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A look into the open half of a diamond anvil cell. A trimmer condenser (green) is attached underneath. (Photo: T. Meier, University of Bayreuth)Materials Research: A New Window into the Realm of High-Pressure Experiments

Scientists in Bayreuth and Karlsruhe combine high-pressure research with NMR spectroscopy (Photo: T. Meier, University of Bayreuth). Publication in Science Advances.
Press Release University of Bayreuth

Prof. Alexander Nesterov-MuellerTurning Research into Innovations

ERC Proof of Concept Grant  “Scanner for novel chemical reactions“ goes to Prof. Nesterov-Mueller. In the project, the innovation potential of the nanolayer-based synthesis developed in the ERC Starting Grant COMBIPATTERNING will be evaluated.

Prof. C Koos, Prof. M. Kohl and Physicist S. Mühlbrandt (from left to right, Photo: T. Niedermüller, GSS)Researchers from IMT and IPQ Received the Gips-Schüle Award 2017

Awarded for the Development an Realisation of an Ultra-compact Photodetector: Prof. C Koos, Prof. M. Kohl and Physicist S. Mühlbrandt (from left to right, Photo: T. Niedermüller, GSS).

Prof. Christian Koos (Photo: L. Tkotz, KIT)ERC Consolidator Grant goes to Prof. Christian Koos

Prof. Koos was awarded for the project „Terahertz Waveform Synthesis and Analysis Using Hybrid Photonic Electronic Circuits -TeraSHAPE“ (Photo: L. Tkotz, KIT).

Photo: B. E. Rapp, KITTransparent Coatings for Everyday Applications

Fluoropor is a New Material That Repels Water and Resists Abrasion Due to a Continuous Nano/Microstructure (Photo: B. E. Rapp, KIT). Publication in Nature Scientific Reports.

Das Stiefmütterchen Viola wittrockiana (Foto: Raphael Schmager)Viola Flower Helps to Advance Light Harvesting in Solar Cells

Scientists at KIT copy microstructures from the viola petal and improve performance of solar cells.

Special Issue on Glassy Carbon by Dr. Swati SharmaSpecial Issue on Glassy Carbon by Dr. Swati Sharma

IMT researcher Dr. Swati Sharma was selected as the guest editor for an advertised special issue on glassy carbon in the journal Materials. Contributions are welcome.

Japanese publications based on KIT/IMT X-ray lenses225 Japanese publications based on KIT/IMT X-ray lenses

In the last 10 years, from 2008 to 2017, at the synchrotron source SPring-8 in Japan 225 publications have been published where compound refractive X-ray lenses (CRLs) from KIT/IMT have been used in the experimental setup.

Illustration: R. H. Siddique, KIT/CaltechFrom Nature to Photovoltaics: Absorption Increase up to 200 %

Scientists from KIT and Caltech utilize the disordered nanoholes of the black butterfly scales to improve thin-film solar cell performance (Illustration: R. H. Siddique, KIT/Caltech).

Two Lenz lenses are arranged in a Helmholtz coil pair. Simulation shows how the Lenz lenses focus magnetic flux. (Figure: Nils Spengler/KIT)Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: High Sensitivity on Smallest Spaces

For the first time, scientists of IMTEK (Freiburg) and IMT use Lenz lenses for measurements for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance – potential applications in medicine (Figure: Nils Spengler, KIT).

Picture of the awards ceremonyEUROMAR 2017 Poster Prize goes to Shyamsundar Adhikari

IMT Ph.D. student Shyam S. Adhikari (left) has been awarded with a poster prize for his contribution “On-chip capacitors for MACS NMR detectors” with the EUROMAR 2017 congress on magnetic resonance in Warsaw.

A new MRI scanning method enables precise tracking of the route of nerve fibers. Photo: Niels Schwaderlapp/Department of Radiology, Medical Physics, University Freiburg.In the test tube instead of under the knife

Freiburg neuroscientists develop new forms of diagnosis and therapy for temporal lobe epilepsy in cooperation with Prof. Korvink of IMT (Photo: N. Schwaderlapp, University Freiburg). Publication in eLife.
Press release University Freiburg

Picture of the awards ceremonyKIT NEULAND: Common project of IMT and IMVT was awarded

Dr. Sadir, Dr. Rajabi and Prof. Guber recently won the 2nd prize for their project „Salivary sensing-chip for Early Diagnosis of acute Myocardial Infarction” in the category ideas competition (Photo: KIT).
Review awards ceremony
All winners 2017

Team from the start-up company memetis (photo: KIT)KIT-GRÜNDERSCHMIEDE

M. Gültig, H. Ossmer, C. Megnin and C. Wessendorf from the start-up company memetis became founders of the month July 2017 and won the Elevator Pitch BW 2017 (Photo: KIT).

Soliton frequency combs, generated in silicon nitride microresonators, are used for massively parallel data transmission via various frequency channels (Photo: J. N. Kemal/ P. Marin-Palomo/ KIT)Nature: Optical Communication at Record-High Speed

Soliton frequency combs generated in optical microresonators allow to transmit data at rates of more than 50 Tbit/s (Photo: J. N. Kemal/P. Marin-Palomo/KIT).

Complicated high-precision structures made of glass can be manufactured in a 3D-printing process developed at the KIT (Photo: NeptunLab)Nature: 3D-Printing of Glass Now Possible

Complicated high-precision structures made of glass can be manufactured in a 3D-printing process developed at the KIT (Photo: NeptunLab).

Making of hollow microcoilsMaking of hollow microcoils

A process to manufacture solenoidal microcoils relying on a two solvent approach is presented. The corresponding publication has been selected for the J. Micromech. Microeng. 2016 highlights collection.

Microscopic components made of silicon (blue) and special polymers (green) convert electrical into optical signals and vice versa. (Graphics: KIT)Two ERC-POC go to IMT

IMT directors Prof. Koos and Prof. Korvink have been each awarded with “Proof of Concepts Grants” of the ERC for the  SCOOTER and LockChip projects.