Mechanical Softness of Ferroelectric  180° Domain Walls

Mechanical Softness of Ferroelectric 180° Domain Walls

02 December 2020

Using scanning probe microscopy, we measure the out-of-plane mechanical response of ferroelectric 180° domain walls and observe that, despite separating domains that are mechanically identical, the walls appear mechanically distinct—softer—compared to the domains.


Fourth visit of the Scientific Advisory Board at ICMAB - online!

On 3-4 December 2020, the ICMAB Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) meeting will take place to evaluate the research lines and the overall performance of the Institute. The SAB is composed of 12 worldwide scientific experts in the areas of the targeted research of our Severo Ochoa project: Smart Functional Materials for a Better Future (FUNFUTURE) in the areas of Clean Energy, Sustainable Electronics and Smart Nanomedicine.

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New COVER in Chemistry. A European Journal for borane-based fluorescent molecular switches

02 December 2020
The Chemistry. A European Journal features in its INSIDE COVER the recently published article "Reversibly switchable fluorescent molecular systems based on metallacarborane‐perylenediimide conjugates" by ICMAB researcher, Rosario Núñez, and co-workers from the UAB and ICMAB. 

First meeting of the CSIC Equality Committees at ICM-Institut de Ciències del Mar

01 December 2020
The Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM-CSIC), in coordination with the CSIC Equality Committee and the CSIC Women and Science Committee, is promoting the first meeting of the Equality Committees of the CSIC centers on December 10, 2020. Anna May Masnou, Communication & Outreach Officer and member of the ICMAB Gender Equality Committee, will represent the ICMAB at the conference, where everyone is invited. 

Open Call: the DESTINY COFUND Programme will train 50 young researchers to become future leaders in the battery field

01 December 2020

ICMAB is one of the 41 partners for this International EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND DESTINY project that will cover 50 PhD studies in the battery field, starting in October 2021 and September 2022.

Concepció Rovira gives a talk on the future of "Molecular Electronics" at IEC

30 November 2020

Concepció Rovira, ICMAB researcher at the Nanomol Group, gave on Thursday, 26 November 2020, a Conference entitled "Can we open a new era of electronics with the power of molecules" in the framework of the Science Thursdays at IEC (Institut d'Estudis Catalans). The talk is now available on the IEC Youtube Channel. 

Open Research Europe, new publication platform for H2020 project results

30 November 2020
The European Commission presents its new open access publishing platform Open Research Europe, which will be operational early 2021. It is a new model of publication aimed at the results of projects with H2020 funding, and later Horizon Europe, which allows to comply with the European mandate of open access. 

Molecular simulations to understand coronavirus

27 November 2020

The rapid characterization of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has allowed researchers at the Soft Matter Theory Group to learn more about how it interacts with surfaces through extremely precise simulations. The results have been published in the scientific journal Biointephases.

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