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Pulver- und Staubteilchen können sich elektrostatisch aufladen und dadurch sogar Funken entstehen lassen. Das hat in der Vergangenheit bereits zu katastrophalen Staubexplosionen geführt – sowohl in Industrieanlagen als auch in Getreidemühlen. Doch lässt sich die elektrostatische Aufladung von Pulver, beispielsweise beim Strömen durch eine Rohrleitung, überhaupt verhindern? Forschende der Physikalisch-Technischen Bundesanstalt (PTB) haben nun den Schlüssel zur Vermeidung gefährlicher Aufladungen gefunden. Die Lösung liegt darin, die Fließmechanismen zu kontrollieren. Ein neues Simulationstool und die daraus gewonnenen Erkenntnisse eröffnen neue Wege, die Sicherheit industrieller Pulverprozesse zu gewährleisten. Die in Physical Review Letters veröffentlichte Studie ist das vorläufige Ergebnis des Projekts „Preventing Explosions: How do Powder Flows Electrify?“ gefördert durch den Europäischen Forschungsrat. 

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IMEKO 2024

Logo für den großen Weltkongress der Internationalen Messtechnischen Konföderation (IMEKO) vom 26. bis 29 August in Hamburg

Für den großen Weltkongress der Internationalen Messtechnischen Konföderation (IMEKO) vom 26. bis 29 August in Hamburg können Sie noch bis zum 31. Januar Ihr Paper einreichen. Dieselbe Deadline gilt für die Einreichung von Arbeiten für den Helmholtz- Preis, der dann auf dem IMEKO-Weltkongress verliehen wird.

(Nähere Informationen zum IMEKO-Weltkongress: Opens local program for sending emailimeko2024(at)ptb.de, Opens external link in new windowhttps://www. imeko2024.org. Nähere Informationen zum Helmholtz-Preis: Opens external link in new windowhttps://www.helmholtz-fonds.de/helmholtz-preis/teilnahme-ausschreibung-2024/)

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Contact with colleagues

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Are you seeking contact with PTB scientists? Then in the chapter Opens internal link in current windowStructure & Divisions you can look up who is working in a suitable field of activity.

Research topics

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In the new International System of Units (SI), seven fundamental constants are determined as defining reference values. (Diagram: PTB)

An overview of the diverse research landscape of PTB as well as some particularly highlighted topics (for example, PTB research surrounding the International System of Units SI) you will find in the chapter Opens internal link in current windowResearch & Development). In addition, it is always worthwhile to look at the Opens internal link in current windowmain Homepage as well as the homepages of the respective Opens internal link in current windowDivisions. How reputable PTB is among researchers you can see at Opens internal link in current windowPTB in the World of Research. Furthermore, PTB has been – specifically its R&D component, in particular – evaluated repeatedly with excellent results. You can download the respective documents (which are in German only) in the right column as a pdf file.

Scientific publications

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In the database Opens internal link in current windowPTB-Publica you can search for scientific publications by PTB staff members. Furthermore, some divisions maintain their own overview lists on the publications of their staff members. These you will find via the respective Opens internal link in current windowhomepages of the divisions.

Research collaborations

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The many collaborations of the individual PTB divisions you will find in the Annual Report under the column Opens internal link in current windowFrom the Divisions. International collaborations of PTB, e.g. with other metrology institutes within the framework of the European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research EMPIR, you will find at Opens internal link in current windowInternational Affairs. Some current EMPIR dates you will find in the current issue of Opens internal link in current windowPTB-News.

What PTB offers doctoral candidates

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PTB's broad range of offers for students, doctoral candidates, and also extending beyond the doctorate degree you will find in the chapter Opens internal link in current windowAbout Us & Careers.