Miniature magnetometer

The device, thinner than a hair, can sense tiny changes of magnetic fields. Experimental work published in Nano Letters by BME's Péter Makk and co-authors at Uni Basel.

Interview with Péter Makk on the BME website (in Hungarian):
Interview with Péter Makk on Kossuth Radio (in Hungarian): mp4 file (11.8 MB) (from 1:15 till 4:18)
This research is part of an international project, aiming to find topological excitations in graphene. Project website:
Website of the BME Nanoelectronics research group:

Santa's physics

Keeping the tradition, Santa Claus brings a wealth of exciting physics demonstrations to BME. This time the show is broadcasted online, live at 17:00 this Friday, December 4.
Szeretettel várunk mindenkit, aki szereti, illetve szeretné megismerni a fizikát.
Broadcasted live, in Hungarian, at 17:00 this Friday, December 4,
The recording will also be available at the YouTube channel of BME Faculty of Sciences:
Contact: János Asbóth, Department of Theoretical Physics, BME, coordinator of the Science Campus events

Podcast with BME physicists

Two interviews with BME physics students and physicists, on training and career opportunities, broadcasted in the popular Hungarian STEM podcast series "Miénk a pálya!". 


2020. September 23: guests: Gergely Ferenczy, Zsófia Kiss BME Physics MSc students and Dr. Ferenc Simon, professor at the BME Institute of Physics


2020. September 30: guests: Nóra Balogh, Dávid Krisztián physicists 


Chlorine dioxide against Covid?

Our colleagues from the Department of Physics studied the potential application of chlorine dioxide against the coronavirus. Their story was also covered on


K. Kály-Kullay, M. Wittmann, Z. Noszticzius, L. Rosivall
Can chlorine dioxide prevent the spreading of coronavirus or other viral infections? Medical hypotheses
Physiology International 107, 1-11 (2020).

Quantum bits in carbon nanotubes

One step toward telecom-compatible quantum communication: new experimental results from the BME Spin Spectroscopy research group published in ACS Nano.

Quantum bits (qubits) emitting and absorbing photons in the telecom wavelength window (1300-1600 nm) are a key requirement for quantum communication based on fibre optics. However, the best-known, most popular solid-state qubits, such as the nitrogen-vacancy center in diamond, are active in the optical wavelength window (380-740 nm). Therefore, the recent experimental results of the BME Spin Spectroscopy research group, characterising the interaction of electrons in carbon nanotubes and telecom-wavelength photons, might be of high importance to establish novel telecom-compatible qubits. The authors believe that their findings may foster the application of carbon nanotubes in quantum technology. 

J. Palotás, M. Negyedi, S. Kollarics, A. Bojtor, P. Rohringer, T. Pichler, and F. Simon
Incidence of Quantum Confinement on Dark Triplet Excitons in Carbon Nanotubes
Web page of the research group: