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Highly efficient solar cells: Researchers of the LZN develop new structures to increase efficiency of solar cells

In order to develop more efficient solar cells, researchers from the LZN have worked together in order to produce new forms of cell structures. The Bragg-structure with...

Adhesive of the future: Researchers from the LZN develop a powerful, resilient and recyclable material

Researchers from Fraunhofer IWM and IMTEK of the University of Freiburg have successfully created a new form of adhesive for composites. The researchers were able to...

Sand storms, UV-radiation, or rust – Researchers of the LZN develop a databank of stresses for solar plants

Photovoltaic (PV) plants are being increasingly built globally. However, project planners and manufacturers need to have relevant data in order to choose the best suited...

Graphene-Super-Capacitors: Energy storage system of the future? Results of the pilot project G-ONET

Electronics of today are meant to be efficient and sustainable. To reach this goal, significant amounts of time and money are being invested in the research of energy...

Environmentally friendly and efficient cooling: Researchers of the LZN develop foundation for a new cooling-system

Cooling technologies have been a hot research topic for the last decades and are continuously being optimized. In light of the new climate ordinances, new cooling...

Self-healing Materials – What humans can learn from botanical characteristics

Self-healing materials: sounds more like science fiction than a focus of scientific research. At the Sustainability Center Freiburg (LZN), researchers investigated if and...

100% recyclable composites – Researchers of the LZN develop new lightweight materials

Partners of the University of Freiburg Freiburg, Fraunhofer-Institute for Mechanics of Materials (IWM), and the industry have developed a pure polyethylene composite....