Materials News

Using magnetic worms to engineer nanoscale communication systems

Researchers at EPFL have shown that electromagnetic waves coupled to precisely engineered structures known as artificial ferromagnetic quasicrystals allow for more efficient information transmission and processing at the nanoscale. Their research also represents the first practical demonstration of Conway worms, a theoretical concept for the description of quasicrystals. (Click to read on)… ...

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Smart textiles powered by soft transmission lines

EPFL researchers have developed electronic fibers that, when embedded in textiles, can collect a wealth of information about our bodies by measuring subtle and complex fabrics deformations. Their technology relies on transmission line theory and offers a host of applications, such as in health care and robotics. (Click to read on)… ...

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EPFL lab headed by Francesco Stellacci gets 5 million research grant

The Werner Siemens Foundation has given a major grant to the Supramolecular Nano-Materials and Interfaces Laboratory (SuNMIL), headed by Francesco Stellacci, within EPFL’s School of Engineering. His team, which is working on a compound that can block viral activity, hopes to make progress in the fight against SARS-CoV-2. (Click to read on)… ...

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Practical technologies for the global South

The Tech4Dev program connects EPFL researchers with NGOs in order to develop technologies able to address specific needs in the global South and withstand local conditions. Four projects have been awarded grants following the first call for proposals. 3D-printed assistive devices for people with disabilities (Click to read on)… ...

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