NanoscienceFocus: Imaging

We invite researchers working in any fields of nanometer scale imaging to participate and share their latest techniques and scientific progress, and exchange ideas in a short, focused conference. Examples of topics of interest include, but are not limited to scanning probe microscopy, electron microscopy, NV center imaging, X-ray imaging, or advanced optical imaging More informationen and flyer   

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Happy holidays

  The SNI team wishes happy holidays and a great start to a healthy, successful and peaceful 2019 and many thanks for your support and interest!  

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Christof Sparr receives Ružička Prize 2018

This year’s Ružička Prize has been awarded to Christof Sparr, Assistant Professor at the University of Basel. The 38-year-old chemist was honored for his outstanding achievements in the development of new synthesis methods. Christof Spar was born in 1980 in Appenzell. He studied chemistry at ETH Zurich and completed his education with a doctorate in […]

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Data storage using individual molecules

Researchers from the University of Basel have reported a new method that allows the physical state of just a few atoms or molecules within a network to be controlled. It is based on the spontaneous self-organization of molecules into extensive networks with pores about one nanometer in size. In the journal small, the physicists reported […]

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SNI update December 2018

The December issue of our newsletter SNI update is now online. You will find a story of a successful Nano Argovia project, which has created a great deal of media coverage. We introduce the young professor Jelena Klinovaja at the Department of Physics of the University of Basel and report on various events that took […]

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Winners of the Nano Image Award

Congratulations to the winners of this years’ Nano Image Award and many thanks to all who submitted their fascinating images of the nano- and microworld.      

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Electron beams reveal the three-dimensional structure of nanocrystals

In a collaboration with the companies Dectris Ltd. (Baden) and Crystallise! AG (Schlieren), supported by the Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI), researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute, ETH Zurich, and the University of Basel have shown that electron beam diffraction is ideally suited to determining the three-dimensional structure of crystals. Providing a complement to the technique […]

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Quantum Technologies Flagship: Basel physicists participate in three research consortia

Today, the European Commission launched its flagship initiative on quantum technologies. Three research groups from the Department of Physics at the University of Basel are involved. The aim of the 1 billion euro research and technology funding program is to develop radically new and powerful quantum technologies by exploiting various quantum effects. Quantum physics describes […]

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SNI update October 2018

The new issue of our newsletter SNI update is online. You’ll find information about Tino Matter, the winner of the prize for the best master’s thesis. We introduce two of our new nanoscience students and we explain the goals of the Nano-Argovia projects NanoGhip and NQsense. Additionally, we announce several events and report on recent […]

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Metal leads to the desired configuration

Scientists at the University of Basel have found a way to change the spatial arrangement of bipyridine molecules on a surface. These potential components of dye-sensitized solar cells form complexes with metals and thereby alter their chemical conformation. The results of this interdisciplinary collaboration between chemists and physicists from Basel were recently published in the […]

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