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Nanocar Race II Pre-registration is Open

PRESS RELEASE 5 MARCH 2018

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The European FET OPEN project MEMO (Mechanics with Molecules) is organizing the 2nd international Nanocar Race (Nanocar Race II), which will take place in 2021 at the CEMES-CNRS in Toulouse, France. The pre-registration for Nanocar Race II is now open and will close at the end of June 2018. The race is organized by an international committee around the cfaed research group "Single Molecule Machines" under the direction of Dr. Francesca Moresco.

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Investigating the Doping of Organic Semiconductors: Research Group at the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed) Simulates Doping Mechanism

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Geometry of a molecular cluster of dopant and host molecules with benzimidazoline dopant and a C60 molecule (ball and stick model; atoms are indicated in blue (N), dark grey (C) and light grey (H)) surrounded by C60 molecules (stick model). Credit: S. Schellhammer/ F. Ortmann

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A group of physicists from the cfaed at TU Dresden, together with researchers from Japan, were able to demonstrate in a study how the doping of organic semiconductors can be simulated and experimentally verified. The study has now been published in “Nature Materials”.

In semiconductor technology, doping refers to the intentional introduction of impurities (also known as dopants) into a layer or into the intrinsic semiconductor of an integrated circuit. These dopants are deliberate modifications of the semiconductor, with which the behavior of the electrons and thus the electrical conductivity of the intrinsic material can be controlled. Even the smallest amounts of dopants can have a strong impact on the electrical conductivity. Electronic modifications by doping make semiconductors functional in all major electronic devices – the backbone of the electronics industry.

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cfaed Congratulates Former Doctoral Student Dr. Tim Erdmann on Dresden Excellence Award

PRESS RELEASE 10 February 2018

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Preisverleihung DRESDEN EXCELLENCE AWARD 2018
Preisverleihung DRESDEN EXCELLENCE AWARD 2018, Prof. Karl Leo, Dr. Tim Erdmann, Oberbürgermeister Dirk Hilbert | Foto: LHD / André Wirsig

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On Saturday, the "DRESDEN EXCELLENCE AWARD. Science Award of the City of Dresden" with a total prize money of 30,000 euros was awarded for the first time. With this prize, which will be awarded annually in future, the state capital of Dresden, together with the network "Dresden - City of Science", would like to provide ideal support for TU Dresden's application within the “Excellence Strategy”. Authors are honoured for outstanding scientific theses that are of particular importance for the City of Dresden and Dresden's perception as a scientific location. In total, there were four award winners in the categories Bachelor, Diplom/Master, Doctorate and Habilitation.

The Cluster of Excellence Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed) at TU Dresden is pleased and proud to announce that Dr. Tim Erdmann, a former doctoral student of the cluster, is among the prize winners. cfaed's Executive Board congratulates Dr. Erdmann on this great success.

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Ministerbesuch im cfaed-Kooperations-Institut

Sachsens Umweltminister Thomas Schmidt besucht Kurt-Schwabe-Institut für Mess- und Sensortechnik (KSI) Meinsberg

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portrait Prof. Michael Mertig
Prof. Michael Mertig - Foto: cfaed / Jürgen Lösel

Sachsens Umweltminister Thomas Schmidt besucht heute das Kurt-Schwabe-Institut für Mess- und Sensortechnik e. V. (KSI) in Meinsberg bei Waldheim, um sich über die dort stattfindende Forschungs- und Entwicklungsarbeit zu informieren. Das KSI gehört zu den zehn kooperierenden Forschungseinrichtungen im Verbund des Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed) und blickt bereits auf eine über 70-jährige Geschichte zurück. Am KSI wird auf dem Gebiet der Mess- und Sensortechnik geforscht. Die rund 40 Mitarbeiter setzen sich aus Chemikern, Biologen, Physikern und Ingenieuren zusammen. Seit 2010 wird das Institut von cfaed Principal Investigator Prof. Dr. Michael Mertig (TU Dresden) geleitet. Er betont: „Das KSI orientiert sich vor allem auf die Entwicklung von kostengünstigen, miniaturisierten und netzwerkfähigen Sensorsystemen, welche vor Ort – also direkt in der Umwelt und Landwirtschaft – eingesetzt werden können.

Vollständige Pressemitteilung des Sächsischen Staatsministeriums für Umwelt und Landwirtschaft (SMUL):

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To Jump or not to Jump - Impact of Renewables and Trading on Power Grid Frequency fluctuations

PRESS RELEASE 08 January 2018

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Published by MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE FOR DYNAMICS UND SELF-ORGANIZATION
Co-published: TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT DRESDEN / CFAED – CENTER FOR ADVANCING ELECTRONICS DRESDEN

Our daily life depends more than ever on a reliable electrical supply. However, the ongoing energy transition poses new challenges to the electrical power grid and its operators. For the integration of additional renewable generation into the power grid, it is often proposed to split the grid into smaller autonomous cells, also called “microgrids”. Thereby, a village with a combined heat and power unit and added wind and photovoltaic generators could operate mostly independently without drawing energy from the grid. But how does splitting a large grid into smaller cells and adding more renewable generators affect the reliability of the electrical supply? Benjamin Schäfer and Marc Timme, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen and the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed) at Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, analysed power grid frequency fluctuation in different regions in the world together with colleagues from the Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany), Queen Mary University of London (Great Britain) and the University of Tokyo (Japan). They formulated mathematical models to predict the effect of power fluctuations on the grid frequency. The results are now published in the article „Non-Gaussian Power Grid Frequency Fluctuations Characterized by Lévy-stable Laws and Superstatistics“, at Nature Energy.

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