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Van der Waals Force Re-Measured
Jülich, 26 November 2014 – Van der Waals forces act like a sort of quantum glue on all types of matter. Using a new measuring technique, scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich experimentally determined for the first time all of the key details of how strongly the single molecules bind to a surface. With an atomic force microscope, they demonstrated that the forces do not just increase with molecular size, but that they even grow disproportionately fast. Their findings have been published in Nature Communications and could help to improve fundamental simulation methods for chemistry, physics, biology, and materials science.
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Spring School 2015 Aufmacher
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46th IFF Spring School
Funtional Soft Matter - The IFF Spring School 2015 aims to give an introduction to and an overview of current research topics of soft matter systems with the emphasis on biological and technological functionality.
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New Approaches in Information Technology

In the research alliance JARA, section JARA-FIT, we contribute to creating the basis for the information technology of the future. More: New Approaches in Information Technology …

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Computer simulations with high-performance computers

In the research alliance JARA, section JARA-HPC, we contribute to making full use of the opportunities computer simulations offer to address current scientific issues. More: Computer simulations with high-performance computers …

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Our research often gives rise to fascinating pictures, a selection of which you can find here. They reflect the impressive variety of research topics and methods used at PGI.  More: Close-up on Science …


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