FEMS Junior Euromat 2020 READ MORE Open-access teaching materials on 22 topics available for download; MOOC starts in early 2021 READ MORE New List of Critical Raw Materials is out! READ MORE SusCritMOOC Online Evening Course series 2020 READ MORE Material of the month: Indium READ MORE Material of the Month: Titanium READ MORE

 

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ESM is dedicated to support research and development activities in the field of Rare and Critical Elements, focussing on their industrial applications. The Foundation sponsors and organises conferences and workshops, publishes studies and surveys, coordinates related projects, and provides scholarships and educational grants. ESM is operating within a national and international network of experts, partner institutes and organisations.

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ESM is now member of iBAT association

ESM is now member of iBAT association

Mon Feb 2021

ESM has joined the iBAT association, a Swiss platform for industry and research partners for battery innovations. The association supports and accelerates new innovative ideas to their final products and offers network partners active contribution and participation in the discussions. iBAT facilitat

Material of the Month: Titanium

Material of the Month: Titanium

Tue Dec 2020

Titanium is a strong, grey metal which is highly corrosion resistant and has a high melting temperature. It has a very low density but high strength, it's 45% lighter than steel with the same strength though. Compared to Aluminum, it's 60% heavier, but twice as strong. Titanium is one of the earths

SusCritMOOC Online Evening Course series 2020

SusCritMOOC Online Evening Course series 2020

Mon Nov 2020

Evening course series on the sustainable management of critical raw materials On October 14, 15, and 16 SusCritMat held an online course series on critical raw materials. The participants gathered insights into three core topics each evening: Criticality, development of future supply and demand sce

Material of the month: Indium

Material of the month: Indium

Mon Nov 2020

Indium is a very soft, ductile and malleable metal and its earth crust occurrence can be compared to the one of silver or mercury. It got its name from its indigo blue spectral line. Nowadays its main uses can be found as indium-tin oxide in flat panel devices. Other applications include alloys and

Material of the Month: Germanium

Material of the Month: Germanium

Thu Oct 2020

Germanium is a hard, brittle semimetal that first came into use a half-century ago as a semiconductor material in radar units and as the material from which the first transistor was made. Today, germanium is mainly used in electronics and solar applications, fiber-optic systems, infrared optics, pol

 

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Join us in disseminating knowledge and sharing best practice

Slide Creating awareness for high school students YOUTH DEVELOPMENT Slide Apply for Research Grant on Swiss policies regarding critical raw materials FUNDING Slide The International Round Table on Materials Criticality SHARING Slide Sustainable Management of Critical Raw Materials LEARNING Slide Curating an exhibition on “Battery materials” PUBLIC AWARENESS Slide Creating online learning content ONLINE LEARNING Slide Supporting Companies Internationally ADVISING INDUSTRIES Slide Sustainable Resources Management OUTREACH
 

WHAT WE OFFER

Since its creation more than 65 years ago, ESM has fostered industrial materials research related to critical elements. Over 2 Mio CHF have been granted to projects in fields where less common elements play a crucial role.

 

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