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Erster IEEE 5G Summit auf deutschem Boden: 5G Lab Germany in Dresden gehört zur Weltspitze der Mobilfunk-Entwicklung

Pressemitteilung des 5G Lab Germany - Dresden, 22. September 2016

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In Dresden wird die nächste Generation der mobilen Kommunikation maßgeblich entwickelt. Sie ermöglicht die tiefgreifende Digitalisierung von Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft.

Die fünfte Generation des Mobilfunks, genannt 5G, wird maßgeblich in Dresden entwickelt. Dreh- und Angelpunkt dieser Forschung ist das 5G Lab Germany an der Technischen Universität (TUD). Am 29. September 2016 veranstaltet das 5G Lab gemeinsam mit dem IEEE, dem weltgrößten Verband der Elektro- und Informationstechnik-Ingenieure, den ersten IEEE 5G Dresden Summit im Internationalen Kongresszentrum in Dresden. Diese Konferenz war in den letzten Jahren in Princeton, Toronto, dem Silicon Valley und Indien zu Gast und wird nun erstmalig in Deutschland durchgeführt. Das Gipfeltreffen stellt eine Plattform für führende Industrievertreter und Wissenschaftler zum Austausch von Ideen und zur Anbahnung von Zusammenarbeiten in dieser Schlüsseltechnologie dar, um die Standardisierung und Umsetzung von innovativen Lösungen voranzutreiben.

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The ‘Knight of Graphene’ Visits TU Dresden: cfaed Welcomes Nobel Prize Laureate Sir Konstantin S. Novoselov FRS for Distinguished Lecture

PRESS RELEASE / PRESSEMITTEILUNG 14 September 2016

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potrait Prof. Sir Konstantin Novoselov

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On September 16, Nobel Prize Laureate Professor Sir Konstantin S. Novoselov FRS (University of Manchester) will present his lecture ‘Graphene: Materials in the Flatland’ at TU Dresden. The talk will be given within cfaed's Distinguished Lecture Series which invites top scientists to Dresden.

Professor Sir Novoselov is one of the ‘inventors’ of the ‘wonder material’ graphene. This truly single-layered carbon allotrope was first discovered in 2004 by Konstantin Novoselov and Andre Geim. After the isolation of monolayer graphene and characterizing it, the two scientists published a paper about the vast potential of the material’s properties. In 2010, Novoselov and Geim received the Nobel Prize in Physics “… for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene”. Graphene consists of a single layer of carbon atoms that are bonded together in a hexagonal pattern. The material is ultra-light and immensely strong at the same time, conducts both electricity and heat better than copper and can be utilized in numerous disciplines.

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PRESS RELEASE: Joint Kick-Off Event ESF „Graphene Center Dresden“ and 2.5D-Path of the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed)

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All photos: cfaed / Katharina Knaut

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On September 7th, the official start of the ESF-supported Young Researcher Group ‘Graphene Center Dresden’ (GraphD) took place at TU Dresden. In addition, the initiation of a new path dedicated to two dimensional materials within the Cluster of Excellence Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed) was celebrated with the participation of very distinguished guests.

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When electrons spin differently - Prof. Xinliang Feng contributed to Nature Paper

Graphene nanoribbons: it's all about the edges

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Photo: empa (edited by cfaed)

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As reported by the journal Nature in its latest issue, researchers from Empa, the Max Planck Institute in Mainz and the Technical University of Dresden have for the first time succeeded in producing graphene nanoribbons with perfect zigzag edges from molecules. Electrons on these zigzag edges exhibit different (and coupled) rotational directions ("spin"). This could make graphene nanoribbons the material of choice for electronics of the future, so-called spintronics.

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Graphene slides smoothly across gold

cfaed Professor Xinliang Feng Co-authors Publication in 'Science' Journal

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Visualization graphene nanoribbon
A graphene nanoribbon was anchored at the tip of an atomic force microscope and dragged over a gold surface.

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Graphene, a modified form of carbon, offers versatile potential for use in coating machine components and in the field of electronic switches. An international team of researchers led by physicists at the University of Basel, and including TU Dresden (Dr. Andrea Benassi and Dr. Xinliang Feng) have been studying the lubricity of this material on the nanometer scale. Since it produces almost no friction at all, it could drastically reduce energy loss in machines when used as a coating, as the researchers report in the journal Science.

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