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Molecular mixing creates super stable glass

14 October, 2021 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Image: Researcher Sandra Hultmark works with a sample of the new glass material using a FSC (Fast Scanning Calorimetry) machine. The illustration on the left shows the eight different perylene molecules that were investigated in the study. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have succeeded in creating a new type of super-stable, durable glass […]

Invitation to press conference: The research project Sweden-China Bridge’s report on battery swapping on heavy vehicles

30 September, 2021 - Högskolan i Halmstad

The Sweden-China Bridge research project is now publishing the second comprehensive study in China, focusing on battery swapping for heavy vehicles. The study investigates the occurrence of battery swapping for heavy electric vehicles, i.e., simply replacing a discharged battery with a fully charged one, instead of charging the battery with cable.

Journalists and researchers are invited to a digital press conference where the research group presents the research and the new report and describes upcoming research activities. The press conference will be held in Swedish.

Microscopic metavehicles powered by nothing but light

28 September, 2021 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Click here to watch a video of the metavehicles in action Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have succeeded in creating tiny vehicles powered by nothing but light. By layering an optical metasurface onto a microscopic particle, and then using a light source to control it, they succeeded in moving the tiny vehicles in […]

Compact amplifier could revolutionise optical communication

21 September, 2021 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, present a unique optical amplifier that is expected to revolutionise both space and fiber communication. The new amplifier offers high performance, is compact enough to integrate into a chip just millimeters in size, and – crucially – does not generate excess noise. “This could be compared to switching […]

Janus graphene opens doors to sustainable sodium-ion batteries

25 August, 2021 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

In the search for sustainable energy storage, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, present a new concept to fabricate high-performance electrode materials for sodium batteries. It is based on a novel type of graphene to store one of the world’s most common and cheap metal ions – sodium. The results show that the capacity […]

Graphene binds drugs which kill bacteria on implants

9 August, 2021 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Bacterial infections relating to medical implants place a huge burden on healthcare and cause great suffering to patients worldwide. Now, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a new method to prevent such infections, by covering a graphene-based material with bactericidal molecules. “Through our research, we have succeeded in binding water-insoluble antibacterial molecules […]

New electronic paper displays brilliant colours

12 July, 2021 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Imagine sitting out in the sun, reading a digital screen as thin as paper, but seeing the same image quality as if you were indoors. Thanks to research from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, it could soon be a reality.  A new type of reflective screen – sometimes described as ‘electronic paper’ – offers optimal […]

Breakthrough for tracking RNA with fluorescence

30 June, 2021 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have succeeded in developing a method to label mRNA molecules, and thereby follow, in real time, their path through cells, using a microscope – without affecting their properties or subsequent activity. The breakthrough could be of great importance in facilitating the development of new RNA-based medicines. RNA-based therapeutics […]

The absorption of an individual electrons captured on film

17 June, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have observed the absorption of a single electron by a levitated droplet with such a magnification that it is visible with the naked eye and can even be measured with a normal millimeter scaled ruler.

Matter in the universe is composed of elementary particles like electrons, protons, and neutrons. They are everywhere, but they are so small that the human eye cannot discern them. In the last century, physicists have proven the existence of these particles through different experiments, but in most cases the observation of the particles have been indirect.

New AI model helps understand virus spread from animals to humans

15 June, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

A new model that applies artificial intelligence to carbohydrates improves the understanding of the infection process and could help predict which viruses are likely to spread from animals to humans. This is reported in a recent study led by researchers at the University of Gothenburg. Carbohydrates participate in nearly all biological processes – yet they […]