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...
Strategic Focus Area launched

"Advanced Manufacturing" gathers speed

Nov 14, 2017 | Industry and science are searching for answers to the challenges of digitization – including in production. In order to supply Switzerland with the necessary expertise for the future, the ETH Domain initiated the Strategic Focus Area (SFA) Advanced M...
Empa Research Award 2017

Alloys from the laser printer

Nov 14, 2017 | In the future, new designer alloys for aerospace applications can be manufactured using the 3-D laser melting process (Additive Manufacturing). Pioneering work in this field was provided by Empa researcher Christoph Kenel, who works today at Northwes...

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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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