Unconventional Superconductivity – Forty years of exciting developments

Unconventional Superconductivity – Forty years of exciting developments

By Manfred Sigrist, ETHZ This year in May the 25th anniversary of the discovery of Sr2RuO4 was celebrated with a dedicated workshop at ETH Zurich. Sr2RuO4 has been the second superconductor found in the class of perovskite transition metal oxides after the cuprates and has ever since played an important role in the field of…

Measuring the oxygen positions in an ultra thin film by XRD

Measuring the oxygen positions in an ultra thin film by XRD

By Jennifer Fowlie Based on article published in Nano Letters X-ray diffraction is a ubiquitous tool used in many areas of physical sciences for determining the structure of matter. There are two particular experimental challenges in measuring an x-ray diffraction signal; samples that are of too small a volume and atoms that are of too…

MaNEP Materials Discovery Workshop and Forum Meeting at the University of Bern

MaNEP Materials Discovery Workshop and Forum Meeting at the University of Bern

  The MaNEP Network met at the University of Bern, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, for a Workshop on Materials Discovery and its annual Forum Meeting. During the workshop the principle investigators of six leading materials discovery and synthesis groups at the Paul Scherrer Institute, EPF Lausanne, ETH Zurich and the Universities of Geneva, Zurich…

MaNEP session at the SPS meeting

MaNEP session at the SPS meeting

This year MaNEP organized again a special session at the annual Swiss Physical Society meeting that took place last August at the University of Zurich. The MaNEP session focused on the recent developments in the study of materials with novel electronic phenomena arising from electronic correlations or topological properties. The four sessions held during two…

High performance chemical analysis and imaging in Geneva

High performance chemical analysis and imaging in Geneva

    The Laboratory of Advance Technology (LTA) in Geneva has launched a new platform for chemical analysis and imaging. Open to both academics and industry, this platform provides access to a nano-TOF SIMS and an XPS, and is the only lab in Switzerland to provide access to both of these complementary techniques. Together, they…

Talk with Markus Müller, Senior scientist, Condensed Matter Theory Group, PSI

Talk with Markus Müller, Senior scientist, Condensed Matter Theory Group, PSI

What has been your main research activity and your most interesting scientific findings over the last few years ? My research as a theorist is rather wide-spread across condensed matter physics. One of my main interests and playgrounds though concerns the interplay of interactions, quantum fluctuations and disorder, which gives rise to an enormous variety…

Edoardo Martino took part at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Edoardo Martino took part at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Edoardo Martino, PhD student in the group of Prof. Ana Akrap (UniFR) and Prof. László Forró (EPFL), was selected to take part at the prestigious Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. The meeting takes place each year with the aim to “foster the exchange among scientists of different generations, cultures, and disciplines”, by creating a unique environment…

TME Workshop 2019 in La Plata, Argentina

TME Workshop 2019 in La Plata, Argentina

From 22nd-24th October 2019, the international workshop “Topology in Magnetism: Theory Meets Experiments (TME) 2019” took place in La Plata, Argentina. Around 50 participants enjoyed three days of focused talks and discussions on a range of topics related to topology and magnetism, including magnetic skyrmions and vortices, synthetic nanomagnetism, anomalous transport, ferroelectric skyrmions and vortices,…

Claribel Dominguez obtains the iWOE26 poster prize

Claribel Dominguez obtains the iWOE26 poster prize

Claribel Dominguez, in the group of Prof. Jean-Marc Triscone (UNIGE), currently working on the exciting field of “oxide interface physics”, received the iWOE26 poster prize for her research “Engineering electronic coupling of metal-insulator phases at SmNiO3/NdNiO3 interfaces”. Nowadays, interfaces between different compounds are a recognized playground to manipulate the electronic phases of transition metal oxides.…

Marta Gibert has won the iWOE prize for excellency in research

Marta Gibert has won the iWOE prize for excellency in research

Marta Gibert, professor at the University of Zurich, has won the iWOE prize for excellency in research. A prize for scientists below 40 who have demonstrated excellence in research in the field of oxide electronics. The prize was given at the iWOE26 meeting, in October, in Kyoto, Japan.

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