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Optimizing vortex pinning in YBa2Cu3O7-x superconducting films up to high magnetic fields

Ferran Vallès, Anna Palau, Dmytro Abraimov, Jan Jaroszynski, Anca-Monia Constantinescu, Bernat Mundet, Xavier Obradors, David Larbalestier & Teresa Puig
The magnetic flux pinning capabilities of YBa2Cu3O7-x (YBCO) coated conductors vary strongly across different regions of the magnetic field–temperature phase diagram and with the orientation of the magnetic field θ. Here, we determine the optimal pinning landscape for a given region of the phase diagram by investigating the critical current density Jc(H,θ,T) in the 5–77 K temperature range, from self-field to high magnetic fields of 35 T.
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Open 8th Call for Postdoctoral Fellowships "Science by Women"

The deadline is 30 September 2022 to apply for the 8th edition of this programme of the Women for Africa Foundation. 

Women for Africa Foundation is launching the 8th call for fellowships of the program Science by Women, aimed at selecting 22 senior African women scientists to be integrated in 21 top research Spanish centers in the following areas: health and biomedicine, agriculture and food security, water, energy and climate change.

So far more than 100 fellows have enjoyed six-month research stays which have contributed to enhance their leadership in scientific research and technology transfer. 

You can find the presentation as well as the rules and guidelines here.

Visit of the students at ICMAB | ICMAB, CSIC

ICMAB was involved in the Escolab programme "Connectem Recerca i Aula" which brought Organic Electronics closer to students. 

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ICMAB shares the "Connectem recerca i aula" experience in the Escolabers Meeting 2022

August 12, 2022
The Escolabers Meeting 2022 took place at the Institut Botànic de Barcelona (IBB) on 28 June 2022. This meeting is an initiative promoted by Barcelona Ciència i Universitats from the Barcelona City Council to present and review the most outstanding proposals developed by Escolab over the last two years. Projects such as “VacunAcció”, “Alimentem-nos, naturalment!” and “Connectem Recerca i Aula” were presented. All these projects have in common that they open a new opportunity to brin...
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Nwanya, Assumpta Chinwe in the Laser Processing Lab | ICMAB-CSIC

"The outcome of my research at ICMAB can be applied in my country, Nigeria"

Hello, my name is Nwanya, Assumpta Chinwe from the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Nigeria in Nsukka, Nigeria. I am a fellow of the 'Science by Women' programme from the Women for Africa Foundation at ICMAB-CSIC. 

Group photo of the SURE 2022 summer school | ICMAB-CSIC

"Panoramic perspective" in the school SURE 2022 on sustainable materials for energy

This summer school SURE 2022 on "Sustainable Materials for Renewable Energy Applications" was organized by two European associations: EPNOE and ESEIA, and ICMAB. 

Adara Babuji | ICMAB-CSIC

Congratulations Dr. Adara Babuji, new ICMAB graduate!

Doctor Adara Babuji from the Physical Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces (SURFACES) Group at ICMAB-CSIC, defended her PhD thesis titled "Significance of molecular and crystal structure on organic semiconductor doping"on Tuesday, 26 July 2022 at ICMAB

"YouMaker: do’s and don’ts" will be presented at Campus Gutenberg-CosmoCaixa #CGutenberg22

Registration is now open for the 12th edition of Campus Gutenberg-CosmoCaixa on 19 and 20 September 2022.

Organic semiconductor on glass support | ICMAB-CSIC

Efficient photovoltaics: more (light) with less (material)

Absorb more light while using less material: This constitutes one of the most complicated milestones in the field of organic photovoltaics due to its practical implications: improving the efficiency of solar cells, (potentially) their stability and their semi-transparency to the human eye. Now, the achievement of such milestone seems to be closer than ever.

Eloísa del Pino and Xavier Obradors | ICM-CSIC

Meeting between the new CSIC president and the directors of the centers in Catalonia

Eloísa del Pino visited the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC), where she had the first contact with the directors of CSIC centers in Catalonia, including ICMAB Director Xavier Obradors.

Visit of the students at ICMAB | ICMAB, CSIC

ICMAB shares the "Connectem recerca i aula" experience in the Escolabers Meeting 2022

ICMAB was involved in the Escolab programme "Connectem Recerca i Aula" which brought Organic Electronics closer to students. 

New books in our Manuel Cardona Library. Ready to read?

We have new books for all our staff available in our "Manuel Cardona" Library.

Clúster MAV group visit at ICMAB | ICMAB

The Clúster MAV event on micro- and nanomaterials gathers ICMAB, ICN2 and IMB-CNM researchers

The Clúster MAV (Advanced Materials Cluster) organized a half-day conference at ICMAB open to R+D+i companies, technology centers and research entities: flash-talks on innovations of micro- and nanomaterials and guided visits to laboratories of the three research centers invovled. 

Mariano Campoy-Quiles and Aleksandr Perevedentsev, founders of Molecular Gate S.L. CSIC spin-off, showing the anti-counterfeiting technology | ICMAB-CSIC

Molecular Gate S.L., new ICMAB-CSIC and BeAble Capital spin-off, offers a transformative technology to ensure the authenticity of pharmaceutical products

Molecular Gate S.L. aims to become a key player in the anti-counterfeiting industry, particularly in the health sector. The cost-effective security technology developed by the company will ensure the authenticity of pharmaceutical products using smart optical printed elements on the products.

M. Rosa Palacín | ICMAB, CSIC

M. Rosa Palacín awarded with the Miguel Catalán-Paul Sabatier SCF award

The SCF and RSEQ award is in recognition of her research career in the field of Li-ion and Na-ion batteries. 

Clara Viñas receives the SCQ research award from Gregori Ujaque, president of the SCQ at the IEC (21 June 2022) | SCQ-IEC

Clara Viñas receives the SCQ research award for her excellent scientific career

The award comes from the Societat Catalana de Química (SCQ) for her excellent scientific career in the area of chemistry. 


What the Fisica: new fresh science Youtube channel

The channel, a project led by ICN2, features also some research made in ICMAB.

"What the Fisica" or #WTF is a new science Youtube channel in Spanish that offers a broad view about top research performed at ICN2 and neighbouring centres such as ICMAB, IFAE and IMB-CNM-CSIC. 

The UAB supports this channel not only by sharing content but also offering a space for the video recording. 

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This Severo Ochoa workshop will take place at ICMAB on 6-7 October 2022.

Register before 16 September to enjoy to our amazing invited and keynote speakers and to present your research. 

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