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Engineering of Advanced Materials

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg


Cluster of Excellence
Engineering of
Advanced Materials (EAM)

Nägelsbachstrasse 49b
91052 Erlangen, Germany

Research Highlights

  • Graphene surprises

    07. November 2010 – Graphene, a single layer of honeycomb lattice of carbon atoms, is a hot topic in science today. Making the international headlines are A. Geim and K. Novoselov from Manchester University, who were awarded the 2010 Nobel prize in physics for groundbreaking research on graphene. Here in Erlangen the... more »

  • Physics challenged by cells

    01. October 2010 – A contribution by the EAM Junior Professor Ana-Sunčana Smith to Nature Physics aims to describe how the ideas traditionally applied to physical problems can help to unravel the complex mysteries of living cells. This is demonstrated using an example from the theory of non-equilibrium dynamics... more »

  • Solubilization of carbon allotropes in aqueous solution

    01. September 2010 – Responding to a growing interest to enhance the processability of new carbon allotropes, four papers from the Hirsch group have recently been featured as cover pictures in Chemical Communications [1], Advanced Materials [2], Chemistry – A European Journal [3] and Small [4]. The studies have been... more »

  • Self-cleaning TiO2 nano test tubes

    01. June 2010 – Versatile nanoscale architecture can be built using the well-known semiconductor and photocatalyst TiO2. With the exception of carbon, in the past years many semiconductor substrates were used for the growth of self-organized nanotubular and nanoporous systems by electrochemical anodization... more »

  • Going against the flow in photonic crystal fibers

    01. December 2009 – One of the research goals of EAM in Research Area C is the realization of chemical reactions within the micrometer-sized PCF cavities with parallel monitoring through fiber-guided radiation (“lab-in-the-fiber”). In the group of Prof. Russell at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, EAM... more »

  • A window into the nanoworld!

    01. December 2009 – The new aberration-corrected Titan3 80–300 Since the end of August a new transmission electron microscope purchased by EAM funds has been up and running. The Titan3 80–300 is a world-class high-resolution analytical TEM equipped with aberration-corrected electron optics, a very recent development... more »

  • Non-stick coating for nanotubes

    01. June 2009 – Erlangen researchers develop new technology for industrial production: more resistant materials, better glue, smaller computers – science expects a lot from nanotubes and their astonishing properties! In fact, the ultra-thin carbon nanotubes are very stable and electrically conducting. Their... more »

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