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The University of Kiel, officially the Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel, (German: Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, abbreviated CAU, known informally as Christiana Albertina) is a university in the city of Kiel, Germany. It was founded in 1665 as the Academia Holsatorum Chiloniensis by Christian Albert, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp and has approximately 27,000 students today. Kiel University is the largest, oldest, and most prestigious in the state of Schleswig-Holstein. Until 1864/66 it was not only the northernmost university in Germany but at the same time the 2nd largest university of Denmark. Faculty, alumni, and researchers of the Kiel University have won 12 Nobel Prizes. Kiel University has been a member of the German Universities Excellence Initiative since 2006. The Cluster of Excellence The Future Ocean, which was established in cooperation with the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel in 2006, is internationally recognized. The second Cluster of Excellence "Inflammation at Interfaces" deals with chronic inflammatory diseases. The Kiel Institute for the World Economy is also affiliated with Kiel University.

Airy material with explosive power

“International research team led by Kiel develops a new method for the generation of controllable electrical explosions. Theoretically, it only takes less than 450 grams of this material to lift an elephant: “Aerographene” owes this ability to its unique structure …

Excitation of robust materials

“Kiel physics team observed extremely fast electronic changes in real time in a special material class In physics, they are currently the subject of intensive research; in electronics, they could enable completely new functions. So-called topological materials are characterised by …

How molecules self-assemble into superstructures

“Researchers from Kiel control the size of molecular superstructures on surfaces Most technical functional units are built bit by bit according to a well-designed construction plan. The components are sequentially put in place by humans or machines. Life, however, is …

10,000 times faster calculations of many-body quantum dynamics possible

“Physicists from Kiel University have developed an extremely fast simulation technique to predict the time evolution of interacting electrons How an electron behaves in an atom, or how it moves in a solid, can be predicted precisely with the equations …

Computing with molecules: a big step in molecular spintronics

“Spintronics or spin electronics in contrast to conventional electronics uses the spin of electrons for sensing, information storage, transport, and processing. Potential advantages are nonvolatility, increased data processing speed, decreased electric power consumption, and higher integration densities compared to conventional …

Towards a light driven molecular assembler

“Chemists at Kiel University built the first artificial molecular machines that perform synthesis Chemists usually synthesize molecules using stochastic bond-forming collisions of the reactant molecules in solution. Nature follows a different strategy in biochemical synthesis. The majority of biochemical reactions …

High-performance combination: Batteries made of silicon and sulphur

“A research team of material scientists present an innovative, sustainable energy storage concept at Hannover Messe Longer lifetimes, larger ranges and faster recharging - developments such as electric mobility or the miniaturisation of electronics place new requirements on rechargeable batteries. With …

Watching atoms and electrons at work

“Kiel layered crystals are used worldwide as a basis for exploring the nano-cosmos The properties of materials are determined by their atomic structure. If atoms and electrons change their positions, then the characteristics of a material also change. The complex …

Research team develops new composite material made of carbon nanotubes

“Carbon nanotubes are extremely lightweight, electrically highly conductive, and more stable than steel. Due to their unique properties, they are ideal for numerous applications, including ultra-lightweight batteries, high-performance plastics and medical implants. However, to date, it has been difficult for …

The hidden Nano Power Switch

“Kiel researchers discover switching function in molecular wire The increasing miniaturisation in electronics will result in components which consist of only a few molecules, or even just one molecule. Tiny wires are required to connect these to an electrical circuit …

Researchers from Kiel and Bochum develop new information storage device

“Scientists from Kiel University and the Ruhr Universität Bochum (RUB) have developed a new way to store information that uses ions to save data and electrons to read data. This could enable the size of storage cells to be reduced …