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Mixed-valence gold bis(diselenolene) complex turning metallic under pressure

Yann Le Gal, HengBo Cui, Pere Alemany, Enric Canadell, * Reizo Kato, Thierry Roisnel, Vincent Dorcet, Marc Fourmigué and  Dominique Lorcy *
While oxidation of d8 anionic gold bis(dithiolene) complexes most often affords the corresponding neutral radical single-component conductor, an original gold bis(diselenolene) complex isolated as a Ph4P+ salt affords upon electrocrystallization a mixed-valence 1 : 2 salt, [Ph4P][Au(Me-thiazds)2]2 (Me-thiazds: 2-methyl-1,3-thiazoline-2-thione-4,5-diselenolate).
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13 ICMAB researchers in the Stanford ranking of most highly cited scientists

Up to 523 CSIC scientists are in the ranking, 82 of them from centers in Catalonia.

ICMAB researchers in this ranking are working in the fields of sustainable batteries, oxide electronics, electronic and crystallographic structure of materials, flexoelectricity, borane-based materials, molecular materials, nitride-based materials, photovoltaics and thermoelectrics, among others. 

Estore Project

The project comes from the collaboration of ICMAB Researchers and groups from the UAB and UB.


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The ESTORE project aims to innovate the energy storage in supercapacitors

January 20, 2022
Electrochemical capacitors, or supercapacitors, are one of the key technologies being researched in the field of energy storage. A cornerstone of the large-scale implementation of renewable energies, electrochemical storage solutions that can store large amounts of energy are necessary to implement renewable energy, smart energy distribution grids, efficient electric transport, as well as mobile and autonomous devices. Supercapacitors are an interesting solution since they have a greater cha...
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The ESTORE project aims to innovate the energy storage in supercapacitors

The project comes from the collaboration of ICMAB Researchers and groups from the UAB and UB.

StoRIES: a new European network for Energy Storage research and training

StoRIES, the Storage Reseach Infrastructure Ecoy-System, a new Euopean project network, officially kicked off last 25 November 2021 in Ulm, Germany. 


A picture of José Piers Jurado hugging supervisor Mariano Campoy-Quiles, after his defense.

Congratulations Dr. José Piers Jurado, new ICMAB Graduate

Doctor José Piers Jurado, from the Nanostructured Materials for Optoelectronics and Energy Harvesting (NANOPTO) Group (ICMAB-CSIC), defended his PhD thesis titled "Hybrid PV-TE devices based on organic semiconductors" on Wednesday 15 December 2021 in a hybrid session. Congrats!

Esther Barrena, Francesco Silvestri and Carmen Ocal at the ICMAB Terrace

Congratulations Dr. Francesco Silvestri, new ICMAB Graduate

Doctor Francesco Silvestri, from the Physical Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces (SURFACES) Group (ICMAB-CSIC), defended his PhD thesis titled "Nanoscale Morphology and Structure of Organic Donor/Acceptor Heterojunctions" on Tuesday 14 December 2021 in a hybrid session. Congrats!

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Xavier Obradors and the energy transition at the “Què és la normalitat?” seminar, organized by IDAEA

The seminar “Què és la normalitat? Cursa cap a la transició energètica i un ús sostenible dels recursos naturals” will occur on 20 December 2021 at the Institut de Diagnosi Ambiental i Estudis de l’Aigua (IDAEA-CSIC).

The Scientific Advisory Board will come to ICMAB on 2-3 December 2021

On 2-3 December 2021, the ICMAB Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) meeting will take place to evaluate the research lines and the overall performance of the Institute. 

Dr. Songbai Zhang

Congratulations Dr. Songbai Zhang, new ICMAB Graduate

Doctor Songbai Zhang, from the Molecular Nanoscience and Organic Materials (NANOMOL) Group (ICMAB-CSIC), defended his PhD thesis titled "Radical Dendrimers as Magnetic Resonance Imaging Contrast Agents" on Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 in a hybrid session. Congrats!


Cell penetrability of DNA-grafted quatsomes

New fluorescent nanovesicles for intracellular biomarker detection

A new work by the Nanomol Group, belonging to the CIBER-BBN network, together with a team from the University of Rome Tor Vergata, presents new nanovesicles capable of crossing biological barriers such as cell membranes, while maintaining their sensing capacity, which makes them attractive probes for intracellular detection of biomarkers.
Gerard Tobías (second-left) and Marina Llenas (right) in the laboratory at ICMAB with other members of the team.

New cancer radiotherapy and diagnosis mechanisms explained in "The Conversation"

The article "Nuevos mecanismos para mejorar la radioterapia y el diagnóstico del cáncer" is by Marina Llenas and Gerard Tobías from ICMAB, and Gustavo García from IPE-CSIC. 


Martí Gibert and the Escolab recording team at ICMAB

Escolab meets ICMAB research in organic solar cells

Escolab visits ten research centers in (and near) Barcelona that participate in the Escolab program. The videos are perfect for secondary school students!

"Bojos per la Física" participants in front of ICMAB.

In the last "Bojos per la Física" at ICMAB students could learn about magnetism and piezoelectricity

On 14 January 2022, the new "Bojos per la Física" course will start. Our last session at ICMAB was on 9 October 2021.


Instrument to preparare coated conductors (SUMAN Group)

ICMAB among the "Energy for Society" network technologies portfolio

The reference network in R+D+i Energy for Society (XRE4S) has a portfolio with more than 30 technological solutions in the energy sector ready to be implemented and present to companies and investors. 

Banner for Expoquimia. It reads: EXPOQUIMIA The International Chemistry Event. 14 - 17 September 2021, Gran Via Venue Fira de Barcelona

Expoquimia 2021 is right around the corner! Join the event on 14-17 September

A crossover space between science and industry with a premium area for new materials, MAT 20-30.


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Five UAB PhD Extraordinary Awards go to ICMAB graduates

This honor is given by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona to remarkable PhDs.

Many researchers and a presenter stand under a projection with the names of the winning posters.

Alejandro De Sousa & Nerea González receive Best Poster Awards at ElecMol 2021

The two members of the NANOMOL Group received their recognitions in Lyon, France.

OUTREACH VIDEOS

Escolab meets ICMAB research in organic solar cells

Escolab visits ten research centers in (and near) Barcelona that participate in the Escolab program. The videos are perfect for secondary school students!

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Mónica Bernal will defend her PhD Thesis on 27 January 2022 at 11 am at ICMAB

The PhD researcher Mónica Emperatriz Bernal Salamanca, from the Advanced Characterization and Nanostructured Materials (ACNM) Group at ICMAB-CSIC, will defend her PhD thesis on Thursday 27 January 2022 at 11:00 am in a hybrid session.

Thursday, Jan 27

"Electrochemically gated charge transport in redox proteins and photosynthetic complexes" by Pau Gorostiza (Mon, 31 Jan 2022)

We would like to invite you to our next ICMAB Periodical Lecture by Pau Gorostiza, ICREA Professor at IBEC.

Monday, Jan 31

Call for Abstracts for the European Conference on Boron Chemistry (EuroBoron9) in Barcelona

Researchers have until 15 January 2022 to submit their abstracts for EuroBoron9, organized this year by ICMAB researchers from the Inorganic Materials & Catalysis Group (LMI) group

Sunday, Jul 03

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