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An underestimated threat: land-based pollution with microplastics IGB – 05.02.2018:

An underestimated threat: land-based pollution with microplastics

Tiny plastic particles also present a threat to creatures on land and may have damaging effects similar or even more problematic than in our oceans. Researchers from the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) and their Berlin colleagues warn. More…

Thomas Schröder appointed as new director of the Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth IKZ – 31.01.2018:

Thomas Schröder appointed as new director of the Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth

On February 1st, 2018 Prof. Dr. Thomas Schröder becomes head of the Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth (IKZ) in Berlin-Adlershof, Germany. Associated with the position of director is the professorship "Crystal Growth" at the Humboldt University of Berlin. More…

Scientists reveal the fundamental limitation in the key material for solid-state lighting IKZ – 23.01.2018:

Scientists reveal the fundamental limitation in the key material for solid-state lighting

For the first time an international research group has revealed the core mechanism that limits the indium content in indium gallium nitride thin films – the key material for blue light emitting diodes (LED). More…

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