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Water and quantum magnets share critical physics

At high pressure, liquid water and water vapour merge into one phase. Something similar happens in a quantum magnet.

Compact and high-performance, like a Swiss Army knife

The X-ray free-electron laser SwissFEL really is as high-performance and versatile as planned.

Safely stored for a million years

Which site is most suitable as a deep repository for radioactive waste in Switzerland?

Aerosol formation in clouds

How chemical reactions in clouds can influence the global climate.

The Paul Scherrer Institute, PSI, is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland.

The Paul Scherrer Institute

The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is a research institute for natural and engineering sciences, conducting cutting-edge research in the fields of matter and materials, energy and the environment and human health. By performing fundamental and applied research, we work on sustainable solutions for the major challenges facing society, science and the economy.

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