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PSI, Paul Scherrer Institute

Physics/Materials Science
30.07.2014
Insulator makes electrons move in an ordered way
Insulator makes electrons move in an ordered way
Media Releases Research Using Synchrotron Light Materials Research Matter and Material Novel material shows properties necessary for spintronic devices The motion of electrons is at the heart of most electronic applications. However, in the quest for the next generation of devices, researchers are also interested in manipulating the electrons' spins – their traits that make them into tiny magnets.
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
16.06.2014
Ice in fuel cells imaged directly for the first time
Ice in fuel cells imaged directly for the first time
Media Releases Energy and Environment Researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) have succeeded in imaging the distribution of frozen and liquid water in a hydrogen fuel cell directly for the first time. They applied a new imaging technique that uses successively two beams with different neutron energies to distinguish between areas with liquid water and those with ice extremely reliably.
Physics/Materials Science - Life Sciences
11.06.2014
Sixteen nanometres in 3D
Sixteen nanometres in 3D
Media Releases Research Using Synchrotron Light World-record resolution in tomography with hard X-rays Tomography enables the interior of a vast range of objects to be depicted in 3D – from cellular structures to technical appliances. Researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) have now devised a method that opens up new scales of tomographic imaging and will thus make the detailed study of representative volumes of biological tissue and materials science specimens possible in future.
Physics/Materials Science - Life Sciences
26.05.2014
New insight into photosynthesis
New insight into photosynthesis
Media Releases Biology Research Using Neutrons Large Scale Facilities The way that algae and plants respond to light has been reinterpreted based on results from experiments studying real-time structural changes in green algae. Under particular lighting conditions during photosynthesis, the well-ordered stacking and alignment of light-sensitive membranes in the algae are disrupted.
Chemistry
16.05.2014
Cloud formation takes ingredients from the forest
Cloud formation takes ingredients from the forest
Media Releases Energy and Environment Environment Scientists know that clouds have a net cooling effect on our planet but the exact magnitude of that cooling effect is not exactly known. Furthermore, it is unclear how the effect of clouds on climate will change if the trend towards warming continues.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Physics/Materials Science
15.05.2014
Phase contrast improves mammography
New imaging technology Media Releases Medical Science Human Health Phase contrast X-ray imaging has enabled researchers at ETH Zurich, the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and the Kantonsspital Baden to perform mammographic imaging that allows greater precision in the assessment of breast cancer and its precursors.
Chemistry
13.05.2014
Unassuming rampant polluters on two wheels
Unassuming rampant polluters on two wheels
Media Releases Energy and Environment Environment In some towns small mopeds cause more air pollution than cars Not cars or trucks, but mopeds with their two-stroke engines are the main source of fine particles and other air contaminants in many towns in Asia, Africa and southern Europe. This is revealed by the study of an international research team headed up by researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
08.04.2014
Astral matter from the Paul Scherrer Institute
Media Releases Matter and Material Processes in stars recreated with isotopes from PSI To understand why chemical elements exist in certain amounts on Earth, processes that take place in exploding stars – supernovae – need to be studied. After all, much of the matter that makes up the earth was formed in a supernova billions of years ago and hurled into space by the explosion.
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
04.04.2014
Fuel cell know-how from the Paul Scherrer Institute at the core of the SBB minibar
Fuel cell know-how from the Paul Scherrer Institute at the core of the SBB minibar
Media Releases Energy and Environment On 4 April 2014 SBB is to launch a new minibar model in its Intercity trains.