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At 9:25 a.m. on Oct. 21, 2022, the German Aerospace Center’s (DLR) MAPHEUS-12 research rocket lifted off from Sweden’s ESRANGE rocket base near Kiruna. It reached an altitude of 260 kilometers and then sailed back to Earth on a parachute. On board were gold nanoparticles from the INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Saarbrücken. In a special experimental setup, they were used to study how particles agglomerate when no gravity acts on them.
Does glue work in space? More generally, do the properties of materials change when they form from liquid precursors in zero gravity? Researchers at INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Saarbrücken have studied how the agglomeration of nanoparticles changes in the absence of gravity and published surprising differences in the journal Small.
Researchers at INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Saarbrücken, Germany, in collaboration with scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai, have developed a new electrochemical process for extracting lithium ions from seawater. In ACS Energy Letters, the German-Chinese team led by Prof. Volker Presser presents the process, which on the one hand, requires little energy input and, on the other hand, ensures continuous separation of lithium.
Congratulations to INM Group Leader Professor Volker Presser for receiving the 2022 Zhaowu Tian Prize for Energy Electrochemistry. This outstanding award by the International Society of Electrochemistry recognizes his achievements in the field of electrochemistry for energy.
The list of former awardees ranges from Xiangfeng Duan (2017), Fabio la Mantia (2018), Zhichuan (Jason) Xu (2019), to Joaquín Rodríguez-López (2021).
Congratulations to Dr. Lola González-García, Head of the Program Division Electrofluids, for receiving the “Best Oral Presentation” award. She received the award for her talk on “Sinter-free inks of metal-polymer hybrid particles for printed electronics,” which she gave at the 16th International Conference on Nanostructured Materials, Nano 2022, in Seville.
The Third International Conference on Engineered Living Materials (ELMs) will gather the communities of material scientists, synthetic biologists, biotechnologies, and biophysicists interested in programming and creating biohybrid materials with life-like capabilities.
The Nachwuchsakademie “Engineered Living Materials” is a DFG workshop for early-career investigators in Engineered Living Materials funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation).
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Advanced Science published the first experimental paper tackling deep fundamental aspects of bacterial behavior in engineered living materials by INM authors Shardul Bhusari, Shrikrishnan Sankaran, and Aránzazu del Campo.
In many processes in nature and industry, small objects form ordered layers in liquids on solid surfaces. Standard models describe the objects as spheres with homogeneous surfaces, but many particles have flattened sides – for example, if they are made of metal. Scientists at the INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Saarbrücken and the University of Sydney have recently shown that such polyhedral particles form completely different structures than spherical particles. The properties of the resulting materials, and potentially their recyclability, are also distinct. The results of the research cooperation have now been published in the renowned journal Advanced Materials.