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News and Press Releases from the Institute

Splitting Water with Sunlight

June 18, 2013
Ellen Backus, who is working at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, is studying a reaction for environmentally friendly generation of hydrogen. The EU commission has given 1.5 million euros for her to further her research. [more]

Cause for nanoparticle size distribution elucidated

June 12, 2013
Chemists and physicists at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research have been able to rule out a general assumption about the size distribution of nanoparticles. [more]

MPI for Polymer Research participates in a new
Collaborative Research Center on "Nano-dimensional polymer therapeutics for tumor therapy"

May 31, 2013
Mainz chemists and physicians develop nanoparticle-based immunotherapy for cancer [more]

In the no man's land of ice crystals

May 23, 2013
Simulations allow first insights into the crystallization of tiny water droplets [more]

In the same grade with Robert DeNiro and Anne-Sophie Mutter

April 25, 2013
Klaus Müllen, director at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) has been appointed honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. [more]

Inspired by Sea Sponges:
“Elastic Lime” made in Laboratories

March 27, 2013
Scientists in Mainz have produced a flexible but resistant mineral on the model of sea sponges – the novel material puts up with strains and offers excellent properties. [more]
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