effzett - Forschungszentrum Jülich’s Magazine

The long summer of AI

The artificial intelligence boom has only just started. Jülich can make an important contribution.

Topics of research

Fresh Opportunity for the Sodium–Sulfur Battery

Over 50 years ago, the sodium–sulfur battery was considered promising, but it failed to make its big breakthrough. Its poor performance at room temperature is a disadvantage. A Jülich development might now be able to solve this problem.

Finer than a human hair

The images taken with a scanning electron microscope show a high-tech composite material developed at the Jülich Institute of Plasma Physics: a fabric made of interwoven tungsten fibers in a tungsten matrix. The photos were taken by fusion and materials researcher Alexander Lau. He is analyzing and optimizing materials that could one day be used for the walls of nuclear fusion reactors. Image 1 won second prize of the "Participants Choice Award" at the Helmholtz Imaging Contest 2023.


What are you researching right now?

Scientists briefly present their work. Franziska Genzel focuses on the potato plant.

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