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26.04.2017 | Research

The multitasker

Developing new things together and effecting change – that's what gets Moritz Mussgnug out of bed in the morning. The mechanical engineer manages to juggle his doctoral thesis with a startup and a project to optimise the production of walnut oil for people in Nepal. Read more 

25.04.2017 | Research

A novel form of iron for fortification of foods

Whey protein nanofibrils loaded with iron nanoparticles: ETH researchers are developing a new and highly effective way of fortifying iron into food and drinks. Read more 

24.04.2017 | Research

Little Ice Age displaced the tropical rain belt

Even small changes in global temperature can trigger a migration of the tropical rain belt. This can also lead to climate change, as described by a team of researchers from ETH Zurich and other universities. Read more 

19.04.2017 | Research

Nanoparticles remain unpredictable

The way that nanoparticles behave in the environment is extremely complex. There is currently a lack of systematic experimental data to help understand them comprehensively, as ETH environmental scientists have shown in a large overview study. A more standardised approach would help to advance the research field. Read more 

18.04.2017 | Research

Chaining up diarrhoea pathogens

Researchers have clarified how vaccinations can combat bacterial intestinal diseases: vaccine-induced antibodies in the intestine chain up pathogens as they grow in the intestine, which prevents disease and surprisingly also hinders the spread of antibiotic resistance. Read more 

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Apr 25, 2017 | urn:issn:2052-2525

Developments in the structural science of materials

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Apr 25, 2017 | urn:issn:2052-2525

Regulating thermosalient behaviour in three polymorphs

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Apr 25, 2017 | urn:issn:2052-2525

How many tricks can an old perovskite play?

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Mar 8, 2017 | urn:issn:2052-2525

Acemetacin cocrystal structures by powder X-ray diffraction

Cocrystals of acemetacin drug (ACM) with nicotinamide (NAM), p-aminobenzoic acid (PABA), valerolactam (VLM) and 2-pyridone (2HP) were prepared by melt crystallization and their X-ray crystal structures determined by high-resolution powder X-ray diffr ...

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Mar 8, 2017 | urn:issn:2052-2525

Unprecedented phase transition sequence in the perovskite Li0.2Na0.8NbO3

The perovskite Li0.2Na0.8NbO3 is shown, by powder neutron diffraction, to display a unique sequence of phase transitions at elevated temperature. The ambient temperature polar phase (rhombohedral, space group R3c) transforms via a first-order transit ...

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