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...
Nano-beaker offers insight into the condensation of atoms
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An international team of physicists has succeeded in mapping the condensation of individual atoms, or rather their transition from a gaseous state to another state, using a new method. Led by the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Department of Physics at the University of Basel, the team was able to monitor for the first time how xenon atoms condensate in microscopic measuring beakers, or quantum wells, thereby enabling key conclusions to be drawn as to the nature of atomic bonding. The researchers published their results in the journal Nature Communications. more...
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