Thursday, 14 January 2021

BIST and UIC Barcelona recruit six researchers through the FBA Fellows programme for attracting scientific talent

The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) and the Universitat International de Catalunya (UIC Barcelona) have recruited six researchers through the FBA Fellows programme, backed by the Bosch Aymerich Foundation, which aimed at promoting outstanding scientific teaching and research in the fields of health and environmentOne of the selected FBA Fellows, Ekaterina Kestanova, will join a multidisciplinary research project at the ICFO and the ICN2.  

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Absence of magnetic proximity effect at the interface of a topological and a magnetic insulator

A study conducted by a team of researchers from the ICN2, in collaboration with colleagues from ALBA Synchrotron Light Source (Spain) and Diamond Light Source (United Kingdom), has found absence of magnetic proximity effects at the interface of heterojunctions made of a topological insulator and a magnetic insulator. These results are highly relevant to clear up the discrepancy between the experimental and theoretical analysis of these systems, as they were obtained using a direct experimental probe of locally induced magnetism, in contrast to previous experimental works.

Tuesday, 22 December 2020

A new route to spin transport control in 2D materials revealed

Researchers from the ICN2 Theoretical and Computational Nanoscience group, led by ICREA Prof Stephan Roche, the National University of Singapore, and the University of Grenoble Alpes (France) have predicted interesting properties of the low-symmetry structural configuration of a semimetal material (tungsten ditelluride monolayer, WTe2), which can provide new tools to manipulate spin. These results are relevant to the development of new nanodevices based on all-electrical spin control.