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<span><span><span><span><span><span>New Insights into Membrane Structures: Breakthrough in SFG Microscopy</span></span></span></span></span></span>

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. more

<span><span><span>New Study reveals how iron enhances catalysts for green hydrogen production</span></span></span>

In an important step towards sustainable energy solutions, a recent study published in Energy & Environmental Science reveals progress in the field of green hydrogen production. Led by researchers from the Department of Interface Science at the Fritz Haber Institute (FHI), the study entitled "Role of Fe decoration on the oxygen evolving state of Co3O4 nanocatalysts" uncovers how the addition of iron (Fe) to cobalt oxide (Co3O4) nanocatalysts improves their efficiency and stability in water electrolysis processes.

<span><span><span><span><span>New Insights into Green Hydrogen Production and Beyond</span></span></span></span></span>

The Interface Science Department of the Fritz Haber Institute has made significant strides in understanding the critical process of interfacial ion solvation, as detailed in their latest publication, “Ion Solvation Kinetics in Bipolar Membranes and at Electrolyte-Metal Interfaces" in the prestigious journal Nature Energy. more

Correcting Self-Interaction in Solid-State Electronic Structure Theory

Researchers from the NOMAD Laboratory at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, along with colleagues from Fudan University in Shanghai, have developed a method to correct for a well-known error in density-functional theory (DFT). This error often leads to inaccurate predictions about the electronic properties of materials, complicating the development of new materials. more

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. more

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. more

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. more

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