News Archive

Nondestructive high-throughput screening of nanopore geometry in porous membranes by imbibition

New publication by Cencha et al in Applied Physics Letters. Project B7.


Alumina-Doped Zirconia Submicro-Particles: Synthesis, Thermal Stability, and Microstructural Characterization

New publication by Dahl et al in Materials. Projects A1, C5, C6 and Z3.


Elasticity of Cross-Linked Titania Nanocrystal Assemblies Probed by AFM-Bulge Tests

New publication by Hensel et al in Nanomaterials. Projects A1 and A7.


The world's strongest biomaterial

Research team in Stockholm produces the world's strongest biomaterial from cellulose nanofibers. See more in the video of the ZDF heute journal.


Carboxylic acid induced near-surface restructuring of a magnetite surface

New publication by Arndt et al in Communications Chemistry. Projects A4 and A7


Tunable auxeticity and elastomechanical symmetry in a class of very low density core-shell cubic crystals

New publication by Soyarslan et al in Acta Materialia. Project B6


Numerical Investigation of Polymer Coated Nanoporous Gold

New publication by Gnegel et al in Materials. Projects B2, B4 and B8


Colloquium // Prof. Tianquan Lian (Emory University)

Title: Efficient Plasmon Induced Hot Electron Transfer

Time: 17.04.2019, 5pm
Place: TUHH, H 009


Hierarchical supercrystalline nanocomposites through the self-assembly of organically-modified ceramic nanoparticles

New publication by Domènech et al in Scientific Reports. Projects A1, A6, Z2 and Z3


Colloquium // Prof. Roland Würschum (TU Graz)

Title: In-Situ Studies on the Formation as well as on Tunable Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Nanoporous Metals Produced by Electrochemical Dealloying

Time: 20.02.2019, 5pm
Place: TUHH, M 1582


Pressure induced local phase transformation in nanocrystalline tetragonal zirconia microparticles

New publication by Schwenger et al in Scripta Materialia. Project C6


Colloquium // Prof. Frank Uwe Renner (Hasselt University)

Title: Approaching from the surface: Using surfactant inhibitors to create hierarchical nanoporous surfaces

Time: 30.01.2019, 5pm
Place: TUHH, K 0506


Colloquium // Prof. Lucio Colombi Ciacchi (University of Bremen)

Title: A novel coarse-grained model for the discrete element simulation of aggregated TiO2 nanoparticle films

Time: 23.01.2019, 5pm
Place: TUHH, K 0506


Colloquium // Prof. Michele Ceriotti (EPFL)

Title: Machine learning like a physicist

Time: 12.12.2018, 5pm
Place: TUHH, K 0506


Photonic materials for high-temperature applications: Synthesis and characterization by X-ray ptychographic tomography

New publication by Furlan et al in Appl. Mater. Today. Projects C5, C2, Z2 and Z3


Colloquium // Prof. Roel van de Krol (HZB)

Title: Solar water splitting with ternary metal oxide semiconductors: Recent insights in bulk and surface properties

Time: 05.12.2018, 5pm
Place: TUHH, K 0506


New project B9

Microstructure-based classification and mechanical analysis of nanoporous metals by machine learning: project description


Adsorption of Acetone on Rutile TiO2: A DFT and FTIRS Study

New publication by Würger et al in J. Phys. Chem. C. Projects A4 and A7


New project A8

Molecular dynamics simulation of the self-assembly of polymer coated metal/ceramic nanoparticles: project description


Synthesis of uniform bulk nanoporous palladium with tunable structure

New publication by Shi et al in Electrochimica Acta. Projects B2 and B8


MGK Summer School

Conveying expertise differently: Press release (German only) on this year's MGK Summer School.


Colloquium // Prof. Dorota Koziej (University of Hamburg)

Title: From nanoparticles synthesis in solution to functional devices – a perspective based on in situ synchrotron studies

Time: 04.07.2018, 5pm
Place: TUHH, H 009


Conference Retreat

This year's conference retreat of the SFB 986 will take place at the Tagungshotel Jesteburg on June 13 and 14.


New publication in Scientific Reports

G. Shang et al.: Photonic glass for high contrast structural color. Link and press release


Top 100 most read physics publications in Scientific Reports 2017

Out of >3000 physics publications, "Dynamic measurement of near-field radiative heat transfer" (C1) is among the top 100 most read in 2017. Link and Top 100 list


Colloquium // Prof. Michael Fröba (University of Hamburg)

Title: Periodic mesoporous organosilicas: Porosity meets functionality

Time: 02.05.2018, 5pm
Place: TUHH, H 009


Colloquium // Prof. Gareth S. Parkinson (TU Wien)

Title: Iron-Oxide Surfaces and Their Reactivity to Water

Time: 18.04.2018, 5pm
Place: TUHH, H 009


New publication in Physical Review Letters

K. Sentker et al.: Quantized self-assembly of discotic rings in a liquid crystal confined in nanopores. Link and press release


Colloquium // Prof. Andreas Fery (Leibniz-Institut f. Polymerforschung Dresden)

Title: Colloidal surface assemblies: Nanotechnology meets Bioinspiration

Time: 31.01.2018, 5pm
Place: TUHH, K 0506


New publication in Advanced Materials Interfaces

K.P. Furlan et al.:  Low-temperature mullite formation in ternary oxide coatings deposited by ALD for high-temperature applications. Link


New publication in Nature Communcations

N. Mameka et al.: On the impact of capillarity for strength at the nanoscale. Link and press release 1 and 2


Colloquium // Dr. Anders Madsen (European XFEL)

Title: New science by X-ray imaging and ultrafast dynamics experiments at the European XFEL

Time: 22.11.2017, 5pm
Place: TUHH, K 0506


New publication in Scientific Reports

S. Lang et al.: Dynamic measurement of near-field radiative heat transfer. Link and press release (German)


New publication in Nano Letters

L. Lührs et al.: Plastic Poisson's ratio of nanoporous metals: A macroscopic signature of tension-compression asymmetry at the nanoscale. Link


SFB-researcher receives Poster Award at Summer School

A PhD candidate working in the SFB was honored with the Carl Zeiss Poster Award at the Summer School on Experimental Nano- and Micromechanics. Congratulations!


Job opening

The MGK is looking for a new coordinator. Find out more here.


Colloquium // Prof. Wayne D. Kaplan (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)

Title: Interfacial complexions & thermodynamic transitions at interfaces as characterized by electron microscopy

Time: 25.10.2017, 5pm
Place: TUHH, K 0506


SFB-researcher receives Student / Young Scientist Prize

A PhD candidate working in the SFB was honored with the prize for his research on surface X-ray diffration on magnetite (001) at the International Conference on the Structure of Surfaces (ICSOS) 12, 2017. Congratulations!


New review in Advanced Engineering Materials

New article by T. Juarez et al.: Nanoporous metals with structural hierarchy: A review. Link


Job opening

The MGK and the ZHM graduate school are looking for a substitute coordinator during a parental leave. Find out more here.


New publication in Scientific Reports

P. Georgopanos et al.: Exceptionally strong, stiff and hard hybrid material based on an elastomer and isotropically shaped ceramic nanoparticles. Link


MGK Summer School

The MGK is having its yearly summer school from July 3-7, 2017. Find out more about the program here.


Colloquium // Prof. Tobias Kraus (INM, Saarbrücken)

Title: Self-assembly of particle-based materials: Mechanisms and their application for flexible electronics

Time: 17.05.2017, 5pm
Place: TUHH, H 009


Conference retreat // First stock-check in the new funding period

The members of the SFB 986 discuss latest scientific results at their conference retreat in Heiligenhafen. Press release (German)


Colloquium // Dr. Rebecca Janisch (ICAMS, Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

Title: Grain boundary properties: Insights from atomistic simulations and their use in mechanical modeling of materials

Time: 03.05.2017, 5pm
Place: TUHH, H 009


Colloquium // Prof. Helmut Cölfen (University Konstanz)

Title: Bio-inspired organic-inorganic hybrid materials

Time: 05.04.2017, 5pm
Place: TUHH, H 009


New publication in Scientific Reports

D. Jalas et al.: Electrochemical tuning of the optical properties of nanoporous gold. Link and press release (German)


New publication in Applied Physics Reviews

New review by G.Y. Gor et al.: Adsorption-induced deformation of nanoporous materials. Link


Talk // Dr. Eric Hill (CIC biomaGUNE)

Title: Metal-ceramic nanohybrids: From particles to composite materials
Abstract

Time: 16.02.2017, 3pm
Place: TUHH, K0507


Colloquium // Prof. Jörg Libuda (FAU Erlangen)

Title: Functional molecular layers on atomically-defined oxide surfaces and nanoparticles

Time: 25.01.2017, 5pm
Place: TUHH, H 009


Colloquium // Prof. Christof Wöll (KIT)

Title: Programmed assembly of molecular frameworks: A new class of designer solids?

Time: 18.01.2017, 5pm
Place: TUHH, K 0506


Colloquium // Prof. Andreas Walther (University of Freiburg)

Title: Static and dynamic bioinspired self-assembled material systems

Time: 11.01.2017, 5pm
Place: TUHH, H 009


Talk // Prof. Klaus Nickel (University of Tübingen)

Title: On the kinetics of low-temperature degradation and high-temperature interaction of Zirconia with melts
Abstract

Time: 15.12.2016, 3pm
Place: TUHH, K0507


MGK Kick-off

The MGK is organizing a Kick-off event for all "old" and "new" PhDs and project leaders. Press release (German)


Colloquium // Prof. Robin Klupp Taylor (FAU Erlangen)

Title: Crystal growth on curved surfaces: Novel approaches for the synthesis of anisotropic nanostructured materials

Time: 07.12.2016, 5pm
Place: TUHH, H 009


More than 100 publications

The results of our SFB research has already been shared in more than 100 publications. Find a complete list of papers here.


Talk // Bioinspired organic/ceramic nanocomposites

Prof. Gerold Schneider is giving a keynote speech at the Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference.

Time: 24.11.2016, 2 pm
More information here.


Mapping materials research

The SFB has been added to the BMBF competency map of materials. Click here to browse the map.


SFB-researcher receives Best Poster Award

A PhD candidate working in the SFB was honored with the Best Poster Award in the category "Functional Materials and Devices" at the MSE 2016. Congratulations!


Symposium A11 at the MSE 2016

SFB 986 is organising the Symposium A 11 "Hierarchical Materials" at the MSE 2016 in Darmstadt. External Link


Second International Symposium on Nanoporous Metals by Alloy Corrosion

September 23 – 27, 2016, more information


Excellence on the nanoscale

The electron microscopy unit at the TUHH was officially inaugurated. Press release (German)


Summer School

This year's MGK Summer School "Characterization Methods for Multi-Scale Materials" takes place from June 6-10.


We are hiring!

We are offering 14 PhD and PostDoc positions. Please have a look at the job descriptions. Closing date for applications is July 20, 2016.


On to round two!

The SFB 986 was approved another four years of funding. Press release


New publication in Nature Communications

P.N. Dyachenko et al.: Controlling thermal emission with refractory epsilon-near-zero metamaterials via topological transitions. Link and press release (German)


Talk // Multiscale Materials Modelling: Procedures - Examples - Challenges

Prof. Dr. Siegfried Schmauder of the Universität Stuttgart will give a talk at the materials science colloquium.

Time: 01.06.2016, 5pm
Place: TUHH, O018


Talk // Mechanical effects of fluids adsorption by nanoporous materials

Dr. Gennady Gor of the Naval Research Laboratory and guest reseacher in the SFB 986 will give a talk at the materials science colloquium.

Time: 25.05.2016, 5pm
Place: TUHH, O 018


Talk // Microstructural design of fiber composites

EPFL's Dr. Varun P. Rajan will give a talk at the materials science colloquium.

Time: 27.04.2016, 5pm
Place: TUHH, O 018


ESAFORM Scientific Award 2016

Prof. Swantje Bargmann is the first recipient in Germany of the ESAFORM Scientific Award 2016. Congratulations! Press release (German only)


Symposium A11 at the MSE 2016

SFB 986 is organising the Symposium A 11 "Hierarchical Materials" at the MSE 2016 in Darmstadt. External Link


Inside cover of the Journal of Materials Chemistry C

Prof. Stefan Heinrich receives the DECHEMA Award 2015

Congratulations!

Press release (German only)


SFB-researchers win best poster award

A team of SFB 986-researchers were awarded with the best poster prize at the „7th International Granulation Workshop“ in Sheffield, UK. Congratulations!


Our grad school: Mutual understanding for better research

Our SFB 986 PhD students meet regularly for talks and basic tutorials within our grad school MGK. In that way, the MGK brings together the different scientific disciplines of the SFB 986. (Press release in German only.)


Flow characteristics are essential for materials processing

In an interview for the Geesthacht Polymer Workshop, Dr. Ulrich Handge  speaks about his research and the "applied rheology of polymers". HZG-News (German only)


Materials Science Colloquium

The Atomic Structure of Nano-Objects: What X-Rays Can Tell

Prof. Andreas Stierle
DESY NanoLab and University of Hamburg, Physics Department

Wed, 12.11.2014, 17ct, K.0506


Best-Poster award for SFB scientists

One of our research teams has won the best-poster award of the "International Conference on Multiscale Materials Modeling" in Berkeley, USA. The scientists convinced the jury with their work about cracks in dental enamel. Press Release (German only)


TUHH annex in Germany's esteemed weekly ZEIT

A golden nanopump

Our scientists have published their discovery of "Switchable imbibition in nanoporous gold" in Nature Communications. Press release (German only), Paper


SFB 986 Summer School on "Interfaces"

The scientific Summer School 2014 of our integrated graduate school (MGK) will took place near Stade. The MGK members have decided to choose "Interfaces" as the main topic, as those play an eminent role  and are essential for the cooperation between the SFB 986 projects.

ZLL-Blog


First International Symposium on Nanoporous Materials by Alloy Corrosion

September 28 – October 2, 2014


SFB 986 Summer School on "Interfaces"

The scientific Summer School 2014 of our integrated graduate school (MGK) will take place near Stade. The MGK members have decided to choose "Interfaces" as the main topic, as those play an eminent role  and are essential for the cooperation between the SFB 986 projects.

June 30 - July 4, 2014


Materials Science Colloquium

Nanogenerators as new energy technology and piezotronics for functional systems

Prof. Zhong Lin Wang
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta USA

Wed, 25.6.2014, 17ct, K.0506


Materials Science Colloquium

Fly on the ceiling:

Animal attachment devices and biologically-inspired adhesives

Prof. Gorb
Zoological Institute: Functional Morphology and Biomechanics
Universität Kiel

Wed, 18.6.2014, 17ct, K.0506


Materials Science Colloquium

Electron Tomography in Materials Science: 3D Imaging at the Nanoscale

Prof. Midgley
University of Cambridge
Fellow of the Royal Society

Wed 7.5.2014, 17ct, K.0506


Symposium A11 at MSE 2014

SFB 986 is co-organizing the Symposium A11 "Hierarchical Materials" at MSE 2014 in Darmstadt.External Link.


Brilliant Dental enamel – Materials researchers unravel its secrets

SFB scientists present their research on public television (German only): Link

Quarks & Co
Broadcast 2014-03-18
(courtesy of WDR)

A shorter version was already broadcast on 2014/01/26 at "[w] wie Wissen".


Modeling Materials Short Course

In the week 17-21.3., almost 30 international students participate in an SFB-hosted course on how to model materials. The lectures and hands-on sessions are given by Profs. Miller and Tadmor from Canada and the USA, resp.External link


Symposium 2014

First International Symposium on Nanoporous Materials is now open for abstracts.


Dental enamel - hardness isn't enough

SFB scientists present their research on public television (German only)


Hierarchical materials at Davos World Economic Forum

The scientific topics of the SFB 986 are also present at the World Economic Forum in Davos: External Link


Materials Science Colloquium

Overcoming brittleness trough bio-inspiration and microarchitecture

Prof. Francois Barthelat
Department of Mechanical Engineering McGill University, Montreal

You can find older colloquia at Events > Colloquium.


Forscher der TUHH, des Helmholtz-Zentrums Geesthacht (HZG) und der Universität Hamburg kreieren revolutionäre Materialien

The members of the SFB 986 discuss first scientific results at their conference retreat in Soltau. (German only)


TU Hamburg acquires Collaborative Research Center „Tailor-Made Multi-Scale Materials Systems“

Press release of the TUHH (German only): external link.