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The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) has approved the establishment of nine new Collaborative Research Centres (CRCs). This was decided by the responsible DFG Grants Committee during its fall session in Bonn. The new CRCs will receive a total of 64.4 million euros for an initial period of three years and nine months and a 20% programme allowance for indirect project costs . The new centres will focus on topics ranging from human ingestive behaviour, mathematical invariants and metal oxide-water interactions, to cardinal mechanisms of perception or forms of securitisation in a historical perspective.
Five of the nine new networks are CRC/Transregios, spread across multiple research sites. The Grants Committee also approved the extension of 23 existing CRCs for an additional funding period. As a result, the DFG will fund a total of 235 Collaborative Research Centres as of April 2014.
The new Collaborative Research Centres
(in alphabetical order by host university)
They are used in both medical implants and in surface coatings and building materials: metal oxides. They generally form from an aqueous solution and often come into contact with water in their application areas. A detailed understanding of metal oxide-water interactions, which define the oxide formation and dissolution processes, is therefore indispensable for the development of materials with the desired properties, as well as for ensuring their long-term stability. The CRC entitled "Understanding of Oxide/Water Systems at the Molecular Scale: Structural Evolution, Interfaces and Dissolution" therefore intends to examine the elementary processes surrounding the metal oxide-water interactions on all r
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