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ICL 2017 Prize for Luminescence Research

Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Güdel has been awarded with the "ICL 2017 Prize for Luminescence Research", in recognition of his contributions to our understanding  of optical spectroscopy of rare earth and transition metal ions, upconversion, scintillation and energy transfer in inorganic solids.

Media Releases

Graphene electrodes offer new functionalities in molecular electronic nanodevices
The researchers performed the characterization of graphene-based molecular electronic devices at room-temperature and demonstrated that molecules covalently attached to mechanically robust graphene substrates are ideal candidates for next-generation molecular electronic devices.
© Alexander Rudnev, University of Bern
Details see media release of the University of Bern

Molecule of the Month

Molecule of the Month November 2017:
A Golden Nano-Checkerboard
J. Girovsky, J. Nowakowski, Md. E. Ali, M. Baljozovic, H. R. Rossmann, T. Nijs, E. A. Aeby, S. Nowakowska, D. Siewert, G. Srivastava, C. Wäckerlin, J. Dreiser, S. Decurtins, S.-X. Liu, P. M. Oppeneer, T. A. Jung, N. Ballav;
Nature Commun., 2017, 8, 15388/1-8; doi:10.1038/ncomms15388