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CENIDE Special Print Nanosciences

The special edition on nanosciences of the research report 2015 offers an insight into the research highlights of the past two years happening at the University of Duisburg-Essen. The especial edition is published in both German and English.


Using textiles to fish for noble metals, producing customised nanomaterials or optimising LEDs are just some of the highlights that were happening in the laboratories of the researchers from the Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CENIDE) during the last 2 years. And since these researchers are not sitting in the proverbial ivory tower, they managed to make their scientific discoveries accessible and tangible for the public, for example during the WissensNacht Ruhr at the NanoEnergieTechnikZentrum, at fairs and symposiums as well as during the anniversary celebration "10 Years CENIDE".


The special print "nanosciences" of the research report 2015 is accessible via the following link  https://www.uni-due.de/imperia/md/content/cenide/forschungsbericht2015.pdf.



The Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CENIDE) has coordinated research and teaching in nanoscience at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) since 2005. It brings together the expertise of over 65 research groups from the natural and engineering sciences and medicine in work ranging from basic research to fabrication and processing of functional nanomaterials. CENIDE is one of the largest nanoscience research groups in the German-speaking world and cooperates closely with various partners including non-university research institutions and notable names in industry.


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A database with important and generally understandable aspects on health and environment of applied nanomaterials as well as facts on the safety of manufactured nanomaterials.


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The chapters on release, exposure, uptake and behavior of nanomaterials in the human body and in the environment as well as the risk assessment will give you a first overview.



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