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TU Wien (German: Technische Universität Wien, also TUW and former, but still commonly used, Vienna University of Technology) is one of the major universities in Vienna. The university has received extensive international and domestic recognition in teaching as well as in research, and it is a highly esteemed partner of innovation oriented enterprises. It currently has about 28,100 students (29% women), eight faculties and about 5,000 staff members (3,800 academics). The university's teaching and research is focused on engineering, computer science, and natural sciences.

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Nanoparticles: The Complex Rhythm of Chemistry

“Nanoparticles are often used as catalysts. The chemical reactions on their surface are more complex than previously thought, experiments at TU Wien (Vienna) show. Most of commercial chemicals are produced using catalysts. Usually, these catalysts consist of tiny metal nanoparticles …

New quantum material discovered

“A research team from TU Wien together with US research institutes came across a surprising form of “quantum criticality”. This could lead to a design concept for new materials. In everyday life, phase transitions usually have to do with temperature …

3D-printed Material to Replace Ivory

“With an elephant-friendly alternative to ivory, developed by TU Wien and Cubicure, old artefacts can be restored with high precision. For centuries, ivory was often used to make art objects. But to protect elephant populations, the ivory trade was banned …

Moiré effect: How to twist material properties

“2D materials have triggered a boom in materials research. Now it turns out that exciting effects occur when two such layered materials are stacked and slightly twisted. The discovery of the material graphene, which consists of only one layer of …

Microchips of the Future: Suitable Insulators are Still Missing

“Until now, hexagonal boron nitride was considered the insulator of choice for miniaturised transistors. New investigations by TU Wien (Vienna) show: this may not be the way to go. For decades, there has been a trend in microelectronics towards ever …

Twin atoms: A source for entangled particles

“Quantum experiments that could previously only be performed with photons are now also possible with atoms: Beams of entangled atoms have been produced at TU Wien (Vienna). Heads or tails? If we toss two coins into the air, the result …

Old Mystery Solved: a “New Kind of Electrons”

“Why do certain materials emit electrons with a very specific energy? This has been a mystery for decades – scientists at TU Wien have found an answer. It is something quite common in physics: electrons leave a certain material, they fly …

The Return of the Spin Echo

“A research team from Garching and Vienna discovered a remarkable echo effect – it offers exciting new possibilities for working with quantum information. Small particles can have an angular momentum that points in a certain direction – the spin. This spin can …

New Materials for Extra Thin Computer Chips

“For a long time, something important has been regularly neglected in electronics: If you want to make electronic components smaller and smaller, you also need the right insulator materials. Ever smaller and ever more compact - this is the direction in …

Graphene: It is all about the toppings

“To fully exploit the potential of the “wonder material” graphene, it has to be combined with other materials. A new study investigates what is important for this. Graphene consists of a single layer of carbon atoms. Exceptional electronic, thermal, mechanical …