Words from the director

Dear colleagues, It’s summer vacation time in Basel. The Department of Physics is much quieter than it was a few weeks ago, quite a few doors are closed, and my diary is much freer. Those who have returned from or are still looking forward to their vacations are using the calmer, lecture-free period to write […]

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Elise Aeby wins award for best master’s thesis in nanoscience 2016

Elise Aeby’s design for a new microfluidic platform to study tissue cells has earned her this year’s award for the best master’s thesis in nanoscience at the University of Basel. The young researcher looks back on a fulfilling time in Basel in which she learnt a great deal and played an active role in various […]

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Diamonds help create precise images

On the fourth floor of the Department of Physics, the Swiss Nanoscience Institute has a new neighbor. Qnami, a start-up led by Dr. Mathieu Munsch and the Georg H. Endress Professor Patrick Maletinsky, has moved in opposite the SNI’s general manager, Claudia Wirth. In this portrait, we introduce the young company, which manufactures quantum sensors […]

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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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