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  • Vier Personen Preisverleihung Leinwand Blumen
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    Innovative implant materials could grow more effectively into surrounding tissue through the incorporation of electrospun protein fibers. For his findings relating to this process, Julius Rubers has been awarded the Schott AG Materials Prize. He received the prize which carries 1500 euros at the meeting of the Advisory Board of the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS in Halle (Saale). The technique recognized by the jury could among other things do away with the need for complex sessions of post-treatment.

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  • Biegsames, bioabbaubares Parodontosestäbchen mit Antibiotikakomplex gehalten von zwei Händen
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    New biodegradable rods promise to provide better treatment for periodontal disease. Researchers from the Institute of Pharmacy at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have re-combined an already approved active ingredient and filed for a patent for their invention together with two Fraunhofer Institutes from Halle. The innovation would spare patients from having many side effects. Their findings were published in the "International Journal of Pharmaceutics".

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  • Petzold Wehrspohn
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    As of today, the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructures of Materials and Systems IMWS in Halle (Saale) will be headed by Prof. Dr. Matthias Petzold, previously deputy Head of the Institute. Prof. Dr. Ralf B. Wehrspohn, under whose leadership the research institute has developed into an independent institute focusing on microstructure diagnostics and microstructure design, will at the same time assume his new position as Executive Board Member for Technology Marketing and Business Models of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

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  • Laserlicht
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    HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA, one of the world's leading automotive suppliers of light and electronics, and the Fraunhofer Application Center for Inorganic Phosphors in Soest, Germany, worked together on a possible future lighting system based on a laser light source. The research project HipE (highly innovative pixelated phosphors for laser-based emissions in headlamps) was funded over a period of three years by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and has now been successfully completed.

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  • Today in Berlin, Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier selected “GreenHydroChem Central Germany” as one of the winners in the “Real-world Laboratories of the Energy Revolution” ideas competition of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). With over 100 megawatts, the world's largest electrolysis plant project for the production of green hydrogen was planned by partners Siemens AG, Linde AG and the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS and is now entering the concretization phase.

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  • Mikroskop und Forscher
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    The Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS expands its range of microstructure diagnostics with Hitachi's HF5000 field emission transmission electron microscope. The presentation of the new microscope took place during a workshop in Halle (Saale). In this meeting, international experts were presented with novel microscopy technologies as well as a demonstration of possible applications of the HF5000.

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  • Denkweit Qualitätskontrolle inline Batterie
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    Efficient quality control in the production of battery cells, solar modules, or power electronics: for this offer, the DENKweit GmbH was selected as the winner in the “Cluster Automotive” category of the IQ Innovation Award Central Germany competition. The technology from the company based in Halle (Saale), a spin-off of the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS, combined non-destructive testing with the capabilities of self-learning neural networks.

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  • Drei Personen Experten
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    3 partners from eight countries are researching and developing innovative power semiconductors with more power density and energy efficiency: With this goal, the European research project Power2Power, which has a duration of three years and is coordinated by Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH & Co. KG, has just begun. Part of the consortium, which includes universities, research institutes and companies, is the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS in Halle (Saale), which provides its expertise in the field of materials diagnostics and materials design.

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  • 12.6.2019

    In the future, research will be conducted at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg on the resource-friendly and climate-neutral use of carbon carriers. Yesterday, Dr. Eva-Maria Stange, the Minister of State at Saxony’s Ministry of Science and the Arts, approved the start-up funding for a research group on carbon cycle technologies. The new research unit is a branch of the Fraunhofer Institute Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS in Halle (Saale).

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