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Subkelvin cooling for space travel

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 145 (2023) 7743–7747 / © Universität Bielefeld

Magnetic materials can be used as coolants in ordinary refrigerators or to reach ultracold temperatures to power quantum computers or space telescopes, for example.

Researchers from Herakleion, Edinburgh, Saragosa and Bielefeld have recently succeeded in synthesizing a new material based on gadolinium-containing molecules that has excellent cooling rates at temperatures between 1.5 K and 0.3 K. This is exactly the temperature range that is needed for applications in space telescopes.

The contribution of the Bielefeld-based working group Schnack consists in modeling the material with the support of advanced quantum mechanical methods.

Source: J. Am. Chem. Soc. 145 (2023) 7743-7747

MSR 20.4.23

Exchange Invitation

The Faculty of Physics invites all interested physics teachers to an open exchange on the topic "Physics in school" on March 21, 2023 (2:15 - 3:45 pm). Topics include (professional development) offers for teachers and students as well as the new "Kernlehrplan".
Further information / registration.

LSR, 7.2.23

Nanomembranes with pore molecules for more efficient filtering

Prof. Dr. Dario Anselmetti of Bielefeld University with a spherical model of a cyclodextrin molecule
(c) Universität Bielefeld / Christoph Pelargus

International Research Cooperation with Bielefelder Physicists Publishes Study in Nature (in German)

CP, 1.10.22

New Video from the Department of Physics

Video by Chris Harting
© Bielefeld University / Chris Hartung

Video by Chris Harting (in German)

MSR, 1.10.22

Bachelor's in Physics 2022/23

New Bachelor's course starts in the winter semester of 2022/23. Detailed information can be found here.

MSR, 1.10.22

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