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Hungry? Curious to find out which exciting research projects young scientists at the other FAU faculties are working on? Then come to our next Brown Bag Break at the Faculty of Medicine! When: Monday, 13 May 2019, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Where: Translational Research Center, Schwabachanlage 12, 91...

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Iron oxide particles are very attractive to hydrocarbons In future, it could be possible to remove oil spills on the surface of the ocean by using magnets. An interdisciplinary group of researchers at FAU led by Prof. Dr. Marcus Halik has developed functionalised iron oxide particles that can attra...

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Engineers at FAU working on solutions for future grid operation How can digitalisation help to improve the efficiency of the electricity grid, whilst making it more stable at the same time? These are the questions being considered by ‘InnoSys 2030’, a joint project involving FAU funded with approxi...

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For the first time, scientists are able to evaluate the social behaviour of bats in the wild without interruption Biologists are using miniaturised tracking sensors to investigate maternal care in bat colonies. Scientists from a research group of the German Research Foundation (DFG), coordinated by...

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Join the “SAOT International Conference on Advanced Optical Technologies” taking place in Erlangen, March 13-15, 2019. The conference will bring together international experts in all six working fields of the Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT): Optical Metrology, Optica...

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Engineers at FAU develop a process to measure nanorods quickly and accurately Process engineers at FAU have developed a method which allows the size and shape of nanoparticles in dispersions to be determined considerably quicker than ever before. Based on gold nanorods, they demonstrated how length...

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Researchers at FAU achieve highest certified efficiency of organic solar cells to date Materials scientists at FAU have achieved a new record in the performance of organic non-fullerene based single-junction solar cells. Using a series of complex optimisations, they achieved certified power convers...

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Gaining unknown insights When bones break more easily in old age, osteoporosis is often to blame. However, the cause of the disease and how it develops is not yet sufficiently understood. An interdisciplinary team of scientists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and the Helm...