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New Research Shows Improved Alcohol Production from CO2 Using Renewable Green Energy
A recent study, published in Nature Communications, marks a significant leap towards an eco-friendly energy solution by showcasing advances in the production of green fuels. This research, conducted by the Department of Interface Science at the Fritz Haber Institute, reveals how new modes of operation in electrocatalysis can serve to boost the production of alcohol fuels using carbon dioxide (CO2) and electricity from renewable sources.
Invisible Circular Light Waves Accurately Measured with Quartz Crystals
The THz Structural Dynamics group of the Department of Physical Chemistry at the Fritz Haber Institute has made a significant advancement in light research, as detailed in their recent publication in the journal Optica, titled „Quartz as an Accurate High-Field Low-Cost THz Helicity Detector.” Their work introduces a fast, cost-efficient, and precise technique for analyzing complex waveforms of Terahertz (THz) light, a part of the far-infrared spectrum that is invisible to the naked eye and most detectors. Strong THz laser pulses are further crucial for exploring and manipulating fundamental properties of materials at ultrafast speeds.
New Insights into Membrane Structures: Breakthrough in SFG Microscopy
The Department of Physical Chemistry at the Fritz Haber Institute has published a remarkable study in Nature Communications. The paper, titled „Spiral Packing and Chiral Selectivity in Model Membranes Probed by Phase-Resolved Sum-Frequency Generation Microscopy," reports on a breakthrough in molecular imaging and yields unprecedented insight into the structure of biological membranes.

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Uniting Science and Society
In a world increasingly shaped by scientific and technological advances, Prof. Dr. Beatriz Roldán Cuenya, Director of the Interface Science Department and currently the managing director at the Fritz Haber Institute, is at the forefront of international efforts to connect scientific research with the broader public and policy makers . Her recent public lectures have highlighted the essential role of science in addressing global challenges and the importance of making scientific knowledge accessible to all.
Prof. Stamatakis returns to the Institute with Bessel Award
The Theory Department is happy to welcome back Prof. Michail Stamatakis. In 2023, he was among the 20 internationally renowned scientists awarded with a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Together with the colleagues in the Department, he will focus on the development and application of kinetic Monte Carlo approaches to simulate catalytic chemistries relevant to energy conversion and sustainable chemicals manufacturing.
Girls' Day 2024 the the Fritz Haber Institute
The Girls' Day at the Fritz Haber Institute offers a unique opportunity for young participants to discover the diversity of professions in a leading research institution that focuses on the frontier areas of chemistry and physics.
New Group Leader in the Theory Department
The Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Matthias Kick as Group Leader in the Theory Department. Since April 2024, Dr. Kick has been leading the group „Light Matter Interactions in Energy Materials".

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