Transforming the energy from the sun into chemical energy as efficiently as nature does: A research team from Leibniz IPHT and the University of Jena has now come one step closer to this vision. The researchers have developed a chemical system that collects light energy and stores it on a molecule for at least 14 hours.
On 30 July, the Mars Rover Perseverance has taken off for the red planet - with thermal sensors from Leibniz IPHT on board. They measure the surface temperature and, in addition to the weather report from Mars, are intended to provide information for future human exploration of the planet.
Richly illustrated and in a new design: the annual report looks back to 2019 - and to the future. Under the motto Biophotonics4Future we show how scientists at Leibniz IPHT are working to shape our future.
Efficient, cost-effective and aesthetic: Guobin Jia and Jonathan Plentz have built electrodes from magnolia leaves. The transparent leaf structure electrodes could be used to design novel solar cells, LEDs or displays.
Jena Concept for Photonics in Infection Research Rated Among the Best by the Scientific Council
The German Council of Science and Humanities ("Wissenschaftsrat", WR) gave Jena’s Leibniz Center for Photonics in Infection Research (LPI) a very positive evaluation. A user-open center could form in 2018 to research photonic solutions for the diagnosis, monitoring, and experimental treatment of infections and develop functional solutions in collaboration with industrial partners.
The researchers have succeeded in discriminating between healthy and Alzheimer’s disease retinal tissue on the basis of its spectral fingerprint.