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New Sensitive and Selective Chemical Sensors for Ni2+ and Cu2+ Ions: Insights into the Sensing Mechanism through DFT Methods

We report the synthesis and theoretical study of two new colorimetric chemosensors with special selectivity and sensitivity to Ni2+ and Cu2+ ions over other metal cations in the CH3CN/H2O solution. Compounds (E)-4-((2-nitrophenyl)diazenyl)-N,N-bis(pyridin-2-ylmethyl)aniline (A) and (E)-4-((3-nitrophenyl)diazenyl)-N,N-bis(pyridin-2-ylmethyl)aniline (B) exhibited a drastic color change from yellow to colorless, which allows the detection of the mentioned metal cations through different techniques.
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ICMAB involved in ASTIP, the Next Generation EU proposal for advanced research in complex materials and bio systems

ASTIP, acronym for Alba Science, Technology and Innovation Park, is one of the Next Generation EU proposals, planning to create a large advanced research center next to the ALBA Synchrotron.

ASTIP plans to create a powerful research hub in Cerdanyola del Vallès, encompassing part of the future light lines of ALBA II at ALBA Synchrotron, and counting with the synergies and research expertise of the ICMAB (Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona), ICN2 (Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology), IFAE (Institute for High Energy Physics), IBMB (Molecular Biology Institue of Barcelona) and UAB (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), under the umbrella of the CSIC and BIST, and also with the participation of EURECAT, the Technology Center of Catalunya.

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The 10alamenos9 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Festival at UAB Campus will take place on 22 April 2021 in an online format with UAB Nanoscience Alumni and Research Centers. 


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22 April 2021: 10alamenos9 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Festival from UAB Campus

April 09, 2021
Many high school students will join the event, which will count with the participation of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology UAB Alumni, who will explain their experience working in different areas related to their studies.  The event, divided in two sessions of 90 minutes each, will also count with three research centers working in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, that will explain their research: the Catalan Institue of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), the Institute of M...
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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.

ICMAB participates in the LiOn-HD project to improve Lithium Ion Batteries

ICMAB participates in a project that wants to significantly improve the energy density, cost and sustainability of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. Batteries with such improved parameters are highly sought-after in the growing electric vehicle (EV) industry.


Manolo Castellano's Webinar (11/03/2021)

"A PhD is much more than scientific knowledge"

A talk on entrepreneurship for scientists helps broaden the professional horizons of PhD Researchers

ICMAB Researcher in a Lab

Women in science: Resources to stay informed this #8M #WomensDay

For the international Day of Women, we are sharing some resources detailing the state of women in science and some ways to create a STEM field that is more inclusive.


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As seen on TV: ICMAB is featured in Valor Afegit TV3

Materials for the energy of the future: superconductors, batteries, and thermoelectricity. Main characters for three nights in a row in TV prime time. 

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New Cover in "Advanced Materials Technologies" on Quartz-based cantilevers

New Inside Cover in the journal Advanced Materials Technologies for the article "Quartz‐Based Cantilevers: Soft‐Chemistry‐Assisted On‐Chip Integration of Nanostructured α‐Quartz Microelectromechanical System". 


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22 April 2021: 10alamenos9 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Festival from UAB Campus

The 10alamenos9 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Festival at UAB Campus will take place on 22 April 2021 in an online format with UAB Nanoscience Alumni and Research Centers. 

Ferran Vallès explaining quantum levitation at ICMAB

ICMAB Basics: What are superconductors, and why do they levitate?

ICMAB Researcher Ferran Vallès covers the fundamentals of superconductivity in this new video. In particular, the quantum levitation phenomenon. 


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Technology transfer: training and mentoring to take your research to the market

The “Valida la teva Recerca” programme offers tools to approach the transference to the market.

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SUMAN group: "The Lab2Market XRE4S program is a great opportunity to bring our technology to the market"

A total of eight research groups from different research centers and universities participate in the first edition of the Lab to Market (L2M) program, an initiative promoted by the R+D+i Energy for Society Network (XRE4S) with the aim of helping participants to identify technologies that have potential for commercialization.


The "Matheroes" project selected as an innovative action by FECYT

We are happy to announce that FECYT has selected the "Matheroes: Supermaterials, the heroes of the future" project to be part of the eighth edition of the catalog of "Innovative practices in scientific culture". 

The "Innovative practices in scientific culture" catalog includes a selection of activities that FECYT (Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología) has considered as unique in science outreach and science communicatin. It includes innovative and high quality actions that highlight for some of their aspects: their new formats, the strategic objectives they pursue, the specific public they are aimed at, their high impact on the participants, the invomvement of scientific and non-scientific agents, to name a few. 

Jordi Floriach Clark, new SCN2 Communication Manager, and Pamela Machado, new SCN2 President | ICMAB

New SCN2 Direction Board with two ICMABers: Pamela Machado and Jordi Floriach Clark

Pamela Machado, ICMAB PhD fellow, is the new President of the Catalan Society of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (SCN2), and Jordi Floriach Clark, ICMAB MSc fellow, is the new Communication Manager. They both start this new role in the SCN2 with a lot of enthusiasm and exciting future plans!

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ICMAB Basics: What are superconductors, and why do they levitate?

ICMAB Researcher Ferran Vallès covers the fundamentals of superconductivity in this new video. In particular, the quantum levitation phenomenon. 

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