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Friday, 18 January 2019

Graphene-based brain implants hit the headlines

The year 2019 started with a work in Nature Materials describing how researchers in Barcelona have developed a graphene-based implant able to record electrical activity in the brain at extremely low frequencies and over large areas. This work led by the ICN2 and the IMB-CNM, CSIC was also participated by IDIBAPS, CIBER-BBN and ICFO.

Friday, 18 January 2019

Marc Vila steps into the spotlight of the Graphene Flagship

Marc Vila’s work and experience within the Graphene Flagship has become a news item in the Flagship’s website. He is a doctoral student at the ICN2 Theoretical and Computational Nanoscience Group and talks about his simulations with spintronics in graphene and related materials.

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Crazy for Physics launches its fourth edition

25 High School students will interact during 16 work sessions with researchers from all the participating excellence centers offering exciting experiences that explore the biggest and the smallest scales of the universe. Coordinated from the ICN2 and the IFAE, Crazy for Physics (Bojos per la Física) also involves the UAB, the ICMAB, the ICFO and the Alba Synchrotron.

Wednesday, 02 January 2019

Graphene-based implant overcomes technical limitation to record brain activity at extremely low frequencies

Researchers in Barcelona have developed a graphene-based implant able to record electrical activity in the brain at extremely low frequencies and over large areas, unlocking the wealth of information found below 0.1 Hz. The prototype was developed at the Barcelona Microelectronics Institute (IMB-CNM, CSIC) and the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2, a BIST and CSIC centre), and was adapted for brain recordings in collaboration with the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS). Published in Nature Materials, the groundbreaking technology promises to enhance our understanding of the brain and pave the way for the next generation of brain-computer interfaces.