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PSI, Paul Scherrer Institute

Life Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
15.12.2014
Shortcut to protein portraits
Shortcut to protein portraits
Public & Media Explore the world of PSI Scientists & Users For the scientific community Industry & the Economy Transfer and collaboration opportunities Media Releases Research Using Synchrotron Light Biology All living organisms, from bacteria to humans, rely on proteins to perform their vital functions.
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
31.10.2014
When thawing glaciers release pollutants
When thawing glaciers release pollutants
Media Releases Energy and Environment Environment As glaciers increasingly melt in the wake of climate change, it is not only the landscape that is affected. Thawing glaciers also release many industrial pollutants stored in the ice into the environment. Now, within the scope of a Swiss National Science Foundation project, researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Empa, ETH Zurich and the University of Berne have measured the concentrations of a class of these pollutants – polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) – in the ice of an Alpine glacier accurately for the first time.
Physics/Materials Science
19.10.2014
Puzzling new behaviour observed in high-temperature superconductors
Puzzling new behaviour observed in high-temperature superconductors
Media Releases Matter and Material Materials Research Research Using Synchrotron Light New effect might be important for emergence of High-Temperature Superconductivity An international team of researchers from SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University (both California) and the Paul Scherrer Institute (Villigen, Switzerland) has observed a new, unexpected kind of behaviour in copper-based high-temperature superconductors – materials that are capable of conducting electric current without any loss when cooled to low enough temperatures.