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X-ray detectors to discover dangerous substances

They can detect dangerous substances at lightning speed and even in low concentrations: highly sensitive x-ray detectors that analyze the content of materials. They are being developed by researchers at Fraunhofer EMFT and Ketek...[more]


Extended online configurability of MEMS scanning mirrors

With the VarioS® microscanner construction kit, Fraunhofer IPMS has made it easier for its customers to access MEMS scanner mirror technology. Standardized microscanners and evaluation kits can now be configured over the...[more]

Category: Issue 46


The last word … today goes to Lutz Ehrig (Fraunhofer IDMT)

Mr. Ehrig, what are you working on at the moment? I am currently working on spatial acoustic simulations. As part of a European project called “Sounds for Energy-Efficient Buildings” we are using three pilot properties – two...[more]


Solar helmet to provide power on the ski slope

A three-dimensional solar module should soon be able to provide enough energy to power headsets or stereo headphones integrated into ski helmets, and even to charge smartphones. Thanks to a new process, these very powerful solar...[more]


Supporting the Power Semiconductor Industry – The Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Alliance WISEA

For a sustained support of research in wide energy bandgap semiconductor materials and technologies, Fraunhofer IISB in Erlangen, Germany, and LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France, initiated the foundation of the Wide Bandgap...[more]


Fewer animal experiments thanks to nanosensors

Countless mice, rats, and rabbits die every year in the name of science – and there is no sign of improvement. Over the last few years, the number of laboratory tests on animals has in fact gone up. Researchers at Fraunhofer...[more]


Quality check using millimeter waves

Has the packet been properly filled? Have the plastic seams been sealed correctly? Is there a knife hidden in the parcel? Answers to these types of questions are provided by a new type of millimeter-wave sensor that has been...[more]