New generation of solid state batteries

High-performance batteries with improved safety

Nov 23, 2017 | Researchers at Empa and the University of Geneva (UNIGE) have developed a prototype of a novel solid state sodium battery with the potential to store extra energy and with improved safety.
Jugendliche fit für die Zukunft machen

Mit «Smart Textiles» am «Digital Day»

Nov 21, 2017 | Über 60 Jugendliche erhalten im Innovationszentrum Startfeld Einblick in die faszinierende Welt der Start-ups und lernen neue Berufsbilder kennen. Mit dabei ist auch die Empa mit dem Forschungsfeld «Smart Textiles» – das nicht nur Einblicke in intell...
True colors meet minimization

The stacked color sensor

Nov 16, 2017 | Red-sensitive, blue-sensitive and green-sensitive color sensors stacked on top of each other instead of being lined up in a mosaic pattern – this principle could allow image sensors with unprecedented resolution and sensitivity to light to be created...

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Lithium ion batteries are flammable, the price of the raw material is rising. So are there alternatives? Yes: Empa researchers have discovered promising new approaches. Read more in the latest issue out now.

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