SusCritMOOC Online Evening Course series 2020 Mehr.... Open-access teaching materials on 22 topics available for download; MOOC starts in early 2021 Mehr.... New List of Critical Raw Materials is out! Mehr.... IRTC Business virtual workshop and Round Table Mehr.... Material of the month: Indium Mehr....
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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

New List of Critical Raw Materials is out!

New List of Critical Raw Materials is out!

Mon Sep 2020

The 2020 EU Critical Raw Materials List   The European Commission has just published the 2020 EU Critical Raw Materials List. The Commission reviews the list of critical raw materials for the EU every three years screening 83 materials. Economic importance and supply risk are the two mai

Material of the Month: Nickel

Material of the Month: Nickel

Tue Sep 2020

Nickel is one of the most common elements in the earths’ crust. Therefore, general depletion is not likely, however mining of remaining ores with reduced nickel contents, mines in disperse locations and increasing environmental regulations turn nickel mining more challenging. Due to an expect

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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
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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 (physics, materials science, engineering, etc).

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