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Ultra-Compact Accelerators

Ultra-Compact Accelerators for Science and Medical Research

Developing innovative, compact particle accelerators for applications in science and medical research is the aim of the new “Accelerator Technology HElmholtz iNfrAstructure” (ATHENA) research...
polymer nanofibers

New Materials: Growing Polymer Pelts

Polymer pelts made of the finest of fibers are suitable for many different applications, from coatings that adhere well and are easy to remove...
sensors

Sensors Help to Prevent Falls

More than a third of all over 65-year-old people in Germany are in acute danger of falling. The consequences concern themselves, their personal environment, but...
thermolabile adhesive

New Adhesive for Better Recycling

Adhesives to join components are indispensable in industry, but reliable joining is no longer sufficient. The recycling economy pushed by the EU requires proper...
Quantum Bits

Multi-functional Quantum Bits for Future Computers

Compared to classical computers, future quantum computers are to far more efficiently solve certain computation problems. While conventional computers execute one computation step after...
Energy storage systems

NADINE: Power-Plant-Scale Energy Storage

On the way towards a CO2-neutral energy system, storage of large amounts of energy still is an unsolved problem. In the future, Karlsruhe Institute...
Batteries

Next-Generation Batteries for E-mobility and Stationary Storage Systems

Big storage capacities, short charging times, and no burnable liquid electrolytes – the solid-state battery is to enable safe electric mobility with large ranges...
rechargeable batteries

Disorder Can Stabilize Batteries

Novel materials can considerably improve storage capacity and cycling stability of rechargeable batteries. Among these materials are high-entropy oxides (HEO), whose stability results from...
Methane-based Fuels

Methane-based Fuels for the Transport and Energy Sectors

The lead project “Methane from Renewable Sources in Mobile and Stationary Applications” (MethQuest) launched on September 14, 2018 is aimed at developing environmentally compatible,...
data treasures

Make Data Treasures Usable for Medicine

In the research, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, vast amounts of data are generated. To systematically comb through these can create new knowledge for the...
rechargeable batteries

Clutter Can Stabilize Batteries

Novel materials can significantly improve the storage capacity and cycle life of rechargeable batteries. These are high entropy oxides (HEO), which owe their stability to...
smallest transistor

World’s Smallest Transistor Switches Power with Single Atom in Solid Electrolyte

As the world's smallest transistor, the physicist Professor Thomas Schimmel and his team at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have developed the single-atom...
3D printing

3D Inks that Can Be Erased Selectively

3D printing by direct laser writing enables production of micro-meter-sized structures for many applications, from biomedicine to microelectronics to optical metamaterials. Researchers of Karlsruhe...
climate change

How Climate Change Influences Wind Power

Climate change poses a big challenge for wind energy production in Europe. This is the conclusion of a study carried out by researchers of...
Diamond Disks

Diamond – An Indispensable Material in Fusion Technology

Fusion power plants promise nearly unlimited climate-friendly energy and scientists worldwide cooperate to reach this goal. A little known aspect of this highly specialized...
Renewable Fuel

Renewable Fuel from the Sewage Treatment Plant

INERATEC, a spinoff of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and the Spanish company GAS NATURAL FENOSA are presently making an important step towards closing...
dental implants

High-Tech Dentures: Fighting Bacteria with Nanotechnology

Vasodilating stents, “labs-on-chips” for analysis on smallest areas, 3D cell culturing systems for tissue reconstruction: microtechnology is gaining importance in the medical sector. It...
Superconducting Cable

New Superconductor Technology for the Transmission Grid

The German energy transition makes it necessary to extend the transmission grid. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), to-gether with the grid operator TenneT, now...
Nitrous Oxide

Climate Protection: Less Nitrous Oxide from Agriculture

Together with carbon dioxide and methane, nitrous oxide is among the most important greenhouse gases: It is about 300 times more hazardous to the...
Fast Internet

Moving towards Fast Internet on the Plane

Streaming films and music or accessing business data in the cloud when flying to the holiday destination or to business meetings – this is...