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Electrons shoot down molecular wires

Electronic Coommunication (Image: FAU)FAU chemists have made an important step towards the vision of nanoscale electronic components. They have shown that electrons can be transported much faster over rigid molecular wires than over flexible ones. Together with partners in Japan, the researchers are working on more effective, lower-cost solar cells and tiny, high-performance electronic components. Their findings have recently been published in the renowned online journal Nature Chemistry. more...

  • Home Neither healthy nor ill?

    PanthermediaThanks to modern medicine, it is now possible to calculate the likelihood of a person suffering from a certain disease during their lifetime. But does a certain likelihood mean that a person is already considered ill, even if the disease has not developed yet? How do health insurance providers judge these predictions? A new national research project led by FAU has begun investigating these issues. more...

  • FAU Among Global Leaders in Chemistry and Engineering

    Erlangen Castle (Image: FAU)FAU has scored highly in the internationally renowned Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In particular in chemistry and in engineering, FAU is part of the global elite; the university is ranked among the 75 best universities worldwide for chemistry and, for the first time, it is among the top 100 for engineering. more...