Scientific Highlights

High critical current solution derived YBa2Cu3O7 films grown on sapphire

C Pop, P Barusco, R Vlad, A Queralto, K Gupta, B Almog, A Saraf, G Deutscher, X Granados, T Puig and X Obradors
Superconducting fault current limiters (SFCLs) are very attractive devices which require to increase its robustness against the destructive hot spots. The use of sapphire substrates to grow YBa2Cu3O7 (YBCO) films is a very attractive approach due to its high thermal conductivity. This article reports the growth of microcrack-free, epitaxial YBCO layers by chemical solution deposition (CSD) on Ce1−xZrxO2 (CZO)/yttrium-stabilized zirconia/r-cut barely polished sapphire (BPS) substrates which can be produced in long lengths at low cost.
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FOTICMAB 2022: our photo contest is now open!

The ICMAB photo contest is now open. Send your photos through our website, and participate in this traditional contest!
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Teresa Puig | Alberto Tallón (Diari de Terrassa)

Diari de Terrassa awards Teresa Puig, ICMAB researcher from Terrassa, in its first edition. 

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Teresa Puig awarded with the "Gent de Terrassa" prize by Diari de Terrassa

May 19, 2022
Diari de Terrasa celebrated on Thursday, 12 May 2022 its anniversary party by awarding seven well-known artists and professionals from Terrassa.  Family photo with the Diari de Terrassa prize winners | Nebridi Aróztegui (Diari de Terrassa) Diari de Terrassa celebrated the first anniversary of its new era on Thursday, 12 May, at the historic place of Terrassa called La Seu d'Ègara. The local newspaper held the ceremony of the first edition of the "Gent de Terrassa" (People from Terras...
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HORATES Midterm Meeting & International School on Thermoelectric Characterization

The midterm meeting for this international doctoral programme in materials science was celebrated last week.

M. Rosa Palacín (ICMAB researcher) and Giovanni Agostini (beamline responsible at NOTOS)

ICMAB researchers perform the first experiments in the new NOTOS beamline at ALBA synchrotron

The 10th ALBA beamline is fully operational and recently hosted its first experiment from expert users: researchers from ICMAB-CSIC involved in the PTI+ Transener studied different type of materials for batteries. NOTOS is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

A portrait of Roberto Fabião Santos Abreu

Congratulations Dr. Roberto Fabião Santos Abreu, new ICMAB Graduate

Doctor Roberto Fabião Santos Abreu, from the Nanomol-Bio Group at ICMAB-CSIC, defended his PhD thesis titled "Natural and Synthetic Hydrogels as Biomimetic Materials for Cancer Immunotherapies" on Thursday, 21 April 2022 in a hybrid session. Congrats!

Energy materials and Nanoelectronic materials and devices at E-MRS Spring Meeting 2022

Two ICMABers co-organize two symposia at E-MRS Spring Meeting 2022, which will be virtual this year, from 30 May to 3 June 2022: Cristina Flox and Ignasi Fina. 

ChemComm Inside Cover: o-Carborane-based fluorophores as efficient luminescent systems both as solid and as water-dispersable nanoparticles

New Cover in ChemComm on boron-based luminescent nanoparticles

A work on fluorescent compounds based on boron clusters is highlighted on the inside cover of ChemComm, by Rosario Núñez and co-workers. 

Converting solar energy to electricity on demand | Chalmers University of Technology | Daniel Spacek,

Converting solar energy to electricity on demand

Eventually, this research – developed at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, by ICMAB and ICREA researcher Kasper Moth-Poulsen and co-workers – could lead to self-charging electronics using stored solar energy on demand.

Engineering Biomaterials for Neural Applications book

New book on "Engineering Biomaterials for Neural Applications"

ICMAB researcher Nieves Casañ is co-author of the chapter on nanostructured electroactive materials.  

This Wednesday 4 May: Fira d'Empreses UB, and ICMAB will be there

 If you are a student or a young researcher and would like to do an internship with us or work with us, come and visit us and we will inform you, from 10 am from 5 pm. 

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The Clúster MAV event on micro- and nanomaterials gathers ICMAB, ICN2 and IMB-CNM researchers

The Clúster MAV (Advanced Materials Cluster) organized a half-day conference at ICMAB open to R+D+i companies, technology centers and research entities: flash-talks on innovations of micro- and nanomaterials and guided visits to laboratories of the three research centers invovled. 

Mariano Campoy-Quiles and Aleksandr Perevedentsev, founders of Molecular Gate S.L. CSIC spin-off, showing the anti-counterfeiting technology | ICMAB-CSIC

Molecular Gate S.L., new ICMAB-CSIC and BeAble Capital spin-off, offers a transformative technology to ensure the authenticity of pharmaceutical products

Molecular Gate S.L. aims to become a key player in the anti-counterfeiting industry, particularly in the health sector. The cost-effective security technology developed by the company will ensure the authenticity of pharmaceutical products using smart optical printed elements on the products.

Teresa Puig | Alberto Tallón (Diari de Terrassa)

Teresa Puig awarded with the "Gent de Terrassa" prize by Diari de Terrassa

Diari de Terrassa awards Teresa Puig, ICMAB researcher from Terrassa, in its first edition. 


NANBIOSIS renews its accreditation as Singular Scientific and Technical Infrastructure (ICTS)

One of NANBIOSIS' units (U6) is at ICMAB and is devoted to "Biomaterials processing and Nanostructuring Unit",with Scientific Director ICMAB researcher Nora Ventosa. 


"Els bons bacteris" with Irene Anton at Sayansi Podcast

Irene Anton, who defended her PhD Thesis on June 2021 at ICMAB, talks about her experience during her studies and PhD at ICMAB working with bacterial nanocellulose, among others. 

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"How to take your technology to market, key points" by Cruz Mendigutía, BeAble Capital (Mon, 23 May)

We would like to invite you to our next ICMAB Tech Transfer Seminar by Cruz Mendigutía Gómez, from BeAble Capital

Monday, May 23

ICMAB will host SURE 2022: a summer school on sustainable materials for energy with EPNOE and ESEIA

EPNOE and ESEIA announce their first joint International Summer School that will take place in Barcelona from 11 to 15 July 2022.

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