Reproducing historical trombones

Romantic Replicas

Dec 19, 2019 | To play a piece of music as it was conceived by the composer is a trend. But where can the rare historical instruments be found? The solution would be exact copies of the coveted originals. A team of Empa researchers is analysing such replicas with t...
ETH Zurich appoints Empa researcher professor

Titular Professorship for Dominik Brunner

Dec 13, 2019 | Empa researcher Dominik Brunner was appointed titular professor by ETH Zurich. He teaches environmental system sciences in the ETH Department and heads a research group at Empa that uses modelling to analyse the relationship between pollutant emissio...
Elusive molecule predicted in the 1970s synthesized

How to induce magnetism in graphene

Dec 10, 2019 | Graphene, a two-dimensional structure made of carbon, is a material with excellent mechanical, electronic and optical properties. However, it did not seem suitable for magnetic applications. Together with international partners, Empa researchers have...

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