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The Howard Flack Crystallographic Lecture Series – Prof. Matthew J. Rosseinsky

The Howard Flack Crystallographic Lecture Series – Prof. Matthew J. Rosseinsky

It is a great pleasure to announce the second Howard Flack Crystallographic Lecture Series, organized by the Swiss Crystallographic Society in collaboration with the local host institutions: Prof. Dr. Matthew J. Rosseinsky from the University of Liverpool will give lectures at several universities/institutes in Switzerland.   Lecture Series: “Design of Advanced Materials” Monday, November 4…

Irène Cucchi received the Flatlands 2019 poster prize

Irène Cucchi received the Flatlands 2019 poster prize

Irène Cucchi (group of F. Baumberger) receives the Flatlands 2019 poster prize for her work on two-dimensional (2D) materials entitled “Microfocus laser-ARPES on encapsulated mono-, bi- and few-layer 1T’-WTe2”. In this study, researchers at the University of Geneva measured for the first time the electronic structure of exfoliated air-sensitive flakes of van der Waals materials….

RTS1 CQFD “Le noir plus noir que noir”, interview of Prof. Alberto Morpurgo

RTS1 CQFD “Le noir plus noir que noir”, interview of Prof. Alberto Morpurgo

There was the black colour. There is now an even more black coulour. An ultra-black that is of particular interest to artists who can now rely on scientists to get ever closer to the black. Stéphane Délétroz interviews Alberto Morpurgo, professor at DQMP and expert in nanoelectronics. Listen to the radio broadcast Find also the…

The LTA is launching a High-Performance Chemical Analysis and Imaging Platform – Seminar on November 14th

The LTA is launching a High-Performance Chemical Analysis and Imaging Platform – Seminar on November 14th

This platform is now open to both academic and industrial laboratories. Discover more at the XPS and TOF-SIMS seminar on November 14th. This platform, unique in Switzerland, combines expertise in molecular identification and surface chemistry with two state-of-the-art systems: a TOF-SIMS mass spectrometer and a scanning XPS microprobe. These two complementary techniques allow sensitive and…

Scanning near-field optical microscopy of LaAlO3/SrTiO3 heterostructures

Scanning near-field optical microscopy of LaAlO3/SrTiO3 heterostructures

The interface between LaAlO3 and SrTiO3 hosts a conducting two dimensional electron system with many interesting properties. Since its discovery in 2004, this system has been intensively studied but there are still several open questions mainly related to the presence of local modulations of the electronic properties. Visualizing these effects remains challenging as it requires…

On-demand control of terahertz and infrared waves

On-demand control of terahertz and infrared waves

Researchers from the University of Geneva and the University of Manchester have confirmed experimentally the theory of very strong magneto-optical resonance in graphene. The ability to control infrared and terahertz waves using magnetic or electric fields is one of the great challenges in physics that could revolutionise opto-electronics, telecommunications and medical diagnostics. A theory from…

A family of finite-temperature electronic phase transitions in graphene multilayers

A family of finite-temperature electronic phase transitions in graphene multilayers

The discovery of graphene –a single crystalline sheet of carbon atoms– represents a true breakthrough because not only showcases the amazing level of material control that has been reached, but also it has enabled the observation of a plethora of fascinating physical phenomena. It has been appreciated since the very first days that graphene layers…

Jennifer Fowlie obtained a Subside tremplin

Jennifer Fowlie obtained a Subside tremplin

Congratulations to Jennifer Fowlie in the group of Jean-Marc Triscone at UNIGE who obtained a Subside tremplin. This sudside allows female researchers from the University of Geneva wishing to pursue an academic career, to release them from their academic duties during a defined period in order for them to focus on their own scientific research,…

Philippe Jacquod nominated professor

Philippe Jacquod nominated professor

Welcome to Philippe Jacquod who has been nominated professor at the DQMP. Philippe Jacquod is a physicist from the ETHZ. He obtained a PhD in natural sciences from the University of Neuchâtel. He made post-doctoral researches at Yale and Leiden Universities and was a full professor in theoretical physics at the University of Arizona, in…

Electrification and superconductivity: the next paradigm of road transport ? – DQMP Seminar

Electrification and superconductivity: the next paradigm of road transport ? – DQMP Seminar

The electrification of road transport promises higher power efficiency combined with the opportunity of using energy from renewable sources. Fuel cell technology is expected to provide solutions to the issues of the electric vehicles currently on the market, mainly related to the limited range of autonomy and the battery charging time. The Swiss company Green…

Professor Antoine Georges awarded an Honoris causa

Professor Antoine Georges awarded an Honoris causa

Professor Antoine Georges has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Sherbrooke. His main achievement is the discovery, with Gabriel Kotliar (Rutgers University), of the dynamical mean-field theory. This new tool introduces time into the study of correlations and allows to treat the electronic structure of materials as never before. More information

Quantum Magnets under Pressure

Quantum Magnets under Pressure

Quantum magnets have evolved over the past decade into systems of large interest in fundamental and, increasingly, in applied physics. Their exceptional properties, including non-magnetic ground states, fractionalised excitations and topological order, have become candidate resources for quantum information and computing. Application in spintronic devices are possible if spin interactions can be controlled. It has long been known that…

Ultracold atoms used to verify 1963 prediction about 1D electrons

Ultracold atoms used to verify 1963 prediction about 1D electrons

Physicists from Rice University and the University of Geneva have verified a key prediction from a 55-year-old theory about one-dimensional electronics that is increasingly relevant thanks to Silicon Valley’s inexorable quest for miniaturization. “Chipmakers have been shrinking feature sizes on microchips for decades, and device physicists are now exploring the use of nanowires and nanotubes…

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