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The Vienna University of Technology – TU Wien (TUW) – is located in the heart of Europe, in a cosmopolitan city of great cultural diversity. For nearly 200 years, the TU Wien has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress. The TU Wien is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution.

Laser amplifier, used to create intense ultra-short pulses

Steering Chemical Reactions with Laser Pulses

22.04.2014

With ultra-short laser pulses, chemical reactions can be controlled at the Vienna University of Technology. Electrons have little mass and are therefore influenced by the laser, whereas the atomic nuclei are much heavier and are...more ...


Elisabeth Gruber working with an Atomic Force Microscope

Stop! In the Name of Carbon

22.04.2014

A bullet fired through a block of wood will slow down. In a similar way, ions are decelerated when they pass through a solid material: the thicker the material, the larger the energy loss will be. However, this picture breaks...more ...


Gravity resonance spectrometer at the Vienna University of Technology

Searching for Dark Energy with Neutrons

16.04.2014

It does not always take a huge accelerator to do particle physics: First results from a low energy, table top alterative takes validity of Newtonian gravity down by five orders of magnitude and narrows the potential properties...more ...


Tiny step edges on titanium oxide surfaces

Tiny Step Edges, Big Step for Surface Science

09.04.2014

Experiments at the Vienna University of Technology can explain the behaviour of electrons at tiny step edges on titanium oxide surfaces. This is important for solar cell technology and novel, more effective catalysts.more ...


Schematic of the detector: the metamaterial couples the incident light to the semiconductor, and then it can be converted into an electric signal.

Ultra-Thin Light Detectors

27.03.2014

A new, extremely thin kind of light detectors was created at Vienna University of Technology. Two very different technologies were combined for the first time: metamaterials and quantum cascade structures.more ...