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Aerobrick: A brick with a world record

Insulating with microscopic bubbles

Jan 15, 2018 | Better thermal insulation means lower heating costs – but this should not be at the expense of exciting architecture. A new type of brick filled with aerogel could make thin and highly insulating walls possible in the future – without any additional ...
Lead halide quantum dots

Extremely bright and fast light emission

Jan 11, 2018 | A type of quantum dot that has been intensively studied in recent years can reproduce light in every colour and is very bright. An international research team including scientists from Empa has now discovered why this is the case. The quantum dots co...
Inexpensive and stable

The salt water battery

Jan 8, 2018 | Water could form the basis for future particularly inexpensive rechargeable batteries. Empa researchers have succeeded in doubling the electrochemical stability of water with a special saline solution. This takes us one step closer to using the tech...

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