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Vom Molekül zum Material - Innovative Materialien

Was haben Metamaterialien oder photonische Kristallfasern mit gedruckter Elektronik oder organischen Solarzellen gemein? Wie lassen sich chemische Reaktionen effizienter beschleunigen? Wie lässt sich das Gewicht einer Konstruktion reduzieren, ohne sie zu schwächen?

Der Exzellenzcluster Engineering of Advanced Materials schafft die Grundlagen für solche und weitere Anwendungen mit großer Bedeutung für die Märkte der Zukunft. Dabei beschäftigen sich die Erlangener Forscher mit der Synthese von Nanopartikeln und Molekülen, ihrer genauen Charakterisierung sowie ihrer Verbindung in Strukturen mit unterschiedlichen Eigenschaften. Am Ende der Wertschöpfungskettestehen schließlich neuartige und maßgeschneiderte Materialien in den Bereichen der Optik, der Nanoelektronik, der Katalyse und dem Leichtbau.

Die Arbeit der Wissenschaftler in Franken verspricht nicht nur Durchbrüche in der Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologie, der Katalyse sowie der Energie- und Fahrzeugtechnik sondern weit darüber hinaus eine Verbesserung unserer Lebensqualität.

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Universities/institutes
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Topics
Engineering Sciences
Keywords
Exzellenzinitiative, 2009, Exzellenzcluster, Metamaterialien, Photonik, organische Solarzellen, Nanopartikel, Optik, Katalyse, Leichtbau, IKT
Copyright
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

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