Thursday, 15 March 2018

SOMMa aims at promoting Spanish science of excellence, and safeguarding its competitiveness

The creation of the Severo Ochoa Centres and Maria de Maeztu Units Alliance (SOMMa) will allow research centres and units to increase their impact, foster their cooperation and work as a network, and enrich the R+D system as a whole. SOMMa has presented the document “SOMMa Position Paper: Actions required to safeguarding science competitiveness”, which aims at drawing the attention of politicians to tackle some of the current administrative issues urgently and in a long-lasting manner.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Graphene to restore speech and other stories at the MWC

As we have already reported, the GSMA Mobile World Congress returned to Barcelona last month and with it, the Graphene Pavilion. Back for the third year, the aim of this space is to bring graphene and related 2D materials to life for the diverse public that this congress attracts. With our track record in graphene-based breakthroughs, the ICN2 had to be there. Here is our review.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

ICN2 in the Media: Brain sensors in La Vanguardia

Graphene-based brain implants developed under the H2020 BrainCom project led by the ICN2 were showcased last month at the Mobile World Congress. Since then the technology has received considerable attention from regional media, including this article in La Vanguardia.

Monday, 12 March 2018

Understanding the defect structure in complex oxides

Check the Advanced Functional Materials Video Abstract explaining a recent collaboration between ICN2 and ICMAB published under the title "The misfit dislocation core phase in complex oxide heteroepitaxy". Dr. Núria Bagués and Dr. José Santiso are it first authors, while Dr. Felip Sandiumenge is the last author.