Jan 18, 2018 | Michel Calame: boundaries under scrutiny
Michel Calame is Head of Empa's Transport at Nanoscale Interfaces lab. The name says it all: the physicist aims to conduct research at the interface between physics and biology, where damp systems meet dry electronics...
Jan 17, 2018 | Standardized sweating at Empa
Empa's sweat torso now meets the ISO standard. How protective clothing affects the human body can be investigated in future with Empa's torso in a standardized way.
Jan 15, 2018 | Aerobrick: A brick with a world record
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...
Jan 11, 2018 | Lead halide quantum dots
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...
Jan 8, 2018 | Inexpensive and stable
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...
Jan 4, 2018 | Measurement of noble gases in Antarctic ice cores
The average sea temperature is an essential parameter of the global climate – but it is very difficult to measure. At least until now, because an international team of researchers including Empa scientists have now...