The 1st prizes were awarded for the work of Tamás Galambos, and the joint work of Tímea Nóra Török and Dániel Molnár.
Bence Gábor Márkus, second-year doctoral student of the Graduate School of Physical Sciences, has finished in second place at the BMe Research Competition, which has been organized for seventh time this year.
The Open Day of the Faculty of Natural Science took place on October 15.
Reliable resistive switching is demonstrated in asymmetrically designed atomic-scale memories utilizing all-Ag electrodes.
By using scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM), photoelectron diffraction and density functional theory, a microscopic insight is reported how the chiral hemifullerene (C30H12) molecule arranges copper surface atoms in its vicinity into a chiral structure. The results could contribute to the development of new synthetic materials and drugs.
Figure: STM image of a two-dimensional copper island decorated with M- and P-type hemifullerene molecules
Celebration of the 80th birthday of Alfred Zawadowski. Honorary lectures (in Hungarian) will be given on 22.04.2016 at MTA, on 23.04.2016 at BME.
More than 140 high-school students visited the Open Day of the BUTE Faculty of Natural Sciences.
Ágnes Gubicza wins a shared BUTE Research Prize. Ádám Butykai, Endre Tóvári, and Szabolcs Vajna are also among the prize recipients.
In a collaboration with Stanford, researchers in the EQP 'Momentum' Group of the Institute of Physics studied how electrons 'cease to exist' in a nano-circuit. Researchers Pascu Moca and Gergely Zarand (group leader) collaborated with the experimental group of David Goldhaber-Gordon at Stanford to realize and investigate in detail a so-called quantum critical state by using nano-electronic circuits.
The Stanford group built an artificial atom, attached to external electrodes. With the help of the computations of the Momentum group, they managed to tune the circuit to a state, where the artificial atom destroys every electron that passes through it. They observed in detail how – in agreement with the theoretical computations – this new quantum state forms where electrons in the electrodes loose their usual properties and cease to exist in some sense [Keller et al, Nature 526, 237 (2015)].
A. J. Keller, L. Peeters, C. P. Moca, I. Weymann, D. Mahalu, V. Umansky, G. Zaránd & D. Goldhaber-Gordon: Universal Fermi liquid crossover and quantum criticality in a mesoscopic system, Nature 526, 237 (2015).