Prof. Volker Presser in 3sat nano: Lithium Extraction from Mine Water 1
15. September 2021 09:19:

A team from the 3sat channel filmed a report on lithium extraction from mine water at the INM for the science program “nano”.

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Winzige lichtgesteuerte Maschinen ziehen an Zellen 2
18. June 2021 15:39:

Results of collaboration of INM’s program divisions Dynamic Biomaterials and Interactive Surfaces with international partners on “Optoregulated force application to cellular receptors using molecular motors” published in Nature communications.

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Colorful - Small - Everywhere. Microplastic from the river into the sea 5
11.06. - 31.07. 2021
11.06. - 31.07. 2021

The opening of the exhibition “Colorful – Small – Everywhere. Microplastics from the river to the sea” will take place on Friday, 11.06.2021 at 15:00, in the NTNM Library as a closed event. The exhibition will be open until July 31.

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Tamper-proof sensor technology with materials from the INM
04. June 2021 12:36:

It is impossible to imagine the modern world without electronic sensors, and certainly not the automotive world. They increase the reliability of vehicles, enable new functions, and help reduce costs. To do this, they must be safe from manipulation – which is not always the case today.

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Green electricity meets blue water: Saar research team finds novel approach to desalinating seawater with hydrogen 2
26. May 2021 18:49:

All over the world, hydrogen is seen as a beacon of hope for the energy transition. But to produce it on an industrial scale, seawater is needed. However, its desalination has so far only been possible with the use of large amounts of energy. Energy experts Yuan Zhang and Volker Presser have found a way

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Annual Report 2020 1
25. May 2021 11:46:

The annual report 0f 2020 has been published.

Browse the pdf or order your printed copy from

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Living Materials – The stuff the future is made of? International conference “Engineered Living Materials” paves the way
30. April 2021 11:52:

Self-ventilating sportswear, self-healing concrete walls, bio-plastics that dissolve after use, or implants for the long-term and personalized delivery of drugs to the body are just a few examples of the application of so-called “living materials”. The Leibniz ScienceCampus “Living Therapeutic Materials” based in Saarbrücken is dedicating this four-day international conference “Engineered Living Materials” to the

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3D-printed adhesive microstructures for pick-and-place applications 1
21. April 2021 08:32:

What makes a gecko able to climb almost any wall? And how can we benefit from the underlying phenomenon for industrial pick-and-place applications?

Nanoscribe News gives you the answer.

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Biodegradable soft robots mimic plant seeds to monitor soil and air quality
05. March 2021 10:31:

The INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Saarbrücken is a partner in the EU project I-Seed. The goal of the project is to develop intelligent plant seed-inspired soft robots that disperse on and in the soil to monitor soil and climate parameters.

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Simulation leads to new insights: INM Fellow provides theoretical insights into adhesive systems
24. February 2021 11:26:

The INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials names Martin Müser as its sixth INM Fellow. The professor of materials simulation is the first materials scientist at Saarland University with whom INM is cooperating more closely in this way. He uses simulations to investigate how to improve adhesive structures.

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US Excellence in Adhesion Award for Eduard Arzt
19. February 2021 15:20:

Professor of New Materials and Scientific Director and Chairman of the INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials Eduard Arzt will receive the “Excellence in Adhesion Award” of the American Adhesion Society on February 22, 2021. The award ceremony will include an honorary colloquium at the annual meeting of the Adhesion Society with a keynote

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Removing space debris with Gecko technology - successful tests onboard the ISS 2
17. February 2021 15:25:

Thousands of tons of space debris are currently orbiting the Earth, and the number is growing. Most of it is the remnants of completed space missions or decommissioned satellites. The dangerous thing about it is that even centimeter-sized pieces can cause immense damage in a collision with active satellites, spacecraft, and space stations.

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