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Science News

Water as metal

July 29, 2021
Under normal conditions, pure water is almost an electrical insulator. Water would only become metallic under extreme pressures, such as found in the interior of very large planets or stars. Now an international collaboration has succeeded to create a metallic state of water using a completely different approach.

Team tracks real-time molecular motions during singlet exciton fission

June 25, 2021
Researchers from the Fritz Haber Institute in Berlin, the MPI for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter in Hamburg and the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg have provided important new insights into a key process for the development of more efficient solar cells and other light-based technologies, called singlet exciton fission.

Play it safe: A microscopic perspective towards durable solid state batteries

June 02, 2021
The ions in a solid state battery need to travel through multiple material interfaces which comes along with several challenges. A team of the Fritz-Haber-Institute, the TU Munich and the Forschungszentrum Jülich now shows that nano-scale coating at these interfaces may in fact stabilize the battery.

Institute News

Fritz Session digital: The Future of AI

August 17, 2021
September 16 at 15:30, Prof. Kate Crawford will give a talk on the future of artificial intelligence, followed by a discussion and virtual reception. The event will be streamed.

CatLab - Starting signal for a new generation of catalysts

July 16, 2021
Joint research platform of the Max Planck Society and the Helmholtz Centre Berlin starts operation.

Beatriz Roldán Cuenya receives ISE-Elsevier Prize

July 13, 2021
The Director of the Interface Science Department of the Fritz Haber Institute, Prof. Dr. Beatriz Roldán Cuenya, has been elected as the 2021 winner of the ISE-Elsevier Prize for Experimental Electrochemistry.

Omar M. Yaghi wins 2021 Gerhard Ertl Lecture Award

July 13, 2021
The US-american chemist is honoured for his outstanding accomplishments in the field of reticular chemistry.  

Current Information

Die Physikerin mit der Orlando-Maschine

OCTOBER 24. Prof. Beatriz Roldán Cuenya, Director of the Interface Science Department, was interviewed by German daily DIE WELT. She talks about electrocatalysis, the transition to sustainable energies and what it means to be a woman in science nowadays. (In German)

Launch of the Catalysis Laboratory CatLab

CatLab is set to revolutionize the world of catalysts. We would like to celebrate the launch of this venture together with you. The ceremonial launch of the Catalysis Center CatLab will take place on June 21 from 11 am - 1 pm. EVENT WILL BE STREAMED LIVE.
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