Experiments and projects

As happy as we are to be spending so much time at home with our families, the current situation undeniably presents us with completely new challenges. Perhaps it is also an opportunity to do things together that we normally struggle to find the time for in our busy lives. This is why we have started […]

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Swiss Nanotechnology PhD Award

The Swiss Micro- and Nanotechnology network (Swiss MNT Network) invites PhD students to submit their first author papers (published in 2019 until March 2020) addressing research in nanotechnolgy / nanoscience. Five winners will be selected and awarded CHF 2’000.- each. The prizes are kindly sponsored by BASF, Bühler, Hightech Zentrum Aargau, Sensirion, and Zeiss/Gloor. The […]

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SNI PhD School: Call 2020/2021

Do you have ideas for a doctoral thesis that can be carried out within the framework of the SNI PhD school? You can now submit your project proposal. Please take all details from the flyer and send your application to claudia.wirth@unibas.ch by 31 May 2020, latest. We are looking forward to receiving diverse and exciting proposals.

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Perturbation-free studies of single molecules

Researchers of the University of Basel have developed a new method with which individual isolated molecules can be studied precisely – without destroying the molecule or even influencing its quantum state. This highly sensitive technique for probing molecules is widely applicable and paves the way for a range of new applications in the fields of […]

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Swiss NanoConvention 2020

Don’t miss the chance to register as “early bird” at the Swiss NanoConvention 2020! The Swiss NanoConvention (SNC) brings together international and national leaders from science and industry in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. During two days, you will have the opportunity to get to know more about the latest scientific findings, to meet […]

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Nanocontainers introduced into the nucleus of living cells

An interdisciplinary team from the University of Basel has succeeded in creating a direct path for artificial nanocontainers to enter into the nucleus of living cells. To this end, they produced biocompatible polymer vesicles that can pass through the pores that decorate the membrane of the cell nucleus. In this way, it might be possible […]

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Molecular factories: The combination between nature and chemistry is functional

Researchers at the University of Basel have succeeded in developing molecular factories that mimic nature. To achieve this they loaded artificial organelles inside micrometer-sized natural blisters (vesicles) produced by cells. These molecular factories remain intact even after injection into an animal model and demonstrate no toxicity, as the team report in the scientific journal Advanced […]

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Happy Holidays

Many thanks to all of you who have supported the SNI in 2019. We wish you happy holidays and a good start of a healthy, successful and happy New Year!

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2D materials: arrangement of atoms measured in silicene

Silicene consists of a single layer of silicon atoms. In contrast to the ultra-flat material graphene, which is made of carbon, silicene shows surface irregularities that influence its electronic properties. Now, physicists from the University of Basel have been able to precisely determine this corrugated structure. As they report in the journal PNAS, their method […]

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SNI INSight December 2019

The current issue of SNI INSight is now online. If you want to learn more about tological materials or if you are interested in the the good news of the start-up Qnami, just have a look. Additionally, we report about recent events and news of the last weeks. SNI INSight December 2019

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