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Science News

Advancements in Hydrogen Energy: Scientists Make Key Discoveries in Efficient Water Splitting material
Researchers from the department of Inorganic Chemistry at the Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max Planck Gesellschaft and Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin have made significant progress in the field of renewable energy, publishing their findings in Catalysis Science & Technology. Their paper, featured on the back cover and entitled „Thermal Synthesis of Electron Deficient Oxygen Species on Crystalline IrO2", presents new insights on the materials for water splitting, a critical process in the hydrogen economy.
Bane and boon of oxygen mediating the performance of nickel catalysts in dry reforming of methane
Catalysis is one of the key technologies in the chemical industry and has a wide-reaching impact on various aspects of our daily lives, including plastics manufacturing, drug synthesis, and production of both fertilizers and fuels. It is estimated that over 90% of chemical products are nowadays manufactured with the involvement of catalysis in at least one stage (Catal. Today, 2011, 163(1)). Catalysis is a complex process that relies on the precise structural control of several elements at the crossroads of phase (in-)stabilities. While long-term stable catalysts are indispensable in order to promote high-performance and efficient reactions, reactants undergo major chemical changes, leading to the formation of final and desired products. In heterogeneous catalysis, catalyst and reactants exist in different phases.
Light-matter interaction: broken symmetry drives polaritons
An international team of scientists provide an overview of the latest research on light-matter interactions. A team of scientists from the Fritz Haber Institute, the City University of New York and the Universidad de Oviedo has published a comprehensive review article in the scientific journal ,,Nature Review Materials". In this article, they provide an overview of the latest research on polaritons, tiny particles that arise when light and material interact in a special way.

Institute News

Dr. Hemanth Somarajan Pillai is Awarded the Prestigious Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers
The Fritz Haber Institute is thrilled to announce that Dr. Hemanth Somarajan Pillai has secured a prestigious Alexander-von-Humboldt fellowship to continue his postdoctoral work in the group of Dr. Vanessa Jane Bukas. With his expertise in Density Functional Theory and Microkinetic Modelling, Dr. Pillai will contribute to advance the Theory Department´s understanding of electrocatalysts and their selectivity.
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Science and Politics: The Fritz Haber Institute in Dialogue
The Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society recently opened its doors for a dialogue between science and politics.
Breakthrough at the Fritz Haber Institute: First Operation of a Two-Color Mode in an Infrared Free-Electron Laser
A technological milestone has been achieved at the Fritz Haber Institute (FHI) of the Max Planck Society in Berlin. For the first time, an infrared Free-Electron Laser (FEL) has been operated in a two-color mode. This globally unique technology enables experiments with synchronized two-color laser pulses, opening up new possibilities in research.

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Upcoming Seminars

Manoeuvring chemical reactions one degree of freedom at a time

MP Department Seminar
Mar 1, 2024 09:30 AM c.t. - 10:30 AM (Local Time Germany)
Haber Villa, Room: Seminar Room

Workshop on “THz and SFG spectroscopy and related phenomena in Solid-State Physics and Surface Science"

Institute for Solid State Physics, Kashiwa, FHI Berlin, and Kyoto University, Kyoto
Mar 11, 2024 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
Building G, Room: 2.06

Workshop on “THz and SFG spectroscopy and related phenomena in Solid-State Physics and Surface Science"

Institute for Solid State Physics, Kashiwa, FHI Berlin, and FU Berlin
Mar 12, 2024 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
Building G, Room: 2.06

Investigating supercooled water with laser- and X-ray spectroscopy

MP Department Seminar
Apr 5, 2024 09:30 AM c.t. - 10:30 AM (Local Time Germany)
Haber Villa, Room: Seminar Room
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