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Press Release of 07.12.2023

Magnetization by laser pulse: Research team identifies new details of a promising phenomenon

To magnetize an iron nail, one simply has to stroke its surface several times with a bar magnet. Yet, there is a much more unusual method: A team led by the HZDR discovered some time ago that a certain iron alloy can be magnetized with ultrashort laser pulses. The researchers …


Press Release of 06.12.2023

With targeted qualification to a sustainable Circular Economy

Industrial processes generate inevitably of fine-grained residues. Researchers in the FINEST project are looking for solutions to bring these various material streams of anthropogenic origin back into the industrial value chain. A …


Press Release of 04.12.2023

Tiny electromagnets made of ultra-thin carbon: When terahertz pulses strike graphene discs

Graphene, that is extremely thin carbon, is considered a true miracle material. An international research team has now added another facet to its diverse properties with experiments at HZDR: The experts, led by the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), fired short terahertz …



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