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The Collaborative Research Centre/Transregio (CRC/TRR) 270 involves researchers from TU Darmstadt, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Max Planck Institute for Iron Research and Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons (ER-C) at Forschungszentrum Jülich. Their common goal is the development of new magnetic materials for efficient energy technologies. This requires to gain a detailed understanding of the structural, magnetic and electronic interactions within the material in order to adjust the local and global properties by new processing techniques to be developed like additive manufacturing and severe plastic deformation methods.
ETA | Energy Technologies and Applications in Production is an interdisciplinary research group of the Institute for Production Management, Technologies and Machine Tools (PTW) at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. We research energy concepts for the production of the future, which contribute to the economic and ecological goals of manufacturing companies through energy efficiency, energy flexibility and resource efficiency. In our research laboratory at the ETA factory, we work with industrial and research partners to develop and test innovative, application-oriented energy and production technology solutions for CO2-neutral production.
The main focus of the LOEWE program of the State of Hessen aims to contribute to the systematic development of the advantages of the material paper for the building industry and to establish the prerequisites for a new economic field with an internationally visible focus in Hessen and to anchor it at the participating universities in the long term.
Paper is a natural material obtained from renewable raw materials, which has been used for many centuries in the building industry (mainly in interior finishing). Paper can be produced cost-effectively in large quantities, is recyclable in many cases and offers a variety of possibilities for functionalisation in line with requirements thanks to the chemically reactive hydroxyl groups of cellulose. Compared to wood, paper can be tailored much better for specific applications. Despite these manifold possibilities, the possibility of using paper-based structures in combination with mineral materials in the construction industry has hardly been systematically investigated so far. There are a few examples of such composite materials, such as gypsum plasterboards or investigations on fibre-reinforced cement or concrete.
The LOEWE project “FLAME” investigates how the properties of functional materials can be adjusted via their electronic structure. Twelve research groups from the fields of materials science, geosciences, chemistry, electrical engineering and information technology will develop lead-free antiferroelectrics for capacitors with high energy and power density and for high-voltage insulators. These enable more efficient conversion and transmission of electrical energy from renewable sources and in electromobility. The Tongji University in Shanghai is also involved in the project.
With the start of the thematic realignment of the Merck Lab @ TU Darmstadt on January 1, 2016, the successful cooperation between the TU Darmstadt and Merck KGaA, which has now lasted more than ten years, will be extended. The lab is part of a long-term strategic partnership between Merck and TU Darmstadt.
The DFG is funding the research package "Geometric and Chemical Structure of Functional Papers", in which 7 subprojects will jointly carry out basic research on functional papers over the next 3 years. The aim of the project is to develop functional composites of IL (ionic liquids) and microfluidic paper as a new platform for electrochemical applications, especially sensors. These composites have the potential to overcome the disadvantages of systems based on aqueous electrolytes (small potential window, evaporation losses and resulting measurement errors) and can additionally use the solubility properties of IL for selective analyte enrichment.
Joint Research Training Group of TU and KIT Starts The German Research Foundation has approved a new Research Training Group (RTG) jointly applied for by the TU Darmstadt and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The researchers want to contribute to significantly reducing global energy consumption. The Research Training Group, which will start in mid-2020 with a duration of four and a half years, is entitled "Composite materials for applications under extreme conditions".
The LOEWE Research Cluster iNAPO – ion conducting nanopores – is engaged in the construction of nanoscale sensors modeled after nature. The vision is to develop a new generation of nanosensors which combine synthetic and biological nanopores.
LOEWE's main focus Sensors Towards Terahertz intends to concentrate and coordinate R&D activities in the field of THz sensor technologies throughout Hessen and Germany. This is expected to result in excellent research and, in the long run, in a broad industrial exploitation of the results. The high medium and long-term application potential is ensured by early involvement of a number of possible application partners.
As the chairman of the Collaborative Research Center 666 “Integral Sheet Metal Design with Higher Order Bifurcations – Development, Production, Evaluation” I cordially welcome you to our website dedicated to the presentation of our research activities and results. Hopefully, we are offering all information you are looking for.
The main idea and primary objective of LOEWE's RESPONSE research area is to establish an interdisciplinary research focus for the development of novel, resource-efficient high-performance permanent magnets for use in wind turbines and electric motors. The proportion of critical rare earths in high-performance permanent magnets is to be drastically reduced or completely substituted.