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Editorial

Dear colleagues and nanoscience enthusiasts, I hope you had a relaxed and enjoyable summer and a good start to the new academic year. Here at the University of Basel we are looking forward to meeting the new students starting in mid-September. This year, we have 24 registrations for the nanosciences degree program. As I will […]

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With a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise – Scientists from the SNI network found “ELDICO Scientific”

In June 2019, four experienced entrepreneurs Dr. Gustavo Santiso-Quinones, Dr. Gunther Steinfeld, Dr. Eric Hovestreydt and Nils Gebhardt founded the company “ELDICO Scientific” with a view to commercializing an instrument that measures electron diffraction. This electron diffractometer can be used to determine the 3D structure of nanoscale materials whose tiny dimensions or properties meant that, […]

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Complex molecules on surfaces – Sebastian Scherb receives the prize for the best master’s thesis in nanosciences

At the first master’s degree ceremony for nanosciences this fall, Sebastian Scherb will be awarded the prize for the best master’s thesis of 2018. As part of the team led by Professor Ernst Meyer, he investigated a new method for the surface deposition of individual complex molecules. Seeking a method for large molecules The self-assembly […]

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“Jugend forscht” federal prize for young researchers – An outstanding scientific achievement for two high-school students with support from the SNI

Felix Sewing and Alex Korocencev have been awarded the 2019 “Jugend forscht” federal prize in the area of technology. Over the last year, the two young researchers have received support from the SNI and the Department of Physics. Everyone involved had a chance to join the two prizewinners in raising a toast to this amazing […]

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Two effects with a single product – In the Nano Argovia project PERIONANO, researchers are combating inflammation around dental implants and supporting tissue regeneration

In the Nano Argovia project PERIONANO, scientists from the FHNW School of Life Sciences and the Hightech Research Center of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery (University of Basel) are working with industry partner credentis AG (Windisch, Aargau) to investigate a new approach for the treatment of inflammation around dental implants (peri-implantitis). The scientists are developing an easy-to-use system […]

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Using nanoparticles to defeat cancer – In the Nano Argovia project NCT Nano, researchers are exploring a new immunotherapy approach to cancer treatment

In the Nano Argovia project NCT Nano, three interdisciplinary teams are collaborating to characterize a novel, targeted immuno-oncology approach. Scientists from TargImmune Therapeutics (Basel), the Department of Chemistry at the University of Basel, and the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering at ETH Zurich in Basel (D-BSSE) are studying nanoparticles that smuggle a specific cargo […]

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Shorter light pulses thanks to nanostructured gratings – The Nano Argovia project UltraNanoGRACO is testing a new type of laser system

In the Nano Argovia project UltraNanoGRACO, a team of researchers from CSEM Muttenz, the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, and the startup Menhir Photonics AG (Basel) are examining a new type of laser pulse compressor to be combined with an ultrafast laser. The laser system is intended to produce extremely short, high-intensity […]

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The SNI and ANAXAM

The Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI) is a participant in the “ANAXAM” Technology Transfer Center for Advanced Manufacturing. The association supporting the Aargau-based center was formed in June, with a launch event to give interested companies the opportunity to find out more about how ANAXAM builds bridges between cutting-edge research and industry, and how they can […]

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A stream of visitors

The children attending the UniKidsCamps and pupils from various schools were not the only visitors to the SNI in recent months – we also hosted the board of directors of the Hightech Zentrum Aargau (HTZ), which convened in Basel to learn about the SNI and its research activities. In the laboratories of professors Ernst Meyer, […]

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News from the SNI network

The geometry of an electron determined for the first time Physicists at the University of Basel are able to show for the first time how a single electron looks in an artificial atom. A newly developed method enables them to show the probability of an electron being present in a space. This allows improved control […]

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