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Quantum Tech
18th June 2024
Breakthrough may clear major hurdle for quantum computers

The potential of quantum computers is currently hindered by a significant trade-off. Quantum systems capable of performing complex operations tend to be less tolerant to errors and noise, while those more resistant to noise are harder and slower to compute with.

1st June 2024
AI-controlled stations can charge electric cars at a personal price

As more people drive electric cars, congestion and queues can occur when many need to charge simultaneously. A new study from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden shows how AI-controlled charging stations, through smart algorithms, can offer electric vehicle users personalised prices, minimising both price and waiting time for customers.

Aerospace & Defence
23rd January 2024
Major climate benefits with electric aircraft

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have performed the world's first life cycle assessment (LCA) of an existing, two-seater, all-electric aircraft, with a direct comparison to an equivalent fossil fuel-powered one.

Eco Innovation
18th October 2023
New recipe for efficient, environmentally friendly battery recycling

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, are now presenting a new and efficient way to recover metals from EV car battery recycling.

Test & Measurement
4th July 2023
Radar measurements for the energy and process industries

Fluidised beds is a technology used in a variety of industries and plays an important role in the transition to green energy and the production of food and drugs.

5th June 2023
Metal shortage could put the brakes on electrification

As more and more electric cars are travelling on the roads of Europe, this is leading to an increase in the use of the critical metals required for components such as electric motors and electronics.

Quantum Tech
20th April 2023
Swedish quantum computer applied to chemistry

There are high expectations that quantum computers may deliver revolutionary new possibilities for simulating chemical processes.

13th April 2023
Gentle method allows for eco-friendly recycling of solar cells

By using a new method, precious metals can be efficiently recovered from thin-film solar cells.

28th March 2023
Electric roads pave the way for smaller car batteries

If an electric car charges while driving, the size of the battery can be reduced by up to 70%, and the load on the power grid can be spread out over the day.

Eco Innovation
23rd March 2023
New wood-based technology removes 80% of dye pollutants in wastewater

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a new method that can easily purify contaminated wastewater using a cellulose-based material.

Aerospace & Defence
15th March 2023
Propeller advance paves way for quiet, efficient electric aviation

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a propeller design optimisation method that paves the way for quiet, efficient electric aviation.

9th March 2023
3D battery imaging reveals new secrets

Innovative battery researchers have cracked the code to creating real-time 3D images of the promising but temperamental lithium metal battery as it cycles.

2nd March 2023
Using radar to predict Alzheimer’s disease and falls

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have developed a method for predicting falls and cognitive illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease by reading a person’s walking pattern with the aid of a radar sensor.

Quantum Tech
23rd January 2023
New Swedish quantum computer to be available to industry

A Swedish quantum computer is to become more widely available. A copy of the quantum computer at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden will be built using additional funding from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The new computer, accompanied by a quantum helpdesk, will allow Swedish companies and researchers to solve problems using quantum technology.

2nd December 2022
Sensitive optical sensor can reduce hydrogen’s risks

In the pursuit of clean and renewable energy, hydrogen plays an important role. But a major challenge facing this transition is that the gas is explosive when mixed with air. Sensitive optical sensors can reduce hydrogen's risks.

Quantum Tech
27th September 2022
Quantum technology reaches unprecedented control over captured light

Researchers in quantum technology at Chalmers University of Technology have succeeded in developing a technique to control quantum states of light in a three-dimensional cavity.

28th February 2022
Breakthrough for production of battery technology

Micro supercapacitors could revolutionise the way we use batteries by increasing their lifespan and enabling extremely fast charging. Manufacturers of everything from smartphones to electric cars are therefore investing heavily into research and development of these electronic components. Now, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a method that represents a breakthrough for how such supercapacitors can be produc...

8th October 2020
Optical preamplifier receivers for space communications

Communications in space demand the most sensitive receivers possible for maximum reach, while also requiring high bit-rate operations. A novel concept for laser-beam based communications, using an almost noiseless optical preamplifier in the receiver, was recently demonstrated by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.

11th September 2018
Innovation improves the diagnosis of dizziness

Half of over-65s suffer from dizziness and problems with balance. But some tests to identify the causes of such problems are painful and can risk hearing damage. Now, researchers from Chalmers have developed a new testing device using bone conduction technology, that offers significant advantages over the current tests.​ ​Hearing and balance have something in common. For patients with dizziness, this relationship is used to diagnose issu...

24th April 2018
Graphene coating can kill bacteria on implants

​A tiny layer of graphene flakes becomes a deadly weapon and kills bacteria, stopping infections during procedures such as implant surgery. This is the findings of new research from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, recently published in the scientific journal Advanced Materials Interfaces. ​Operations for surgical implants, such as hip and knee replacements or dental implants, have increased in recent years.

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