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Projected magnetic induction maps © V. Boureau | 2021 EPFL

Imaging of magnetic fields at the nanoscale

— Thanks to the technique developed by CIME scientist, Victor Boureau, magnetic induction fields can be mapped at the nanometric scale with high sensitivity using transmission electron microscopy.

An illustration of the graphene carbon dioxide filter. Credit: KV Agrawal, EPFL

Graphene filter makes carbon capture more efficient and cheaper

— Chemical engineers at EPFL have developed a graphene filter for carbon capture that surpasses the efficiency of commercial capture technologies. Congratulations to Emad for his contribution to this research, published in Science Advances.

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Welcome to Jérémie!

— Jérémie Bettex has joined CIME team. 

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CIME Summer School on STEM | Postponed

— CIME Summer School on STEM and Spectroscopy has been postponed to a later date due to the pandemic.

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Welcome to Rita!

— Rita Therisod has joined CIME team.

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Welcome to Victor!

— Victor Boureau has joined CIME scientific team.

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Uranium reveals its true nature

— EPFL scientists have made a significant discovery in how nanoscale minerals form naturally, including the way in which they transition from a soluble to a solid state. Their findings could be used to inform radioactive waste management. Congratulations to Barbora for her contribution to this work, published in Nature Communications.

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Next-gen membranes for carbon capture

— EPFL chemical engineers have developed a new class of high-performance membranes for carbon capture that greatly exceed current targets. Congratulations to Emad for his contribution to this work, published in Energy & Environmental Science.

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A "sponge" that can get gold out of waste water

— A material developed by EPFL scientists can rapidly extract trace amounts of gold from waste water, fresh water, ocean water, and even sewage sludge.  Congratulations to Emad for his contribution to this work, published in JACS.

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Congratulations to Emad for his paper in Nature Communications!

— Catalysts are mortal – they are born, they age, and they degrade with use. But what actually happens while they operate? (by Adam Weingarten @NatureComms) 

Emad Oveisi © EPFL

Emad Oveisi wins Microscopy Today Innovation Award

— An extension to the breakthrough “tilt-less” 3D electron imaging technique, developed by EPFL researchers, has won a Microscopy Today Innovation Award.

A single-layer nanoporous graphene reinforced with a nanoporous carbon film for the separation of hydrogen from methane (credit: K. V. Agrawal/EPFL)

An atom-thick graphene membrane for industrial gas separation

— Chemical engineers at EPFL have demonstrated for the first time that an atom-thick graphene membrane can separate gas mixtures with a high-efficiency. The “ultimate” membrane is scalable, making it a breakthrough for industrial gas separation. Congratulations to Emad for his contribution to this work, published in Nature Communications.

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Meteorite diamonds tell of a lost planet

— Using transmission electron microscopy, EPFL scientists have examined a slice from a meteorite that contains large diamonds formed at high pressure. The study shows that the parent body from which the meteorite came was a planetary embryo of a size between Mercury to Mars. The discovery is published in Nature Communications.

Electron microscopy image of perovskite quantum dots embedded in the protective alumina matrix, and a photograph of the same film stable in water © R. Buonsanti/EPFL

New method improves stability of perovskite quantum dots

— EPFL scientists have built a new type of inorganic nanocomposite that makes perovskite quantum dot exceptionally stable against air exposure, sunlight, heat, and water.  Congratulations to Emad for his contribution to this work, published in Angewandte Chemie

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New microscopy method offers one-shot 3D imaging of nanostructures

— EPFL scientist Emad Oveisi have developed a scanning transmission electron microscopy method that can quickly and efficiently generate 3D representations of nanostructures.

3D image of a cubosome obtained from cryo-electron tomography experiments © Davide Demurtas/EPFL

3D-mapping a new drug-delivery tool

— Scientists from EPFL and Nestlé have developed a new method that can “see” inside dispersed cubosomes (dispersed cubic liquid crystalline phases) with unprecedented detail. The breakthrough can help to improve their design significantly for better drug or nutrient delivery.

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