18.09.2019 – 13.12.2019
Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems (BINN), Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), Beijing, China
Xidian University – School of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Xi’an, China
Prof. Ya Yang (BINN, CAS) and Prof. Rusen Yang (Xidian University)
My research stay in China was split into work at two different institutes. For six weeks I visited Prof. Ya Yang’s group at the Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems (BINN) which belongs to the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS). After that I spend 6 weeks in Xi’an with the group of Prof. Rusen Yang at the School of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology of Xidian University. My research stay in China was focused on improving the magnetoelastic properties of the magnetoactive polymers (MAP) that I have developed in my project. In Beijing I was introduced to a very soft silicone that can be used to produce a much more flexible MAP. Also I could use different magnetic particles to change the magnetic behavior of the MAP.
I am very thankful that I got the opportunity to experience how research work is done in other countries and also to get to know the Chinese culture, food and lifestyle. Though I am very happy that I do not have to work six days a week on a regular basis.
My thanks go to Prof. Ya Yang and Prof. Rusen Yang for inviting me to their research facilities and for giving me the opportunity to get to know their research and further develop the magnetoactive polymers for my project. On top of that I would like to thank the German Research Foundation (DFG) for funding this research stay as part of the CRC 1261.