Awards for two doctoral students from the SNI network

Arne Barfuss, a doctoral student in Professor Patrick Maletinsky’s group at the SNI PhD School, has won the Swiss Nanotechnology Award sponsored by Rolic Technologies Ltd. Nicola Rossi, a doctoral student in Argovia Professor Martino Poggio’s team, has received the Swiss Nanotechnology Award sponsored by ABB Ltd. For the first time, the Swiss MNT Network […]

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New Argovia projects

In early 2017, the Argovia committee selected new projects to be funded through the Nano Argovia program. Here and in the next issue of SNI update, we present the new projects launched on April 1, 2017. A3EDPI – Structural analysis with diffracted electrons In the A3EDPI Argovia project, an interdisciplinary team of scientists from the […]

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Broad scope user event in the Nano Imaging Lab

On June 28, the SNI’s Nano Imaging Lab (NI Lab) invited current customers and interested colleagues to its first information event. Around 40 people took the opportunity to gain an insight into the work of the NI Lab, which has been part of the Swiss Nanoscience Institute since 2016. Five scientific talks reflected the variety […]

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Mammoth program at tunBasel

In May, around 14,000 people visited tunBasel, ten action-packed days as part of the Mustermesse Basel trade fair. The SNI also answered the call to provide an exciting program of events for children and young people to tinker, experiment, and experience. Dr Kerstin Beyer-Hans (SNI) and Dr Giovanni Nisato and Giorgio Quaranta (CSEM Muttenz) compiled […]

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Announcements

SNI Annual Meeting The SNI Annual Meeting takes place on September 7–8 in the Hotel Schweizerhof at the Lenzerheide resort. All SNI members are invited to this annual academic exchange. If you have any questions, please contact Kerstin Beyer-Hans.        Nano-Argovia program Do you have an idea for an applied research project in […]

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Media releases and Uni News from SNI members

University of Basel, July 14, 2017. Coupling a Nano-trumpet With a Quantum Dot Enables Precise Position Determination Scientists from the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the University of Basel have succeeded in coupling an extremely small quantum dot with 1,000 times larger trumpet-shaped nanowire. The movement of the nanowire can be detected with a sensitivity of […]

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Active Implants: How Gold Binds to Silicone Rubber

Flexible electronic parts could significantly improve medical implants. However, electroconductive gold atoms usually hardly bind to silicones. Researchers from the University of Basel have now been able to modify short-chain silicones in a way, that they build strong bonds to gold atoms. The results have been published in the journal «Advanced Electronic Materials». Ultra-thin and […]

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New Method of Characterizing Graphene

Scientists have developed a new method of characterizing graphene’s properties without applying disruptive electrical contacts, allowing them to investigate both the resistance and quantum capacitance of graphene and other two-dimensional materials. Researchers from the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the University of Basel’s Department of Physics reported their findings in the journal Physical Review Applied. Graphene […]

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Wafer-thin Magnetic Materials Developed for Future Quantum Technologies

Two-dimensional magnetic structures are regarded as a promising material for new types of data storage, since the magnetic properties of individual molecular building blocks can be investigated and modified. For the first time, researchers have now produced a wafer-thin ferrimagnet, in which molecules with different magnetic centers arrange themselves on a gold surface to form […]

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SNI update May 2017

The new issue of our newsletter SNI update is now online. We explain some phenomena of the quantum world, introduce Dr Sonja Neuhaus who heads a research group in the School of Engineering (FHNW) and report about activities of SNI members in recent months.  SNI update is published four times a year. If you are interested to receive our […]

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