Dorota Koziej, group leader in the Laboratory for Multifunctional Materials, accepted a professorship in experimental physics with a focus on hybrid nanomaterials at University of Hamburg, Germany. In August 2017, her group will move to the new Center for Hybrid Nanostructures (CHyN), which is part of the Institute of Nanostructure- and Solid State Physics (INF) of the University of Hamburg (UHH).
09.09.2016 | Publications
Self-assembly of Nanoparticles and their Potential as Drug Delivery Vehicles
Authors present a rationally designed nanoparticle (NP) formulation that mimics a liposome outer bilayer but can help achieve a uniform size through a bottom up synthetic approach afforded by an inorganic NP scaffold at its core.
17.08.2016 | Publications
Reversible optical switching of antiferromagnetism in TbMnO3
Antiferromagnetism is magnetic order, yet without a macroscopic magnetization as in iron. The absence of the field has interesting technological potential, but it also makes the antiferromagnetic state harder to control and set in a certain direction. Light, however, can do this if antiferromagnets from a special class of materials called multiferroics are selected.
05.08.2016 | Publications
Solid Batteries Improve Safety
Researchers at the Eectrochemical Group of Prof. Jennifer Rupp have developed a lithium-ion battery made entirely of solid material: it contains neither liquids nor gels. The battery cannot ignite, even at very high temperatures, giving it a safety advantage over conventional batteries. In addition, they allow new forms of battery design.
05.07.2016 | Publications
Magnetically Aligned Graphite Electrodes for High-rate Performance Li-ion Batteries
Materials researchers from the Battery Materials group at the Swiss Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in Villigen and the Complex Material group at the ETH Zurich have developed a very simple and cost-effective procedure for significantly enhancing the performance of conventional Li-ion rechargeable batteries.