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Metal Granules and Modelling

The current issue of the magazine of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht can be ordered from us now. An interactive online edition can be found below. more

Interview Rheologie Prueflabor Groß

Everything in Flow

"Practical Polymer Rheology” is the topic of the Geesthacht Polymer Days, held on the 18th and 19th of November 2014, at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG). Rheology refers to the study of flow and deformation of materials. Read the interview here with the organiser and HZG Department Head Dr. Ulrich Handge. He discusses his research, the connection to rheology and the topics of the two-day workshop. more

Researchers develop ultrathin perfect UV light absorber

Ultraviolet light (UV) has not only harmful effects on molecules and biological tissue like human skin but it also can impair the performance of organic solar cells upon long-term exposure. Researchers of Kiel University and Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht have now developed a so-called plasmonic metamaterial, which is compatible with solar technology and completely absorbs UV light – despite being only 20 nanometers thin. more

Sofia Rangou

New Membrane Process: Geesthacht Researchers provide the desired polymer

Dr. Sofia Rangou, polymer scientist in Geesthacht, has succeeded in synthesizing the required starting product for a new process which has been developed by the University of Yale (USA) for the production of ultrathin membrane films from block copolymers. The highly-respected journal ACS-Nano recently published these results, which were achieved in cooperation with the University of Ioannina, Greece. more

Jule Clodt

An opening for molecules: Polymer research scientists develop double switchable membrane

Pharmaceutical residues in water can pose a danger to humans. Due to the fact that these molecules are soluble in water, there has been increasing evidence of their presence in groundwater for some years. Filtration is often very difficult as these trace substances are so minute. Such trace substances could be removed from the water with the use of new membranes developed by polymer researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG). more

Elbahri-team

Sieve holds nanoparticles and acts as solar absorber

A membrane consisting of polymer fibres and proteins makes a novel filter for tiny, nano-scaled particles in aqueous solutions. The result of such a research, which was done by Professor Mady Elbahri and his team from the Institute of Material Science at the Christian Albrecht University University in Kiel (CAU) and the Institue of Polymer Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG), has recently been published as the cover article in the current issue (21.11.2012) of “Advanced Functional Materials”. more

Polymer-titration

Polymer workshop in Geesthacht: New forum for polymer experts

The Institute of Polymer Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht organises a workshop for scientists in industry and at universities on November 13th and 14th. An introduction into the mechanical and rheological properties of polymer materials and an extensive insight into the application methods of the rheology and mechanics of polymers in practice will be presented by experts from industry and research. more

Membran-abetz

EU-Project completed: With SELFMEM to intelligent membranes

The project “Self-assembled Polymer Membranes”, in short SELFMEM, which was funded by the European Union with the sum of 3.6 million euro, has now been completed with a final meeting held at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht. The twelve partners of the SELFMEM group carried out research on self-organising isoporous membranes. The three year project was coordinated by the Institute of Polymer research. more

Nanodraht

Research in the Nano-Realm

Transparent foils which are conductive and thus use sunlight for generation of energy. Hulls of ships, which no longer rust due to a nano-coating (nano-technology offers numerous surprising solutions for a variety of applications). The new Helmholtz-Group of Academic Talents ‘Nanochemistry and Nanoengineering’ deals intensively with the design and the development of new materials for industrial applications and, as part of the Geesthacht Institute for Polymer Research, the new group thus expands the research programme of the GKSS. more

Neue Graduiertenschule für Lebenswissenschaftler - Berliner Universitätsmedizin feiert Erfolg bei Exzellenzwettbewerb

Mit rund fünf Millionen Euro fördert die Exzellenzinitiative von Bund und Ländern die Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies (BSRT) bis zum Jahr 2012. Dies gab der gemeinsame Bewilligungsausschuss der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft und des Wissenschaftsrats heute bekannt. Die Graduiertenschule ist eine gemeinsame Initiative von Medizinern, Biologen und Ingenieuren unter Führung der Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin und der Humboldt-Universität. Ebenfalls beteiligen sich das GKSS-Institut für Polymerforschung in Teltow sowie die Universitäten Potsdam, die Freie und die Technische Universität Berlin. more

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GKSS-Wissenschaftler für internationalen Innovationspreis nominiert

Der Chemiker Professor Dr. Andreas Lendlein wurde vom World Technology Network (WTN) in der Kategorie „Gesundheit & Medizin“ für den Innovationspreis in New York nominiert. Lendlein leitet das Institut für Polymerforschung am Standort Teltow bei Berlin der GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH. more

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