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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.
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.
Swedish quantum computer applied to chemistry
There are high expectations that quantum computers may deliver revolutionary new possibilities for simulating chemical processes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
Superconductor may develop the quantum computers of the future
With their insensitivity to decoherence what are known as Majorana particles could become stable building blocks of a quantum computer. The problem is that they only occur under very special circumstances. Now researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have succeeded in manufacturing a component that is able to host the sought-after particles. Researchers throughout the world are struggling to build a quantum computer.
Nanoparticle mapping paves the way for better nanotechnology
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the Technical University of Denmark have developed a method that makes it possible to map the individual responses of nanoparticles in different situations and contexts. The results pave the way for better nanomaterials and safer nanotechnology and were recently published in the journal Nature Communications.
Gamma rays will reach beyond the limits of light
Researchers have discovered a new way to produce high energy photon beams. The new method makes it possible to produce these gamma rays in a highly efficient way, compared with today's technique. The obtained energy is a billion times higher than the energy of photons in visible light. These high intensity gamma rays significantly exceed all known limits, and pave the way towards new fundamental studies.
Fungi have immense potential for next-gen antibiotics
Fungi are a potential goldmine for the production of pharmaceuticals. This is shown by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, who have developed a method for finding new antibiotics from nature's own resources. The findings - which could prove very useful in the battle against antibiotic resistance - were recently published in the journal Nature Microbiology. Antibiotics have saved millions of lives since ...