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Synthesis of Molecular Hydrogen: Novel Method Sets Benchmark for Platinum-free Electrocatalysts

cfaed PRESS RELEASE / 18 May 2017

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A paper from cfaed’s Chair for Molecular Functional Materials co-authored by researchers at universities and institutes in Germany, France and Japan has been published in Nature Communications on 17th May 2017. The paper titled “Efficient hydrogen production on MoNi4 electrocatalysts with fast water dissociation kinetics” describes a new approach to revolutionize the production of molecular hydrogen. This gas is considered to be one of the most promising energy carriers of the future.

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Avantgarde in Dresden — damals und heute. Die Villa Ida Bienert in Fotografien von Uta Caroline Thom

Pressemitteilung vom 18.04.2017

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Der Forschungscluster cfaed ist über viele Gebäude verteilt – und mindestens eins davon ist eine ganz besondere Perle mit einem großen Nachhall an bewegter und spannender Geschichte, deren Spuren heute u.a. bis ins Museum of Modern Art nach New York führen. Die Rede ist von der Villa Ida Bienert in Dresden-Plauen, dem derzeitigen cfaed-Verwaltungssitz und gleichzeitig auch Forschungsstandort mit den Laboren des cfaed-Lehrstuhls für Organische Bauelemente. Auch die HighTech Startbahn Sachsen ist hier angesiedelt.

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Organic–inorganic Heterostructures with Programmable Electronic Properties

cfaed PRESS RELEASE / 28 March 2017

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graphic: Calculated differential electrical potential induced by a supramolecular lattice of MBB-2 on graphene
Calculated differential electrical potential induced by a supramolecular lattice of MBB-2 on graphene

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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.

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Bio4Comp: Molecular Motor-powered Biocomputers

Launch of a five-year, 6.1 M€ EU-Horizon 2020 project that aims to build a new type of powerful computer based on biomolecules

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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.

 

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Block Copolymer Micellization as a Protection Strategy for DNA Origami

cfaed PRESS RELEASE / 16 March 2017

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Block copolymer micellization

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Scientists from the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden / TU Dresden and the University of Tokyo led by Dr. Thorsten-Lars Schmidt (cfaed) developed a method to protect DNA origami structures from decomposition in biological media. This protection enables future applications in nanomedicine or cell biology. Their study “Block Copolymer Micellization as a Protection Strategy for DNA Origami” was now published in Angewandte Chemie.

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