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Electrodeposited Negative Index Metamaterials with Visible and Near Infrared Response

Negative index metamaterials have revolutionized the field of photonics because of their unconventional electromagnetic properties absent in naturally occurring materials. It remains a challenge however, to achieve strong negative refractive index at optical frequencies over large areas in a device compatible fashion.
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Chemistry institution IUPAC establishes new recommendations for the nomenclature of boranes

07 August 2020

The International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) has defined new recommendations for the nomenclature of boranes and other related species, a field in constant change, in order to include the great diversity of new specialized composites that have appeared since the last time a standard was instituted.

CSIC shares ICMAB’s highlights in its Annual Report 2019

06 August 2020

The CSIC Annual Report 2019 showcases the current state of the 120 research centers that are part of the council. The 2019 edition of this publication shares some of the top research done through the year, including some of the work being done at ICMAB.

Piezoresponse Force Microscopy, a simple method to visualize moiré superlattices

03 August 2020

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.

Expoquimia hosts Industrial Dialogues webinars joined by ICMAB researcher Nora Ventosa

31 July 2020

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. 

Congratulations, Dr. Simona Ricci! New ICMAB graduate!

30 July 2020
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!

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

28 July 2020
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.
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