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    Topologischer Isolator: In einer Schicht aus Zinn trennen sich Elektronen von ganz allein nach der Ausrichtung ihres Spins, der im Bild durch Pfeile symbolisiert ist. (Grafik: Markus R. Scholz / Arjun Kartha – http://arjunkarthaphotography.com)

    Intensive research is being conducted worldwide on a material that promises a revolution in data processing. For the first time ever, physicists have now produced this from a very simple substance – to the sheer amazement of the scientific world.

    Fluoreszenz-Aufnahme einer Bakterien-Infektion im Muskel einer Maus. Bild: Kevin P. Francis, Caliper (Alameda, California, USA)

    Harmful bacteria can colonize artificial joints or other implants in the body. Researchers from Würzburg and the Netherlands have developed a method for detecting such infections early.

    Das Element Bor ist immer wieder für Überraschungen gut. Wozu es in der Lage ist, erforschen Chemiker der Universität Würzburg. (Grafik: Lehrstuhl für Anorganische Chemie II)

    In any matter concerning the element boron, the leading experts are likely to be in the team of Professor Holger Braunschweig. His team has now succeeded in initiating a reaction with the help of boron, which could previously only be started with metals. This came as a surprise to the chemists.