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Two interconnected particles

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Quantum steering for more precise measurements

Quantum systems consisting of several particles can be used to measure magnetic or electric fields more precisely. A young physicist at the University of Basel has now proposed a new scheme for such measurements that uses a particular kind…

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New class of substances for redox reactions

An interdisciplinary, multinational research team presents a new class of chemical compounds that can be reversibly oxidized and reduced. The compounds known as ‘pyrazinacenes’ are simple, stable compounds that consist of a series of…

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Concept for a new storage medium

Physicists from Switzerland, Germany and Ukraine have proposed an innovative new data storage medium. The technique is based on specific properties of antiferromagnetic materials that had previously resisted experimental examination.

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Dominik Zumbühl new director of NCCR SPIN

After unanimous election by the Executive Committee of NCCR SPIN, Dominik Zumbühl was proposed to the SNF and confirmed this week as the new director of NCCR SPIN. Richard Warburton decided to resign as director of NCCR SPIN in November…

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Physicists develop record-breaking source for single photons

Researchers at the University of Basel and Ruhr University Bochum have developed a source of single photons that can produce billions of these quantum particles per second. With its record-breaking efficiency, the photon source represents a…

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Reducing the hydrogen content in liquid helium

The capillary blocking issue that started to occur at the Department of Physics at the University of Basel in 2017 using helium evaporation cryostats was solved by reducing the amount of hydrogen in liquid helium.
Qubit Device

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New Type of Qubit with Tunable Speed and Frequency

Physicists from the University of Basel and the TU Eindhoven have demonstrated a new type of qubit – the basic building block of a quantum computer – where the speed and frequency of operation can be widely tuned with a gate voltage. They…
QLSI news

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Silicon Spin Qubits for Large-Scale Quantum Computing EU Quantum Flagship Program

Another great success for Basel Quantum Physics: Dominik Zumbühl and Daniel Loss have won a new Quantum Flagship project together with a consortium of 10 partners from 8 European countries. The project “QLSI” - Quantum Large Scale…

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Christoph Klöffel was awarded the venia docendi for theoretical physics.

Christoph Klöffel successfully finished his habilitation and was awarded the venia docendi for theoretical physics. He now holds the title “Privatdozent” and received the authorization to teach at the Department of Physics in Basel.…

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Thomas Rauscher publishes a new book "Essentials of Nucleosynthesis and Theoretical Nuclear Astrophysics"

In July, Lecturer Dr. Thomas Rauscher published the text book, "Essentials of Nucleosynthesis and Theoretical Nuclear Astrophysics".