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Nils Hepp (Photo: A. Voigt, IMT)Among the Best Apprentices 2020: Nils Hepp from IMT

The Institute of Microstructure Technology congratulates his former apprentice Nils Hepp. He finished his final exams in electronics with the top score “very good” and is thus one of the best graduates in the region (Photo: A. Voigt, IMT).

NMR sample head (left) with miniaturized detector (right). In HiSCORE, such detectors are combined with powerful hyperpolarization to detect the binding of drug compounds. (Photo: Breig, KIT)Enormous Acceleration for Drug Research

Processes can run 10 000 times faster - European Research Council funds KIT researchers Prof. Korvink (IMT) and Dr. Meier (IBI) and international partners in the HiSCORE project (Photo: Breig, KIT).

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Award winners Gips-Schüle Young Scientist Award 2020, Source: Gips-Schüle-Stiftung, 2020 Researchers from IMT and LTI Received the Gips-Schüle Young Scientist Award 2020

Former IMT-researcher Dr. Frederik Kotz (right) and LTI-researcher Dr. Tobias Abzieher (left) were awarded for  outstanding dissertations in the fields of microstructuring of glass and manufacturing of novel types of solar cells (Photo: Gips-Schüle-Stiftung).

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Figure: Demonstration of freedom of choice of printing patterns on millimeter scale by inkjet printing: Digital image files (a) of portraits of some of the researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (from left to right: Helge Eggers, Fabian SchackThe Optical Society (OSA) features the work of Helge Eggers

The Optical Society (OSA) features the work of Helge Eggers presented on Inkjet-Printed Perovskite Photovoltaics at the Optical Society (OSA) 2020 Advanced Photonics Congress with a press release. Helge Eggers, doctoral student in the research group of Dr. Ulrich W. Paetzold from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, presented his latest achievements of a perovskite solar cells with inkjet-printed absorber and extraction layers, reaching power conversion efficiencies above 17%. He received the Best Student Paper 1st Prize.

Figure: Adapted from Eggers et al., Adv. Energy Mater. 2020, 10, 1903184.

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Nanostructured polymer film achieves white appearance without the use of environmentally harmful titanium oxide – white beetle Cyphochilus insulanus as a model (Photo: Julia Syurik, KIT).New Materials: Brilliant White Without Pigments

Nanostructured polymer film achieves white appearance without the use of environmentally harmful titanium oxide – white beetle Cyphochilus insulanus as a model (Photo: Julia Syurik, KIT).

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Compound refractive X-ray lenses (Photo: Arndt Last, KIT)SPring-8 Upgrades XRD-Beamline with IMT X-ray Lenses

Compound refractive X-ray lenses (CRLs) made by KIT/IMT have been used to upgrade the high-pressure X-ray diffraction (XRD) beamline BL10XU at the synchrotron source SPring-8 in Japan to enable realizing diffraction experiments of micrometer-sized samples at multi-megabar pressures (Photo: Arndt Last, KIT).

doi:10.1063/1.5126038