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Focus Nano: Miniature material design / 18.06.2013
||Smaller isn’t always better in the world of nanomaterials. From a certain tininess, negative effects can outweigh the good. Prof. Ralf Spolenak of the Laboratory for Nanometallurgy and his team are thus looking for the optimum length scale for materials, where their properties improve before deteriorating again. As these length scales are often in the nanorange, i.e. below 100 nanometres, but not always, the professor prefers the term "miniature" to "nano". His goal: "To achieve an advantage in miniature. ETH Globe 7/2013: English, Deutsch|
Ludwig Gauckler nominated Distinguished Life Member of the ACS / 07.06.2013
The Department of Materials is proud to announce that the Board of the American Ceramic Society has nominated Prof. emerit. Ludwig J. Gauckler to be a Distinguished Life Member of the Society. The society's most prestigious level of membership is awarded in recognition of a member's contribution to the ceramic profession. The ceremony will be held at the MS&T meeting in Montreal in October.
Lucio Isa appointed Assistant Professor / 27.05.2013
||The Department of Materials is happy to announce that on May 22/23, the Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology has appointed Lucio Isa as an Assistant Professor (SNF) of Interfaces, Soft Matter and Assembly. Isa is currently group leader at the Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology at ETH Zurich. His research focuses on liquid-liquid and liquid-solid interfaces and particularly on the behaviour of nanoparticles at liquid-liquid interfaces. Such systems can be used as tools to assemble special nanoparticle structures. Dr. Isa will take up office in September 2013.|
Tiny Magnets as a Model System / 08.05.2013
The model: rings made from six nanoscale magnetic rods, whose
north and south poles attract each other. At room temperature, the
magnetisation direction of each of these tiny rods varies spontaneously.
Scientists at the Laboratory for Mesoscopic Systems and other groups were able to observe the magnetic interactions between these
active rods in real time.
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