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Monday, 07 December 2015

ICN2 in the Media: Applied Nanoparticles triples biogas production

Applied Nanoparticles, a Spin Off company emerged from a research led from ICN2 and UAB, was highlighted in La Vanguardia for being able to triple biogas production by using nanoparticles. ICREA Prof Victor Puntes, Group Leader at ICN2, presents the project.

Friday, 27 November 2015

ICN2 in the Media: Nanoparticles simplify DNA identification and quantification

This news item had a broad impact in different media and websites, including Diario Médico elperiodico.com. In an article published in Small, researchers from ICN2 and Vetgenomics successfully applied a new qualitative and quantitative method for the detection of a DNA sequence characteristic of Leishmania infantum kinetoplast.

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.

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.

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.