Which light is lit?

The SNI lights a candle every Sunday in Advent. Each candle features one of the many experiments we have put together. If you recognize which experiment it stands for, enter our raffle. You might even win a powerbank and a little surprise. https://nanoscience.ch/de/ueber-uns/raetsel/ Did you find the moving cookies? Take a look at our other exciting […]

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An ironclad future

University of Basel news: Solar energy plays an important role in the fight against climate change as a substitute for fossil fuels. Dye-sensitized solar cells promise to be a low-cost supplement to the photovoltaic systems we know today. Their key feature is the dye sensitizers attached to their surface. Researchers at the University of Basel […]

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In memory of Peter Reimann

Dr. h.c. Peter Reimann, a long-time employee of the Department of Physics and the SNI, passed away unexpectedly on November 1, 2021. Peter had been employed at the Department of Physics at the University of Basel for more than 37 years, where he headed the Technology & Safety Group. He was an enthusiastic researcher and […]

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Nano-Tech Apéro 2021

After a short introduction to the work of the SNI and Omya, all participants were given an exciting guided tour of the Omya labs. The company mainly produces calcium carbonate and is researching a wide range of new applications for customers from very different sectors in excellently equipped laboratories. In the Nano-Argovia project KOKORO, for […]

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SNI Annual Event

Every year,  SNI members meet for their annual event in Lenzerheide. In 2021, the event was special because we were able to meet in person again after a long break. During the event, Prof. Dr. Henning Stahlberg (EPFL) was appointed as SNI honorary member. He has been very committed to nanoscience in general and to […]

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SNI INSight August 2021

The summer issue of our electronic magazine “SNI INSight” has been published. The main topic of this issue is nanomedicine. In addition, there are numerous news about the SNI. Enjoy browsing through it! Online version

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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 […]

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Welcome to the SNI

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

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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.

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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 […]

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