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The Paul Scherrer Institute, PSI, is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform world-class research in three main subject areas: Matter and Material; Energy and the Environment; and Human Health. By conducting fundamental and applied research, we work on long-term solutions for major challenges facing society, industry and science.

Current news from PSI

27. June 2016

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Aus Strom wird Gas wird Strom

ESI Platform

Speichertechnologie auf dem Prüfstand

Mit zunehmendem Ausbau der Solar- und Windanlagen wird deren Integration in das bestehende Energiesystem zur Herausforderung. Auf der ESI-Plattform wird getestet, wie die Integration gelingen kann. Die Lösung: Überschüssige Energie wird in Form von Gas gespeichert.


This news release is only available in German.

15. June 2016

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High-performance catalytic converters for natural-gas vehicles

Energy and Environment Research Using Synchrotron Light

Natural-gas vehicles are on the way, and they need catalytic converters for the exhaust too. While work is under way at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, to optimise natural-gas engines and catalytic converters, the PSI is specialising in research methods that enable very precise observation of catalytic converters. For this work, the PSI researchers have now developed a universal measurement chamber in which catalytic converters can be studied with a variety of different analytical methods, yet always under the same conditions.

9. June 2016

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One atom at a time

Matter and Material

At the PSI, the Heavy Elements Research Group explores the exotic, unstable atoms at the end of the periodic table of elements. The dream: to discover one day the island of stability that could exist beyond the elements charted so far on the chemists' map.