ALBA Synchrotron Annual Report 2019: 50 % of the granted shifts are related to Materials Science
The ALBA Synchrotron has released its Annual Report 2019. The document covers the most remarkable activities of 2019, a selection of scientific highlights, technology reviews and facts & figures of the facility last year. Three research studies in which the ICMAB researchers have collaborated with the ALBA Synchrotron are featured in the Report.
Materials Science at ALBA
In the facts & figures section of the ALBA Synchrotron Annual Report 2019, we can observe that 50 % of the granted shifts are for research areas related to materials science, in which our researchers at ICMAB are mainly working on: 18 % for solid state physics/materials science (structure, phase transitions, nanomaterials), 17 % solid state physics (electronic properties, magnetism, basic quantum materials), 13 % matreials science for energy technology, and 2 % materials science for information technology.
ICMAB highlights at the ALBA Synchrotron Annual Report 2019
- pressUrea substitutes noble metal catalysts for the photodegradation of organic pollutants, published in “Laser-induced synthesis and photocatalytic properties of hybrid organicinorganic composite layers”. DOI: 10.1007/s10853-018-3144-0. Read the news post at the ICMAB website about this "Urea substitutes noble metal catalysts for the photodegradation of organic pollutants".
- The role of manganese in providing higher power capacity in lithium and manganese-rich cathode materials. From the article “Role of Manganese in Lithium- and Manganese-Rich Layered Oxides Cathodes”. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b01174. Read the news post at the ICMAB website about this "The role of manganese in providing high power capacity in lithium-ion batteries".
- First identification of a brown aerinite, the well known blue pigment of the catalan romanesque art, from the article “First identification and compositional study of brown aerenite directly on polished thin sections by synchrotron through-the-substrate microdiffraction”. DOI: 10.1127/ejm/2019/0031-289. See the news post at the ICMAB website "First identification of a brown aerinite, the typically known blue pigment of the Romanesque Catalan art"
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