The channel, a project led by ICN2, features some research made in ICMAB. In this new chapter, Rossella Zaffino from the FunNanoSurf group shows us what Molecular Electronics are and how we can measure electronic properties of organic molecules in the Nanoquim Platform.
Doctor Jinghai Li from the Molecular Materials for Electronic Devices (eMolMat) group at ICMAB-CSIC, defended his PhD thesis "Device Performance Optimisation and Photoresponse of Printed Organic Field-Effect Transistors" on Tuesday, 13 December 2022 in an online session.
The optical properties of various PEDOT:PSS films obtained by drop casting and blade coating are analyzed by variable-angle spectroscopic ellipsometry in the visible-UV spectral range. We discuss observed differences in the optical spectra due to PSS content and DMSO treatment and correlate them to structural changes extracted from Raman measurements. In particular, we investigate the optical anisotropy of the complex refractive indices which arises from the in-plane arrangement of the PEDOT backbones, giving rise to optically uniaxial behavior with the optic axis perpendicular to the film plane.
On the occasion of the 70th birthday and retirement of ICMAB researchers Francesc Teixidor and Clara Viñas, a special volume of the Advances in Catalysis book series book titled “Advances in the synthesis and catalytic applications of boron clusters: a tribute to the works of Professor Francesc Teixidor and Professor Clara Viñas” has been edited.
Hi everyone, Here Pau. I studied biology at the UIB and now I am doing a master’s degree in biochemistry, molecular biology and biomedicine at the UAB. I will spend a few months at ICMAB, in the group of Gerard Tobias, to do the final master’s work, where we will evaluate the functioning of nanoparticles in prostate cancer. Some of my hobbies are hiking, going out with friends, playing volleyball, listening to music... Nice to meet you!
Doctor Xiao Long the Multifunctional Thin Films and Complex Structures (MULFOX) group at ICMAB-CSIC, defended his PhD thesis "Photoresistance and electroresistance in ferroelectric tunnel junctions based on BaTiO3 and Hf0.5Zr0.5O2" on Friday, 25 November 2022 at ICMAB.
A simplified method is presented to extract the transport parameters of a liquid electrolyte solution from an experiment in a four-electrode cell. By observing that both polarisation and relaxation tend exponentially to a finite value with the same time constant, it becomes possible to precisely evaluate the limiting voltage attained upon polarisation though no steady state can be reached in practice, and use this input to evaluate the cation transference number as a function of the thermodynamic factor.
Mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSN) characterized by large surface area, pore volume, tunable chemistry, and biocompatibility have been widely studied in nanomedicine as imaging and therapeutic carriers. Most of these studies focused on spherical particles. In contrast, mesoporous silica rods (MSR) that are more challenging to prepare have been less investigated in terms of toxicity, cellular uptake, or biodistribution. Interestingly, previous studies showed that silica rods penetrate fibrous tissues or mucus layers more efficiently than their spherical counterparts.
Hello everyone, I am HUIXIA LU, just joined ICMAB today, I am gonna working with Prof. Jordi Faraudo of ICMAB and Prof. Jordi Marti of UPC for the next two years. Very happy to come back and work on the anti-cancer drugs and membrane proteins using NAMD/GROMACS/AMBER packages to explore molecular mechanisms at atomic level. I like Spanish/Catalan cultures in general, and the food here really captures my heart. The most I like is the muy amable people here. I have had amazing cooperation before, and I am looking forward to continue it. In my free time, I love visiting interesting towns and wondering in the nature (hiking in the mountain, enjoying quality time with my family and friends on the beach, dancing salsa (I am very clumsy, but I like it while holding a beer), etc.). I am fun and easy going and a coffee/cheese cake lover.
Título Artículo: Happy Birthday! CSIC in Catalonia celebrates its 80th anniversary
To commemorate this anniversary, a ceremony was held at the CSIC Delegation in Barcelona, with the attendance of the Secretary General for Science Policy, the President of the CSIC, and the Government Delegate in Catalonia.
The impact of La, Zr and Hf content on the crystal phases and ferroelectric and dielectric properties of (Hf,Zr,La)O2 has been determined by investigating epitaxial films. The polarization of La-doped Hf1-xZrxO2 films strongly depends on La and Zr content, with remanent polarization ranging from 0 to about 30 µC/cm2. The optimal La doping in Hf1-xZrxO2 increases from 0% to 2–5% for decreasing the Zr content from 100% (ZrO2) to 0% (HfO2).
Magnesium batteries have attracted great attention as an alternative to Li-ion batteries but still suffer from limited choice of positive electrode materials. V2O5 exhibits high theoretical capacities, but previous studies have been mostly limited to α-V2O5. Herein, we report on the β-V2O5 polymorph as a Mg intercalation electrode.
The PhD researcher Jesús Alejandro De Sousa Rodríguez the Molecular Materials for Electronic Devices (eMolMat) group at ICMAB-CSIC, will defend his PhD thesis on Friday, 16 December 2022 at 10:30 am at ICMAB.
Hello! My name is Aylin and I'm 22 years old. Actually I'm studying Geology at UAB, this is my last semester of university and I will do the TFG about sandstones with ICMAB. In my spare time I do yoga and I love do trekking. See you at ICMAB!
Welcome to ARPES 2023, our Severo Ochoa School on Angle Resolved Photoemision Spectroscopy (ARPES): from fundamentals to the heart of condensed matter.
A school on photoelectron spectroscopy for beginners, organized by ICMAB-CSIC with the collaboration of ALBA Synchrotron, on 6-7 February 2023.
In the era of Quantum Technologies, understanding and mapping electronic excitations has proved to be instrumental to identify emerging properties of matter. Angle Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy (ARPES) is a major tool to inspect the intricate playground of charge-spin lattice interactions and how they affect the properties of the electronic degrees of freedom.
Doctor Miquel Nuez Martínez from the Inorganic Materials & Catalysis (LMI) group at ICMAB-CSIC defended his PhD thesis titled "El paradigma dels metal·lacarborans: ús dels clústers en tractaments de càncer, contra bacteris resistents i en catàlisi verda" on Friday, 25 November 2022 at the UAB.
Título : Boron-Based Functional Additives Enable Solid Electrolyte Interphase Engineering in Calcium Metal Battery
Autores: Dr. Charlotte Bodin, Dr. Juan Forero Saboya, Dr. Piotr Jankowski, Dr. Kristian Radan, Dr. Dominique Foix, Dr. Cécile Courrèges, Dr. Ibraheem Yousef, Prof. Rémi Dedryvère, Dr. Carine Davoisne, Dr. Matic Lozinšek, Dr. Alexandre Ponrouch
Calcium-metal batteries have received growing attention recently after several studies reporting successful metal plating and stripping with organic electrolytes. Given the low redox potential of metallic calcium, its surface is commonly covered by a passivation layer grown by the accumulation of electrolyte decomposition products.The presence of borate species in this layer has been shown to be a key parameter allowing for Ca2+ migration and favoring Ca electrodeposition. Here, boron-based additives are evaluated in order to tune the SEI composition, morphology, and properties.
The Global Health and Research community and their Gender and Equity Committees signing below, including the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB, CSIC) and its Gender Equality Committee, ratifies this statement written by The Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal).
Xavier Obradors, ICMAB Director and Research Professor, received the Premi Bages de Cultura 2022 award, surrounded by friends, family and colleagues, in the Manresa City Council on Friday 25 Nov 2022.
This year marks the 40th edition of an award that has the purpose to distinguish a person from the Bages culture for the dissemination work within a particular artistic and cultural sphere.
"Moltes gràcies a tots i desitjo un magnífic futur a l’impuls incansable de les iniciatives d’Òmnium Cultural, de la ciutat de Manresa, de la comarca del Bages i de tota la Catalunya interior" - Xavier Obradors.
On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the CSIC Women and Science Committee and the CSIC Delegate Committee for Equality have prepared the following joint communication.
The ICMAB Gender Equality Committee at ICMAB works to ensure that there are no inequalities or discriminations for reasons of gender, race, age, nationality at ICMAB, is the main consultation point for anyone who has any issue regarding these topics, and makes available all the resources and tools (from CSIC, MCIN...) to the ICMAB staff and provides training in the matter, so they know what to do when something related to work or sexual harassment, inequalities, bias, or any other discrimination happens.
The identification of polymorphs in organic semiconductors allows for establishing structure-property relationships and gaining understanding of microscopic charge transport physics. Thin films of 2,7-bis(octyloxy)benzothieno[3,2-b]-benzothiophene (C8O–BTBT–OC8) exhibit a substrate-induced phase (SIP) that differs from the bulk structure, with important implications for the electrical performance in organic field effect transistors (OFETs).
Doctor Pablo García Lebière from the Laser Processing group at ICMAB-CSIC defended his PhD thesis titled "Advanced laser deposition of nanocarbon-based supercapacitor electrodes" on Friday, 11 November 2022 at ICMAB.
The PhD researcher Adrián Crespo Villanueva from the Crystallography of Magnetic and Electronic Oxides and Surfaces (CMEOS) group at ICMAB-CSIC, will defend his PhD thesis on Friday, 25 November 2022 at 10:30 am at ICMAB.
Highly porous Ni films have been potentiostatically synthesised by micelle-assisted electrodeposition using custom-made PS-b-P4VP block copolymer micelles as a soft template. Two PS-b-P4VP block copolymers with PS/P4VP block ratios of 1:1 and 1:4 were used for the micelle-assisted electrodeposition, resulting in Ni films with large pores of diameters varying from 25 to 600 nm (1:1), and from 10 to 230 nm (1:4).
Hi there! i'm Sergio Mariscal. Actually i'm finishing chemistry degree in UAB and working on degree final proyect "Functional oxides for neuromorphic computing" with Anna Palau. I'm on Superconducting Materials and Nanostructure at Large Scale group. On my free time i like to do exercise and read. See you around!
Hello everybody! My name is Maia and I am a student of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at UAB. I am going to do my bachelor's thesis at the Nanostructured interfaces for electrochemical energy storage group. I am looking forward to learn and make the most of this experience. See you around!