Materials Science and Mineralogy

The ability to engineer matter at different length scales has become a necessity for further advances in the production and development of functional materials. The function and stability of nanomaterials is size-dependent, and very often depend on interfacial processes. The various working groups of the Materials Science and Mineralogy division investigate how theBarrierefreiheit: Kurzbeschreibung des Bildesse processes can influence the growth and function of synthetic, geo- and biogenic materials. This includes the influence of materials interfaces on their functional properties as well as their impact on the environment. Understanding such complex processes is crucial for the development and sustainable use of materials. This constitutes the core of modern materials research and is intensively studied here, in Salzburg.

We benefit from a very special and specific expertise in the field of Mineralogy and Crystallography, which can be applied to common Materials Science problems. The complex geological evolution of the earth has been the result of a very large number of mineralogical processes involving a variety of chemical elements. By understanding these physicochemical processes, Mineralogy can be used to make important discoveries in Materials Science. Inspired by the knowledge gained from these studies, we contribute every day to the advancement and development of functional materials.  This can only be done through the interdisciplinary collaboration between chemists, physicists and mineralogists, which work together here, in Salzburg.

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    Since the first COVID-19-related lockdown in spring 2020, several researchers and research groups from the Psychology Department at PLUS have been dealing with the effects of the pandemic on our thoughts, experiences and actions. As part of a series of short lectures projects and results will now be presented online: n
    Researchers led by Salzburg's geoinformatics scientist Christian Neuwirth had already developed and presented a mathematical model for Covid-19 in May 2020 which examines the question of how long and intensively social distancing measures have to be maintained in order to reduce corona deaths further.
    Results of the study on media use by children and families during lockdown. Home schooling could be improved, but is on the right track. Secondary schools have a better profile. Families have learned to deal with lockdown and homeschooling.
    As a result of the current situation the updated opening times for Salzburg University library will apply from the 17th November 2020.
    A study carried out by the sleep laboratory of the Faculty of Natural Sciences on the topic of sleep under the direction Prof. Dr. Manuel Schabus is dedicated to the changes in sleep during the Covid-19 lockdown in 6 different countries (Ö, AT, UK, GR, CU, BRA). The fear, which is worrying from a psychological point of view, and which is evident across society, is also reflected in this data: 78% of those surveyed feel threatened or worried by the Covid-19 pandemic.
    Online lecture on chemistry: December 2nd 2020 - 6 p.m. Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna received the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of one of the sharpest tools in genetic engineering: the CRISPR / Cas9 genetic scissors. With this technology, researchers can modify the DNA of animals, plants and microorganisms with extremely high precision.
    The PLUS Report 2020 has been published.
    Digitization has led to an enormous spread of different forms of mobile working. Corona has brought an additional boost and has introduced home office in areas and for activities that were previously unimaginable.
    During the time of Corona, in particular, it became clear just how important it is to support students digitally in their every day university life. The project „On Track“ – stay on track combines digital and social worlds. It is starting at the right time!
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