<span><span><span>New Research Shows Improved Alcohol Production from CO<sub>2</sub> Using Renewable Green Energy</span></span></span>

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. more

<span><span><span><span>Invisible Circular Light Waves Accurately Measured with Quartz Crystals</span></span></span></span>

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. more

<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.
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<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

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