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Plasticity at the fingertips: Scientists at FAU directly control dislocations In the 1940s, scientists first explained how materials can deform plastically by atomic-scale line defects called dislocations. These defects can be understood as tiny carpet folds that can move one part of a material rel...

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CRC/Transregio 89 has been approved for a third phase of funding The collaborative research centre/Transregio 89 ‘Invasive computing’ has entered into the third phase of approval and has been granted funding for a further four years. The German Research Foundation (DFG) has provided 10 million euro...

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A delegation from Chonquing University of Posts and Telecommunications (CQUPT) in China visited the Faculty of Engineering at FAU on 17 May 2018. The visit was organised by the Faculty of Engineering at FAU. At the beginning of their visit, the delegation from Chonquing University visited the int...

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FAU researchers warn against danger of money being burnt after investing in cryptocurrencies More and more people are using cryptocurrency, but money can be burnt on the Internet too. Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have urged for caution. Together with the Un...

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Physicists at FAU demonstrate stable packing behaviour in disperse disks Physicists at FAU have proven that random packings of disks of the same size between parallel walls always form a periodic structure, regardless of the width of the container. The results, which should help scientists to bette...

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A delegation from the Faculty of Health of Queensland University of Technology (QUT) from Brisbane, Australia visited FAU on 15 – 16 March 2018. The visit was organised by Professor Dr. med. habil. Dr. rer. nat. Dipl. Phys. Oliver Friedrich, Chair of Medical Biotechnology (MBT) at FAU. During the...

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Physicists from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf have demonstrated that demixing occurs in systems made up of macroscopic particles rotating in opposite directions and that particles turning in either a clockwise or counter-clockwise directi...