PSI, Paul Scherrer Institute

PSI, Paul Scherrer Institute

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Life Sciences Aug 22
Life Sciences
Some of the fastest processes in our body run their course in proteins activated by light. The protein rhodopsin sees to it that our eyes can rapidly take in their ever-changing surroundings. Free-electron X-ray lasers such as SwissFEL at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI now make it possible for the first time to catch such processes in flagranti.
Physics Aug 12

The deuteron — just like the proton — is smaller than previously thought - The deuteron — one of the simplest atomic nuclei, consisting of just one proton and one neutron — is considerably smaller than previously thought.

Astronomy Jul 18

POLAR detector developed at the PSI flies into orbit with a Chinese space mission - Researchers working with Wojciech Hajdas at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have developed a detector called POLAR.

Physics Jul 4

Materials researchers at the Swiss Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in Villigen and the ETH Zurich have developed a very simple and cost-effective procedure for significantly enhancing the performance of conventional Li-ion rechargeable batteries.

Physics Jul 26

Radionuclides are unstable atoms that emit radiation when they decay in an attempt to obtain stability.

Chemistry Jul 7

Finding sustainable petrol – how solar energy can be transformed into fuel - The sun is a clean and inexhaustible source of energy, with the potential to provide a sustainable answer to all future energy supply demands.

Physics Jun 29

Forty years of research on cell growth - PSI researcher Kurt Ballmer-Hofer is concerned with the question of how tumours could be starved by preventing the development of blood vessels.

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