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Date:5/7/2012

nterior spaces occupied by high-stress populations as well as strategies in building-technology and urban planning, such as increased integration of green spaces. (Spokesperson: Professor Dr. Dieter Scherer, Berlin Institute of Technology)

The transfer of electronic excitation energy at the molecular level is an essential step in many chemical and biochemical processes. The goal of Research Unit 1789 "Intermolecular and Interatomic Coulombic Decay" is to understand a novel mechanism for electronic energy transfer between atoms or molecules in a weakly bound aggregate, for example a liquid. This so-called interatomic or intermolecular Coulombic decay (ICD) is an autoionisation process involving two different sites: one at which occurs a relaxation, causing a release of electronic energy, and a second to which the excess energy is transferred, causing a weakly bound shell electron to be released there. In addition to understanding ICD as such, other focus areas of the Research Unit are to develop potential applications of this effect and to illuminate its relevance for not yet fully understood processes in nature. (Spokesperson: Professor Dr. Reinhard Drner, University of Frankfurt)

Research Unit 1522 "Multi-Physical Synthesis and Integration of Complex High-Frequency Circuits - MUSIK" intends to use the amplifying, controlling, oscillating and switching properties of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for multiphysical synthesis and the integration of complex radio frequency (RF) circuits. Through this approach, a novel switching technology (RF micromechatronics) will be developed that goes far beyond existing RF MEMS research, which has been focused on technology and individual elements, and takes it to an application-oriented system level. Crucial to this endeavour is the combination of silicon and ceramic technologies, which is a necessary prerequisite for the development of an integrated microelectromechanical switching technology. (Spokesper
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Contact: Marco Finetti
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49-228-885-2230
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
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