Swiss Empa – Optics – Molecules in collective ecstasy

Swiss Empa – Optics – Molecules in collective ecstasy. When fluorescent dye molecules nestle perfectly together, something completely new is created: an excited state distributed over many molecules. Such collective excitations can be used in a variety of ways – for organic solar panels, in sensors, for ultrafast data transmission or in microscopy, for example. Empa researchers, together with colleagues from ETH Zurich, EPFL, the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and IBM Research Zurich, have succeeded in making such chemical light amplifiers ten times more efficient than before. … More Swiss Empa – Optics – Molecules in collective ecstasy

BASF publishes fifth Palm Progress Report

BASF publishes fifth Palm Progress Report. BASF on July 15, 2021, launched the fifth edition of its Palm Progress Report featuring figures for 2020. One of BASF’s key renewable raw materials is palm kernel oil and its primary derivatives which are mainly used to produce ingredients for the cosmetics, detergent and cleaner industries, as well as in human nutrition. … More BASF publishes fifth Palm Progress Report