Friday, 19 January 2018

A nanophenomenon that triggers the bone-repair process

Researchers of the ICN2 Oxide Nanophysics Group led by ICREA Prof. Gustau Catalan have resolved one of the great unknowns in bone remodelling: how the cells responsible for forming new bone tissue are called into action. Their work reveals the possible role of an electromechanical phenomenon at the nanoscale, flexoelectricity, not only in stimulating the cell response, but in precisely guiding it throughout the fracture repair process.

Friday, 19 January 2018

The ICN2 in two of the three BIST Ignite projects

The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology has awarded three second-phase grants to collaborative projects developed jointly by BIST member institutions. The ICN2's participation in two of the three successful projects is led by ICREA Prof. Jose Antonio Garrido and ICREA Prof. Jordi Arbiol.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Nanotechnology brings together companies and research centres from both sides of the Pyrenees

A new European-funded project starting in February 2018 will enable greater cooperation between SMEs and research centres in the Spain-France border regions. Coordinated by the Basque company BihurCrystal, the ICN2 Atomic Manipulation and Spectroscopy Group led by ICREA Research Prof. Aitor Mugarza will be contributing their expertise. Here we present the official press release.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

First version of the NEREID roadmap to map the future of European Nanoelectronics

The H2020-CSA project “NanoElectronics Roadmap for Europe: Identification and Dissemination” (NEREID) has presented the first version of its roadmap in the Speakers Corner during the European Forum for Electronic Components and Systems (EFECS). The presentation aimed at getting feedback for possible improvements from the community to map the future of European Nanoelectronics.