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Material of the month: Graphite

Material of the month: Graphite

Thu Jul 2020

Graphite: soon the new black gold? Graphite is a soft, crystalline form of Carbon. Natural Graphite occurs in metamorphic rocks such as marble, schist, and gneiss. At present, graphite is the anode material of choice in batteries. It naturally occurs in three different variations: amorphous Gra

Paulus Academy: Presentation on critical materials in the digitalization

Paulus Academy: Presentation on critical materials in the digitalization

Tue Jun 2020

  On June 25th Alessandra Hool, CEO of ESM, gave a talk at the Paulus Academy in Zurich about materials and their role in the age of digitalization. She talked about how metals are essential for new technologies and where they come from. The presentation was part of a series of talks in the

Call for proposals graduation award prolonged

Call for proposals graduation award prolonged

Fri Jun 2020

The company TANIOBIS awards the best dissertation on material research or solid-state chemistry. The call for proposals has been prolong to the 15th July. See all details attached below: Ausschreibung_Promotionspreis_2020_Verlängerung

IRTC Business Workshop on Identifying risks in industry supply chains

IRTC Business Workshop on Identifying risks in industry supply chains

Thu Jun 2020

  On May 19th, the IRTC held a workshop on the topic of "Identifying risks in industry supply chains" with Alessandra Hool, CEO of the ESM foundation, as the moderator. Over a hundred participants took part in it and there was a lot of valuable input that will be used to develop the decision

Material of the month: lithium

Material of the month: lithium

Tue Jun 2020

No electromobility without lithium Due to the ever-growing battery sector, the demand for lithium has surged over the last years. In 2016, battery grade lithium accounted for about 35% percent of the lithium demand and soared to almost the double quantity of 65% of demand in 2019. Besides batteries

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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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