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Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II)

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31.01.2019

Improved Membranes for Platinum-free Fuel Cells

Scientists from Jülich together with colleagues from Japan have discovered how fuel cell membranes can be improved without the use of rare and expensive precious metals such as platinum. The anion-exchange membranes studied are a key component of certain polymer electrolyte fuel cells and serve to transfer charged particles (anions) while at the...[more]

28.01.2019

Transport and storage cask for fuel elements approved

The Federal Office for the Safety of Nuclear Waste Management (BfE) granted the transport approval certificate for the transport and storage cask CASTOR® MTR3 on 17 January 2019. The cask has been specifically designed by GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH for spent fuel elements from research reactors. The cask will initially be used for...[more]

24.01.2019

Research at high pressure reveals details on phase transition

Unlike ice and other inorganic substances, most polymers do not show sharp phase transitions. Instead of melting at a well defined temperature, they gradually soften without significantly changing their microscopic structure. Yet some so-called thermoresponsive polymers show a drastic and discontinuous phase transition with rapid structural...[more]