Engineering of a Swedish quantum computer set to start

Press Releases   •   Nov 15, 2017 07:40 GMT

A SEK 1 billion research initiative is setting Sweden on course to a global top position in quantum technology. The focus is on developing a quantum computer with much greater computing power than today's best supercomputers. The initiative, led by Chalmers University of Technology, has been made possible by an anniversary donation of SEK 600 million from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.


Alma’s image of red giant star gives a surprising glimpse of the Sun’s future

Press Releases   •   Nov 07, 2017 07:00 GMT

A Chalmers-led team of astronomers has for the first time observed details on the surface of an aging star with the same mass as the Sun. Alma:s images show that the star is a giant, its diameter twice the size of Earth’s orbit around the Sun, but also that the star’s atmosphere is affected by powerful, unexpected shock waves. The research was published in Nature Astronomy on 30 October 2017.


Graphene enables high-speed electronics on flexible materials

Press Releases   •   Oct 31, 2017 07:00 GMT

A flexible detector for terahertz frequencies (1000 gigahertz) has been developed by Chalmers researchers using graphene transistors on plastic substrates. It is the first of its kind, and can extend the use of terahertz technology to applications that will require flexible electronics, such as wireless sensor networks and wearable technology.


Single nanoparticle mapping paves the way for better nanotechnology

Press Releases   •   Oct 24, 2017 07:00 BST

​Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the Technical University of Denmark have developed a method that makes it possible to map the individual responses of nanoparticles in different situations and contexts. The results pave the way for better nanomaterials and safer nanotechnology and were recently published in the journal Nature Communications.


A step closer to a cure for adult-onset diabetes

Press Releases   •   Oct 23, 2017 07:24 BST

In healthy people, exosomes – tiny structures secreted by cells to allow intercellular communication – prevent clumping of the protein that leads to type 2 diabetes. Exosomes in patients with the disease don’t have the same ability. This discovery by a research collaboration between Chalmers University of Technology and Astrazeneca takes us a step closer to a cure for type 2 diabetes. 


Gamma rays will reach beyond the limits of light

Press Releases   •   Oct 19, 2017 07:00 BST

Researchers have discovered a new way to produce high energy photon beams. The obtained energy is a billion times higher than the energy of photons in visible light. These high intensity gamma rays significantly exceed all known limits, and pave the way towards new fundamental studies.


New antibiotic resistance genes found

Press Releases   •   Oct 16, 2017 07:00 BST

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have found several previously unknown genes that make bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics. The genes were found by searching large volumes of bacterial DNA and the results are published in the scientific journal Microbiome.


Electric cars can become more eco-friendly through life cycle assessment

Press Releases   •   Oct 12, 2017 07:00 BST

​It is time to stop discussing whether electric cars are good or bad. Instead industry, authorities and policy-makers need to work together to make them as eco-friendly as possible. This is the view taken by Chalmers researcher Anders Nordelöf. In a recent thesis, he provides concrete advice and tools showing how life cycle assessment can assist in the development of electric cars.


Graphene and other carbon nanomaterials can replace scarce metals

Press Releases   •   Sep 19, 2017 07:00 BST

Scarce metals are found in a wide range of everyday objects around us. They are complicated to extract, difficult to recycle and so rare that several of them have become “conflict minerals”. A survey at Chalmers University of Technology now shows that there are potential technology-based solutions that can replace many of the metals with carbon nanomaterials, such as graphene.


Biomarkers in the blood prove strong role of food for type 2 diabetes

Press Releases   •   Sep 14, 2017 07:00 BST

A pioneering method, developed at Chalmers University of Technology, has demonstrated its potential in a large study, showing that metabolic fingerprints from blood samples could render important new knowledge on the connection between food and health. The study finds that diet is one of the strongest predictors of type 2 diabetes risk in older women.

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About Chalmers University of Technology

Chalmers – for a sustainable future

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and offers education in technology, science, shipping and architecture with a sustainable future as its global vision. Chalmers is well-known for providing an effective environment for innovation and has eight priority areas of international significance – Built Environment, Energy, Information and Communication Technology, Life Science Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Production, and Transport.
Graphene Flagship, an FET Flagship initiative by the European Commission, is coordinated by Chalmers. Situated in Gothenburg, Sweden, Chalmers has 10,300 full-time students and 3,100 employees.


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