Technical University of Munich (TUM)
Technische Universität München (TUM)


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Portrait: Technical University of Munich – 150 Years culture of excellence

1 October 2018 - 30 September 2019

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Technical University of Munich (TUM) published between 1 October 2018 - 30 September 2019 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the FC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

Count Share
555 151.65

Outputs by subject (Share)

Subject Count Share
Chemistry 149 67.54
Physical Sciences 221 52.27
Life Sciences 198 33.88
Earth & Environmental Sciences 35 8.08

Highlight of the month

Lighting up the quantum world

© TimeStopper/Getty

© TimeStopper/Getty

A new fabrication technique has realized unprecedented control of the positioning of quantum lights sources.

Technologies that use light instead of electricity to carry information are based on optical circuits that contain quantum light sources. Controlling the positions of quantum light sources in ultrathin layers of semiconducting materials could pave the way for new quantum technologies, including quantum transistors and sensors and new encryption devices for data transmission.

But precisely positioning quantum light sources in atomically thin materials has proved challenging.

Now, an international team led by researchers from the Technical University of Munich in Germany has positioned quantum light sources in layers of molybdenum disulphide only three atoms thick with an accuracy of just a few nanometres. Using a focussed beam of helium ions to remove molybdenum or sulphur atoms, they selectively created electron−hole pairs that act as quantum light sources.

This work lays the foundations for quantum technologies that transmit information at the speed of light.

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  1. Nature Communications 10, 2755 (2019). doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-10632-z

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1 October 2018 - 30 September 2019

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 37.84% Domestic
  • 62.16% International

Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.

Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (Share), which is listed in parentheses.

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