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 […]

read more

Welcome to the SNI

A short introduction of the Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI) at the University of Basel.

read more

New Associate Professor in Engineering of Synthetic Systems

Prof. 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 the characterization and optimization of biophysical properties of proteins.

read more

Congratulations!

Congratulations to our PhD student Pooja Thakkar who won the Shoulders-Gray-Spindt award at the 34th Vacuum Nanoelectronics Conference for her paper “Voltage-controlled three-electron-beam interference by a three-element Boersch phase shifter with top and bottom shielding electrodes”. In this work Pooja contributed to the goal to manipulate electron waves to realize a novel electron diffraction imaging method. The […]

read more

Congratulations!

At the Swiss NanoConvention Online 2021, our former SNI PhD student Dr. Thomas Karg received the Swiss MNT PhD Award sponsored by IBM Research for his outstanding publication “Light-mediated strong coupling between a mechanical oscillator and atomic spins 1 meter apart“. Thomas completed his dissertation in the laboratory of Professor Philipp Treutlein at the Department […]

read more

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. Whether in […]

read more

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. Graphene consists of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice. The material is very flexible and […]

read more

Swiss NanoConvention 2021

Don’t forget to register for the Swiss NanoConvention 2021 Online! Exciting presentations in diverse topics as well as various opportunities to make new contacts and refresh old ones are waiting. Further information and registration at: https://2021.swissnanoconvention.ch

read more

Are you interested in the nanostudy program?

At our virtual booth you will find videos and brochures that provide  comprehensive information about the study program. The virtual booth is part of the MINT-Map, a project initiated by the Chamber of Commerce Basel to arouse curiosity about natural sciences, mathematics informatics and technology. In addition to the virtual information booth, the Swiss Nanoscience […]

read more

SNI INSight May 2020

The new issue of our electronic magazine SNI INSight is online. In this issue, we present the two winners of the prize for the best master’s thesis in nanoscience at the University of Basel. In addition, we briefly describe all new Nano-Argovia projects. In these applied projects, scientists of the network are closely working together […]

read more