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The Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (German: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz) is a public research university in Mainz, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany, named after the printer Johannes Gutenberg. With approximately 32,000 students (2018) in about 100 schools and clinics, it is among the largest universities in Germany. Starting on 1 January 2005 the university was reorganized into 11 faculties of study.

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A milestone in quantum physics: Physicists at Mainz University successfully carry out the controlled transport of stored light

“Patrick Windpassinger and his team demonstrate how light stored in a cloud of ultra-cold atoms can be transported by means of an optical conveyor belt A team of physicists led by Professor Patrick Windpassinger at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU …

New ‘super light source’ should allow fascinating insights into atoms

“International team of scientists with Mainz participation proposes plans for high-intensity gamma radiation source at CERN The ‘Gamma Factory initiative’ – an international team of scientists – is currently exploring a novel research tool: They propose to develop a source of high-intensity …

Physicists make one step toward using insulating antiferromagnetic materials in future computers

“Physicists at Mainz University and cooperation partners observe reading and writing of digital information with antiferromagnetic materials Future computer technology based on insulating antiferromagnets is progressing. Electrically insulating antiferromagnets such as iron oxide and nickel oxide consist of microscopic magnets …

Researchers at Mainz University synthesize new liquid crystals that will allow the directed transmission of electricity

“Organic power cable for electronic components Liquid and solid – most people are unaware that there can be states in between. Liquid crystals are representative of one such state. While the molecules in liquids swim around at random, neighboring molecules in …

Researchers can now place single ions into solids

“New technique enables implantation of individual ions into crystals with an accuracy of 35 nanometers Modern electronics is based on doped semiconductors. To synthesize electronic components, dopant atoms such as aluminum or phosphorus are embedded into crystals of ultrapure silicon …

Synthesis of UV absorbers from cashew nut shell liquid

“A waste stream from food production is a valuable alternative for petroleum in the production of organic UV filters Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg …

Atomic parity violation research reaches new milestone

“Measurement of parity violation for different isotopes of atomic ytterbium agrees with predictions of the Standard Model of particle physics A reflection always reproduces objects as a complete mirror image, rather than just its individual parts or individual parts in …

New devices based on rust could reduce excess heat in computers

“Physicists explore long-distance information transmission in antiferromagnetic iron oxide Scientists have succeeded in observing the first long-distance transfer of information in a magnetic group of materials known as antiferromagnets. These materials make it possible to achieve computing speeds much faster …

Energy-efficient spin current can be controlled by magnetic field and temperature

“SCMR effect simplifies the design of fundamental spintronic components The transition from light bulbs to LEDs has drastically cut the amount of electricity we use for lighting. Most of the electricity consumed by incandescent bulbs was, after all, dissipated as …

Scientists develop highly sensitive molecular optical pressure sensor

“Optical pressure measurements possible in solid state and in solution / Molecular ruby for use in materials sciences or catalysis Chemists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and at the Université de Montréal in Canada have developed a molecular system capable …