First theoretical proof: Measurement of a single nuclear spin in biological samples
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Physicists of the University of Basel and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute were able to show for the first time that the nuclear spins of single molecules can be detected with the help of magnetic particles at room temperature. In Nature Nanotechnology, the researchers describe a novel experimental setup with which the tiny magnetic fields of the nuclear spins of single biomolecules – undetectable so far – could be registered for the first time. The proposed concept would improve medical diagnostics as well as analyses of biological and chemical samples in a decisive step forward. more...
Clean mirrors for the fusion reactor
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Optical measurement systems will play a key role when running the fusion reactor ITER that is currently built in Southern France. Researchers at the Department of Physics of the University of Basel have successfully tested a method with which mirrors can be cleaned inside the reactor. The results are summarized in the Journal of Nuclear Materials. Further information can also be found in the ITER News. more...
Graphene research: Electrons moving along defined snake states
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Physicists at the University of Basel have shown for the first time that electrons in graphene can be moved along a predefined path. This movement occurs entirely without loss and could provide a basis for numerous applications in the field of electronics. The research group led by Professor Christian Schönenberger at the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Department of Physics at the University of Basel is publishing its results together with European colleagues in the renowned scientific journal Nature Communications. more...
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