Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Graphene-based synthetic antiferromagnets and ferrimagnets

A team of researchers from ALBA and the ICN2 have developed novel graphene-based antiferromagnetic multilayer structures featuring robust magnetic properties. These results, published in Nature Communications, demonstrate that single-layer graphene spaced magnetic thin film structures present perpendicular antiferromagnetic coupling together with a number of properties that are well suited for applications.

Friday, 08 September 2017

ICN2 Director Pablo Ordejon becomes a member of Academia Europaea

In July this year, ICN2 Director Pablo Ordejon was invited to join the Academia Europaea, an organisation that brings together eminent European scientists and scholars from the full range of academic disciplines for the advancement of science and science education.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

First Master of Multidisciplinary Research in Experimental Sciences

Launched by Pompeu Fabra University and the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, the new Master of Multidisciplinary Research in Experimental Sciences offers practical training across multiple disciplines at recognised centres of excellence. The first of its kind in Spain, the programme was officially opened yesterday in a welcome event in Barcelona.

Thursday, 07 September 2017

The spinoff Paperdrop Diagnostics designs biomedical devices

The detection of drug-induced injuries can be carried out using a simple paper sensor and a drop of blood. The company Paperdrop Diagnostics S.L. will develop a low-cost and easy-to-use tool for this purpose. Promoted by ICREA Prof. Arben Merkoçi, leader of the ICN2 Nanobioelectrics and Biosensors Group and innovation expert Dr. Marc Gallegos, Paperdrop Diagnostics S.L. is the latest example of successful transfer of ICN2 technology.