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What comes after the lithium-ion battery?

Wanted: The best storage battery

Jul 13, 2020 | The demand for batteries to store renewable energy will grow drastically in the coming years. Could we develop more sustainable technologies to save precious natural resources, besides the familiar lithium-ion batteries?
New class of materials with strange phenomena

Cherned up to the maximum

Jul 10, 2020 | Topological materials are a new class of materials that could enable completely new types of electronic components and superconductors. In topological materials, electrons can behave differently than in conventional materials. The extent of these "ex...
Empa researcher to head Swiss Noise Abatement Commission

New President of the FNAC

Jul 8, 2020 | The Federal Council has appointed Empa researcher Jean Marc Wunderli as President of the Swiss Federal Noise Abatement Commission (EKLB). He took over this position on the 1st of July. Since 2019 Wunderli heads the lab for Acoustics/Noise Control at ...
Mit vereinten Kräften für sichere Masken

Projekt ReMask

The current issue of the Empa Quarterly presents fresh ideas from the Empa Laboratory which, with their innovative power, can help to successfully overcome these turbulent times. From new fabrication methods such as alloys created during the manufacturing process, to electronics derived from the printer. Read the latest issue of our research magazine online.

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