An article on chemical doping of OFETs in the Advanced Materials Women in Materials Science special issue
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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 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.
In the framework of the ERC PoC project OrGeVine, an expedition of ICMABers visited the vineyards of the cooperative COVIDES and installed several IoT devices.
Rosario Núñez and José Giner from the Inorganic Materials & Catalysis Group (LMI) group were the Chairs of this European Conference on Boron Chemistry.
The 2022 Journal Citation Reports (with data from 2021) has arrived and, as expected, is affected by COVID-19. How?
Xavier Obradors participated in the roundtable organized to celebrate the 10 years of experiments at ALBA Synchrotron.*
This article appeared in Advances in Engineering and features a paper by Nieves Casañ-Pastor et al. published in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society
A group of ICMAB and IMB-CNM reserachers have developed a disposable electrochemical sensor to detect contaminants in water. No sample pre-treatment is required and water can be analysed on site in the field. The sensor can be connected to a portable device, such as a mobile phone, and no specific training is needed to use it.
A work on tunable color emission carborane-based MOFs is highlighted on the cover of Chemistry of Materials, by José Giner and co-workers.
ICMAB Researcher Teresa Puig and her team plan to validate a new generation of colloidal inks that enable the scale-up of nanocomposite superconducting tapes.
Mariano Campoy-Quiles and Anna May Masnou explain the new ICMAB-CSIC spin off to Manuel Seara.
On Sunday, 24 April 2022, the spin off Molecular Gate S.L. was featured in the radio programme "A hombros de gigantes", by Manuel Seara.
Anna May Masnou, Communication Officer at ICMAB, and Mariano Campoy-Quiles, researcher and co-founder of the spin off (together with Alexander Perevedentsev, and with BeAble Capital), explained the basics of this new spin off, which intends to provide a range of unique and cost-effective security solutions for the pharmaceutical market.
The patented technology will help to verify the authenticity of products and ensure their proper handling during storage and transportation.
A work on fluorescent compounds based on boron clusters is highlighted on the inside cover of ChemComm, by Rosario Núñez and co-workers.
Eventually, this research – developed at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, by ICMAB and ICREA researcher Kasper Moth-Poulsen and co-workers – could lead to self-charging electronics using stored solar energy on demand.
Irene Anton, who defended her PhD Thesis on June 2021 at ICMAB, talks about her experience during her studies and PhD at ICMAB working with bacterial nanocellulose, among others.
New front cover in the journal Materials Advances for the article “Efficient infrared sunlight absorbers based on gold-covered, inverted silicon pyramid arrays” by Alejandro Goñi and co-authors.
ICMAB gives support to the science institutions and entities that condemn the Russian act of war upon Ukraine and wishes to express solidatiry with the Ukrainians and all people whose safety has been jeopardized by this war.
ICMAB Researcher Xavier Torrelles has collaborated in the design process of the new beamline installation.
ALBA Synchrotron, a 3rd generation synchrotron light facility that allows for the visualization of the atomic structure of matter as well as the study of its properties, will open its newest beamline, 3Sbar, by 2026:
"Each new beamline opens new windows in understanding the complexity of the world around us. With 3Sbar, ALBA aims to be at the fore-front of catalysis science, building a unique scientific instrument with strong capabilities for preserving our environment", says Caterina Biscari, director of the ALBA Synchrotron.
Direct brain administration through the carotid artery of nanomaterials carrying drugs that boost tissue recovery could be an effective method to reduce the undesirable effects in other organs and improve the arrival of the drug into the brain.
ICMAB researchers Anna Laromaine and Sumithra Srinivasan collaborate in this study led by CRAG researchers to unveil the physico-chemical nature of the xylem barriers responsible for bacterial wilt resistance in tomato plants.
ICMAB Researcher Agustín Mihi and his team will develop opacifying agents based on cellulose and algae-based polymers.
On World Cancer Day (4 Feb), we present a study on new nanovesicles, known as quatsomes, which have been successfully engineered to encapsulate and deliver microRNAs for the treatment of tumors. These nanovesicles are produced by a simple GMP compliant process, an unavoidable requirement for the clinical use of new drug candidates. The study, published in Small, has been highlighted in the Women in Materials Science issue of Advanced Materials.
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.
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.
2020 has been a challenging year, in every possible way. We were hit by a worldwide pandemic that hit us and sent us home in mid-March.
ICREA Researcher Kasper Moth-Poulsen publishes a review on the technologies he will be researching at ICMAB.
A study published in “Advanced Electronic Materials” demonstrates that humidity increases the maximum speed at which ferroelectric film-based memories can be written, thanks to the capability of water to stabilise polarisation domains.
Five CSIC groups are part of the new TECNIO Association, which aims to boost technology transfer in Catalonia.
The hybrid event was stacked with talks and emotive moments.
All the information about what CSIC centers have achieved in a very complicated year. We highlight here some research results of ICMAB during 2020.
New front cover in “The Journal of Physical Chemistry C” for the article “Investigating the Ubiquitous Presence of Nanometric Water Films on Surfaces”.
Use of simulations to predict material properties, a publication on npf Computational Materials, with the collaboration of the Theory and Simulation Research Unit at ICMAB, published on npj Computational Materials.
The compilation of papers on "materials for molecular electronics and magnetism" honors these ICMAB Researchers’ careers.
Nine ICMAB researchers appear on the Grupo DIH h-index ranking. A database which contains information of the researchers working in Spain in different areas, which have a high h-index (higher than a certain threshold).
New front cover in “Advanced Materials” for the article “Synthesis of 2D Porous Crystalline Materials in Simulated Microgravity".
A study led by ICMAB-CSIC researchers has succeeded in developing a method, based on compressed CO2, for obtaining a nanomedicine based on nanoconjugates of human epidermal growth factors that could be of great interest for the topical treatment of complex wounds, particularly diabetic foot ulcers.
A team of researchers demonstrated that 2D porous crystalline molecular frameworks (MOFs) can be grown with excellent control over their morphology and homogeneity by using a custom-made microfluidic device.
This approach recreates on Earth the microgravity environment of laboratories on the International Space Stations.
The electrons of some metal oxides, due to their large effective mass when coupled with the ionic lattice of the material, cannot follow the electric field of light and allow it to pass through the material. Transparent and conductive materials are used in smartphone touch screens and solar panels for photovoltaic energy.