Perturbation-free studies of single molecules

Researchers of the University of Basel have developed a new method with which individual isolated molecules can be studied precisely – without destroying the molecule or even influencing its quantum state. This highly sensitive technique for probing molecules is widely applicable and paves the way for a range of new applications in the fields of […]

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Swiss NanoConvention 2020

Don’t miss the chance to register as “early bird” at the Swiss NanoConvention 2020! The Swiss NanoConvention (SNC) brings together international and national leaders from science and industry in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. During two days, you will have the opportunity to get to know more about the latest scientific findings, to meet […]

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Nanocontainers introduced into the nucleus of living cells

An interdisciplinary team from the University of Basel has succeeded in creating a direct path for artificial nanocontainers to enter into the nucleus of living cells. To this end, they produced biocompatible polymer vesicles that can pass through the pores that decorate the membrane of the cell nucleus. In this way, it might be possible […]

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Molecular factories: The combination between nature and chemistry is functional

Researchers at the University of Basel have succeeded in developing molecular factories that mimic nature. To achieve this they loaded artificial organelles inside micrometer-sized natural blisters (vesicles) produced by cells. These molecular factories remain intact even after injection into an animal model and demonstrate no toxicity, as the team report in the scientific journal Advanced […]

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Happy Holidays

Many thanks to all of you who have supported the SNI in 2019. We wish you happy holidays and a good start of a healthy, successful and happy New Year!

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2D materials: arrangement of atoms measured in silicene

Silicene consists of a single layer of silicon atoms. In contrast to the ultra-flat material graphene, which is made of carbon, silicene shows surface irregularities that influence its electronic properties. Now, physicists from the University of Basel have been able to precisely determine this corrugated structure. As they report in the journal PNAS, their method […]

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SNI INSight December 2019

The current issue of SNI INSight is now online. If you want to learn more about tological materials or if you are interested in the the good news of the start-up Qnami, just have a look. Additionally, we report about recent events and news of the last weeks. SNI INSight December 2019

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The Department of Physics heads National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) for the development of a silicon-based quantum computer

Researchers around the world are looking for suitable ways to develop a quantum computer. At present, there are a number of approaches for the building blocks that could make up the supercomputer of the future. The realization of a quantum computer that can cope with previously unsolved tasks of high practical importance poses an immense […]

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The University of Basel gains two new National Centers of Competence in Research (NCCR)

The University of Basel has received a grant for two new National Centers of Competence in Research (NCCR), focusing on antibiotic research and quantum technology. The federal government is providing total funding of CHF 34 million for the two programs in the first funding phase to 2024, bringing the number of NCCRs with the University […]

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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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