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Elusive molecule predicted in the 1970s synthesized

How to induce magnetism in graphene

Dec 10, 2019 | Graphene, a two-dimensional structure made of carbon, is a material with excellent mechanical, electronic and optical properties. However, it did not seem suitable for magnetic applications. Together with international partners, Empa researchers have...
Greenhouse gas emissions from soil

First field measurements of laughing gas isotopes

Dec 5, 2019 | Thanks to a newly developed laser spectrometer, Empa researchers can for the first time show which processes in grassland lead to nitrous oxide emissions. The aim is to reduce emissions of this potent greenhouse gas by gaining a better understanding ...
Auxetic membranes

Paradoxical replacement tissue for medicine

Dec 3, 2019 | A material that thickens when you pull on it seems to contradict the laws of physics. However, the so-called auxetic effect, which also occurs in nature, is interesting for a number of applications. A new Empa study recently published in "Nature Comm...

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