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MatBlatt 01/2015

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Senior Scientist Award / 20.07.2015

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Prof. Jörg Löffler has received the Senior Scientist Award of this year’s International Symposium on Metastable, Amorphous, and Nanostructured Materials (ISMANAM 2015, Paris). The Senior Scientist Award is bestowed annually on one person to honor a brilliant research career and/or outstanding scientific contributions to any of the topics covered by the Symposium. ISMANAM is the most prestigious international conference on metastable, amorphous and nanostructured materials.

Speichertechnologie 2.0: Rechner für die Zukunft / 30.06.2015

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The "Memristive Information Storage and Logics"-Team of Prof. Jennifer Rupp's Group, Electrochemical Materials, is featured in SRF's Einstein's TV report on new memory technologies. SRF: Deutsch

Buckle up for Fast Ionic Conduction / 23.06.2015

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Researchers from the Electrochemical Materials group of the Department found that the performance of ion-conducting ceramic membranes that are so important in industry depends largely on their strain and buckling profiles. For the first time, scientists can now selectively manipulate the buckling profile, and thus the physical properties, allowing new technical applications of these membranes. ETH News: English, Deutsch; Nature Materials

Moving Sector Walls on the Nano Scale  / 11.06.2015

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A paper co-authored by scientists from Multifunctional Ferroic Materials, together with scientists from Materials Theory, and from the University of Zaragoza explains how they are able to visualize and selectively modify the internal order of an intensively researched class of materials known as multiferroics. This opens the door to promising applications in electronics. ETH News: English, Deutsch; Journals: Science, Nature Nanotechnology

New Composite Material as CO2 Sensor / 09.06.2015

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Researchers from Multifunctional Materials at ETH Zurich and the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam have developed a new type of sensor that can measure carbon dioxide (CO2). A new material changes its conductivity depending on the concentration of CO2 in the environment. The researchers who developed it have utilized the material to produce a miniature, simply constructed sensor. ETH News: English, Deutsch

2015 Körber Prize for Nicola Spaldin / 03.06.2015

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Professor Nicola Spaldin, Material Theory, has been awarded the Körber Prize, one of the most prestigious scientific awards in Europe. The EUR 750,000 Körber Prize honours outstanding scientists working in Europe. The researcher is to receive the Körber Prize for the creation of a new class of crystalline compounds that could revolutionise the world of computers. ETH News: Deutsch, English; Körber-Stiftung: Prizewinner 2015, Press Release


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Materials Alumni Fachverein (SMW)
Scientific Staff Association at the Department of Materials (SAM)
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