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Università della Svizzera italiana

Sustainability indicators of corporate communications : translated into public procurement and the implications of their digitalization

Sebastian, Knebel ; Seele, Peter (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2020 ; 2020COM004.

Sustainability Indicators (SIs) are rising. They reach importance in all communications and decisions towards sustainability (Baue, 2019; Hák et al., 2016; Lyytimäki, 2019; UN DESA, 2019; UNRISD, 2019), especially in corporate communications and corporate reporting (GRI, 2019; Knebel & Seele, 2015). With the revised General Procurement Agreement (GPA) from the World Trade Organization (WTO)...

Université de Fribourg

Bimetallic salen-based compounds and their potential applications

Finelli, Alba ; Abram, Sarah-Luise ; Hérault, Nelly ; Crochet, Aurélien ; Fromm, Katharina M.

In: Crystal Growth & Design, 2020, vol. 20, no. 8, p. 4945–4958

The new bimetallic coordination compounds [LNiAg(NO3)], [LCuMn(NO3)2], [LCuCu(NO3)2], [LCuZn(NO3)2], and [{LCuBi(NO3)3}(ACN)] have been synthesized from a salen-type ligand L containing two distinct coordination sites to accommodate (different) metal ions M1 and M2. In the solid state, the formation of 1:1 compounds (LCu:M2) is always observed, but interactions between the compounds lead to ...

Université de Fribourg

Use of EpiAlveolar lung model to predict fibrotic potential of multiwalled carbon nanotubes

Barosova, Hana ; Maione, Anna G. ; Septiadi, Dedy ; Sharma, Monita ; Haeni, Laetitia ; Balog, Sandor ; O’Connell, Olivia ; Jackson, George R. ; Brown, David ; Clippinger, Amy J. ; Hayden, Patrick ; Petri-Fink, Alke ; Stone, Vicki ; Rothen-Rutishauser, Barbara

In: ACS Nano, 2020, vol. 14, no. 4, p. 3941–3956

Expansion in production and commercial use of nanomaterials increases the potential human exposure during the lifecycle of these materials (production, use, and disposal). Inhalation is a primary route of exposure to nanomaterials; therefore it is critical to assess their potential respiratory hazard. Herein, we developed a three-dimensional alveolar model (EpiAlveolar) consisting of human...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Three essays in economics of catastrophes

Slerca, Edoardo ; Jametti, Mario (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2018 ; 2018ECO013.

Many events can have a catastrophic effect on an economic environment, such as natural disasters, wars, migrations, pandemic diseases, etc. This thesis focuses on three of them: catastrophic agglomeration of firms as a response to tax differentials, immigration phenomena described as catastrophic by the natives and catastrophic earthquakes with destructive consequences for both physical and...

Université de Fribourg

Circadian clocks and sleep: impact of rhythmic metabolism and waste clearance on the brain

Albrecht, Urs ; Ripperger, Jürgen A.

In: Trends in Neurosciences, 2018, vol. 41, no. 10, p. 677–688

The rotation of the Earth around its axis causes periodic exposure of half of its surface to sunlight. This daily recurring event has been internalized in most organisms in the form of cellular circadian clock mechanisms. These cellular clocks are synchronized with each other in various ways to establish circadian networks that build the circadian program in tissues and organs, coordinating...

Université de Fribourg

A new trackway possibly made by a trotting theropod at the Las Hoyas fossil site (Early Cretaceous, Cuenca Province, Spain): Identification, bio-dynamics and palaeoenvironmental implications

Moratalla, J.J. ; Marugán-Lobón, J. ; Martín-Abad, Hugo ; Cuesta, E. ; Buscalioni, A.D.

In: Palaeontologia Electronica, 2017, vol. 20, no. 3, p. 1–14

A new trackway possibly made by a trotting theropod at the Las Hoyas fossil site (Early Cretaceous, Cuenca Province, Spain): Identification, bio-dynamics and palaeoenvironmental implications

Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries

Diffuse and weak Bragg scattering from quasicrystals: pitfalls and opportunities

Weber, Thomas ; Steurer, Walter

In: Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 2008, vol. 223, no. 11-12, p. 833-838