Third Annual Swiss MRFM Gathering

On Friday July 12th, 2013 our group attended the third informal gathering of research groups working on magnetic resonance force microscopy (MRFM) here in Switzerland. The meeting was held at the ETH in Zürich and organized by Prof. Christian Degen (ETH Physics). About 20 students, post-docs, and professors from our group, the group of Prof. Degen, and the group of Prof. Beat Meier (ETH Chemistry) were in attendance. The proceedings included talks on MRFM by Ivan Tomka (ETH Chemistry), Dr. Fei Xue (Basel), Ben Herzog (Basel), and Sebastian Schnoz (ETH Chemistry); on synthesis of labeled nano-biological samples by Dr. Romana Schirhagl (ETH Physics); on surface dissipation in cantilevers by Ye Tao (ETH Physics); and on nanoscale sensing with nanowire devices by Prof. Poggio (Basel). An excellent dinner with a wonderful view of Zürich concluded the proceedings.  In the photo from left to right are: Kevin Chang, Sebastian Schnoz, Alex Eichler, Michael Loretz, Ben Herzog, Dennis Weber, Ivan Tomka, Michele Montinaro, Ye Tao, Andrea Mehlin, Romana Schirhagl, Fei Xue, Antoine Dussaux, Paolo Navaretti, Davide Cadeddu, Arne Buchter.




  • Bike Tour 2018

    On Friday, May 11th, 2018, the group went on a day-long bicycle tour of nearby Alsace, France.

  • Davide, Martino, and the Probe

    Prof. Poggio and Ph.D. student Davide Cadeddu are shown here with our custom-made 3He scanning probe microscope.

  • Nanowires as Scanning Force Sensors

    A new type of atomic force microscope (AFM) uses nanowires as tiny sensors. Unlike standard AFM, the device with a nanowire sensor enables measurements of both the size and direction of forces.

  • SNI Video 2014

    In December 2014, the group was featured in a Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI) video on the Masters and Ph.D. school on nanoscience here at the University of Basel. (Video)

  • Group Kart Outing

    On the afternoon of Thursday the 25.11.2021, the group took some time to go karting.