News from the Swiss Nanoscience Institute
Scientists at the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Department of Physics at the University of Basel have developed a new method that has enabled them to image magnetic fields on the nanometer scale at temperatures close to absolute zero for the first time. They used spins in special diamonds as
Using an ultra fast-scanning atomic force microscope, a team of researchers from the University of Basel has filmed “living” nuclear pore complexes at work for the first time. Nuclear pores are molecular machines that control the traffic entering or exiting the cell nucleus. In their article published
Four researchers of the University of Basel have been awarded the prestigious ERC Advanced Grants by the European Research Council (ERC). The neurobiologists Prof. Silvia Arber and Prof. Peter Scheiffele as well as chemist Prof. Thomas R. Ward and geneticist Prof. Rolf Zeller each receive 2.5 Million Euros of funding.
The microscopic world is governed by the rules of quantum mechanics, where the properties of a particle can be completely undetermined and yet strongly correlated with those of other particles. Physicists from the University of Basel have observed these so-called Bell correlations for the first time between hundreds of atoms. Their findings are published in the scientific journal Science.
Researchers of the University of Basel and Empa have gotten a step closer to engineering artificial muscles: they have developed a method to generate nanometer-thin silicone films.
Zusammen mit Kollegen von über 30 anderen Hochschulen haben Wissenschaftler der Universität Basel die Zuverlässigkeit von quantenmechanischen Simulationsmethoden zur Berechnung von Materialeigenschaften getestet. Dabei untersuchten sie, inwiefern die Berechnungen unterschiedlicher Softwareprogramme übereinstimmen.
Soap Bubbles for Treating Stenosed Blood Vessels
Liposomes are currently used as drug delivery vehicles but recognized by the immune system. Scientists from the universities of Basel and Fribourg have shown that special artificial liposomes do not elicit any reaction in human and porcine sera as well as pigs. The study was published in the Journal Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine.