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Environment - Materials Science - 22.09.2021
Design as a boost for renewable energy
Design as a boost for renewable energy
Solar cells as design objects now adorn the façade above the main entrance to the NEST building of Empa and Eawag.

Physics - Materials Science - 16.09.2021
University of Chicago to partner in $25M NSF center for optoelectronic, quantum technologies
The National Science Foundation on Sept. 9 announced it will fund a new endeavor to bring atomic-level precision to the devices and technologies that underpin much of modern life, and will transform fields like information technology in the decades to come.

Materials Science - Chemistry - 14.09.2021
Reaction mechanisms during interphase formation in lithium batteries decoded
Reaction mechanisms during interphase formation in lithium batteries decoded
MEET Researchers Decode Reaction Mechanisms During Interphase Formation in Lithium Batteries A team of MEET Battery Research Center led by scientist Marco Leißing has now used isotope labelling and gas chromatography to analyse the reaction pathways during interphase formation in lithium batteries.

Materials Science - Economics / Business - 13.09.2021
Radiation alarm at Empa
On 26 August 1992, two people entered the Empa reception in Dübendorf with two samples of osmium-187 - a rare and valuable isotope of the platinum metal - which they wanted to have analyzed.

Environment - Materials Science - 10.09.2021

Materials Science - Chemistry - 10.09.2021
A spoonful of sugar opens a path to longer lasting lithium sulfur batteries
The Monash team, assisted by CSIRO, report in today's edition of Nature Communications that using a glucose-based additive on the positive electrode they have managed to stabilise lithium-sulfur battery technology, long touted as the basis for the next generation of batteries.

Physics - Materials Science - 09.09.2021
High-speed modulation thanks to crystal symmetry
High-speed modulation thanks to crystal symmetry
Physicists and chemists at University of Jena develop a method for nonlinear signal modulation in 2D materials Nonlinear optics is of paramount importance in numerous fields of science and technology

Materials Science - 07.09.2021
Batteries for transporting mobility into the future
Batteries for transporting mobility into the future
High-performance batteries are key to the comprehensive roll-out of e-mobility. ETH Pioneer Fellow Paul Baade is looking into how to manufacture them more cost-effectively.

Environment - Materials Science - 07.09.2021
21.4% record efficiency for flexible solar cells
21.4% record efficiency for flexible solar cells
A new efficiency record of 21.4% for flexible CIGS solar cell on polymer film has been achieved by scientists at Empa. Solar cells of this type are especially suited for applications on roofs, transport vehicles or mobile devices. A group of scientists at Empa has pushed the efficiency of flexible solar cells to a new limit.

Physics - Materials Science - 06.09.2021
Cells as a model for fluid cybernetic systems
Cells as a model for fluid cybernetic systems
The COgITOR project is being funded by the EU with about 3.5 million Euros for the next four years.

Health - Materials Science - 02.09.2021

Health - Materials Science - 02.09.2021
Three Monash academics nominated finalists for the 2021 prestigious Eureka Prizes
Three Monash University research projects across two categories including technology and leadership have been named as finalists in the 2021 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.

Health - Materials Science - 02.09.2021
Four Monash projects nominated finalists for the 2021 prestigious Eureka Prizes
Four Monash University research projects across three categories including technology, infectious disease and leadership have been named as finalists in the 2021 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.

Materials Science - Innovation - 31.08.2021
Sprint - From dismantling to re-use as fast as possible
Sprint - From dismantling to re-use as fast as possible
Sprint sets new standards for circular construction: In only ten months, flexible and COVID-19-compliant office spaces were built at NEST, the research and innovation platform of Empa and Eawag, using mostly reused materials and components.

Materials Science - Economics / Business - 19.08.2021
UK-based consortium established to develop prototype solid-state batteries
A consortium of seven UK-based organisations has signed a memorandum of understanding to combine ambitions to develop world-leading prototype solid-state battery technology, targeting automotive applications.

Materials Science - 19.08.2021
Scientists set new record with bifacial solar cells
Scientists set new record with bifacial solar cells
Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have produced a more efficient type of solar cell, using laser processing and setting a new world record in the process.   The solar cells are d

Materials Science - Health - 19.08.2021

Materials Science - Campus - 18.08.2021
Designer Studies Cutting Edge of Fashion Via Luminous Material
Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Mellon University senior Ashley Burbano had glowing results in her summer research into understanding the applications of a material that lights up when stimulated.

Physics - Materials Science - 18.08.2021
National 2D materials research center wins NSF funding
Boise State joins Penn State, Rice for Phase II expansion of ATOMIC center A national research center that brings together university, industry and government partners to develop atom-thin 2D coating

Materials Science - Economics / Business - 10.08.2021
Future battery cost: Crucial for the success of the mobility and energy transition: Research group from the University of Münster publishes comprehensive comparison of battery cost forecasts
Future battery cost: Crucial for the success of the mobility and energy transition: Research group from the University of Münster publishes comprehensive comparison of battery cost forecasts
For years, there has been a clear downward trend in battery costs. This development is important since batteries, as key components of electric vehicles and stationary energy storage systems, account for the majority of their cost.

Physics - Materials Science - 10.08.2021
New manufacturing process could be passport to flexible next-gen electronics
A new method for manufacturing electronics which prints high-performance silicon directly onto flexible materials could lead to breakthroughs in technologies including prosthetics, high-end electronics and fully bendable digital displays. https://youtu.be/GqkjDCHeVws In a new paper published in the journal NPJ Flexible Electronics , engineers from the University of Glasgow's Bendable Electronics and Sensing Technologies (BEST) group outline how they have streamlined and improved the conventional process for creating flexible large area electronics.

Materials Science - Campus - 10.08.2021
Researcher Named Moore Fellow
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has named Joseph Falson, assistant professor of materials science, as a 2021 Fellow in Materials Synthesis.

Chemistry - Materials Science - 09.08.2021
Rice expert: Using carbon is key to decarbonizing economy
Carbon Hub's Pasquali says corporate leaders, philanthropists, government officials, scientists should work together on sustainable energy and materials systems As a new report on global warming forecasts dire consequences for humanity in coming decades, Rice University carbon materials expert and Carbon Hub director Matteo Pasquali says it is possible to slash carbon dioxide emissions and rapidly decarbonize the global economy by transitioning to a world where oil and gas are not burned.

Materials Science - 29.07.2021
Twist brings new possibilities for ultra-thin 2D materials
Twist brings new possibilities for ultra-thin 2D materials
A new study from The Australian National University (ANU) shows how the ability of 2D materials to convert sunlight into electricity can be controlled by simply "twisting" the angle between two ultra-thin layers correctly.

Materials Science - Administration - 28.07.2021
Global approach is needed on battery regulation
New European Union regulations on batteries could offer a huge boost to the global decarbonisation mission - but only if it leverages its political and economic weight to ensure a fairer global marketplace.

Environment - Materials Science - 19.07.2021
New GEIC Tier 2 partners showcase range of 2D material tech
Graphene@Manchester is pleased to announce a range of new industrial partnerships, with three new Tier 2 agreements signed in July and more to follow in the coming weeks.

Materials Science - 14.07.2021

Materials Science - Computer Science - 12.07.2021
Fabric-friendly Sensors
Carnegie Mellon University Sensors are part of modern-day technology. From contactless payment to key fobs, credit card chips to smart devices, near-field communication (NFC) allows for humans to communicate with objects. But what if we could use this technology so that everyday objects, like a pillow or a shoe, could sense and interact with us? Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University's Laboratory for Emerging Wireless Technologies (WiTech) have developed fabric-friendly NFC antennas that can be woven into everyday surfaces for building smart environments.

Materials Science - 06.07.2021

Materials Science - 05.07.2021

Materials Science - Physics - 05.07.2021
A data river runs through it
A data river runs through it
Data and signals can be transmitted quickly and reliably with glass fibers - as long as the fiber does not break.

Microtechnics - Materials Science - 02.07.2021
Insect-sized robot navigates mazes with the agility of a cheetah
Many insects and spiders get their uncanny ability to scurry up walls and walk upside down on ceilings with the help of specialized sticky footpads that allow them to adhere to surfaces in places where no human would dare to go. Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have used the principle behind these some of these footpads, called electrostatic adhesion, to create an insect-scale robot that can swerve and pivot with the agility of a cheetah, giving it the ability to traverse complex terrain and quickly avoid unexpected obstacles.

Campus - Materials Science - 30.06.2021
Norton Motorcycles supports student electric motorcycle research with WMG, University of Warwick
Norton Motorcycles engineers have supported students at WMG, University of Warwick to develop a TT capable electric racing motorcycle, named 'Frontier' This includes donating a high performance bike

Chemistry - Materials Science - 30.06.2021
Fireproof and comfortable
A new chemical process developed by Empa turns cotton into a fire-resistant fabric, that nevertheless retains the skin-friendly properties of cotton.

Environment - Materials Science - 23.06.2021
For a sustainable future, scientists rethink plastics and devices
UChicago scientists and engineers seek to transform plastics, electronics, transportation Modern society is now starting to feel the real-world effects of climate change, after more than a century of

Health - Materials Science - 23.06.2021
Researcher named one of Top 50 Women in Engineering
Dr Sohini Kar-Narayan from Cambridge's Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy has been named one of the top 50 Women in Engineering 2021 by the Women's Engineering Society.

Materials Science - 23.06.2021

Materials Science - Physics - 22.06.2021
Clare Grey awarded ¤1 million Körber Prize
Clare Grey awarded ¤1 million Körber Prize
The Körber European Science Prize 2021, worth one million euros, is to be awarded to University of Cambridge chemist Professor Clare Grey, one of the UK's leading battery researchers.

Materials Science - Chemistry - 16.06.2021
Hybrid membrane doubles the lifetime of rechargeable batteries
Hybrid membrane doubles the lifetime of rechargeable batteries
Chemists from the University of Jena prevent dendrite formation in lithium metal batteries The energy density of traditional lithium-ion batteries is approaching a saturation point that cannot meet the demands of the future - for example in electric vehicles. Lithium metal batteries can provide double the energy per unit weight when compared to lithium-ion batteries.
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