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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. Read more 

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. Read more 

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. Read more 

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. Read more 

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". Read more 


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MaP Image Contest 2016

Tuesday 06. Sep 10:00-15:00 - Info

Prestudy Event, Barbara Böjti, HCI J 3

Wednesday 07. Sep 10:00-11:00 - Talk

Theoretical Studies of the Hydrated Electron, Prof. John Herbert, HCI J498

all-day 13.09.-15.09.2016 08:00-16:00 - Workshop

Mathematik-Vorkurs, Studierende der Materialwissenschaft, HG G 26.1/ HG G 26.3/ HG G 26.5/ HG F 26.1

Monday 19. Sep 10:00 - Info

Begrüssung der neueintretenden Studierenden, Dr. Andrea Schrott, HCI J6


Professor Nicola Spaldin, Materials Theory, has been awarded the Körber Prize, one of the most prestigious scientific awards in Europe.
Press release (PDF, 116 KB); ETH News: English, German; YouTube: English, German; Spektrum (German); Bayern 2 Radio Podcast (about 11:30 minutes in, German)

MatBlatt Magazine

News, events, people and highlights from the department (the magazine contains articles in English and German), Issue 1/15 (PDF, 5.1 MB)

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