News from the SNI networkSNI INSight August 2021
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).
Video about the SNI
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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.
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.
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.
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.