Scientists from the university Erlangen Nuremberg take part in European network project "ITN-GLACERO" (Glass and Ceramic Composites for High Technology Applications). The goal of the scientists at the chair of material sciences (biomaterials) of Prof. Dr. Aldo R. Boccaccini in Erlangen is, among other things, the development of biomaterials on glass base, the production and testing of high tech glasses as well as glass ceramics and glass composites. The new materials will be suited e.g. for the use in the medical sector.
Picture: nanostructured biomaterials for medical implants, tissue engineering and drug delivery (source: Biomaterials Erlangen)
According to the World Reputation Ranking compiled by the Times Higher Education Magazine, LMU occupies the top position among universities in Germany. Rated 48th in the world, LMU is regarded as one of the most renowned universities on the European continent – after the ETH Zürich, which is ranked 24th overall. The new ranking, which is appearing for the first time this year, evaluates the standing that universities enjoy among their peers for the quality of their teaching and research. The list is based on the results of a survey of experienced and highly regarded academics from all over the world.
Speed detection of electrons in nanoscale photodetectors: Ultra fast photodetectors out of carbon nanotubes
Picture: Carbon nanotubes bridging two gold electrodes (Source: TUM)
Renewable Energy: New transmission concept for wind turbines from the Technical University Munich (TUM).
Picture: Wind Turbine (source: Siemens)
Oxygen is indispensable for most living beings. This is also valid for humans. Only if enough oxygen is available, the respiration and the metabolism are guaranteed in every cell. To better understand both key processes – respiration and metabolism – and their malfunctionings, the research examines the oxygen distribution and the oxygen consumption in the cells. Thus "maps" or pictures of the oxygen distribution would be an important step. Besides, with exisiting measuring methods the researchers reached their limits in the last decades. Therefore research increasingly works with molecular indicators and sensors which change their colour in the presence of oxygen. Such indicators can be observed in the cells with the help of a microscope, however, have the disadvantage that they bind to cell components what complicates the measurement or makes impossible in the worst case.