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A WMRIF Young Scientist Award goes to Gerald Holzlechner

In the 4th WMRIFYoung Scientist Workshop graduate engineer Gerald Holzlechner of BAM's Division 6.8 was awarded a WMRIF Best Presentation Award for his presentation Tof-SIMS as a Chemical Metrology Tool to Support Material and Analytical Science.

BAM Dangerous Goods Database Quickinfo Service optimised

The BAM has redesigned the Dangerous Goods Quickinfo Service in its Dangerous Goods Database. The Dangerous Goods Quickinfo Service is one of BAM’s free web apps that provides information on dangerous goods transportation. The data facilitate both the planning of dangerous goods movements and the identification of substances e. g. for mobile controls. The new Dangerous Goods Quickinfo Service is available in German and English at
Press release 9/2014

Investigation into potential health hazard from printer and copier emissions

Health problems have been repeatedly reported in connection with laser printers for several years. Measurements show that many printer models emit various amounts of volatile organic compounds and ultrafine particles (smaller than 0.1 µm). In a research project sponsored by the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUBAM), BAM and the Institute and Outpatient Clinic for Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine at the Munich Center of Health Sciences of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University performed studies on volunteers.
Press release 8/2014

New certified reference materials ERM®-EB506 rose gold, ERM®-EB507 white gold and ERM®-EB508 yellow gold

The most often used analytical method for the analysis of precious metal alloys is X-ray fluorescence spectrometry, in particular with handheld instruments. Especially for XRF-analysis the three certified reference materials ERM®-EB506, ERM®-EB507 and ERM®-EB508 were produced based on common gold alloys.
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New certified reference material BAM-U112a: Trace elements in soil

CRM BAM-U112a was certified as a successor of the sold-out CRM BAM-U112 with an almost identical matrix composition. Moreover, it is the first reference material certified on the basis of the new European Standard EN 16174:2012 which specifies two analytical protocols for the determination of aqua regia extractable trace elements in soils.
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Science meets humanities

Dr. Oliver Hahn of BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing was appointed Professor of "Scientific Materials Analysis Focussing on Manuscripts" at the University of Hamburg on 1 May 2014. He is one of the first scientists who will teach at a humanity faculty. At the same time he heads the BAM Division "Analysis of Artefacts and Cultural Assets".
Press release 7/2014

KorroPad: New rapid test for stainless steel surfaces

KorroPad is the name given to a new rapid colour test developed at BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing that enables stainless steel surfaces to be tested inexpensively and rapidly and also by non-specialists.
Press release 6/2014

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TES - Technical Safety - Dangerous Goods Containments

BAM TTS - BAM Test Site Technical Safety (in German)

EBPG - Ecodesign requirements for energy-using products (in German)

PCP - Product Contact Point

Nano - Nanotechnology at BAM

N.i.Ke - Preservation of cultural assets in Germany (in German)

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SALSA School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof

WMRIF - World Materials Research Institutes Forum

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