The manifold characteristics of materials are determined by what type of atoms they are made of, how these atoms are arranged, and how they move. In the research area Future Technologies, scientists at the Paul Scherrer Institute are trying to clarify this link between the internal structure and the observable properties of different materials. They want to use this knowledge as fundamental principles for new applications – whether in medicine, information technology or energy generation and storage – or to explore innovative manufacturing processes for industry.
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Christian Wäckerlin talks about fundamental research into novel nanowires and their potential applications.
Ganymede, Callisto and Europa: Jupiter’s icy moons are the destination of the upcoming ESA mission. On board: a high-tech detector developed by PSI.
The Dutch company VDL ETG has signed a rental agreement with Park Innovaare.
The technology transfer centre Swiss PIC will be located in the Park Innovaare.
Research scientists at PSI and ANAXAM use neutrons to look inside brake callipers and identify potential ways of reducing CO2 emissions.
The PSI scientists Zurab Guguchia and Kirsten Schnorr are to receive grants totalling CHF 3.1 million from the Swiss National Science Foundation for ground-breaking projects.
Researchers are identifying and studying material compounds whose unique properties could lead to the development of novel types of chip.
The PSI spin-off "Excelsus Structural Solutions" performs measurements at the SLS on behalf of customers.
PSI and ETH Zurich have founded the Quantum Computing Hub, where top researchers work together on concepts for quantum computers.
With muons, PSI researchers can examine objects non-destructively. This helps in archaeology and battery development.
PSI develops a revolutionary achromatic lens for X-rays.
A new simulation of the most dangerous radioactive debris from the Fukushima nuclear power plant will help with clean-up efforts.
In pursuit of particularly stable quantum bits, researchers have closely examined the electron distribution in two semiconductors.
The European Research Council approves PSI projects for the development of a quantum computer and brain research worth about 5 million euros.
Boosted with superconductivity: Semiconductor technology can get a new twist by exploiting quantum effects in superconductors.
A team at the Swiss Light Source SLS have set a new record using an imaging method called tomoscopy.
Why the shell of a marine animal is soft in water but hard in air.
Niels Schröter receives an award from the Swiss Physical Society (SPG).