Empa spin-off in the ESA BIC program

Empa technology for ESA

Jan 23, 2019 | For the third time now, a spin-off of Empa has been chosen to join the Business Incubator of the European Space Agency ESA. The young company "MIRO Analytical Technologies" by Morten Hundt and Oleg Aseev develops high-tech sensors based on quantum ca...
Insulation for timber houses

Fireproofing made of recycled paper

Jan 22, 2019 | Scientists at Empa teamed up with isofloc AG to develop an insulating material made of recycled paper. It is ideal for prefabricated wooden elements and even multistory timber houses, and protects the construction against fire. What's more: The addit...
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...

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