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Innovation - Environment - 24.09.2020
Styrian technological innovation: The smallest particle sensor in the world - made in Graz
Styrian technological innovation: The smallest particle sensor in the world - made in Graz
TU Graz, ams and Silicon Austria Labs has developed a compact and energy-efficient sensor for mobile devices, which informs users in real time about the fine dust content in the air and warns them in case of elevated values. The prototype of the particle sensor (black square in the middle of the board) developed at TU Graz compared in size with a one-cent coin.

Life Sciences - Innovation - 04.05.2020
How to Put Neurons into Cages
How to Put Neurons into Cages
Using microscopically fine 3D printing technologies from TU Wien (Vienna) and sound waves used as tweezers at Stanford University (California), tiny networks of neurons have been created. Microscopically small cages can be produced at TU Wien (Vienna). Their grid openings are only a few micrometers in size, making them ideal for holding cells and allowing living tissue to grow in a very specific shape.

Physics - Innovation - 19.08.2019
"Qutrit": Complex quantum teleportation achieved for the first time
Austrian and Chinese scientists have succeeded in teleporting three-dimensional quantum states for the first time. High-dimensional teleportation could play an important role in future quantum computers. Researchers from the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the University of Vienna have experimentally demonstrated what was previously only a theoretical possibility.

Innovation - 12.02.2019
New Wheelchair Design: a Hand Gear for better Ergonomics
New Wheelchair Design: a Hand Gear for better Ergonomics
Using biomedical modelling, researchers at TU Wien have developed a completely new type of wheelchair. Specially designed handles make the drive more efficient and ergonomic. Anyone who thinks that a wheelchair is a simple piece of equipment with no room for improvement is sorely mistaken. The research team for biomechanics and rehabilitation engineering at TU Wien (Vienna) has now developed a completely new drive system.

Chemistry - Innovation - 09.01.2019
Viennese Scientists develop promising new type of polymers
Viennese Scientists develop promising new type of polymers
S-PPV polymers are suitable for use in a wide range of applications, from solar cells through to medicine but, until recently, they were almost impossible to produce. Now, a new synthetic method has been patented. Organic polymers can nowadays be found in solar cells, sensors, LEDs and in many other technical applications.

Innovation - 05.11.2018
The car is becoming communicative thanks to antennas in the roof
The car is becoming communicative thanks to antennas in the roof
Telecommunications is becoming ever more important for vehicles. At TU Wien, a new antenna concept has now been developed for cars. Driving without communication technology has now become almost unthinkable. It seems quite normal to us that navigation systems regularly update their maps and shows us the way using satellite data, or that we can make phone calls while driving.

Physics - Innovation - 02.11.2018
One step closer to complex quantum teleportation
One step closer to complex quantum teleportation
Novel complex quantum entanglement generated in the laboratory for the first time For future technologies such as quantum computers and quantum encryption, the experimental mastery of complex quantum systems is inevitable. Scientists from the University of Vienna and the Austrian Academy of Sciences have succeeded in making another leap.

Physics - Innovation - 10.07.2018
The perfect terahertz beam - thanks to the 3D printer
The perfect terahertz beam - thanks to the 3D printer
TU Wien has succeeded in shaping terahertz beams with extremely high precision. All that is needed for this is a simple plastic screen from a 3D printer. Terahertz radiation can be used for a wide variety of applications and is used today for airport security checks just as much as it is for material analysis in the lab.

Physics - Innovation - 03.07.2018
Guiding sound waves through a maze
Guiding sound waves through a maze
A wave manipulation concept developed at TU Wien has now been tested for the first time in an experiment. The technique allows sound waves to be guided effortlessly through complex structures. We are constantly dealing with waves that are deflected in complex ways: this could be a light beam passing through a glass of milk and being dispersed in all directions, or electromagnetic waves from mobile phone masts being dispersed or absorbed, causing us to complain about poor reception in indoor areas.

Physics - Innovation - 14.06.2018
Realization of high-performance magnetic sensors due to magnetic vortex structures
Realization of high-performance magnetic sensors due to magnetic vortex structures
Magnetic sensors play a key role in a variety of applications, such as speed and position sensing in the automotive industry or in biomedical applications. Within the framework of the Christian Doppler Laboratory "Advanced Magnetic Sensing and Materials" headed by Dieter Süss novel magnetic sensors have been realized that surpass conventional technologies in performance and accuracy in a cooperation between the University of Vienna, the Danube University Krems and Infineon AG.

Physics - Innovation - 22.01.2018
TU Wien develops new semiconductor processing technology
TU Wien develops new semiconductor processing technology
TU Wien can now produce porous structures in monocrystalline silicon carbide. This opens up new possibilities for the realization of micro-and nanomachined sensors and electronic components, but also for integrated optical mirror elements to filter certain colours. Extremely fine porous structures with tiny holes - resembling a kind of sponge at nano level - can be generated in semiconductors.

Environment - Innovation - 10.05.2017
Natural gas facilities with no CO2 emissions
Natural gas facilities with no CO2 emissions
How can we burn natural gas without releasing CO2 into the air? This feat is achieved using a special combustion method that TU Wien has been researching for years: chemical looping combustion (CLC). In this process, CO2 can be isolated during combustion without having to use any additional energy, which means it can then go on to be stored.

Innovation - 26.04.2017
Metabolic disorders: University of Graz and TU Graz
Metabolic disorders: University of Graz and TU Graz "research studio"
The agent Atglistatin can reduce the level of fatty acid in the blood. Funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency, researchers at the University of Graz and TU Graz want to further develop the agent into a medicine to treat metabolic disorders. Worldwide, some 1.9 billion persons are overweight.

Innovation - Chemistry - 18.04.2017
Hand scanner measures bitumen quality
Hand scanner measures bitumen quality
Asphalt does not last forever. At some point, it ages and starts to crumble. This has to do with the bitumen, the sticky binding agent, which holds and keeps the rock content in the asphalt. Bitumen is a petroleum product consisting of several organic components, which undergo a chemical change over time.

Physics - Innovation - 12.04.2017
Microprocessors based on a layer of just three atoms
Microprocessors based on a layer of just three atoms
Two-dimensional materials, or 2D materials for short, are extremely versatile, although - or often more precisely because - they are made up of just one or a few layers of atoms. Graphene is the best-known 2D material. Molybdenum disulphide (a layer consisting of molybdenum and sulphur atoms that is three-atoms thick) also falls in this category, although, unlike graphene, it has semiconductor properties.

Physics - Innovation - 10.04.2017
Diamonds coupled using quantum physics
Diamonds coupled using quantum physics
Diamonds with minute flaws could play a crucial role in the future of quantum technology. For some time now, researchers at TU Wien have been studying the quantum properties of such diamonds, but only now have they succeeded in coupling the specific defects in two such diamonds with one another. This is an important prerequisite for the development of new applications, such as highly sensitive sensors and switches for quantum computers.

Innovation - Environment - 24.06.2014
Sweet Sweet Straw
The calorie free sweetener erythritol is widely used in Asia; it is also gaining popularity in Europe and America.

Physics - Innovation - 13.06.2014
Quantum Computation: Fragile yet Error-free
Quantum Computation: Fragile yet Error-free
In a close collaborative effort, Spanish and Austrian physicists have experimentally encoded one quantum bit (qubit) in entangled states distributed over several particles and for the first time carried out simple computations on it. The 7-qubit quantum register could be used as the main building block for a quantum computer that corrects any type of error.

Physics - Innovation - 04.06.2014
Shaken, not stirred: Control Over Complex Systems Consisting of Many Quantum Particles
At TU Vienna, a new method was developed to utilize quantum mechanical vibrations for high precision measurements. The well-known concept of the Ramsey interferometer is applied to a complex multi particle system consisting of hundreds of atoms. Sometimes quantum particles behave like waves. This phenomenon is often used for high precision measurements, for instance in atomic clocks.

Physics - Innovation - 15.07.2013
Taking the "Random" out of a Random Laser
Random Lasers are tiny structures emitting light irregularly into different directions. Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology have now shown that these exotic light sources can be accurately controlled. The light they emit is as unique as a fingerprint: random lasers are tiny devices with a light emission pattern governed by random scattering of light.

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