The workshop will convene researchers who are active in the field of tactile perception of materials. Materials properties such as viscoelastic moduli, surface energy, thermal effusivity, or uptake of humidity are known to influence the haptic perception of materials. Furthermore, shape and surface structure influence perception of materials by touch.
Gold Nanocrystals: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Ecology
Researchers from INM and the University of California, San Diego found that the length of the humerus bone varies in a characteristic way with the body weight of the bird to optimize lift. By contrast, the elements of the feather attachments (barbules) are spaced equally for all bird species to optimally control airflow.
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Liquid cell electron microscopy possesses a combination of spatial and temporal resolution that provides a unique view of static structures and dynamic processes in liquids. Optimizing the resolution in liquids requires consideration of both the microscope performance and the properties of the sample. The new review article examines the different parameters for optimizing the resolution.
Prof. Dr. Catherine J. Murphy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Prof. Dr. Andreas Herrmann, DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, Aachen
Prof. Dr. Krist V. Gernaey, Technical University of Denmark, Kg. Lyngby, DNK
Dr. Lise-Marie Lacroix, Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie des Nano-objets, Toulouse, FRA
Prof. Dr. Victorino Franco, Condensed Matter Physics Department, University of Sevilla, ESP
Scientists at INM developed a highly improved microscopy method to study proteins in hydrated state: The usage of a graphene liquid cell for transmission electron microscopy of proteins resulted in an order of magnitude higher radiation tolerance of a protein sample compared to samples in amorphous ice.
The internationally renowned materials scientist Robert M. McMeeking is appointed Leibniz Chair for his collaboration with the INM. With this award, the INM and the Leibniz Association honor the long-standing and successful cooperation between the professor of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the Leibniz Institute.
Earthworms are always clean, even if they come from moist, sticky soil. They owe this to a dirt-repellent, lubricating layer, which forms itself again and again on its skin. Researchers at INM have now artificially recreated this system of nature.