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Virtual booth

A virtual information booth helps the SNI to present the nanoscience degree program attractively at online events. Videos and brochures provide comprehensive information on the study program.

The booth is also part of the MINT-Map. This initiative by the Basel Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with a number of companies aims to arouse curiosity about natural sciences, mathematics, computer science and technology as part of tunBasel. In addition to the virtual information booth, the SNI also offered a range of exciting experiments as well as an experiment set to use at home (under “Categories” on the MINT-Map: Natural Sciences).

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Virtual booth
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Video about the SNI

Do you need a short introduction to the SNI for a presentation? Our new short video explains in less than two minutes what the SNI actually is and what we do.

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Professor Michael Nash (Image: provided by M. Nash)

New Associate Professor of Engineering of Synthetic Systems

Professor Michael Nash has been appointed Associate Professor of Engineering of Synthetic Systems by the University Council. Nash has been an assistant professor at the University of Basel since 2016. His research focuses on characterizing and optimizing biophysical properties of proteins.

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Image: Mehdi Ramezani, Swiss Nanoscience Institute, University of Basel

Ultrathin semiconductors electrically connected to superconductors for the first time

For the first time, University of Basel researchers have equipped an ultrathin semiconductor with superconducting contacts. These extremely thin materials with novel electronic and optical properties could pave the way for previously unimagined applications. Combined with superconductors, they are expected to give rise to new quantum phenomena and find use in quantum technology.

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Publication in “Nano Letters”

 

 

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Stretching changes the electronic properties of graphene

The electronic properties of graphene can be specifically modified by stretching the material evenly, say researchers at the University of Basel. These results open the door to the development of new types of electronic components.

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Veröffentlichung in “Communications Physics”

 

Bild: Jakob Bilger

Manganese could make luminescent materials and the conversion of sunlight more sustainable

University of Basel researchers have reached an important milestone in their quest to produce more sustainable luminescent materials and catalysts for converting sunlight into other forms of energy. Based on the cheap metal manganese, they have developed a new class of compounds with promising properties that until now have primarily been found in noble metal compounds.

Media release, University of Basel
Veröffentlichung in “Nature Chemistry”