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Alberto de la Torre receives the “Prix Vacheron Constantin des Sciences 2016”

Alberto de la Torre receives the “Prix Vacheron Constantin des Sciences 2016”

Alberto de la Torre has been awarded the “Prix Vacheron Constantin des Sciences 2016” for his doctoral thesis entitled Spectroscopic Studies of Layered Iridium Oxides and reporting “the doping evolution of the electronic structure of the single and bilayer iridates Sr2IrO4 and Sr3Ir2O7 from angle resolved photoemission (ARPES) experiments”. This prize encourage young students from the Faculty…

Switzerland winds up superconductivity

Switzerland winds up superconductivity

The unusual electronic properties of some superconducting materials permit lossless and dense electrical currents at very low temperatures, even in high magnetic fields. Conductors made of these materials are thus ideal for winding coils to generate very high magnetic fields, which are essential for a number of applications like magnetic medical imaging, magnetic resonance spectroscopy…

The LTA at the trade show EPHJ, June 14-17

The LTA at the trade show EPHJ, June 14-17

The Laboratory of Advanced Technology (LTA) will welcome you on the booth “Genève Innovation” (G111) at the trade show EPHJ-EPMT-SMT at Palexpo, Geneva, from June 14 till 17, 2016. The LTA is a joint platform of the University of Geneva and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland – Geneva designed to…

EuroCirCol – Interview of Prof. Carmine Senatore

EuroCirCol – Interview of Prof. Carmine Senatore

“The Horizon 2020 project EuroCirCol, coordinated by CERN, aims to assess the feasibility, reliability and cost effectiveness of key technologies for the next-generation hadron collider. For this project, coordinated by CERN, 16 partners from 9 countries work together to develop innovative designs for the collider ring, accelerator magnets and a cryogenic beam vacuum system.” The…

Phonon spectroscopy reveals important details of geophysical relevant materials

Phonon spectroscopy reveals important details of geophysical relevant materials

Using inelastic x-ray scattering and parameter-free calculations researchers provide the first complete and fully consistent lattice dynamics description of MgSiO3-brigmanite, the main constituent of the Earth’s lower mantle and one of the most important Earth’s minerals. The present work published in Geophysical Research Letters constitutes an important milestone fully validating the lattice dynamics calculation against…

Generation of « tailored » magnetic materials

Generation of « tailored » magnetic materials

Every day, new technologies require more precision in the intrinsic properties of the materials used. To meet increasingly specific requirements, physicists are interested in a generation of artificial materials, the properties of which can be controlled. Researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, in collaboration with French and English teams, have succeed in manipulating…

Discovering the secrets of oxide electronics

Discovering the secrets of oxide electronics

Strontium titanate (SrTiO3) has been very well studied over the last decade, and we can easily measure many of its unusual properties such as superconductivity at very low carrier density. But until now we have lacked an understanding of what gives rise to this material’s special properties. A team of researchers using Diamond’s Angle-Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy…

Graphene is both transparent and opaque to radiation

Graphene is both transparent and opaque to radiation

A microchip that filters out unwanted radiation with the help of graphene has been developed by scientists from the EPFL and tested by researchers of the University of Geneva (UNIGE). The invention could be used in future devices to transmit wireless data ten times faster.  EPFL and UNIGE scientists, have developed a microchip using graphene…

Superconductivity seen in a new light

Superconductivity seen in a new light

Superconducting materials have the characteristic of letting an electric current flow without resistance. The study of superconductors with a high critical temperature discovered in the 1980s remains a very attractive research subject for physicists. Indeed, many experimental observations still lack an adequate theoretical description. Researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) in Switzerland and the…

Euro AFM Forum at UNIGE

Euro AFM Forum at UNIGE

The Department of Quantum Matter Physics (DQMP) at the University of Geneva and Oxford Instruments Asylum Research are pleased to announce the 5th Euro AFM Forum to be held June 22-24 at the Ecole de physique, University of Geneva. Ideal for both novice and experienced atomic force microscopy AFM users, the Euro AFM Forum is an…

Swiss Workshop on Materials with Novel Electronic Properties

Swiss Workshop on Materials with Novel Electronic Properties

The 2016 Swiss Workshop on Materials with Novel Electronic Properties is the eleventh edition of a series of Swiss Workshops organized by MaNEP, formerly the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) on Materials with Novel Electronic Properties and now a Network at the Swiss level. The meeting will bring together researchers working in Switzerland…

Siobhan Mckeown Walker has received a prize at CORPES in Paris

Siobhan Mckeown Walker has received a prize at CORPES in Paris

Siobhan Mckeown Walker has been awarded a prize for the best poster presentation at the CORPES conference in Paris, France (5-10 July 2015). CORPES is an international workshop on strong correlations and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy. Siobhan presented the recent ARPES work of the group Baumberger on the 2DEG at the STO (001) surface and showed the…

A new era for electronic materials

A new era for electronic materials

Impressive scientific developments are changing the way in which we look at electronic materials. For many different substances, it is now possible to realize perfect crystals only one or a few atom thick, whose electronic properties can be controlled in ways that would have been considered as science fiction only a few years ago. The…

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