Preparing for the era of quantum technologies
Quantum breakthroughs are opening up enormous horizons. In this race between science and diplomacy, Geneva holds a key role.
What’s so super about superconductivity?
John Letzing, a journalist at the World Economic Forum, recently sat down with Prof. Carmine Senatore to discuss the fascinating realm of superconducting technologies. While the scientific community initially buzzed with excitement over claims of achieving room-temperature superconductivity,...
A digital stamp for contactless certification
The combination of a high-precision marking technique, developed by a UNIGE spin-off, and a tamper-proof digital certification system enables any valuable object to be authenticated and tracked.
A meeting of the International Energy Agency on High Temperature Superconductors at Villa Hardt
The Executive Committee (ExCo) of the International Energy Agency’s Technology Collaboration Program on High Temperature Superconductors (IEA HTS TCP) convened in Geneva, Switzerland for a three-day meeting from Monday, September 18th, to Wednesday, September 20th. The HTS TCP’s mission is to...
Carmine Senatore maps superconductivity technologies for the World Economic Forum
Professor at the Faculty of Science, Carmine Senatore is the first UNIGE expert to collaborate with the World Economic Forum on a "transformation map". His mission: to raise the profile of superconducting technologies in economic and political circles.
A laser light bends the motion of atoms
An international research team explains the microscopic origin of the Hall effect: the study, published in Science, is coordinated by the University of Florence in collaboration with LENS, CNR and the universities of Geneva and Grenoble (CEA - CNRS - UGA). Bending the motion of atoms with laser...
Electronic coupling of metal-to-insulator transitions in complex heterostructures
Transition metal perovskites constitute a family of materials that offers a vast range of engineerable properties due to the strong interplay between their spin, charge, orbital and structural degrees of freedom, making them an exciting playground for both fundamental studies and technological...
Towards a roadmap for British-Swiss collaboration on adaptative quantum materials & quantum technologies
An enigma solved in the world of superconducting cuprates
An international research team led by the University of Geneva solves a decades-old conundrum about the incompatibility between the optical properties and the electrical resistivity in the “cuprates”, materials that are superconducting at high temperature. These findings, published in Nature...
Sculpting quantum materials for the electronics of the future
An international team led by the UNIGE has developed a quantum material in which the fabric of space inhabited by electrons can be curved on-demand.
RefFIT awarded a grant loan from Fongit
Five new promising projects have been awarded by the Fongit Innovation Fund (FIF). Among them, RefFIT received a grant loan.
Geneva Quantum Centre – a faculty center on quantum science and technology
Quantum science and technology is a rapidly growing field that is having a tremendous impact worldwide, opening vast possibilities at both the fundamental and applied levels. The ability to control and manipulate single quantum systems enables the development of future quantum communication...
A new system for simultaneous Raman/SHG polarimetry
We developed a module for second harmonic generation (SHG) using femtosecond laser excitation that can be easily adapted to standard Raman microscope. The system is designed to provide full control of input and output polarization for both Raman and Second harmonic and measures the two signals...
RefFIT winner of the Venture startup competition
RefFIT is the winner of the Venture startup competition of 2022 in the ICT category. RefFit delivers disruptive software for the material industry to efficiently analyze spectroscopy data.
Innovative cutting tools for high-tech alloys
The Department of Quantum Matter Physics (DQMP) has just been awarded a major INNOSUISSE grant for an initiative launched with the Geneva-based company Eskenazi SA, a leader in the manufacture of cutting tools for microtechnology. Founded in 1916 by Marcel Eskenazi, this company is distinguished...
Professor Andrea Caviglia awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant
Andrea Caviglia, full professor at the Department of Quantum Matter physics, UNIGE, has been recognized for the excellence of his work with an ERC Consolidator Grant providing 2 million euros over five years for the QED Materials project - Quantum Electrodynamics of materials.
A new electrolyte for greener and safer batteries
A UNIGE team has developed a new material that improves the performance of solid-state sodium batteries, a less dangerous and more durable alternative to lithium.
Driving ferroelectric domain walls towards greater roughness
Ferroelectric domain walls show thermally activated creep and progressively roughen when driven from the edges of planar electrodes, potentially limiting racetrack memory applications in thin films. This research is published in Applied Physics Letters.