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Forschungs-Neutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz
With close of research reactors, landscape is shifting for Europe’s world-leading neutron science community
Three neutron science research reactors in Europe have ceased operations in 2019. The League of advanced European Neutron Sources, LENS, and the European Neutron Scattering Association, ENSA, warn of a “neutron gap” that could impact scientific research across multiple fields in physics, materials science, chemistry, biology, medical science and engineering.
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6th HBS Workshop 2020 moved to Virtual Workshop
The sixth international workshop on the topic of accelerator-based high brilliance neutron sources will take place as a virtual meeting via a web conference on the 17 - 18 September 2020 between 13:00 and 16:15 CET.
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International Helmholtz Research School

Intense training in Biophysics and Soft Matter and a comprehensive framework of experimental and theoretical tools. More: International Helmholtz Research School …


SFB 985 Functional Microgels and Microgel Systems

The collaborative research center 985 brings together research groups from polymer science, chemical engineering and life sciences and focuses on microgels as a group of highly functional macromolecules. Microgels combine openness with interactive responsiveness and thereby form a synthetic base for novel functionality. JCNS-1 contributes time-resolved scattering techniques to study the microgel response over time scales form microseconds to minutes. More


SFB 840 From particulate nanosystems to mesotechnology

The collaborative research center 840 focuses on mesostructured systems where “meso” not only refers to a length scale. Rather concerted, programmed interactions beyond the molecule, beyond the individual nanoparticle are utilized to generate meso-immanent properties at the next hierarchical level. JCNS-1 investigates the controlled assembly of polymer-functionalized nanoparticles into mesoscale superlattices. More


SFB TRR 225 Biofabrication

The transregional collaborative research center TRR 225 explores methods for tissue biofabrication. It focuses on bio-inks and 3D-printing techniques to print cells into functional tissue models. JCNS-1 develops microfluidic methods to encapsulate cells for integration into bio-inks and functional polymer micro environments. More


DFG Priority Program 1681 Field-controlled particle matrix interactions

The use of magnetic fields is an external stimulus for the control of material properties, which is of considerable technical interest, since magnetic fields can easily be generated and controlled. The priority program spans the field from the synthesis of magnetic hybrid materials over the characterization of material behavior and microstructure and their theoretical description towards technical and medical applications. JCNS-1 investigates the magnetic field-induced formation of ordered superlattices of magnetic nanoparticles in polymer matrics. More


DAAD Thematic Network Bayreuth-Melbourne Colloid/Polymer Network

This research and training network links the University of Bayreuth and non-university research institutions within Germany with two outstanding Australian universities, the University of Melbourne and Monash University, for the exchange of junior researchers. JCNS-1 has collaborations with the groups of P. Mulvaney and F. Caruso at the University of Melbourne. More