PSI, Paul Scherrer Institute

Forschungsstrasse 111, CH-5232 Villigen
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Location: Villigen
Discipline: Physics
Affiliation: Conseil des EPF / ETH Rat

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.

Materials Science - Nov 12, 2019
Materials Science
Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have improved a method for small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) to such an extent that it can now be used in the development or quality control of novel fibre-reinforced composites. This means that in the future, such materials can be investigated not only with X-rays from especially powerful sources such as the Swiss Light Source SLS, but also with those from conventional X-ray tubes.
Microtechnics - Physics - Nov 6, 2019
Microtechnics - Physics

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and ETH Zurich have developed a micromachine that can perform different actions.

Pharmacology - Health - Aug 22, 2019
Pharmacology - Health

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute, together with colleagues from the pharmaceutical company F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, have taken an important step towards the development of an agent against the metastasis of certain cancers.

Physics - Jul 12, 2019

A particular kind of elementary particle, the Weyl fermions, were first discovered a few years ago. Their specialty: They move through a material in a well ordered manner that practically never lets them collide with each other and is thus very energy efficient.

Environment - Innovation - Jul 3, 2019
Environment - Innovation

In a joint research project of five Swiss competence centres for energy research, scientists have prepared a white paper on "Power-to-X" for consideration by the Swiss Federal Energy Research Commission (CORE).

Chemistry - Materials Science - Oct 14, 2019
Chemistry - Materials Science

Three researchers share this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry. They are being honoured for their respective contributions in research that led to today's rechargeable lithium-ion batteries - and has made our smartphones and electric cars possible in their current form.

Physics - Aug 22, 2019

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have developed a new method with which strong magnetic fields can be precisely measured.

Chemistry - Physics - Jul 4, 2019
Chemistry - Physics

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have used the Swiss Light Source SLS to record a molecular energy machine in action and thus to reveal how energy production at cell membranes works.

Life Sciences - Health - Jun 24, 2019
Life Sciences - Health

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in Villigen, Switzerland, have for the first time elucidated the structure of important enzymes in human cells that alter essential building blocks of the cellular cytoskeleton.

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