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RESOLV Press Releases

25
Sep 2020
  • Award

MARTINA HAVENITH ELECTED FELLOW OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY

For establishing THz-Spectroscopy as a powerful new tool to study the role of water.

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28
Aug 2020
  • Paper

Giant nanomachine aids the immune system

PNAS: A small but important step towards a successful immune reaction is performed by an impressive nanomachine. Researchers use simulations to...

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26
Aug 2020
  • Paper

Making enzymes fit for industrial applications

Ang.Chem.: Bacterial enzymes are often powerful but also very sensitive catalysts. To call up their performance, they therefore need a special...

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25
Aug 2020
  • Paper

Challenges in the development of electrocatalysts

Ang.Chem.: Efficient catalysts are crucial for energy conversion. However, findings from basic research rarely make it into practice at present.

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17
Aug 2020

New kind of interaction discovered in hydrogen-producing enzymes

PNAS: In hydrogenase enzymes, the transports of protons and electrons have been considered to be separate events until now. However, coupling is the...

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12
Aug 2020
  • Paper

Selective conversion of reactive lithium compounds made possible

Ang.Chem.: Until now, unwanted by-products have always been produced during the reactions. The catalyst opens up new applications.

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28
Jul 2020
  • Award

Continuous biomarker monitoring for personalised medicine

Tiny drops of blood are expected to provide millions of data points for big-data analysis in personalised medicine. In order to expand this concept,...

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27
Jul 2020
  • Paper

Water molecules are gold for nanocatalysis

ACS Cat.: Some catalysts show remarkable high activity. Thanks to water.

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29
Jun 2020
  • Paper

WRAPPING UP HYDROPHOBIC HYDRATION

JPC Lett.: Studied in detail, the embedding of hydrophobic molecules in water looks quite different than previously assumed.

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08
Jun 2020
  • Paper

More efficient biosolar cells modelled on nature

J.Mat.Chem.A: By combining light-collecting and photosynthesis proteins of different types, more energy can be produced.

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30
May 2020
  • Press Releases

Physics Collaborative Research Center extended: Flip book in split seconds

Blazing fast material changes and measurements in the range of femtoseconds: Those are the core aspects of the CRC 1242 of the faculty of physics at...

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30
Apr 2020
  • Event

Construction of the CALEDO research building begins in 2021

The Center for Advanced Liquid-phase Engineering DOrtmund will be the second solvation science building in the world! Funded by the Federal Government...

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24
Apr 2020
  • Paper

Water molecules dance in three

Ang.Chem.: Water may look like a simple liquid. However, it is anything but simple to analyse. The unique properties of water are only understandable,...

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10
Feb 2020
  • Paper

Observing proteins in their natural environment

PNAS: Proteins can expel active pharmaceutical ingredients from the target cells. Now we can now watch them as they do it.

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04
Feb 2020
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Fast screening for potential new catalysts

Ang.Chem.: A new concept makes it possible to identify the most promising among an abundance of possible element combinations.

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04
Nov 2019
  • Paper

How oxygen destroys the core of important enzymes

JACS: New findings are expected to help protect the hydrogen-producing enzymes from harmful oxygen – which is interesting for biotechnological...

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09
Oct 2019
  • Paper

How to make biocatalysts immortal

JACS: Oxygen threatens sustainable catalysts that use hydrogen to produce electricity in fuel cells. Researchers from Bochum and Marseille have...

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30
Sep 2019
  • Paper

Converting CO2 to valuable resources with the help of nanoparticles

JACS: Enzymes use cascade reactions to produce complex molecules from comparatively simple raw materials. Researchers have now copied this principle.

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11
Sep 2019
  • Paper

Molecule properties change through light

Angew. Chem.: Green light affects this chemical compound in a different way than blue light. The molecule is of interest to computer industry as it...

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19
Aug 2019
  • Paper

How two water molecules dance together

Ang.Chem.: Although water is omnipresent, the interaction between individual water molecules is not yet fully understood.

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