The Alpha-Magnet-Spectrometer (AMS) installed on the International Space Station requires a new cooling system. Therefore scientists of the I. Physics Institute of the RWTH, under the direction of JARA-FAME member Prof. Stefan Schael, are working on the development of a new system, which will be installed and put into operation at the beginning of 2019 at the AMS experiment. Further information in German.
The meteorite Bishunpur, which fell to Earth in 1895 in the Indian Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, could shed light on the magnetism at the beginning of the universe. In order to unravel the secrets of the meteorite, scientists at Research Centre Jülich, together with experts from England and Norway, have investigated the material using electron holography.
The increased use of renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar energy, raises the importance of energy conversion and storage. Candidates offering a high energy conversion efficiency and excellent fuel flexibility are solid oxide electrolysis cells and fuel cells. The working group of JARA-ENERGY member Prof. Manfred Martin researches in this field and focuses on the investigation of doped ceria.
Manufacturing processes in industry are subject to various challenges. The manufactured parts are not only to be produced without defects, but the process itself should also not be expensive and require a short period of time.
The Institute of General Mechanics, headed by JARA-ENERGY member Prof. Bernd Markert, is investigating a promising process for forming processes such as those occurring in the automotive industry.
Dr. Johannes Teyssen, Chairman of the Board of Management of E.ON SE, spoke to his audience last Thursday in a charming, approachable and pointed speech. In the context of the JARA-ENERGY Talks, the energy expert was given the framework to talk about a central theme of the energy transition. Around 120 listeners, including many citizens, scientists and representatives of industry, listened to his speech and then asked questions on the subject.