The Materials Chain

The Materials Chain is the first flagship program initiated by the University Alliance Ruhr. As a unique and innovative research network, it bundles the manifold research activities in the field of materials science and technology at the three Ruhr Area universities Dortmund, Bochum and Duisburg-Essen into one focused alliance for science and education. 250 researchers from the three universities and their partner institutions pool their resources and expertise to strengthen the Ruhr Area’s role as an internationally leading region of materials science.

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Was bei der Elektrokatalyse auf atomarer Ebene passiert

Die Erkenntnisse könnten eines Tages die Produktion von Wasserstoff effizienter machen.

Was sich in der obersten Schicht von Katalysatoren für die Wasserstoffproduktion durch Wasserspaltung abspielt, haben Materialwissenschaftler im Detail untersucht. Mit einer Kombination von Methoden beobachteten sie Veränderungen in den obersten Atomlagen während der Reaktion, die die Stabilität und Aktivität des Katalysators beeinflussen. Sauerstoffentwicklung schadet der Oberfläche Wasserstoff kann durch die Spaltung von Wasser mittels elektrischer Energie gewonnen werden; dabei entstehen... read more

What tiny structures reveal about material properties

From atom to finished component

Processes in the micrometre range play a crucial role when it comes to forming large sheets of metal into a car roof. Sheet steel is rarely utilised in the form of a flat plate. After all, the convenient aspect about the material is its flexibility. This is why it is processed by the industry to produce a wide range of different shapes. Engineers collaborating in the Materials Chain network at University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr) explore what happens during the forming process in the size range... read more

CENIDE Science Talk

Advantages of crosslinkable organic semiconductors

CENIDE welcomes the guest speaker Prof. Dr. Klaus Meerholz from the Department of Physical Chemistry at the Science Talk on Friday, April 27, 11.15 a.m. at the University of Cologne. Afterwards Prof. Dr. Doru C. Lupascu from the Institute of Materials Science at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) will speak. While Prof. Meerholz will focus on crosslinkable organic semiconductors in his lecture, Prof. Lupascu will focus on dielectric effects in perovskites.The CENIDE Science Talk covers... read more