CRC Field Trip 2021 to DESY, Hamburg

On October 12th, a group of 13 CRC members traveled to Hamburg for this year's CRC field trip. The train, subway and bus rides from Kiel to the DESY campus provided a welcome opportunity to reconnect with colleagues from other CRC projects face-to-face after mostly seeing each other on screens for the last months. The day at DESY started with…

Workshop on Biosignals

On Wednesday the 11.03.2020 the three-day workshop “Innovative Processing of Bioelectrical and Biomagnetical Signals” started at Kiel University. This workshop is a collaboration of the two expert committees “Biosignals” and “Magnetic Methods in Medicine” of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering in the VDE. Researchers working at the interface between medicine and technology were able to present their research during…

Highly sensitive sensors to measure the heart and brain activity

Kiel research team develops energy-efficient sensors for extremely low frequencies. Electrical signals measurements such as the ECG (electrocardiogram) can show how the human brain or heart works. Next to electrical signals magnetic signals also reveal something about the activity of these organs. They could be measured with little effort and without skin contact. But the especially weak signals require highly…

First summer school on sensor magnetic sensing in Kiel

From 19-21 August 2019, the first summer school of the CRC took place at the Wissenschaftszentrum Kiel und the Faculty of Engineering. About 30 doctoral candidates and external speakers from Kiel, Germany as far as Moscow attended the interdisciplinary event with the title “Magnetic sensing and applications in medicine and industry – state of the art and new prospects”. It…

4th Euro Intelligent Materials 2019

4th Euro Intelligent Materials 2019 After the successful conferences in 2013, 2015 and 2017 the 4th European Symposium on Intelligent Materials will bring together experts in the field of intelligent materials to present and discuss recent developments and detect future trends. A focus of the conference is the interdisciplinary exchange between scientists from materials science, physics, chemistry and biology. Therefore,…

German-American exchange for young researchers

With a joint fellowship programme the American Ceramic Society, the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) and the Kiel University (CAU) want to support the international exchange of doctoral researchers. The programme „International Research Experience for Students“ is funded by the American National Science Foundation (NSF) with 500,000 dollars. It enables young scientists from the USA to complete a six-month research…

September 2018: Presenting CRC1261 research “down-under”

The CRC1261’s graduate student program “Integrated Research Training Group” IRTG promotes young scientists to present their research at international conferences. To do so, project A6 member and electron microscopist Niklas Wolff was granted the opportunity to visit the 19th International Microscopy Congress IMC19 held in Sydney from 9-14th September. Niklas presented his research on the micro- and the atomic structure…

February 2018: Magnetic measurements for medical diagnostics

In the future, highly-sensitive sensors could be able to detect magnetic signals from the body in order to draw conclusions on heart or brain functions. In contrast with established electrical measurement techniques, they would achieve contactless measurement, i.e. without direct skin contact. At present, such measurements are still associated with considerable expense and effort. This is because the sensors must…

February 2018: New Phase Noise Measurement Device

Our new phase noise analyzer FSWP from Rohde & Schwarz has just arrived. With this measurement device the phase noise (and also the amplitude noise) of both one-port and two-port devices under test (DUT) can be measured. One-port measurements are particularly necessary for the noise characterization of the oscillators used for the excitation of our sensors. However, the main feature…



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