Empa Quarterly 2023

What are the hot topics in research and technology? What is Empa’s role in all of this? How are inventions from the lab turned into innovations that succeed in the market? Empa Quarterly, our magazine for research and innovation, provides answers to these questions with interviews, portraits and exciting reports from our labs.
# 82 / December 2023 / Focus: Mining the Atmosphere
https://qmfm.empa.ch/documents/56164/27690234/EQ82-Cover-EN.jpg/8ef0f5f9-0e2c-42be-b256-b3ae4e38d62a?t=1701938552000

To limit climate change, we need to compensate not only for future emissions, but also for historical ones. One solution would be the "atmospheric vacuum cleaner": we remove the excess CO2 from the atmosphere. But what do we do with it? Instead of extracting the carbon for polymers, medicines, fibers, fuels and the like from crude oil, we use atmospheric CO2. This is the simple – yet extremely challenging in technical terms – idea behind Empa's new research initiative, Mining the Atmosphere.

Read the Empa Quarterly online or download the pdf-version.

# 81 / October 2023 / Focus: Battery research - Sustainable storage
https://qmfm.empa.ch/documents/56164/27012097/EQ81-Cover-EN.jpg/05804d09-dfcd-4718-9fa4-5f808f660179?t=1696493039000

Being able to store energy is a central pillar of a sustainable energy system, since solar and wind energy are not always available in sufficient quantities when they are needed. Good batteries are indispensable for the energy transition, and thus for a more sustainable world. Empa researchers are developing batteries for different applications, from stationary energy storage to electromobility. They are also working on analyzing and recycling end-of-life batteries.

Read the Empa Quarterly online or download the pdf-version.

# 80 / July 2023 / Focus: Accelerating research - we shape talents
https://qmfm.empa.ch/documents/56164/25985326/EQ80-Cover-EN.jpg/819ded34-4b4e-4e73-99ee-7ce11ef614a8?t=1688472688000

The young people of today are the decision-makers of tomorrow. In this issue, the focus is therefore not (only) on materials and technologies, but also on the people who make them possible: Researchers, founders, apprentices and students. Through support at all professional and academic levels, these talents can reach new heights in science or enter the Swiss economy as urgently needed skilled workers.

Read the Empa Quarterly online or download the pdf-version.

 

# 79 / April 2023 / Focus: Aerial robotics
https://qmfm.empa.ch/documents/56164/24848836/EQ79-Cover-EN-280.jpg/8b5fcad3-ac55-473c-9d63-8cd558160cf6?t=1680765047000

They fly through fire, sneak past birds, and collect data from the heart of rainforests without leaving a trace: In the current issue, we feature drones with unusual capabilities. In the planned "DroneHub," researchers want to develop and test even more versatile flying robots. And for those who prefer to keep their feet firmly on the ground, the issue also features research projects on quantum technology, medicine, building materials and green electronics.

Read the Empa Quarterly online or download the pdf-version.


Empa Quarterly

Want to subscribe to our magazine? It's easy, simply click here.