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Chemistry at very small scales

Hand-knitted Molecules

Jan 18, 2019 | Molecules are usually formed in reaction vessels or laboratory flasks. An Empa research team has now succeeded in producing molecules between two microscopically small, movable gold tips – in a sense as a "hand-knitted" unique specimen. The propertie...
Nanocellulose for novel implants

Ears from the 3D-printer

Jan 15, 2019 | Cellulose obtained from wood has amazing material properties. Empa researchers are now equipping the biodegradable material with additional functionalities to produce implants for cartilage diseases using 3D printing.
NEST earns energy award

"Watt d'Or" for NEST

Jan 10, 2019 | On 10 January 2019, the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) awarded the renowned Swiss "Watt d'Or" energy prize for the twelfth time. Among the five winners is the NEST research and innovation building by Empa and Eawag. In its decision, the jury p...

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