The University of Basel is the first Swiss university to provide a programme in nanosciences. From the very beginning of studies, the interdisciplinary curriculum in nanosciences combines the three disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics into the word of nano systems. After three years a BSc with a Major in Nanosciences can be awarded. Three semesters later the degree of an MSc in Nanosciences becomes possible.
'Nanoscale Science' as a National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) is a long-term interdisciplinary research effort focusing on nanoscale structures and aiming to provide new impact and ideas for the life sciences, for the sustainable use of resources, and for information and communications technologies.
Research in the group includes include liquid and amorphous materials, positron spectroscopy, Raman, magneto-Raman and terahertz spectroscopy, single molecule electronics, spintronics and superconductivity.
The Centre brings together experimental, theoretical and computational expertise in nanoscience and includes both creators and users of nanotechnologies, via the organisation of cross-departmental seminars, workshops and networking events.
Calzaferri's research in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry deals with Luminescent molecules and quantum-sized particles in the cavities and channels of zeolites. The group develops develop highly organized dye-zeolite materials for nanosensors and photoelectronic devices.
Der Konzentration der Forschung im Bereich Nanowissenschaften wurde in der Lehre bereits in der Bachelorphase Rechnung getragen. Das Lehrangebot soll durch ein vertiefendes Angebot in einem eigenständigen Masterstudiengang Nanowissenschaften forschungsorientiert, jedoch mit starkem Anwendungsbezug, ergänzt werden.
The main goals of the group's work are the basic understanding of magnetism and spin dependent electronic transport in thin films and nanostructures, the development of optimized magneto- and spin electronic devices and new methods for the creation of magnetic nanopatterns.
The group focuses on producing and using novel nanostructures for photonic and healthcare devices. The nanofabrication methods vary from sophisticated clean room techniques to direct laser ablation. Research applications include wearable biosesnsors, holographics sensors, optical diffusers and biomematics.
This postgraduate programme is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of nanoscience and its potential environmental and human health related risk. The MRes focuses on the fundamental and underpinning science but also discusses applications, synthesis and policy and regulatory responses.
The group is focused on a number of areas: nanostructuring surfaces via the integration of top-down and bottom-up methodologies, gene delivery based on polycations, nanotribology, liquid crystals and nanoscale electronics
The research targets of the Laboratory are reflected in three major research programs: Physics and applications of size-selected nanoparticles (clusters); Atomic-scale modification of surfaces with electrons and femtosecond laser light; Fabrication of nanoscale sensors and devices.
Micromoulding has emerged as a technique for micro-device and nano-scale surface feature manufacture, which offers all the benefits of conventional injection moulding such as high production capacity at low marginal cost.
The BCFN is based in the new Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information at the University of Bristol, which is a flagship enterprise for inter- and multi-disciplinary research, with world-class facilities for Nanoscience research.
Nanophysics and Soft Matter is a large, dynamic research group, with over 45 academic staff, researchers and students. They have a diverse range of research interests, covering techniques from neutron diffraction to optical tweezers, and studying systems from novel glasses to living cells.