Department of Chemistry

Light makes ions mobile

Light may increase performance of fuel cells and lithium-ion batteries

[21.03.2022] Lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells and many other devices depend on the high mobility of ions in order to work properly. But there a large number of obstacles to such mobility. A research team led by Jennifer L. M. Rupp of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Harry L. Tuller of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have now shown for the first time that light can be used to increase the mobility of ions and improve the performance of such devices. [more...]

With machine learning to new supramolecular materials

Macro-assemblies for medical applications and energy production

[17.03.2022] New supramolecular materials can be used in energy production and medical devices. The team of the TUM Innovation Network ARTEMIS aims to identify the best supramolecular materials for use with the help of machine learning. [more...]

The Chemisty Department in the media

Can algae save the world?

A TV documentary on ARTE shows what algae can do for us

[28.01.2022] Algae have created the basis for our life on earth. Given the current problems, could they help us again? In her documentation, editor Jenny von Sperber visits, among others, Prof. Brück at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). He conducts research on algae at the Werner Siemens Chair in Synthetic Biotechnology. The documentary presents some of his ideas. [more...]