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Effects of Increasing the Efficiency of Hydrogen Production Discovered

Hydrogen is considered an important energy source of the future. One approach to the production of hydrogen is photocatalytic water splitting. Using light, water is divided into its components hydrogen and oxygen. Research scientists at IPHT have discovered that by exciting water with green light, electrons are transferred directly from the light-absorbing center to the site of splitting. The faster the electrons are transferred, the more efficiently light can be used for water splitting. [The PDF below contains the full German press release] more...


Using the Smallest Particles to Track Molecules

The international symposium “Molecular Plasmonics” will be held at IPHT from May 7-9, 2015. Around 60 research scientists from around the world will be discussing current research and developments in the area of nano-optics. more...


Girls’ and Boys’ Day at IPHT

Colorful particles, optical fibers, and Raman spectroscopy: IPHT opened its (laboratory) doors to school students. As part of Girls’ and Boys’ Day, school students visited the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT) for a peek behind the curtains of a scientific research institute. more...

Selected papers

Physicochemical analysis of ruthenium(II) sensitizers of 1,2,3-triazole-derived mesoionic [...]

Sinn, Stephan; Schulze, Benjamin; Friebe, Christian; Brown, Douglas G.; Altuntas, Esra; Jaeger, Michael; Kübel, Joachim; Dietzek, Benjamin; Berlinguette, Curtis P.; Schubert, Ulrich S.
in: Inorganic Chemistry 53, 2083 (2014) [more]

Measurement of higher-order mode propagation losses in effectively single mode fibers

Schulze, Christian; Flamm, Daniel; Unger, Sonja; Schröter, Siegmund; Duparre, Michael
in: Optics Letters 38, 4958 (2013) [more]

Tuning of Spectral and Angular Distribution of Scattering from Single Gold Nanoparticles [...]

Wirth, Janina; Garwe, Frank; Bergmann, Joachim; Paa, Wolfgang; Csaki, Andrea; Stranik, Ondrej; Fritzsche, Wolfgang
in: Nano Letters 14, 570 (2014) [more]



01.06.15 - 03.06.15

CTCT2015: Current Trends in Cancer Theranostics