Amplified frequency-domain thermoreflectance setup used to study the existence of second sound in germanium. | ICMAB, CSIC

Thermal waves observed in semiconductor materials

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A study published in Science Advances reports on the unexpected observation of thermal waves in germanium, a semiconductor material. This phenomenon may allow a significant improvement in the performance of our electronic devices in a near future. The study is led by researchers from the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB, CSIC) in collaboration with researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and the University of Cagliari.

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Jewel Ann Maria Xavier, ICMAB researcher, with the magnetic nanoparticles. | ICMAB-CSIC

A device monitoring heart failure from saliva co-developed by ICMAB and IMB-CNM researchers

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The instrument, developed in the framework of the European project KardiaTool, contains a biosensor chip developed in the Clean Room of the IMB-CNM, and functionalized magnetic nanoparticles synthesized at ICMAB, key to detect the biomarkers found in saliva. It is a quick Point-of-Care saliva test that does not require specialized personnel. 

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The Matilda effect in the Catalunya Radio Programme "Les dones i els dies"

Press Links: Què hauria passat si Einstein hagués nascut dona? Les dones científiques reclamen la visibilitat que es mereixen (CatRàdio, 9 Feb 2021)

The radio programme "Les dones i els dies" in Catalunya Radio, led by Montse Virgili, talked about the Matilda Effect with three scientists: Maria José Yzuel (UAB), Sònia Estradé (UB) and Arancha González (ICMAB). 

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José Vidal-Gancedo talks about COVID-19 and temperature on RAC1

The relationship between environmental factors and SARS-CoV-2 will shape the ways in which we respond to the virus as the weather changes. It is still soon to have a definitive idea of how it is affected by variables like temperature, humidity, or ultraviolet radiation, but José Vidal-Gancedo has been compiling what we know and developing a comprehensive article on the topic. His findings have been echoing on the media: he first published the article on La Vanguardia, which was followed by an interview on Aquí Cuní on SER Catalunya.

Radio, 2020

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Ignasi Fina interviewed at "La Buena Tarde" in Radio Asturias

On 1 April 2020, the ICMAB researcher Ignasi Fina, from the Laboratory of Multifunctional Thin Films And Complex Structures (MULFOX) group, was interviewed in the radio show “La Buena Tarde”, broadcasted in Radio Asturias  to talk about the flexible antiferromagnetic tapes. “La Buena Tarde” is a light variety show that discusses culture and science, with a few different collaborators on every episode.

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Nora Ventosa at “La Nit dels Ignorants 3.0” in Catalunya Radio

On 26 March 2020, ICMAB researcher Nora Ventosa, from the Molecular Nanoscience and Organic Materials (NANOMOL) group, was interviewed in the radio show “La Nit dels Ignorants 3.0”, broadcasted in Catalunya Ràdio. “La Nit dels Ignorants 3.0” is a night time show that focuses on knowledge and company, both asking and answering public interest questions.

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MIT-Spain grant for ICMAB project: new materials for photovoltaics

ICMAB is the recipient of one of twelve MIT-Spain ”la Caixa” Foundation Seed Fund grants under a brand new funding programme in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The presentation of the grants took place on 18 April 2018 at Palau Macaya (Barcelona). A common objective of all the awarded projects is to face some of the challenges of the XXI century: organs on a chip to fight cancer, polymers against antibiotic resistance, in vitro biologic 3D ears, quantic computers for data processing, or new materials to increase the efficiency of photovoltaic cells, to name a few. This latter is the project from Dr. Ignasi Fina, from the MULFOX group at ICMAB, who will work together with Dr. Rafael Jaramillo, at MIT

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Identified for the first time a mineral that until now was only present in meteorites

Researchers from the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), and the National University of Córdoba (Argentina), in collaboration with researchers of the ALBA Synchrotron, have identified a mineral in the region of Córdoba (Argentina), until now only observed in meteorites

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Ignasi Fina talks about antiferromagnetic materials in Radio Kanal Barcelona

The radio programme "Tercer Harmònic" from Radio Kanal Barcelona is a science and technology outreach programme for the general public. Communications, radio, digital education, internet, social networks, etc. are some of the main topics. Ignasi Fina, from the MULFOX group, was at the programme on May 16, 2018, in the section "The materials of the future" to talk about antiferromagnetic materials


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Ferran Macià in Radio Kanal Barcelona talking about neuromorphic computing

The radio programme "Tercer Harmònic" from Radio Kanal Barcelona is a science and technology outreach programme for the general public. Communications, radio, digital education, internet, social networks, etc. are some of the main topics. Ferran Macià, from the MULFOX group, was at the programme on May 9, 2018, in the section "The materials of the future" to talk about neuromorphic computing. 


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Interview to Mariano Campoy-Quiles in Radio Efervescencia

Interview at Radio Efervescencia (CRTVG) to Mariano Campoy-Quiles to talk about "low cost and flexible solar pannels". The interview is in Galician.

You can find the interview here, in the Blog CRTVG Efervesciencia: Efer 281 (19-4-14): Paneis solares flexibles e baratos

"A enerxía que chega do sol á terra nunha hora é abonda como para cubrir as necesidades enerxéticas de toda a humanidade durante un ano. Un dos motivos de por que non temos os nosos tellados inzados de paneis solares fotovoltaicos é que son caros en comparación con outras fontes de enerxía. Pero, que pasaría se aparecese unha nova tecnoloxía de fabricación de paneis solares que abaratase 10 veces o seu prezo? Nisto esta a traballar o noso invitado desta semana, Mariano Campoy, que é científico titular do CSIC no Instituto de Ciencia de Materiais de Barcelona."

Listen to the interview to Mariano Campoy-Quiles here (in Galician).

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Flexible solar cell | Mariano Campoy-Quiles


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Del laboratori a l’SmartCity (Realizing Science)

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Xavier Martí (CEO, IGSresearch) i Ignasi Fina (post-Doc, Max Planck Sociaty), ambdós ex-membres de l’ICMAB on varen fer la tesi en el grup del Prof. Fontcuberta, parlen sobre el camí que han de recorrer els materials des del laboratori fins a integrar-los en el nou concepte de SmartCity que IGSresearch té al cap.


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Entrevista a Xavier Obradors en RNE

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Entrevista a Xavier Obradors en el programa A Hombros de Gigantes, que se emite en RNE y Radio 5 la próxima noche de domingo a lunes, de 01,00 a 03.00 de la madrugada


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El Prof. Xavier Obradors participa en el programa "Via Lliure" de RAC1

El Prof. Xavier Obradors va participar el passat dissabte, 26 de setembre, al programa “Via Lliure” de la emissora de ràdio RAC1. Varen fer una tertúlia sobre el tema de la retallada d'inversió publica en I+D juntament amb dos membres de

Podeu escoltar aquest programa al següent enllaç a partir de la segona mitja hora.


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