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Quantum Materials: the Discovery of a New State of Matter with Chiral Properties

An international research group has discovered a new state of matter characterized by the existence of a quantum phenomenon called chiral current. These currents are generated on an atomic scale by a cooperative movement of electrons, unlike conventional magnetic materials whose properties originate from the quantum characteristic of an electron known as spin and their

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Cutting-Edge DEPFET Sensor Advances Soft X-ray Imaging

In a significant leap forward for soft X-ray imaging, an international collaboration led by Professor Matteo Porro (EuXFEL, Germany, and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy) has achieved significant advancements with the deployment of a state-of-the-art DEPFET (Depleted Field Effect Transistor) Sensor with Signal Compression (DSSC) module. This cutting-edge 64k-pixel DEPFET module serves as a

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Hidden Patterns in a Weyl Kagome Semimetal

The study centres on Co3Sn2S2, a magnetic Weyl kagome system. The kagome lattice, a hexagonal network of interconnected triangles, has been a subject of intense scientific interest due to its distinctive geometry and potential for hosting topological phases. Co3Sn2S2, in particular, exhibits intriguing properties such as high-electron density flat bands, Dirac states, and the presence

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Tungsten Disulfide Emerges as Viable Alternative to hBN

Graphene, the wonder two-dimensional material, has shown exceptional electronic properties, making it a sought-after candidate for various advanced technologies. However, maintaining high carrier mobility in practical device applications has been a challenge, with the choice of substrate and encapsulation playing a pivotal role. A team of researchers, including Dr Domenico De Fazio at the Ca’

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Congress Announcement: ISIPM-11 & FLM2023 in Venice

The Organizing Committee is glad to announce ISIPM-11 & FLM2023 in Venice, a three-day meeting that will be held at the Scientific Campus of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice on November 22-24, 2023. JAIPC – Japanese Association of Inorganic Phosphorus Chemistry  and  DSMN – Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems of Ca’ Foscari University of

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Quantum materials: measuring the topological wrapping of electrons

In an international collaboration involving experiments and theory, the topological wrapping of electrons in matter, which refers to the curvature of the space in which they exist and move, has been measured in a new class of materials. This new discovery could lead to a deeper understanding of quantum materials, which are materials where the

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Emmy Noether Lecture Award – Maria Chiara Carrozza

As part of the Engineering Physics colloquia monthly held at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, renowned researcher and former Italian minister Maria Chiara Carrozza was honoured with the “Emmy Noether Lecture Award” for her exceptional contributions to the fields of science, technology, and public service. Carrozza, currently serving as the President of the National

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The role of complexity for digital twins of cities

Real systems like our cities can have their digital versions, called “digital twins,” which are now possible due to the development in the fields of sensors and artificial intelligence. However, to transform these “doubles” from mere digital replicas to reliable tools for understanding the world and predicting behaviors, they need to be combined with the

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