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Our mini-review on paleosystems is published in the special issue of Angewandte Chemie dedicated to Heritage Sciences.

The process of mimicking properties of specific interest (such as mechanical, optical, and structural) observed in ancient and historical systems is designated here as paleoinspiration. For instance, recovery in archaeology or paleontology identifies materials that are a posteriori extremely resilient to alteration. All the more encouraging is that many ancient materials were synthesized in soft […]

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Blue Horizons

The Swiss National Science Foundation has highlighted our research on Prussian blue in the Research magazine Horizons of December 2015. C’est précisément à la compréhension de la dégradation du bleu de Prusse que s’est attaquée Claire Gervais, professeure à la Haute école d’art du canton de Berne. “Les matériaux du patrimoine sont passionnants et générateurs […]

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