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The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) (German: Karlsruher Institut für Technologie) is a public research university and one of the largest research and educational institutions in Germany. KIT was created in 2009 when the University of Karlsruhe (Universität Karlsruhe), founded in 1825 as a public research university and also known as the "Fridericiana", merged with the Karlsruhe Research Center (Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe), which had originally been established in 1956 as a national nuclear research center (Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe, or KfK).

IT Security: Computer Attacks with Laser Light

“Computer systems that are physically isolated from the outside world (air-gapped) can still be attacked. This is demonstrated by IT security experts of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in the LaserShark project. They show that data can be transmitted …

3D Laser Nanoprinters Become Compact

“Researchers of the Cluster of Excellence 3D Matter Made to Order Show How 3-dimensional Nanostructures Can Be Printed Using Compact Desktop Devices – Publication in Nature Photonics Lasers in conventional laser printers for paper printouts are very small. 3D laser printers …

Software-Defined Car: Foundations for Future Vehicle Generations

“Some of today’s vehicles already feature more than 100 control units. This high complexity of electrical and electronic systems and their architecture will further increase, but must remain manageable. The “Software-Defined Car” (SofDCar) project, in which Karlsruhe Institute of …

Energy Storage: Modular System Enhances Flexibility

“The main idea of the LeMoStore project is to flexibly combine different energy storage technologies and to connect battery modules to the power grid via a grid-compatible inverter. For this purpose, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) collaborates with partners from …

New Sensor Detects Ever Smaller Nanoparticles

“Nanoparticles are omnipresent in our environment: Viruses in ambient air, proteins in the body, as building blocks of new materials for electronics, or in surface coatings. Visualizing these smallest particles is a problem: They are so small that they can …

Green Hydrogen: Focus on the Catalyst Surface

“Hydrogen produced from renewable energy sources with the help of electric power is deemed a key to the energy transition: It can be used to chemically store wind and solar energy in a CO2-neutral way. At Karlsruhe Institute of …

Record-breaking Lithium-metal Cell

“A new type of lithium-metal battery reaches an extremely high energy density of 560 watt-hours per kilogram – based on the total weight of the active materials – with a remarkable stability. Researchers of the Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) of Karlsruhe Institute …

Record-breaking lithium metal battery

“Nickel-rich cathode and ionic liquid electrolyte enable extremely high energy density with good stability - researchers report in Joule magazine A new type of lithium metal battery offers an extremely high energy density of 560 watt hours per kilogram with remarkably …

Better gripping with intelligent picking robots

“Production, warehouse, shipping - where goods are produced, stored, sorted or packed, picking also takes place. This means that several individual goods are removed from storage units such as boxes or cartons and reassembled. Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology …

Novel Materials: Sound Waves Traveling Backwards

“Acoustic waves in gases, liquids, and solids usually travel at an almost constant speed of sound. So-called rotons are an exception: their speed of sound changes significantly with the wavelength, and it is also possible that the waves travel backwards …