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Novel reversibly switchable fluorescent molecular systems based on metallacarborane‐perylenediimide conjugates

Icosahedral metallacarboranes are θ‐shaped anionic molecules in which two icosahedra share one vertex that is a metal center. The most remarkable of these compounds is the anionic cobalt‐based metallacarborane [Co(C2B9H11)2], whose oxidation‐reduction processes occur via an outer sphere electron process.

Bioactive materials for therapy and diagnosis

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Piezoresponse Force Microscopy, a simple method to visualize moiré superlattices

A recent publication in Nature Nanotechnology in which Massimiliano Stengel, ICREA scientist, and Konstantin Shapovalov, postdoctoral researcher at ICMAB, participated, show how Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (PFM) is an effective tool to visualize and characterize moiré patterns in a wide range of twisted bilayer systems including twisted bilayer graphene. The publication is a collaboration between researchers from Columbia University in USA, the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan, Nanjing University in China, Stony Brook University in USA, the Flatiron Institute in USA and the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona.

Top Science Results

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Expoquimia: The International Chemistry Event

Expoquimia hosts Industrial Dialogues webinars joined by ICMAB researcher Nora Ventosa

The International Meeting for Chemistry Expoquimia hosted the UNPRECEDENTED Industrial Dialogues Webinars, seminars discussing different topics related to the cores of the triennial meeting: circular economy, digitalization, and technology transference. This last topic was covered in one webinar by Nora Ventosa, from the Molecular Nanoscience and Organic Materials (NANOMOL) group. 

TT News

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We're hiring! New PhD positions within the Severo Ochoa programme!

The ICMAB opens a Severo Ochoa internal call to apply for a PhD position within the Ministry of Science and Innovation FPI programme (Formación para Personal Investigador). Take a look at the projects offered in the fields of Sustainable Energy Conversion and Storage, Superconductors for Emerging Technologies, Oxide for New Generation Electronics, Tuneable and Low CostMolecular Electronics and Bioactive Materials for Therapy and Diagnosis. More information will be announced soon. 

PHD FELLOWS

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JAE Intro ICMAB 2020: Introduction to research grants for University students

The CSIC launches the JAE Intro ICMAB 2020 call "Introduction to Research Fellowships for University Students". This call is open to University students who are willing to begin working in the field of research in Materials Science, Phyiscs, Chemistry, Biology, Biomedicine and related areas in an attractive environment in a Severo Ochoa Excellence Center. The fellowships are for 5 consecutive months during the academic year 2020-2021. The application will be open from 1 September to 20 September 2020. 

UNDER AND POST-GRADUATE STUDENTS

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JPhD2020: The PhD Scientific Meeting of the UAB Campus is back!

It is a pleasure to announce the 5th Scientific Meeting of PhD Students at UAB Campus (JPhD2020), organized by PhD fellows of the ICMAB, IMB-CNM, ICN2 and the UAB, which will be held ONLINE during September 17-18, 2020. This scientific meeting of PhD students is mainly addressed to PhD students of any year, who are interested in sharing their research and connecting with other research groups. Master's and undergraduate students are welcome to participate as well. Send your abstracts before 31 July 2020! Extended deadline: 15 August 2020!

Meetings Organization

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Congratulations, Dr. Simona Ricci! New ICMAB graduate!

Doctor Simona Ricci from the Nanomol Group at ICMAB defended her PhD thesis entitled "Liquid-gated transistors for biosensing applications" on Thursday, 30 July 2020. The PhD thesis was supervised by Marta Mas-Torrent, and the PhD Committee was formed by Teresa Sierra, from ICMA (UNIZAR-CSIC), Núria Crivillers (ICMAB, CSIC) and Carlo Bortolotti from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. Continue reading to know more about Simona and her experience at the ICMAB!

PhD Congrats

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The ICMAB receives one ERC Proof of Concept grant to develop organic thermoelectric based self-powered sensors

Mariano Campoy-Quiles, researcher at the Nanostructured Materials for Optoelectronics and Energy Harvesting (NANOPTO) group has been granted with an ERC Proof of Concept (PoC) to advance in the development of organic thermoelectric generators to power low-cost sensors for vineyards. Fifty-five grantees of the European Research Council (ERC) have been awarded Proof of Concept funding to explore the commercial or societal potential of their research results. The grants are part of the EU's research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020.

New Projects

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How do superconducting coated conductors respond to the extreme temperature, frequency and magnetic field conditions of the CERN Future Circular Collider?

A new publication in Scientific Reports by researchers of the Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) group at the ICMAB, the ALBA Synchrotron, the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and CERN, has studied the surface resistance and vortex properties of seven superconducting coated conductors at microwave frequencies, high magnetic fields and low temperatures (mimicking the expected conditions of the Future Circular Collider at CERN) to study how they respond.

Top Science Results

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Round Two of the "Matheroes" project, granted in the FECYT 2019 call for the promotion of science culture

We are very happy to announce that the ICMAB has been granted the project "Matheroes: The Box" in the last FECYT 2019 projects call for the promotion of science, technological and innovation culture. This project is the second part of the project "Matheroes: Supermaterials, the heroes of the future" and also counts with the participation of many ICMAB researchers and staff, and with our collaborators, ESCIENCIA. The mission is to explain our 5 Research Lines in Materials for Energy, Superconductors, Oxide Electronics, Molcular Electronics and Biomaterials to young students! 

Fairies, New Projects

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Summary of effects in magnetophoresis due to magnetic and hydrodynamic interactions beyond the classical model. The cartoon indicates the physical interactions behind the cooperative effect and the magnetic-induced convection, illustrated by the images

The challenge of understanding low-gradient magnetic separation

Low-gradient magnetic separation (LGMS) is a complex phenomena with a behaviour so contradictory with classic magnetophoresis models that it was considered to be almost paradoxical. An Editor’s Choice feature article at the Langmuir journal, co-authored by ICMAB Researcher Jordi Faraudo, proposes a unified theoretical framework to understand and control this helpful separation technique.

Top Science Results

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Second edition of COMTE-EBT by FGCSIC: A programme to promote spin offs by CSIC researchers

The Fundación General CSIC (FGCSIC) is opening a new call for proposals, corresponding to the second edition of the COMTE-EBT programme, an acronym for Technology Transfer Competencies for Spin Off Companies. This initiative aims to promote the creation of spin offs (EBT, for its acronym in Spanish) by CSIC researchers, based on the results of their research projects, protected or susceptible to protection, and which can correspond to any scientific-technical area.

TT Calls

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Welcome Aurna at ICMAB!

Hi, I’m Naureen Khanam and my nickname is Aurna, which I prefer to be called. I’m from Bangladesh, born and brought up there. I did my bachelor from Bangladesh and completed EIT InnoEnergy double degree masters programme from Poland and Portugal. In N&N group, I’ll be working with Martí Gich in the “Ferrites-by-design for Millimeter waves and Terahertz Technologies (FeMiT)” project. I love reading, walking, being in the nature, sometimes cooking and appreciate living a balanced and sustainable life. Hope to have a great time at ICMAB.

 

Bangladesh

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Practical and versatile micro-patterning for organic electronics and photonics

Scientists have managed to draw at high resolution and speed, local patterns in organic semiconductor films used in optoelectronic and photonic applications. The new method enables the patterning of material characteristics and concomitant final properties, including molecular conformation, orientation, crystallinity and composition. The technique, published with open access in Nature Communications, has also been patented and industrial partners are sought for further co-development.

Press Release, Top Science Results, TT Patents & Techno Offers

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Cost effective approach for the fabrication of large area metamaterials

Metamaterials have revolutionized the field of photonics because of their exotic optical properties absent in natural materials. Made from the arrangement of subwavelength units, the properties of metamaterials do not derive from their chemical composition but rather from their physical structure. Therefore, properly designing the geometry, size and media involved in a metamaterial, it is possible to engineer the overall electromagnetic response beyond the conventional behaviors. 

Top Science Results

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Biomedical engineers conduct experiments for blood filtering treatment

Xavier Ferràs: "In a post COVID-19 world, we need to rethink how we organize science"

The way the different countries in the world reacted to the emerging crisis that a global pandemic brings and the results they achieved can illuminate the path for a new way to structure scientific innovation. ESADE Professor Xavier Ferràs helps us understand what was the scientific paradigm when COVID-19 hit and how can we expect it to shift.

Websites

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Towards photovoltaic windows: scalable fabrication of semitransparent modules based on non-fullerene acceptors via laser-patterning

Semitransparent organic photovoltaics (OPV) possess unique properties that make them highly appealing for their integration into semitransparent architectonic elements such as windows or glazings. In order to provide sufficient transparency, non-opaque electrodes and thin photoactive layers are typically used, thus limiting the light-harvesting capacity.

Sustainable energy conversion & storage systems

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PhD offer on high-resolution NMR & DNP of biomaterials in Sorbonne Université

PhD offer in the field of "the observation of low gyromagnetic ratio nuclei in biomaterial environments through hyperpolarization enhanced magnetic resonance". The PhD will take place between the Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris in Sorbonne Université and the Institut Charles Gerhardt in Montpellier. The application process remains open until a suitable candidate is found.

EXTERNAL JOB OFFERS

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Welcome Anna Bertomeu at ICMAB!

Hi! I’m Anna from Barcelona and I’ve joined the ICMAB to do an internship in the laser processing group with Dr. Angel Pérez del Pino. Currently I am an undergraduate Physics student at UB and a basketball player. I like sports, nature and travelling. I hope I can learn a lot

 

 

Spain

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Experimental demonstration of the suppression of optical phonon splitting in 2D materials by Raman spectroscopy

Raman spectroscopy is one of the most extended experimental techniques to investigate thin-layered 2D materials. For a complete understanding and modeling of the Raman spectrum of a novel 2D material, it is often necessary to combine the experimental investigation to density functional theory calculations.

Sustainable energy conversion & storage systems

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Meet the Early Stage Researchers of the SEPOMO MSCA-ITN project

The SEPOMO project (Spins for Efficient Photovoltaic Devices based on Organic Molecules), supported and co-funded by the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN Programme (MSCA-ITN-2016 - Innovative Training Networks), has been "Training the next generation of photovoltaic researchers" since November 2016. Now that the project comes to an end (October 2020), the team has put together a video in which the Early Stage Researchers talk about their experience in the project

New Projects

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The 2020 Journal Citation Reports is here! #JCR2020

Web of Science has published the 2020 Journal Citation Reports, showcasing the data they have gathered across thousands of journals in 2019. Organized by the academic research analysis company Clarivate, this report promises to provide a thorough, publisher-neutral, multifaceted view of journal performance.

EXTERNAL EVENTS

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The rechargeable zinc-air batteries project featured in R+D CSIC

The project to improve the rechargeability of zinc-air batteries, led by ICMAB researchers from the Solid State Chemistry group, has been featured this week in R+D CSIC news. These batteries have more capacity than the lithium-ion ones, and are made of cheap materials, which are widely available in nature as well as safe.

Websites, New Projects

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Emulating the plasticity of synapses between neurons in a physical system by light stimuli

This is the first case of a 2D electron system, in which the electron population can be increased and reduced in a controlled way by light. The study, published in Physical Review Letters, has been carried out by Gervasi Herranz and co-workers from the Laboratory of Multifunctional Thin Films and Complex Sructures (MULFOX) group at the ICMAB. 

Press Release, Top Science Results

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SUMAN group joins European COST Action “High Temperature SuperConductivity for AcceLerating the Energy Transition” (HiSCALE)

Researchers from the Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) group will be joining researchers from 13 other countries in the development of a network with the intention to push for the implementation of Hight Temperature Superconductors (HST) to all the different parts of the electrical energy chain, in the framewor of a European COST Action.

New Projects

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New developments and applications for SIESTA program

The SIESTA methodology and program, first described in 2002, is a simulation paradigm that has allowed for extensive and precise theoretical research in the properties of materials based on first principle electronic-structure methods. Almost two decades later, a new publication details the improvements made to the paradigm and how this new tools can be applied.

Top Science Results

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Interaction of nanoparticles with biological systems and vice versa by Amanda Muñoz

Amanda Muñoz, Finalist in the Biorender Graphical Abstract 2020 Contest

Amanda Muñoz, a PhD researcher from the Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites (NN) group, joined the Biorender Graphical Abstract challenge with a visualization of her group’s work with C. elegans and nanoparticles. Her figure has become one of the finalists in the contest, and it has already opened new opportunities for learning. 

PhD, Books and articles

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Welcome Eleonor Artot at ICMAB!

Hi! I am Eleonor Artot from France. I am a chemistry student in material’s field in an engineering school. I will spend an internship period at ICMAB in order to complete my second-year engineering studies. I just joined the laser processing research group of Dr. Angel Perez Del Pino to perform researches on fabrication of nanocarbon-based supercapacitors through laser processing techniques. My favourites hobbies are swimming and travelling. I am looking forward to explore new sciences and contribute as much as possible.

France

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Welcome Artur Martínez at ICMAB!

Hello everyone! I'm Artur Martínez, from Barcelona, and I'm joining the communication department at ICMAB! I am really stoked to help get the word out about the good work that's being done here. I enjoy photography and cinema, and I hope to learn a lot during my time in ICMAB, both about my field and about science!

Spain

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