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Mechanically Tunable Lattice-Plasmon Resonances by Templated Self-Assembled Superlattices for Multi-Wavelength Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy

Mathias CharconnetChristian Kuttner, Javier PlouJuan Luis García-PomarAgustín MihiLuis M. Liz-MarzánAndreas Seifert
Lattice plasmons, i.e., diffractively coupled localized surface plasmon resonances, occur in long-range ordered plasmonic nanostructures such as 1D and 2D periodic lattices. Such far-field coupled resonances can be employed for ultrasensitive surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), provided they are spectrally matched to the excitation wavelength.
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Plasmons to harness typically wasted infrared solar light

The project PLASMIONICO is featured at the Project Repository Journal. PLASMIONICO is a European MSCA project, carried out by ICMAB researchers Alejandro Goñi (PI) and Luis A. Pérez, that aims to advance in the sustainable produciton of electricity by harnessing near infrared (NIR) solar light, which is typically wasted in conventional solar cells.

The image of the Advanced Materials cover has been drawn by the comic illustrator Adrián Bago.

New front cover in “Advanced Materials” for the article “Synthesis of 2D Porous Crystalline Materials in Simulated Microgravity". 


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New Cover in "Advanced Materials" on simulated microgravity to synthesize 2D materials

August 05, 2021
“The cover is an artistic sketch viewing an astronaut, carrying out crystallization studies conducted in space laboratory through a magnifying glass. The back of the image shows an efficient method to achieve space-like experimentation conditions on Earth employing custom-made microfluidic devices.” – Raphael Pfattner ICMAB Researcher Raphael Pfattner from the Molecular Nanoscience and Organic Materials (NANOMOL) Group is one of the authors of this article that showcases an ea...
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Trans-Pyrenean development of new nanotechnology techniques for different applications

The "Trans-Pyrenean Node for Scientific Instrumentation" (TNSI) project, with the participation of ICMAB-CSIC, comes to an end.

Unit U6 NANBIOSIS at ICMAB acquires new equipment for the characterization of nanomaterials with ERDF funds

Unit U6 of NANBIOSIS (Biomaterial Processing and Nanostructuring Unit) has expanded its capabilities with two new instruments for the characterization unit. The new equipment will allow the characterization of some physico-chemical properties of different nanomaterials.


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The 2021 Journal Citation Reports is here! #JCR2021

The 2021 Journal Citation Reports (with data from 2020) has expanded coverage, a new metric, and a brand new interfaces that changes the user experience. 

Supervisor Josep Fontcuberta and Doctor Mathieu Mirjolet

Congratulations Dr. Mathieu Mirjolet, new ICMAB Graduate

Doctor Mathieu Mirjolet from the Laboratory of Multifunctional Thin Films and Complex Structures (MULFOX) group at ICMAB, defended his PhD thesis titled "Transparent Conducting Oxides Based on Early Transition Metals: From Electrical and Optical Properties of Epitaxial Thin Films, to Integration in All-Oxide Photoabsorbing Heterostructures." on Friday, 23 July 2021 in an online session. Congrats!


The image of the Advanced Materials cover has been drawn by the comic illustrator Adrián Bago.

New Cover in "Advanced Materials" on simulated microgravity to synthesize 2D materials

New front cover in “Advanced Materials” for the article “Synthesis of 2D Porous Crystalline Materials in Simulated Microgravity". 

Noemí Contreras-Pereda (ICN2) and Josep Puigmartí (IQTCUB-ICREA) with the microgravity device. | Xènia Fuentes/UB

Simulated microgravity system to synthesize high-quality 2D crystalline materials

A team of researchers demonstrated that 2D porous crystalline molecular frameworks (MOFs) can be grown with excellent control over their morphology and homogeneity by using a custom-made microfluidic device.

This approach recreates on Earth the microgravity environment of laboratories on the International Space Stations.


Some of the judges (Nico Dix, Anna Crespi and Jordi Rius) examining the crystals at CRYSTALMATCH.

CRYSTALMATCH 2021: And the winner of the 1st ICMAB crystallization contest is…

Discover the winners of the first CRYSTALMATCH and take a look at all the participants!

Winner of the Science category, photo by Bernat Bozzo

FOTICMAB 2021: And the winner is…

We share the winners of this years’ FOTICMAB contest! Which one is your favorite?


A sample of a flexible electrode.

ICMAB patent to obtain a flexible electrode receives a second Gold Medal at INVENTICA 2021

The patent is yet to be licensed and could aid in the development of the supercapacitor industry.

An organic semiconductor.

The Energy for Society Network (XRE4S) includes three ICMAB technologies in its portfolio 

The catalogue offers licensing and commercialization opportunities for companies and welcomes investors and spin offs.


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Anna Solé, winner at the GEFES Research Awards for Undergraduate Students 2021 for her work in neouromorphic computing

The award is given by The Condensed Matter Physics Division-GEFES of the Real Sociedad Española de Física.

Clara Viñas

Clara Viñas becomes a member of the Academia Europaea

ICMAB Researcher Clara Viñas joins the organization in celebration of her outstanding achievements as a researcher in the area of Chemistry. 

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Pablo Guardia, Ramón y Cajal researcher at ICMAB, participated on 26 May 2021 at the "Vermú de nanociencia" organized in the framework of the 10alamenos9 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Festival.

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