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  • The research partners Volvo Technology (Sweden), Johnson-Matthey (United Kingdom), Modelon AB (Sweden), PowerCell AB (Sweden), Jožef Stefan Institute (Slovenia), Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany) and Fraunhofer ICT-IMM (Germany) have reached their final goal by the end of the FCGEN project: they have developed a diesel-powered fuel cell system and successfully demonstrated its functionality in autonomous operation mode.

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  • Medical science today is better developed than ever and pharmaceutical companies are continuously working on innovations. The composition of medicines, their purity and of course their constant quality are of utmost importance. At this point NMR spectroscopy, one of the most important analytical methods of organic chemistry and a standard method for the structure elucidation of chemical compounds, may help.

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  • Added power for airplane galleys

    Press release / 1.6.2015

    The galleys inside airliners voraciously consume power - a vital yet limited resource in a plane. Additional power units may soon come to the rescue: housed inside trolley carts in the galleys, these units deliver both supplemental power and thus uncouple the power to the cabin and the kitchen from that which is supplied to the rest of the aircraft. This novel technology is a debut feature on Trade Days at the International Paris Air Show, June 15 to 21 (Hall 1, Booth G316).

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  • Casting sunlight on desired reactions

    Press release / 1.6.2015

    The production of chemicals is still dominated by the use of stirred-tank reactors. This large scale industry approach is limiting the viability of the product spectrum while not even being designed for saving resources. Green Chemistry is the magic word in this context. Using light as activating energy can complement the conventional thermal path by a photochemical route. This will open the supply of a variety of complex chemical compounds. In the context of the Green Chemistry sustainability principles Fraunhofer ICT-IMM is implementing photochemistry as an important synthesis route for its future industrial applications.

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  • Unfortunately, the following scenario is no longer absurd: terrorist attacks in cities around the world are currently feared more than ever. Important transfer sites such as metro stations pose a risk. What is to be done if poisonous smoke or gases occur in an underground tunnel system? Every human being has the deep-rooted desire to „rapidly ascend to fresh air“. In such a situation this survival instinct would, however, most likely turn out to be a fatal mistake. This is due to the fact that in the majority of the cases the intuitively used escape routes are at the same time the propagation paths for smoke or other hazardous gases.

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  • Fraunhofer ICT-IMM coordinates a transatlantic research collaboration to develop a system for the continuous-flow synthesis of fluorine- and phosphor- containing fine chemicals with an integrated online NMR analysis.

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Publications

See behind the curtain of our research and development work

This section provides an overview of the most recent publications of IMM's employees, including the scientific theses concluded at IMM.

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