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Virtual rail noise – close to reality

At Empa, acoustics experts have been investigating for years how noise is generated by passenger and cargo trains – and which technical and structural measures are particularly effective to prevent or at least reduce it.
21-Sep-2023 3:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Accelerating battery research with robots

Empa researchers want to accelerate the development of urgently needed new energy storage systems with the help of the Aurora battery robot. The Aurora project is part of the European research initiative Battery2030+, which was recently awarded over...
14-Sep-2023 2:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Paving the Way for More Asphalt Recycling

Switzerland is built, at least as far as the road network is concerned. Therefore – and despite recycling –, significantly more reclaimed asphalt is generated today than can be reused in new roads. Empa researcher Martins Zaumanis has set...
7-Sep-2023 2:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rechargable revolution

The Empa spin-off BTRY wants to revolutionize rechargeable batteries: Their thin-film batteries are not only safer and longer-lasting than conventional lithium-ion batteries, they are also much more environmentally friendly to manufacture and can be...
29-Aug-2023 3:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New epoxy resin resists flames and reduces waste

Empa researchers have developed an epoxy resin that can be repaired and recycled, in addition to being flame-retardant and mechanically strong. Potential applications range from coating for wooden flooring to composites in aerospace and railways.
22-Aug-2023 4:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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‘Green Transition’ needs enhanced action on sustainable minerals and metals

Climate change discussions often overlook the central role played by the excessive extraction and use of natural resources. The topic, however, will be the central focus of two events being hosted back-to-back in Geneva in September: The World...
17-Aug-2023 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Carbon-based quantum technology

Graphene nanoribbons have outstanding properties that can be precisely controlled. Researchers from Empa and ETH Zurich, in collaboration with partners from Peking University, the University of Warwick and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer...
15-Aug-2023 8:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Masters of defects

Bruno Schuler and his young team are embarking on an ambitious research project: He will selectively generate defects in atomically-thin semiconductor layers and attempt to measure and control their quantum properties with simultaneous picosecond...
25-Jul-2023 7:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Wood-based catalyst to keep fruit fresh

If different types of vegetables and fruits are stored together, they influence each other in the ripening process. This is due to ethylene, which is emitted by some plant-based foodstuff and accelerates ripening. To prevent excessive food waste...
11-Mar-2020 8:55 AM EDT

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