Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne Archives | The American Ceramic Society

Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

Video: Anti-counterfeiting technique writes invisible watermark in ceramic or glass

By April Gocha / July 6, 2016

An École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne–based startup called Nanoga has patented a system that can create photonic watermarks on ceramic, glass, and metal materials and may drastically help fight pervasive markets of counterfeit goods.

Read More

Solar energy news roundup: Solar cells go ‘green,’ ultrathin, and power 24/7

By Stephanie Liverani / June 21, 2016

It’s officially summer—and that means more sun-filled days ahead. So it’s only fitting that we round up the latest solar energy research news. This week, solar cells get ‘greener’ and thinner, and a solar power plant in Nevada keeps the energy going 24/7.

Read More

Video: Researchers push limits of perovskite solar cell performance with new production technique

By Stephanie Liverani / June 15, 2016

Researchers from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland, say they’re pushing the limits of solar cell performance and were able to achieve the highest performance ever measured for larger-size perovskite solar cells.

Read More

Telescopic contact lenses and wink-controlled eyeglasses that magnify ‘on demand’ could aid the visually impaired

By Jessica McMathis / February 25, 2015

Researchers at Switzerland’s École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne have developed a telescopic contact lens and wink-controlled smart glasses that could bring better, stronger sight to the visually impaired.

Read More

Splitting water to bottle the sun: Storing solar energy from perovskite-powered photolysis

By April Gocha / October 21, 2014

By combining a pair of perovskite solar cells with an electrolyzer, a team of researchers at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne has figured out how to split hydrogen from water and store it using solely the sun’s energy.

Read More

Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / July 8, 2013

CMCs for power plant applications (Science Network Western Australia) Scientists at the School of Materials Science and Technology, China University of Geosciences (Beijing) and the School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, The University of Western Australia (Perth) have developed iron-sialon ceramic matrix composite materials they say can drastically reduce the maintenance required for fluidized bed power…

Read More