• A novel quasi-one-dimensional topological insulator theoretically predicted and experimentally confirmed by the team of Oleg V. Yazyev

    MARVEL researchers in the group of Professor Oleg V. Yazyev at the Institute of Theoretical Physics of EPFL have theoretically predicted and experimentally confirmed, the  topological insulator behaviour of the beta-phase of  the  quasi-one-dimensional bismuth iodide, Bi4I4.

  • Type-II Weyl semimetals proposed by the team of Matthias Troyer

    A team of researchers of Professor Matthias Troyer, group leader in MARVEL, and professor for Computational Physics at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at ETH Zurich, propose the existence of a previously overlooked type of Weyl fermion.

  • Volcano plots used for first time in homogeneous catalysis

    For the first time ever, MARVEL researchers in the group of Clémence Corminboeuf at EPFL used volcano plots – normally used in heterogeneous catalysis research – to study homogeneous catalysis.

  • Graphene meets heat waves

    MARVEL researchers in the group of Nicola Marzari at EPFL have shed new light on the fundamental mechanisms of heat dissipation in graphene and other two-dimensional materials. They have shown that heat can propagate as a wave over very long distances. This is key information for engineering the electronics of tomorrow.