SNI INSight May 2020

The new edition of our electronic magazine SNI INSight is now online. You get to know more about the Nano Argovia projects that have been started beginning of the years and about other SNI activities. SNI INSight May 2020

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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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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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ARTIDIS Gains Strong Momentum in 2019 Raising CHF 8.8 Million in Seed Financing

ARTIDIS AG (“ARTIDIS”), a privately held healthtech company, announced the successful closure of a CHF 8.8 million seed financing in two rounds securing early clinical validation and the next development phase towards market entry in 2021. The funding will be used to advance the company’s healthtech platform into a large multi-centre clinical study together with […]

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FET-OPEN grant for topological states in germanium nanowires

Limited scalability and the high sensitivity of qubits as building blocks for the quantum computer are still in the way of the ‘super computer’s’ big breakthrough. Researchers of the University of Twente, together with colleagues from Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands may have found a promising solution to address these challenges. They have been awarded […]

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Nanosciences for the general public

Members of the public recently had a chance to learn more about the nanosciences and the activities of the SNI at two different events. The first consisted of an SNI stand at the May market in Lenzburg, offering visitors a wealth of information and activities. For the second, Dr. Kerstin Beyer-Hans put together a nanosciences […]

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Uni news and media releases from the SNI network

University of Basel, July 12, 2018. Electrical contact to molecules in semiconductor structures established for the first time Electrical circuits are constantly being scaled down and extended with specific functions. A new method now allows electrical contact to be established with simple molecules on a conventional silicon chip. The technique promises to bring advances in […]

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Call for project proposals

The Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI) launches its seventh call for PhD projects in nanoscience. You can find information about the process in our flyer. We are looking forward to your proposals.

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Structure is everything

How different surfaces affect properties Nature is filled with examples of surfaces that have particular properties due to their structure. A special nano- and microstructure, for instance, allows butterfly wings to shimmer in different colors without any pigments at all. Some leaf surfaces cause water and dirt to simply roll off them, and cicada wings […]

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We keep our fingers crossed

On April 28th and 29th, the first international nanocar race takes place in Toulouse. A team of the Department of Physics and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute at the University of Basel participates and has good chances to win. We keep our fingers crossed for the pilots Dr. Rémy Pawlak und Tobias Meier from the research […]

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