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Environmentally aware smart paper

An EU-funded project is developing a technology platform to add new functionalities to paper. This will open up new market opportunities in the European paper, packaging and security label industries.

Posted: Nov 19th, 2013

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Hybrid nanosystems with antagonistic properties

Scientist sought to explore mesoscopic behaviours in hybrid systems by combining materials with different and even antagonistic properties. Superconductor-ferromagnet systems are an interesting example where different and opposing electron spin alignments lead to unique phenomena.

Posted: Nov 19th, 2013

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Crystals for tomorrow's mobile phones

When it comes to wireless communication, the amount of data that needs to be transferred keeps growing ever faster. The basis for this are highly perfected crystals with very specific features. An international team of researchers has now developed a material system that meets the highest requirements.

Posted: Nov 19th, 2013

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Electrified nanodiamonds: Physicists on the trail of quantum information

With the help of tiny diamond crystals, physicists at the University of Basel have discovered new possibilities of quantum information: The scientists discovered at specific circumstances electric currents that made it possible to identify defects in the carbon lattice of single diamonds measuring only a few nanometers.

Posted: Nov 19th, 2013

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Precautionary matrix for synthetic nanomaterials

The precautionary matrix for synthetic nanomaterials by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health is geared toward industry and trade. A precautionary matrix is a method for assessing the nano-specific health and environmental risks of nanoproducts. The matrix is regularly revised based on experiences and new scientific knowledge.

Posted: Nov 19th, 2013

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