Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Could a new metal nanosponge material eliminate energy wastage in computing and mobile devices?

Currently some 40% of the electrical energy used by computers is dissipated as heat. The ICN2’s Theory and Simulation Group, led by CSIC Research Prof. and ICN2 Director Pablo Ordejón, and Prof. Josep Nogués of the Magnetic Nanostructures Group have lent their expertise to a project led by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona to develop and understand the properties of a new nanomaterial to address this efficiency issue.

Monday, 17 July 2017

ICREA Prof. Arben Merkoçi in Nanotechweb

A new paper signed by ICREA professor Arben Merkoçi and published in IOPScience's 2D Materials is featured in Nanotechweb. It outlines an inexpensive process for the synthesis of biocompatible 2D materials for use in the biomedical context.

Thursday, 06 July 2017

NyNA 2017 brings together the analytical nanotechnology community

The VIII International Congress on Analytical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (NyNA 2017) was held in Barcelona on 3-5 July. Its Organising Committee was formed by the ICN2 Group Leaders ICREA Prof. Arben Merkoçi, Prof. Laura Lechuga and ICREA Prof. Jordi Arbiol. The event was a unique opportunity to create enduring links and discuss the advancements in areas such as diagnostics, safety and security, environmental monitoring and other industrial applications.

Thursday, 06 July 2017

Prof. Clivia Sotomayor elected next chair of the FET Advisory Group

ICREA Research Professor Dr Clivia Sotomayor and leader of the ICN2 Phononic and Photonic Nanostructures Group is extremely honoured to be the next co-chair of the Future and Emerging Technologies Advisory Group, together with Prof. Dermot Diamond of the National Centre for Sensor Research in Dublin, Ireland.

Tuesday, 04 July 2017

New facilities and equipment at the ICN2

The ICN2 is currently implementing a project to develop a set of "Controlled Environment Nanotechnology Fabrication and Testing Facilities". The goal of CENanoTech is to transform two areas of the ICN2 building into controlled-atmosphere laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment.