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  • Little helpers react to ultrasound19. September 2018
    Nanoparticles are to be used like transporters to deliver medication in a targeted manner exactly where it is required in the human body? All over the world, scientists are working on so-called drug delivery technologies, as are researchers at FAU. The idea is that nanoparticles should react to ultrasound frequencies...
  • The first predators and their self-repairing teeth18. September 2018
    The earliest predators appeared on Earth 480 million years ago – and they even had teeth which were capable of repairing themselves. A team of palaeontologists led by Bryan Shirley and Madleen Grohganz from the Chair for Palaeoenviromental Research at FAU have been able to discover more about how these...
  • Light provides spin13. September 2018
    Physicists at FAU have proven that incoming light causes the electrons in warm perovskites to rotate thus influencing the direction of the flow of electrical current. They have thus found the key to an important characteristic of these crystals, which could play an important role in the development of new...
  • FAU researchers develop innovative dye-sensitized solar cell4. September 2018
    Chemists at FAU have developed a process which can be used to significantly boost the performance of solar cells. Thanks to a process called singlet fission, researchers were able to double the number of electrons excited by incoming photons. The results were published in the renowned scientific journal ‘Angewandte Chemie’...
  • What holds materials together – on the inside15. August 2018
    Everyone knows what happens if you drop a coffee cup – it usually shatters into several pieces. Ideally, we just smile and say ‘break a thing, mend your luck’. However, the consequences of material fracture if it occurs in aeroplanes, ships or trains are far more serious and can cost...