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Empa partner in EU project "ELENA"

Creating the tiniest structures on surfaces

Jan 12, 2017 | Nanotechnology is regarded as the key technology of the 21st century, delivering the fundamental methods, which allow objects just a few hundred nanometers in size to be produced in any required shape. These objects find applications practically ever...
Seasonal energy storage

Summer heat for the winter

Jan 10, 2017 | Can thermal solar energy be stored until wintertime? Yes, this is possible, using a cheap material like sodium lye. Within a European research consortium Empa scientists and their colleagues have spent four years studying this question by pitting thr...
Keeping tabs on aging process

The fight against creeping cables

Dec 22, 2016 | Switzerland’s overhead power lines are showing signs of old age and can be damaged by power surges. But how long will they actually last? Empa researchers have developed a tool to keep tabs on the aging process. This could help to prevent power outag...

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