3MET: New Collaborative Research Initiative for Excellent Research in Chemistry and Physics
Participants of this new initiative originate from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
The aim of the initiative is to gain knowledge on "Cooperative Effects in Homo- and Heteronuclear Complexes (3MET)". In total 19 projects will be funded by the DFG. In three major sections cooperative effects will be studied on (a) magnetism, (b) synthesis and catalysis and (c) optical properties and spectroscopy. Possible applications include switchable magnets, highly selective catalysts and functional materials for optical applications.
To gain knowledge groups of two universities will collaborate on this new and hitherto not fully understood research area. First the young and ambitious TU Kaiserslautern and seconf the approved excellent KIT. The collaboration will be performed employing multiple disciplines and departments from a broad range of research areas in experimental and theoretical chemistry which are extended by groups with expertise in experimental and theoretical physics.
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