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


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

1 July 2019 - 30 June 2020

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 July 2019 - 30 June 2020 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
599 167.35

Outputs by subject (Share)

Subject Count Share
Physical Sciences 261 59.23
2 0.26
10 2.08
3 1.92
13 3.99
27 8.17
55 19.11
1 0.04
5 0.95
6 0.27
24 5.02
2 0.05
5 0.52
2 0.05
17 3.62
7 0.15
57 9.41
7 1.62
4 1.04
5 0.60
4 0.19
5 0.15
Life Sciences 226 42.35
Chemistry 147 68.73
Earth & Environmental Sciences 28 7.80

Highlight of the month

Light option for machine learning

© Berkah/Getty

© Berkah/Getty

Highly efficient solar cells optimized for harvesting ambient light in indoor environments could power a smart Internet of Things (IoT) network.

A team that included Technical University of Munich scientists has developed cells that capture energy from fluorescence lights with efficiencies of up to 34%. They achieved this by developing a dye-sensitized photovoltaic cell tailor made for harvesting the wavelengths of light available indoors and by suppressing energy losses from electron-back transfer in the cell.

The cells could capture enough energy to power autonomous IoT devices with artificial-intelligence capabilities. A wireless network of these IoT devices could use intermittently available ambient light to power an artificial neural network that demonstrated machine learning, a type of computation usually carried out on large servers.

Photovoltaic cells attuned to capturing ambient light could power a new generation of smart IoT devices, the researchers conclude.

Supported content

  1. Chemical Science 11, 2895–2906 (2020). doi: 10.1039/c9sc06145b

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1 July 2019 - 30 June 2020

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 39.69% Domestic
  • 60.31% 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.

Affiliated joint institutions and consortia

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