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Cluster of Excellence

Engineering of Advanced Materials

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg


Cluster of Excellence
Engineering of
Advanced Materials (EAM)

Nägelsbachstrasse 49b
91052 Erlangen, Germany

Research Highlights

  • Monitoring of liquid-phase organic reactions by photoelectron spectroscopy

    04. May 2012 – X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) under ultra high vacuum conditions enables the monitoring of organic reactions in solution when carried out in mixtures of reactive ionic liquids (ILs), as demonstrated by EAM scientists for a thermally activated alkylation of a nucleophilic amine by a... more »

  • The end of a beginning: Strategic alliance seeds a colurful future

    23. December 2011 – Is it possible to make particles for sun cream that are larger than conventional particles but look less white? How about a particulate coating you can look through but does not allow near-IR radiation to penetrate? These were central questions in a four year long collaboration between EAM and BASF... more »

  • Auxetic materials – fatter when stretched

    22. December 2011 – Auxetic materials are a novel class of structured matter that dilate when stretched and contract when compressed. This counter-intuitive behavior is almost always due to an intricate spatial microstructure of the material. Exploiting this complex structure to create new functional engineering... more »

  • EAM track record: Excellence in visibility and coherence

    09. September 2011 – An evaluation of the EAM track record up to 15 August 2011 nicely mirrors the outstanding progress in disseminating EAM’s research to the scientific community. By now, more than 580 publications appeared in peer-reviewed journals, from which 85 were published in journals with an impact factor... more »

  • New ways to study the interfacial structure of colloids

    29. August 2011 – The macroscopic properties of colloids are controlled by interfaces and interactions with the solvent. In order to gain a detailed understanding of colloidal solutions it is not only necessary to obtain information on size and shape of the particles, but also on surface properties such as surface... more »

  • Special EAM Edition in Advanced Materials

    29. August 2011 – With contributions covering all of the EAM research areas, this special edition provides an excellent opportunity to introduce our interdisciplinary interests in more depth. In mid-June a special issue of the leading journal Advanced Materials entirely dedicated to EAM was published. This release,... more »

  • Energy conducting materials as new energy storage media

    08. July 2011 – A recent research article by EAM members Prof. Wolfgang Arlt and Prof. Peter Wasserscheid has sparked a flurry of interest in the national press. The work describes a concept for the storage and transport of a novel regenerative fuel which offers a realistic prospect for the sustainable supply of... more »

  • Planar crystal with integrated gate electrode – Researchers clear the way for electronic components from graphene

    03. April 2011 – Scientists from EAM have developed a process which permits the control of components made from graphene with the help of an integrated electrode. This represents an important step towards electronic applications. The results have been published in the leading journal Nature Materials by Prof. Dr.... more »

  • Icing on the cake for Graphene

    20. March 2011 – In an ingenious and innovative approach, Erlangen-based scientists succeeded in giving graphene a covalent garnish. Graphene – the rising star among carbon allotropes – has emerged as one of the most promising materials for use in high-speed electronics, sensor technology, transparent conductive... more »

  • Catalyst nanoparticles make a good team

    20. March 2011 – As every football expert knows, a successful team depends on players with different talents. The same can be said for complex chemical processes accelerated by heterogeneous catalytic materials. Successful cooperation between these catalysts, which are composed of various components just a few... more »

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