Summer internships 2017

Summer internships 2017

The MaNEP Network offers summer internships for 3rd and 4th year students in physics. It is a unique opportunity to work for a month this summer in one of the top research teams affiliated to the MaNEP Network while receiving a financial support. Interested ? Click here to see all the details and to contact the…

TOF-SIMS : a revolution for chemical surface analysis

TOF-SIMS : a revolution for chemical surface analysis

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Antoine Georges has been named Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur

Antoine Georges has been named Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur

Antoine Georges, Professor at the Ecole polytechnique, at Collège de France and at the University of Geneva, has been named Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur. Antoine Georges will receive this decoration on June 19, 2017 at the Collège de France. The Légion d’Honneur is the highest French national distinction. Antoine George was awarded numerous prizes…

Marta Gibert and Ana Akrap obtain a SNFS professorship

Marta Gibert and Ana Akrap obtain a SNFS professorship

The DQMP is very proud to announce a double exceptional success. Congratulations to Marta Gibert and Ana Akrap of the Department of Quantum Matter Physics, University of Geneva who have obtained a SNSF professorship grant. Marta Gibert has received the grant with a project on Functional oxide heterostructures by design. She will be appointed as…

Towards mastering terahertz waves ?

Towards mastering terahertz waves ?

The terahertz waves span frequency ranges between the infrared spectrum (used, for example, for night vision) and gigahertz waves (which find their application, among other, in Wi-Fi connections). Terahertz waves allow for the detection of materials that are undetectable at other frequencies. However, the use of these waves is severely limited by the absence of…

Elastic properties revealed by thermal diffuse x-ray scattering

Elastic properties revealed by thermal diffuse x-ray scattering

High-precision measurements of thermal diffuse x-ray scattering revealed that the full elasticity tensor can accurately be obtained in a single crystal diffraction experiment. The new method opens the perspective to determine elastic properties together with crystal structure under the same experimental conditions. The results published in Physical Review Letters show, that absolute values can be…

Electromagnon dispersion probed by inelastic X-ray scattering in LiCrO2

Electromagnon dispersion probed by inelastic X-ray scattering in LiCrO2

Lattice vibrations (phonons) in crystals are typically weakly interacting with the electronic degrees of freedom, such as charge and spin fluctuations. Researchers in the team of Prof. Rüegg (DQMP, University of Geneva and LNS, Paul Scherrer Institute) together with collaborators from the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Japan and the USA discovered an unexpectedly strong…

Isotope effect in superconducting n-doped SrTiO3

Isotope effect in superconducting n-doped SrTiO3

Strontium titanate is a material with a unique combination of different properties. In its pristine state it is an insulator with a band gap of 3 eV. In the absence of zero-point fluctuations (ZPF) the material would be ferroelectric at low temperatures, and the material can be made ferroelectric by suppressing the ZPF by substituting…

Plenary talk of Carmine Senatore at the Applied Superconductivity Conference

Plenary talk of Carmine Senatore at the Applied Superconductivity Conference

During the plenary series at Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC 2016), Prof. Carmine Senatore gave a talk entitled “30 Years to High Temperature Superconductivity: Status and Perspectives”. The aim of this presentation is to illustrate the close synergetic relationship between evolution of the material understanding and advancement in the superconductor technology. See the video.

Marta Gibert receives the Swiss Physical Society (SPS) prize

Marta Gibert receives the Swiss Physical Society (SPS) prize

Marta Gibert receives the Swiss Physical Society (SPS) Prize sponsored by IBM for her research on magnetic coupling at oxide interfaces, particularly in the interface engineering of heterostructures combining nickelates and manganites. The results led to the publications: “Exchange bias in LaNiO3–LaMnO3 superlattices“, M. Gibert, et al., Nature Materials 11, 195 (2012). “Interfacial Control of Magnetic Properties…

The word of the academicians – Thierry Giamarchi explains the word “glass”

The word of the academicians – Thierry Giamarchi explains the word “glass”

On the occasion of its 350th birthday, the French Academy of Sciences produced short films entitled “The word of the academicians”. Nineteen academicians explain in three minutes a word of science such as, chaos, climate, innovation, memory, nano, planet, irrational, etc. Thierry Giamarchi, academician, took up the challenge and explains the word “glass” (in French…

Nicolas Gisin’s and Thierry Giamarchi’s conferences at the French Academy of Sciences

Nicolas Gisin’s and Thierry Giamarchi’s conferences at the French Academy of Sciences

Thierry Giamarchi and Nicolas Gisin gave a conference during the French Academy of Sciences colloquia, organized on the theme “Hundred years of quantum revolutions”. Thierry Giamarchi, “Peut-on toucher la Mécanique Quantique ?” Nicolas Gisin “Quand la Science rejoint la science-fiction” See the videos  

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