• Home
  • News
  • Press
  • The 15 most cited ICMAB articles of 2020 - A year in review


The 15 most cited ICMAB articles of 2020 - A year in review

Citation is one of the key factors to understand the effect an article has had on a particular field. This year, ICMAB Researchers have published articles across many fields, like energy storage, thermoelectrics, or nanomedicine. From all this research, two of ICMAB’s articles have become highly cited pieces. Do you want to know which articles have been the most cited this year?

Dec 29, 2020
Highlighted lines in a book by Russ Ward

8 different articles have had up to 5 total citations so far:

Neutron Activated Sm-153 Sealed in Carbon Nanocapsules for in Vivo Imaging and Tumor Radiotherapy
Wang, Julie T. W.; Klippstein, Rebecca; Martincic, Markus; Pach, Elzbieta; Feldman, Robert; Sefl, Martin; Michel, Yves; Asker, Daniel; Sosabowski, Jane K.; Kalbac, Martin; Da Ros, Tatiana; Menard-Moyon, Cecilia; Bianco, Alberto; Kyriakou, Ioanna; Emfietzoglou, Dimitris; Saccavini, Jean-Claude; Ballesteros, Belen; Al-Jamal, Khuloud T.; Tobias, Gerard
ACS NANO, JAN 2020, 14, 1, 129-141 DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b04898

Ultrafast transient liquid assisted growth of high current density superconducting films
Soler, L.; Jareno, J.; Banchewski, J.; Rasi, S.; Chamorro, N.; Guzman, R.; Yanez, R.; Mocuta, C.; Ricart, S.; Farjas, J.; Roura-Grabulosa, P.; Obradors, X.; Puig, T.
NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, JAN 17 2020, 11, 1, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-13791-1 

Closing the Stability-Performance Gap in Organic Thermoelectrics by Adjusting the Partial to Integer Charge Transfer Ratio
Zapata-Arteaga, Osnat; Dorling, Bernhard; Perevedentsev, Aleksandr; Martin, Jaime; Sebastian Reparaz, J.; Campoy-Quiles, Mariano
MACROMOLECULES, JAN 28 2020, 53, 231, 609-620, DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b02263

Bacterial cellulose/graphene oxide aerogels with enhanced dimensional and thermal stability
Pinto, Susana C.; Goncalves, Gil; Sandoval, Stefania; Lopez-Periago, Ana M.; Borras, Alejandro; Domingo, Concepcion; Tobias, Gerard; Duarte, Isabel; Vicente, Romeu; Marques, Paula A. A. P.
CARBOHYDRATE POLYMERS, FEB 15 2020, 230, 115598, DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2019.115598 ISSN: 0144-8617

An Enantiopure Propeller-Like Trityl-Brominated Radical: Bringing Together a High Racemization Barrier and an Efficient Circularly Polarized Luminescent Magnetic Emitter
Mayorga-Burrezo, Paula; Jimenez, Vicente G.; Blasi, Davide; Parella, Teodor; Ratera, Imma; Campana, Araceli G.; Veciana, Jaume
CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, MAR 23 2020, 26, 17, 3776-3781, DOI: 10.1002/chem.202000098

High-performance In2O3@PANI core@shell architectures with ultralong charge carriers lifetime for photocatalytic degradation of gaseous 1,2-dichlorobenzene
Zhang, Fei; Li, Xinyong; Zhao, Qidong; Chen, Guohua; Zhang, Qianzhe
APPLIED CATALYSIS B-ENVIRONMENTAL, APR 2020, 263, 118278, DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2019.118278

Bicyclic alpha-Iminophosphonates as High Affinity Imidazoline I-2 Receptor Ligands for Alzheimer's Disease
Abas, Sonia; Rodriguez-Arevalo, Sergio; Bagan, Andrea; Grinan-Ferre, Christian; Vasilopoulou, Foteini; Brocos-Mosquera, Iria; Muguruza, Carolina; Perez, Belen; Molins, Elies; Javier Luque, F.; Perez-Lozano, Pilar; de Jonghe, Steven; Daelemans, Dirk; Naesens, Lieve; Brea, Jose; Isabel Loza, M.; Hernandez-Hernandez, Elena; Garcia-Sevilla, Jesus A.; Julia Garcia-Fuster, M.; Radan, Milica; Djikic, Teodora; Nikolic, Katarina; Pallas, Merce; Callado, Luis F.; Escolano, Carmen
JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY, APR 9 2020, 63, 7, 3610-3633, DOI:10.1021/acs.jmedchem.9b02080 

With 6 citations:

ABINIT: Overview and focus on selected capabilities
Romero, Aldo H.; Allan, Douglas C.; Amadon, Bernard; Antonius, Gabriel; Applencourt, Thomas; Baguet, Lucas; Bieder, Jordan; Bottin, Francois; Bouchet, Johann; Bousquet, Eric; Bruneval, Fabien; Brunin, Guillaume; Caliste, Damien; Cote, Michel; Denier, Jules; Dreyer, Cyrus; Ghosez, Philippe; Giantomassi, Matteo; Gillet, Yannick; Gingras, Olivier; Hamann, Donald R.; Hautier, Geoffroy; Jollet, Francois; Jomard, Gerald; Martin, Alexandre; Miranda, Henrique P. C.; Naccarato, Francesco; Petretto, Guido; Pike, Nicholas A.; Planes, Valentin; Prokhorenko, Sergei; Rangel, Tonatiuh; Ricci, Fabio; Rignanese, Gian-Marco; Royo, Miquel; Stengel, Massimiliano; Torrent, Marc; van Setten, Michiel J.; Van Troeye, Benoit; Verstraete, Matthieu J.; Wiktor, Julia; Zwanziger, Josef W.; Gonze, Xavier
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, MAR 31 2020, 152, 12, 124102, DOI: 10.1063/1.5144261

With 7 citations:

Bacterial nanocellulose from agro-industrial wastes: low-cost and enhanced production by Komagataeibacter saccharivorans MD1
Abol-Fotouh, Deyaa; Hassan, Mohamed A.; Shokry, Hassan; Roig, Anna; Azab, Mohamed S.; Kashyout, Abd El-Hady B.
SCIENTIFIC REPORTSFEB 26 2020, 10, 1, 3491, DOI:10.1038/s41598-020-60315-9

With 8 citations:

Atomistic Simulations of COSAN: Amphiphiles without a Head-and-Tail Design Display Head and Tail Surfactant Behavior
Malaspina, David C.; Vinas, Clara; Teixidor, Francesc; Faraudo, Jordi
ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, FEB 17 2020, 59, 8, 3088-3092, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201913257

Photoflexoelectric effect in halide perovskites
Shu, Longlong; Ke, Shanming; Fei, Linfeng; Huang, Wenbin; Wang, Zhiguo; Gong, Jinhui; Jiang, Xiaoning; Wang, Li; Li, Fei; Lei, Shuijin; Rao, Zhenggang; Zhou, Yangbo; Zheng, Ren-Kui; Yao, Xi; Wang, Yu; Stengel, Massimiliano; Catalan, Gustau
NATURE MATERIALS, JUN 2020, 19, 6, 605+, DOI:10.1038/s41563-020-0659-y

Visualization of moire superlattices
McGilly, Leo J.; Kerelsky, Alexander; Finney, Nathan R.; Shapovalov, Konstantin; Shih, En-Min; Ghiotto, Augusto; Zeng, Yihang; Moore, Samuel L.; Wu, Wenjing; Bai, Yusong; Watanabe, Kenji; Taniguchi, Takashi; Stengel, Massimiliano; Zhou, Lin; Hone, James; Zhu, Xiaoyang; Basov, Dmitri N.; Dean, Cory; Dreyer, Cyrus E.; Pasupathy, Abhay N.
NATURE NANOTECHNOLOGY, JUL 2020, 15, 7, 580+, DOI:10.1038/s41565-020-0708-3

2020’s two highly cited articles

With 14 citations, we have:

Crystal and magnetic structures, magnetic and ferroelectric properties of strontium ferrite partially substituted with in ions
Turchenko, Vitalii; Kostishyn, V. G.; Trukhanov, Sergei; Damay, Francoise; Porcher, Florence; Balasoiu, Maria; Lupu, Nicoleta; Bozzo, Bernar; Fina, Ignasi; Trukhanov, Alex; Waliszewski, Janusz; Recko, Katarzyna; Polosan, Silviu
JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS, APR 25 2020, 821, 153412, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2019.153412

With 15 citations:

Too Persistent to Give Up: Aromaticity in Boron Clusters Survives Radical Structural Changes
Jordi Poater, Clara Viñas, Ines Bennour, Sílvia Escayola, Miquel Solà, Francesc Teixidor
J. AM. CHEM. SOC. 2020, 142, 20, 9396–9407. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c02228

And finally, the most cited article in 2020, with a total of 26 citations, is the review:

Achievements, Challenges, and Prospects of Calcium Batteries
Elena Arroyo-de Dompablo, M.; Ponrouch, Alexandre; Johansson, Patrik; Rosa Palacin, M.
CHEMICAL REVIEWS, JUL 22 2020, 120, 14, 6331-6357, DOI:10.1021/acs.chemrev.9b00339

Most cited articles of the ICMAB history

ICMAB has published more than 5,736 publications through its entire history as a research center, since 1986. Some of them have amassed an impressive total amount of citations through the years. These are the top 3 publications across the whole history of ICMAB:

Top #3: with nearly 2,00 citations

3. Hydrogen bond strengths revealed by topological analyses of experimentally observed electron densities
Espinosa, E; Molins, E; Lecomte, C
CHEMICAL PHYSICS LETTERS, 1998, 285, 3-4, 170-173. DOI: 10.1016/S0009-2614(98)00036-0
Total citations: 1,956
Average citations per year: 69

Top #2: with nearly 3,700 citations

2. Density-functional method for nonequilibrium electron transport
Brandbyge, M; Mozos, JL; Ordejon, P; Taylor, J; Stokbro, K
PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 2002, 65, 16, 165401. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.65.165401
Total citations: 3,695
Average citations per year: 174

Top #1: with more than 8,800 citations

1. The SIESTA method for ab initio order-N materials simulation
Soler JM; Artacho, E; Gale, JD; Garcia, A; Junquera, J; Ordejon, P; Sanchez-Portal, D 
JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-CONDENSED MATTER, 2002, 14, 1,1 2745-2779. DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/14/11/302
Total citations: 8887
Average citations per year: 435

Note: The data has been gathered from the Web of Science-Core collection, as of 14/12/2020. Some articles may be accepted but not yet added to the Web of Science-Core collection, and thus the final data of 2020 can vary. Thank you for your understanding. 

More information

Take a look at all of our 2020 articles!
The most cited ICMAB articles of 2019

Hits: 1004

Also at ICMAB

  • Simulated microgravity system to synthesize high-quality 2D crystalline materials

    29 July 2021 259 hit(s) Press
    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.
  • New Cover in Advanced Therapeutics on a new scalable technology for the preparation of novel nanopharmaceuticals for wound healing

    21 June 2021 358 hit(s) Press
    New front cover in “Advanced Therapeutics” for the article “Recombinant Human Epidermal Growth Factor/Quatsome Nanoconjugates: A Robust Topical Delivery System for Complex Wound Healing”.
  • A device monitoring heart failure from saliva co-developed by ICMAB and IMB-CNM researchers

    06 May 2021 1256 hit(s) Press
    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. 

INSTITUT DE CIÈNCIA DE MATERIALS DE BARCELONA, Copyright © 2020 ICMAB-CSIC | Privacy Policy | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.