Published on Thu, 06 Apr 2017
Congratulations to Prof. Karl Leo! The cfaed Career Development Director, Principal Investigator and former Path Leader of the Cluster's Organic/Polymer Research Path will be honored with the Wilhelm Ostwald Medal given by the Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig in recognition of his extraordinary scientific achievements. He is one of only 15 prizewinners in total who were awarded this prestigious medal since the first event in 1979. The awarding ceremony will take place on April 7 at the Academy's public spring meeting in Leipzig.
Read more … Prof. Karl Leo Receives Wilhelm Ostwald Medal
Published on Mon, 03 Apr 2017
The long-distance race for the Federal and State Excellence Strategy has begun. Today, 3 April 2017, marks the submission deadline for the first “wave of applications” at the German Research Foundation (DFG) in Bonn. TU Dresden (TUD) has been one of eleven Universities of Excellence since 2012 and joins this race with eight draft proposals for the “Clusters of Excellence” funding line.
Read more … cfaed Submitted One of Eight Draft Proposals for TUD Clusters of Excellence
Published on Fri, 31 Mar 2017
With the support of the cfaed team, Prof. Xinliang Feng's Chair for Molecular Functional Materials was able to successfully present the Cluster with its own booth at the largest European graphene conference in Barcelona. For four days, representatives of the areas atomic precision (Reinhard Berger), energy storage and transformation (Xiaodong Zhuang), and production and innovation (Martin Lohe) were in close contact with numerous visitors.
Read more … cfaed Successfully Presented at 'Graphene2017' in Barcelona
Published on Tue, 28 Mar 2017
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Researchers from the University of Strasbourg & CNRS (France), in collaboration with the University of Mons (Belgium), the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (Germany) and the Technische Universität Dresden (Germany), have devised a novel supramolecular strategy to introduce tunable 1D periodic potentials upon self-assembly of ad hoc organic building blocks on graphene, opening the way to the realization of hybrid organic–inorganic multilayer materials with unique electronic and optical properties. These results have been published in Nature Communications.
Read more … Organic–inorganic Heterostructures with Programmable Electronic Properties
Published on Mon, 20 Mar 2017
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Crashing computers or smartphones and software security holes that allow hackers to steal millions of passwords could be prevented if it were possible to design and verify error-free software. Unfortunately, to date, this is a problem that neither engineers nor supercomputers can solve. One reason is that the computing power required to verify the correct function of a many types of software scales exponentially with the size of the program, so that processing speed, energy consumption and cooling of conventional microelectronic processors prevent current computers from verifying large programs.
The recently launched research project aims to develop a biocomputer that can overcome the two main obstacles faced by today’s supercomputers: first, they use vast amounts of electric power – so much that the development of more powerful computers is hampered primarily by limitations in the ability to cool the processors. Second, they cannot do two things at the same time. The EU now funds a project that will develop a computer based on highly efficient molecular motors that will use a fraction of the energy of existing computers, and that can tackle problems where many solutions need to be explored simultaneously.
Read more … Bio4Comp: Molecular Motor-powered Biocomputers
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