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Xavier Obradors inaugurates the academic year of the RACAB with a talk on "Nanomaterials for the energy transition"

Xavier Obradors, ICMAB Director and researcher at the Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) group, inaugurated on Thursday, 18 October 2018, the academic year 2018-2019 of the RACAB, at RACAB building in Les Rambles. Xavier Obradors, member of the RACAB since 2001, presented the report on "Nanomaterials for the energy transition". 

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UB, 18 OCT 2018: ACS on Campus, free seminar on #SciComm, publishing tips, and career talks with M. Rosa Palacín and more!

ACS on Campus is excited to be at the Universitat de Barcelona on October 18, 2018, for an exciting day around science communication, publishing tips, and career talks! You’ll learn from ACS editors and local professionals tips and tools for publishing your research and sharing it with the public. You’ll hear from Prof. M. Rosa Palacín (ICMAB-CSIC) an Associate Editor of Chemistry of Materials, Prof. Juan Bisquert (INAM) a Senior Editor of Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, and more!

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Duan Wenchao

Hello, I am Duan Wenchao, from Shandong University. Now I have joined the group of nanoparticles and nanocomposites to do my PhD work on sensor.

 

"uSEE: the quest for transforming super-resolution imaging into an everyday lab-tool" by Denitza Denkova (Wed, 7 Nov 2018)

The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Invited Lecture

uSEE: the quest for transforming super-resolution imaging into an everyday lab-tool

by Denitza DENKOVA,Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonic, Macquarie University, Australia

Wednesday, 7 November 2018 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles

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ICMAB hosts a CSIC course on Nanoparticles Characterization

The SoftLab, run by Amable Bernabé, has hosted from Monday, 8 October, to Wednesday, 10 October a course on "Characterization techniques for particulate matter". The course has counted with 12 participants from different CSIC centers (including ICMAB, IBM-CNM, ICM, IQAC...) and has introduced the participants to different techniques to characterize nanoparticles, including the basic fundamentals, sample preparation, practical examples and results interpretation. 

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Amanda Muñoz

I am Amanda from Fuenmayor (La Rioja, Spain). I am a graduate in Biotechnology from Univeristat Autònoma de Barcelona. This year I have started a master’s degree in Advanced Nanoscience and Nanotechnology also in this university. I will be here doing my master thesis thanks to Severo Ochoa fellowship. I am glad to enter the Group of Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites under the supervision of Dr. Anna Laromaine. I will be focused on the effects of cellulose on C. elegans.  About me… I like traveling, outdoor sports (especially rolling skate and bicycle) and spending time with friends and family. I’m looking forward to meeting you!

 

2018-10-9: Happy #NationalNanotechnologyDay!

The Nanotechnology Day (#NationalNanoDay) is an annual celebration created in the US featuring a series of community-led events and activities on or around October 9 to help raise awareness of nanotechnology, how it is currently used in products that enrich our daily lives, and the challenges and opportunities it holds for the future. This date, 10/9, pays homage to the nanometer scale, 10–9 meters.

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"New perspectives for photovoltaics" by Mariona Coll at Revista de Física

The last issue of the Revista Española de Física (RdF) of the RSEF contains five articles written by the winners of the XII edition of the Research Awards "For Women in Science" from L'Oréal-UNESCO. The Editorial Committee decided to invite them to write an article about their research for the section "Temas de Física". Mariona Coll, from the ICMAB, has written the article "Oxides and low-cost chemical methods: New perspectives for photovoltaics".

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Raúl Espinal

Hello Everybody! I'm Raùl from México, and i'll be synthesizing and characterizing catalyst for renewable energy applications in the crystallography group as a postdoc. I enjoy engineering and science. I love rock music and open air activities.

 

Yunwei Sheng

Hello, I am Yunwei Sheng, from China University of Geosciences. Now I have joined the group of Multifunctional Oxides and Complex Structures to do my PhD work on ferroelectric films.

See you around!

 

"Madame Châtelet" dramatised reading for the European Researchers' Night

On Saturday 29 September, the dramatised reading "Madame Châtelet and her Instagram followers", which features the life and discoveries of several women scientists throughout history, was represented in the Library "Biblioteca Sagrada Família", Barcelona, at 1 pm, in the framework of the activities of the European Researchers' Night (Nit Europea de la Recerca), organised in Catalonia. 

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Nobel Prize in Physics for for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics... how do we use lasers at ICMAB?

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 was awarded “for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics” with one half to Arthur Ashkin “for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems”, the other half jointly to Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland “for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses”. Here at ICMAB we also work with lasers. Do you want to know how?

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CANCELLED! "Functionalization of silicon surfaces for molecular electronics and solar-driven electrocatalysis" by Prof. Bruno Fabre (Thursday, 25 OCT 2018)

CANCELLED!

The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Invited Seminar

Functionalization of silicon surfaces for molecular electronics and solar-driven electrocatalysis

by Prof. Bruno FABRE,Université de Rennes

Thursday, 25 October 2018 @ 3 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles

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"High temperature nanostructured superconductors: a tool for new technologies" by Joffre Gutiérrez (Mon, 29 Oct 2018)

The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Invited Lecture

High temperature nanostructured superconductors: a tool for new technologies

by Joffre GUTIÉRREZ ROYO,Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona ICMAB-CSIC

Monday, 29 October 2018 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles

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ICMAB researchers collaborate in a study published in Nature Physics about a "Giant topological Hall Effect"

ICMAB researchers Gervasi Herranz, Blai Casals and Rafael Cichelero, from the MULFOX group, have contributed to a study led by the group of Manuel Bibes, from Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales (France), published in Nature Physics on October 15, 2018. The study, entitled "Giant topological Hall effect in correlated oxide thin films" describes the discovery of a giant topological Hall effect arising from the topology of spatial distribution of spin textures. 

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Three open PhD positions at the Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures Group

The Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) Group offers three PhD fellow positions in the following topics: Ultrafast growth of thick superconducting epitaxial layers from transient liquids; Atomic structure imaging and analyses of YBa2Cu3O7-x thin films and nanocomposites, and Superconducting properties and vortex pinning mechanism of layers prepared by ink jet printing combinatorial chemistry. 

The recruitment process will be closed when a suitable candidate is found.

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Welcome Sergi Andreu at ICMAB

Hi! My name is Sergi, I'm from Mallorca and I'm a Physics student at UAB. I'll be studying ferroelectric materials at ICMAB as part of my final project in the Multifunctional Oxides and Complex Structures group, under the supervision of prof. Josep Fontcuberta. I hope to learn some interesing things in here! I'm a music freak, I love playing the piano and I really enjoy reading (mostly Philosophy), although most of the time I just do non-interesting stuff that I've learned to appreciate. I would be at ICMAB this whole year, so see you around!

 

The project MATHEROES will be presented at the ICMAB

From Monday 22 October the exhibition MATHEROES: Supermaterials, the hereos of the future will be at the ICMAB hall. During the days that the five Matheros will be here with us, some activities are organized: we will present the project to the UAB students, we will carry out a roundtable about the image of women in audiovisual content, and some of our researchers will offer guided visits for our support staff. 

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Combining X‐Ray Whole Powder Pattern Modeling, Rietveld and Pair Distribution Function Analyses as a Novel Bulk Approach to Study Interfaces in Heteronanostructures: Oxidation Front in FeO/Fe3O4 Core/Shell Nanoparticles as a Case Study

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"Toward the development of aqueous batteries: mastering the electrochemical interfaces" by Alexis Grimaud (Monday, 26 Nov 2018)

The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Periodical Lecture

Toward the development of aqueous batteries: mastering the electrochemical interfaces

by Alexis GRIMAUD,Chimie du Solide et de l’Energie, Collège de France, Paris / Réseau sur le Stockage Electrochimique de l’Energie (RS2E)

Monday, 26 November 2018 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles

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Superconducting materials and levitation of magnets with Teresa Puig in "Els Matins de TV3"

On Thursday 11 October 2018, the programme "Els Matins de TV3", directed by Lídia Heredia, interviewed researcher Teresa Puig about the superconducting materials, in their section devoted to science, and presented by Daniel Arbós. The section, of more than 18 minutes long, explains what superconducting materials are, what are their main applications, and shows the levitation experiment. 

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Xiao Long

Hello, I am Xiao Long, from Shanghai University. Now I have joined the group of Multifunctional Oxides and Complex Structures to do my PhD work on ferroelectric films.
See you around!

 

Mercè Roig

Hello! My name is Mercè and I am from Barcelona. I am studying physics at the UAB, and as it is my final year I have to present the final degree project. That's why I will be the whole course in ICMAB working with superconductors and ferromagnetic materials. In my free time I like practicing sports and singing in the choir of my town. I think my stay at ICMAB will be a new experience, I am looking forward to starting working!

 

Germanium nanowires with two crystal phases make it to the Cover of NanoLetters

Recent advances in the synthetic growth of nanowires --rod shaped semiconductors of nanometric size-- have given access to crystal phases that in bulk are only observed under extreme pressure conditions. In this study, hexagonal germanium (Ge) crystal domains are found in cubic Ge nanowires. The electronic, phononic, and crystalline properties of these phases has been studied by Raman spectroscopy and through theoretical calculations. The study has been published in Nano Letters and selected for a cover of the issue!

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Exciting, fruitful and inspiring Severo Ochoa Summer School on Materials for Energy! #matener2018

On 17-20 September 2018, ICMAB hosted the Severo Ochoa Summer School on Materials for Energy (MATENER 2018) with 12 highly-talented invited speakers, 4 in-house speakers, and more than 40 participants from around the world. The school was centered on the big topic "materials for energy" and focused materials for photovoltaics, batteries, supercapacitors, batteries and superconducting applications. 

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Jinghai Li

Text: Hi everyone, I am Jinghai Li and I am from China.I used to majer in Organic Light emitting-diodes and I will be working at the ICMAB in Molecular Nanoscience and Organic Materials, specially in OFET. I like to spend my time in nature, sports and computer games.

 

Barcelona, 26 OCT 2018: Co-creation workshop: The future of nanotechnology in energy

On Friday, October 26, 2018, you can be one of the participants in a co-creation workshop about the future of nanotechnology in the energy field! How amazing is that. The workshop is jointly organized by the CCiTUB (Centres Científics i Tecnològics-UB) and by RMIT Europe, and is part of a H2020 European Project, the GoNano project (Governing Nanotechnologies throught Societal Engagement). 

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Cancer immunotherapy recognized with the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2018 has been jointly awarded to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo "for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation". At ICMAB, we also work on projects related to cancer immunotherapy and we are very excited about this prize. However, the strategy followed by our researchers and by the Nobel Prize winners is somehow different. Do you want to know why?

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"Ceramic Thin Film Components for All Solid-State Batteries (ASBs)" by Prof. Richard M. Laine (Friday, 19 OCT 2018)

The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Invited Seminar

Ceramic Thin Film Components for All Solid-State Batteries (ASBs)

by Prof. Richard M. LAINE,Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, USA

Friday, 19 October 2018 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles

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The project "Matheroes: Supermaterials, the heroes of the future" will be presented at the European Researchers Night in Zaragoza

"Matheroes" is a scientific culture project designed by the ICMAB-CSIC in collaboration with the FECYT (Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología) - Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades. The project will be presented on Friday, 28 September, in CaixaForum Zaragoza, within the programme of the European Reseachers Night (La Noche Europea de los Investigadores), coordinated by Esciencia. 

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Mariona Coll, scientist with GLAMOUR

The October issue of GLAMOUR, the most read magazine among women and female teenagers in Spain, publishes the interview to seven Spanish female researchers discussing on gender balance and the difficulties to do research in Spain. Mariona Coll, a chemist from ICMAB, is one of them.

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