Leipzig University in Leipzig in the Free State of Saxony, Germany, is one of the world's oldest universities in Germany.


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Researchers find access to new fluorescent materials

Fluorescence is a fascinating natural phenomenon. It is based on the fact that certain materials can absorb light of a certain wavelength and then emit light of a different wavelength. Fluorescent materials play an important ...

How nanoplastics can influence metabolism

PET—the plastic used to make bottles, for example—is ubiquitous in our natural environment. In a joint study, scientists from Leipzig University and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) investigated the ...

A method for analyzing tiny, complex crystals

The atomic structure of solid substances can often be analyzed quickly, easily and very precisely using X-rays. However, this requires that crystals of the corresponding substances exist. Chemist Professor Oliver Oeckler ...

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