SFB 986: Tailor-Made Multi-Scale Materials Systems (Participation)

Type of Funding: DFG Programmes, Collaborative Research Centres

Scratch-resistant and lightweight casings for smart phones and laptops; featherweight aircraft wings that are highly stable as well; turbine coatings that can withstand extreme heat; photovoltaic systems that can generate electricity efficiently from 'waste' heat. All of these areas of use have one thing in common: The materials available to us today fulfil these requirements only to a certain extent, or not at all. Therefore the researchers at the SFB 986 Collaborative Research Centre have set themselves the task of creating a new 'genus' of materials — so-called 'Tailor-Made Multi-Scale Materials Systems'. The SFB 986 was inaugurated by the German Research Foundation in 2012. It involves around 70 scientists from the Hamburg University of Technology, the University of Hamburg and the Helmholtz Centre for Materials and Coastal Research in Geesthacht.

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Contact Person at UA Ruhr:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörn Mosler, TU Dortmund University

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