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Monday, 16 May 2022

CATRIN and ICN2 lay the foundations for future scientific collaborations

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on 10 May 2022 by the Directors of the Czech Advanced Technology and Research Institute (CATRIN) and the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2). The agreement establishes a programme of scientific cooperation, interchange of ideas, knowledge, and researchers.

Thursday, 05 May 2022

Stitching nanostrips together to create new 2D heterogeneous materials: a novel synthesis technique

A research team led by ICREA Prof. Aitor Mugarza, group leader at the ICN2, devised a novel bottom-up method to assemble 2D lateral superlattice heterostructures composed of interdigitated pristine and nitrogen-doped graphene nanoribbons. Designed with unprecedented precision, this nanomaterial exhibits properties relevant for application in photodetection, excitonic solar cells, water splitting, or selective nanofiltration.