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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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World’s First Parallel Computer Based on Biomolecular Motors

A study reports the realization of a parallel computer based on designed nanofabricated channels explored in a massively parallel fashion by protein filaments propelled by molecular motors.

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A study published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports a new parallel-computing approach based on a combination of nanotechnology and biology that can solve combinatorial problems. The approach is scalable, error-tolerant, energy-efficient, and can be implemented with existing technologies. The pioneering achievement was developed by researchers from the Technische Universität Dresden and the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden in collaboration with international partners from Canada, England, Sweden, the US, and the Netherlands.

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Great Opportunity for 5G Lab Germany: Presentation at German National IT Summit 2015

5G Lab Germany draws major national and international recognition by technology leaders and politicians
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Prof. Frank Fitzek with Angela Merkel

This week the 5G Lab Germany at TU Dresden was recognized during ground breaking presentations on national and international level by its two coordinators Prof. Frank Fitzek and Prof. Gerhard Fettweis.

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