and hydrogen using electric current, could contribute to making energy generated from renewable sources more efficient and cheaper to store in future. This met...
  • Successful demonstration of imine hydrogenation with inexpensive main group metal
    In future, inexpensive and bio-compatible main group metals could replace expensive and toxic transition metals during catalytic processes. Chemists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have now demonstrated that imine hydrogenation is possible using calcium i...
  • New approach in the fight against antibiotic resistance
    According to the WHO, around 700,000 people die every year as a result of antibiotic resistance. In Germany, around 6,000 people die every year because treatment with antibiotics is not effective. Scientists at Friedrich-Alexan...


  • A hybrid renewable energy solution
    Grid operators need to do more than simply distribute the electricity generated by wind farms and photovoltaic plants. They also have to ensure a consistent quality of supply. Achieving this with the available sy...
  • Beer can lift your spirits
    Visitors to the Oktoberfest have always known it and now it has been scientifically proven - beer can lift your spirits. Scientists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) examined 13,000 food compo...
  • Observing individual atomic collisions during diffusion
    In the world of research, diffusion is understood as a process in which tiny particles uniformly disperse throughout a gas or liquid. Although these media are made up of individual particles, diffusion is perceived as a co...
  • Is it possible to reduce resistance to chemotherapy?
    Glioblastomas (GBMs) are considered to be the most malignant and dangerous form of brain tumours. The primary form of treatment of these is chemotherapy, which is at least capable of extending life expectancy. It...
  • How molecules are arranged on surfaces
    Individual pieces of a jigsaw puzzle joined together as if moved by magic - that is what FAU materials researchers imagine when they apply molecules to surfaces to produce materials for new technologies such as o...
  • Mechanism behind granular capillary effect
    The origin of the granular capillary effect - the rise of sand or other granules in a tube - was a long-standing mystery. Only recently did an international team of physicists succeed in unveiling it. F...
  • How butterflies form their iridescent wing scales
    It has only been one year since the material scientists around Prof. Erdmann Spiecker from the Centre for Nanoanalysis and Electron Microscopy (CENEM) at FAU were granted funding for one of the world's best X-ray microscopes and they could already...
  • Molecular Lego for nanoelectronics
    The ability to assemble electronic building blocks consisting of individual molecules is an important objective in nanotechnology. An interdisciplinary research group at FAU is now significantly closer to achieving this goal. The team of researchers headed ...
  • Chemically tailored Graphene
    Graphene is considered as one of the most promising new materials. However, the systematic insertion of chemically bound atoms and molecules to control its properties is still a major challenge. No...
  • Method for DNA programmed material synthesis
    For the first time, FAU engineers have succeeded in producing complex crystal lattices, so-called clathrates, from nanoparticles using DNA strands. The programmed synthesis of clathrates represents a template for the precision modelling of no...
  • Exhaust fumes as a resource
    Chemists at FAU have developed a process in which nitrogen oxides generated during industrial processes can be used in the manufacture of colourants and medicines. Using the method, businesses will in future be able to combine the decontamination of exhaust...
  • Deep look into protein structure
    Light microscopy continues to reveal the microscopic world at an ever increasing resolution. Using a new method coined COLD, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlan...
  • Why snow collapses suddenly under pressure
    Materials scientists at FAU have demonstrated for the first time in an experiment that collapsing connections between ice crystals are responsible for snow giving way suddenly - and repeatedly - under weight. Their results could be used in avalanche research. The study has recently been published in the renowned journal ...


  • Strengthening nanotechnology for Europe
    Nanotechnology is a 21st century technology. It allows products of just a few nanometres in size to be produced in any shape desired: for microprocessors, for electronic circuits in computers and in telecommunications, and for ...