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.
03.06.2016 | Awards
ETH Medals 2016
The Department is proud to announce that Can Onur Avci (Magnetism and Interface Physics), Max Jonathan Kory (Polymer Chemistry), Marco Schweizer (Polymer Physics) and Stef Smeets (Crystallography) will be awarded the ETH Medal 2016 for their outstanding doctoral theses.
01.06.2016 | Awards
European Materials Research Society Young Scientist Award for PhD Rafael Schmitt
PhD Rafael Schmitt received the European Materials Research Society Young Scientist Award at the 2016 EMRS for his fundamental work entitled "Direct Evidence of Oxygen Vacancies Role for Resistive Switching in Ceria-based Oxides to Modulate Information Bits".