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Monday, 23 November 2015

ICN2 in the Media: Flexoelectricity is more than Moore

“Moore’s law” approaches its limit. The idea of producing the world’s first integrated flexoelectric microelectromechanical system (MEMS) on silicon was published week in Nature Nanotechnology and gained a big attention. The international work was led by researchers from the ICN2 Oxide Nanoelectronics Group.

Monday, 09 November 2015

ICN2 in the Media: The science in James Bond movies, by La Vanguardia

La Vanguardia, the influential newspaper, published a list of gadgets, weapons and scientific breakthroughs featured in the James Bond movies. A weapon based on an electromagnetic pulse named Goldeneye was defeated by Pierce Brosnan in 1995. The effects of this weapon, intended to destroy all technology and digital memories, would have been minimised thanks to the antiferromagnets-based data storage system being developed at ICN2 (Dr. Ignasi Fina, from the Oxide Nanoelectronics Group) and IGS Research.

Friday, 30 October 2015

ICN2 in the News: A new physical mechanism allows 'phonon lasing' driven by optical forces at ambient conditions

Last years have witnessed a steady and fast increase in the number of research reports dealing with full control of phonons . The word ""phononics"" is slowly entering the scientific vocabulary to indicate a platform where coherent phonons can be generated, harnessed and detected. Nanowerk comments on the latest work by the ICN2 Group led by ICREA Prof Dr. Clivia Sotomayor-Torres published in Nature's Scientific Reports.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

ICN2 in the Media: Does today look like the October 2015 shown in Back to the Future II?

The time machine imagined in Back to the Future travelled to October 21, 2015. How close was the future imagined in this movie to our nowadays life? Many journalists approach the issue. La Vanguardia includes quotes by CSIC Research Prof Daniel Ruiz, Group leader at ICN2, about how the textile industry is including nanotechnology in their products.