The origin of the granular capillary effect – the rise of sand or other granules in a tube – was a long-standing mystery. Further research may open up new ways to move materials.
Researchers’ reputations are often measured by how often their publications are cited. The CWTS Leiden Ranking shows that FAU researchers are among the most frequently cited.
The EU is granting FAU chemist Andreas Hirsch €2.49 million to conduct research into black phosphorus on the molecular level. The holder of the Chair of Organic Chemistry II aims to develop new areas for its application, for instance in the fields of electrical energy storage and solar cells.