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The Paul Scherrer Institute, PSI, is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform world-class research in three main subject areas: Matter and Material; Energy and the Environment; and Human Health. By conducting fundamental and applied research, we work on long-term solutions for major challenges facing society, industry and science.
28 September 2020
Serena Psoroulas mit der Versuchsanordnung in der Gantry 1

New technique for ultrafast tumour therapy

Media Releases Human Health Medical Science Proton Therapy

For the first time, researchers at the Centre for Proton Therapy at PSI have tested ultrafast, high-dose irradiation with protons. The new, experimental FLASH technique could revolutionise radiation therapy for cancer.

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23 September 2020
Skyrmionen

Nanostructures with a unique property

Media Releases Research Using Neutrons Matter and Material

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have for the first time identified special nano-vortices in a material: antiferromagnetic skyrmions.

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