Researchers at the University of Regensburg are pushing the study of ultrafast electron dynamics to new levels of precision. Thanks to their multi-year effort to improve upon algorithms based on quantum mechanics, the team succeeded in running significantly more accurate simulations of electron orbits across 2D materials.

Solar energy is one of the most promising, widely adopted renewable energy sources, but raising the efficiency of solar cells that convert light into electricity remains a challenge. Scientists have turned to the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart to understand how strategically designing imperfections in the system could lead to more efficient energy conversion.

Researchers at Justus Liebig University Giessen used HLRS supercomputing resources in the discovery of cluster glass, a new class of materials.

Separating and filtering complex mixtures is essential for many industrial and medical applications. In fact, industrial separation processes of chemicals account for roughly 10 percent of the world’s energy consumption. Researchers at the University of Göttingen, Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, and University of Hamburg are using a combination of simulation and experiments to deepen our understanding of how to make these essential processes more efficient. 

German-Research-Foundation-funded initiative supports research to better understand the movements of microorganisms in an effort to develop new environmental remediation efforts and drug delivery devices, among other applications. 

HPC helps researchers understand experiments for observing real-time motion of lithium atoms in bi-layer graphene, paving the way for designing new materials for batteries and other electronics.

German scientists have succeeded in observing electron motion in real time by using laser pulses and supercomputing simulations. In their pursuit to better understand electrons’ behaviour during a chemical reaction, the researchers of the University of Paderborn and the Fritz Haber Institute Berlin have leveraged supercomputing resources at the HLRS to model this phenomenon. Their findings were recently published in Science.

Scientists at the Paderborn University and the University of Duisburg–Essen recently published a paper in Nature about phase transitions. High performance computing resources at the HLRS enabled the investigators to explain the physics behind their unexpected discovery.