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Special Reports - Research & Development

FHG IPMFrom Homo sapiens to Homo digitalis – What is the digital revolution doing to us? - some projects - October 2017

Fraunhofer IAO joins “Partnership on AI“
Working together to increase the benefits of artificial intelligence for people and the workplace

BR launches "Homo Digitalis" future project
Web series and test on the future impact of digitalization

Building Projects: How virtual reality can defuse conflicts with citizens
New guidelines make it easier to use visualizations in public participation contexts

Sharing ideas for tomorrow's digital communities
Morgenstadt Workshop 2017 provides a creative platform for urban innovation

Launch of the world’s first online platform for digital accessibility
“DeveloperSpace” serves as a community, exchange platform, and a source of ideas both for developers and for companies

Equality in action
Fraunhofer IAO and the University of Stuttgart’s IAT honored once more with TOTAL E-QUALITY title

FHG IPMNew insecticide Sivanto™ registered in the USA - a novel systemic insecticide for the control of major sucking pests - press release Bayer January 2014

Bayer CropScience has received the registration for its new insecticide Sivanto™ from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Sivanto™,

which was developed to control devastating sucking pests on fruits and vegetables as well as most broadacre crops, will be available for the 2015 growing season.
Sivanto™ is a novel systemic insecticide for the control of major sucking pests such as aphids, whiteflies, hoppers, psyllids, and other key insects, and acts effectively on all mobile stages including larvae and adults. It can be used on pome fruits, citrus, potatoes, tomatoes, melons and cotton. Sivanto™ is based on the active ingredient flupyradifurone which belongs to the new chemical class of butenolides.


FHG IPMPractical Gas Chromatography – A Comprehensive Reference“,  K. Dettmer-Wilde, W. Engewald (Editors)- December 2014

Gas chromatography continues to be one of the most widely used analytical techniques,

since its applications today expand into fi elds such as biomarker research or
metabolomics. Th is new practical textbook enables the reader to make full use of gas
chromatography. Essential fundamentals and their implications for the practical work
at the instrument are provided, as well as details on the instrumentation such as inlet
systems, columns and detectors. Specialized techniques from all aspects of GC are
introduced ranging from sample preparation, solvent-free injection techniques, and
pyrolysis GC, to separation including fast GC and comprehensive GCxGC and fi nally
detection, such as GC-MS and element-specifi c detection. Various fi elds of application
such as enantiomer, food, fl avor and fragrance analysis, physicochemical measurements,
forensic toxicology, and clinical analysis are discussed as well as cutting-edge
application in metabolomics is covered.



FHG IPMDetecting leaks in biogas plants by laser - November 2014

Servicing biogas plants is challenging.
Leaks from which methane escapes are particularly problematic – from a security, a technical, an economic as well as an environmentally friendly perspective. Researchers are working on a technique that helps to better detect leaks. In this process, a laser discovers the leaks from several meters away.



FHG IPMKombiSCAN tests the freshness of meat - am 20. Januar in Abu Dhabi

The Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM) presented a suitable measuring device for the first time at laser optics 2014, being held in Berlin from 18 – 20 March.
The “RF-KombiSCAN”, has been developed in cooperation with a consortium of companies involved in the “FreshSCAN” research project. It is a hand-held, combined Raman-fluorescence measuring unit that determines the bacteria count on food, e. g. on a piece of meat, using integrated laser scanners



FHG IPMFraunhofer solar researchers are awarded the coveted Zayed Future Energy Prize 2014 - am 20. Januar in Abu Dhabi

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg are
developing ways to tap sources of renewable energy – in particular the sun

Awarded to Fraunhofer ISE on January 20, 2014, the prize is endowed with 1.5 million US dollars. Prizewinners are selected on the basis of the degree to which they bring about a tangible change in industry, society and the environment, their impact as a leader and role model, and the viability and innovative potential of their organization.



FHG IPMIntelligente Kunststoffe in Echtzeit prüfen - Zusätze in Nanogröße schützen Kunststoffe vor Kratzern und Flammen. Dafür muss die Verteilung der Partikel innerhalb der Kunststoffmischung exakt stimmen. Ein neues Messgerät überprüft das jetzt in Echtzeit.  

Funktionale Bauteile aus Kunststoff
wie z.B. die Materialien eines Kühlschranks, sie sind nicht nur pflegeleicht und haben eine nützliche Form, sondern wirken auch antibakteriell.
Der Grund dafür sind Zusätze in Nanogröße,
die dem Granulat während der Herstellung beigemischt werden. Solche Bauteile lassen sich je nach Art, Form und Verteilung der Partikel innerhalb der Polymermischung mit unterschiedlichsten Eigenschaften ausstatten.

Damit diese Merkmale auch einwandfrei wirken, muss das Mischverhältnis von Granulat und Zusätzen sowie deren Verteilung exakt stimmen.

An der Ausgangsdüse des Fördergeräts überprüfet die »onBOX« die Kunststoffmischung – unter anderem mit Hilfe von Spektroskopie, Ultraschall und Mikrowellen.Der Computer errechnet dann je nach gewünschter Anwendung das exakte Mischverhältnis sowie den entsprechenden Verarbeitungsprozess und gibt diese Information direkt an die Steuerung der Maschine weiter.

Literaturquelle : Pressemeldung der FhG v. 4.11.2013






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