Patrick Maletinsky receives ERC Consolidator Grant

Three researchers from the University of Basel receive one of the coveted ERC Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council (ERC). Patrick Maletinsky from the Department of Physics, Marek Basler from the Biozentrum, and Dennis Gillingham from the Department of Chemistry will receive a total of 6.7 million Euros over five years. The Consolidator Grants […]

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Qnami announced the closing of a 2.6M CHF seed round

Qnami announced today the closing of a 2.6M CHF (2.6M USD) seed round led by Venture Capital fund Quantonation and further supported by investiere, ZKB Start-up Finance and the High Tech Gründerfond. The funds will support the market entry of Qnami’s first product, a quantum microscope for inspection of magnetic materials at the nanoscale, and […]

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Research and “Rüebli”

This year, the Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI) at the University of Basel, founded by the Canton of Aargau and the University of Basel, for the first time had a booth at the Rüeblimärt in Aarau. The SNI team informed interested visitors about the SNI’s research activities in the field of nanosciences and offered the opportunity […]

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A cavity leads to a strong interaction between light and matter

  Researchers have succeeded in creating an efficient quantum-mechanical light-matter interface using a microscopic cavity. Within this cavity, a single photon is emitted and absorbed up to 10 times by an artificial atom. This opens up new prospects for quantum technology, report physicists at the University of Basel and Ruhr-University Bochum in the journal Nature. […]

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Green light for national technology transfer centre ANAXAM

The Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), the University of Applied Sciences, (FHNW), the Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI), and the Canton of Aargau are planning a national Advanced Manufacturing Technology Transfer Center (AM-TTC) supported by the federal government together with industrial partners. The umbrella organisation AM-TTC Alliance has approved the concept and the financial support required for […]

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How to control friction in topological insulators

Topological insulators are innovative materials that conduct electricity on the surface, but act as insulators on the inside. Physicists at the University of Basel and the Istanbul Technical University have begun investigating how they react to friction. Their experiment shows that the heat generated through friction is significantly lower than in conventional materials. This is […]

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Machine learning at the quantum lab

The electron spin of individual electrons in quantum dots could serve as the smallest information unit of a quantum computer. Scientists from the Universities of Oxford, Basel and Lancaster have developed an algorithm that can be used to measure quantum dots automatically. Writing in the Nature-family journal npj Quantum Information, they describe how they can […]

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Molecular electronics A molecular bridge further

Electronics built from molecules could open up new possibilities in the miniaturization of circuits in the future. Empa researchers, together with partners from Switzerland, the Netherlands, Israel, and  the UK, succeeded in solving a crucial detail in the realization of such circuit elements: A molecular bridge for electrons that remains mechanically and electronically stable at […]

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Silicon as a semiconductor: silicon carbide would be much more efficient

In power electronics, semiconductors are based on the element silicon – but the energy efficiency of silicon carbide would be much higher. Physicists of the University of Basel, the Paul Scherrer Institute and ABB explain what exactly is preventing the use of this combination of silicon and carbon in the scientific journal Applied Physics Letters. […]

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How to trick electrons to see the hidden face of crystals

Scientists in a team led by Dr. Tim Grüne have shown in the Nano Argovia project A3EDPI that electron diffraction can be applied to analyze the 3D structure of nanoscale materials. Now they introduce two types of three-dimensional sample supports that enable the collection of complete data sets in “Nature Communications”. Media release, University of […]

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