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Tuesday, 02 March 2021

Graphene-based neural interface allows improved brain activity mapping

A study recently published in "Nature Communication" demonstrates that graphene-based active sensor arrays are a mature technology for large-scale application in wide frequency band neural sensing interfaces. This work was developed by researchers from various institutes and a company that are part of the EU Graphene Flagship – including the ICN2.

Tuesday, 02 March 2021

The ICN2 is involved in 3 programmes suggested by the Catalan Government to access the Next Generation EU funds

The Secretariat of Universities and Research of the Department of Business and Knowledge has submitted to the Spanish government a proposal for 120 million Euros, of which the Catalan government could co-finance over 59 million Euros. The programs, led by agents of the Catalan knowledge system, are in quantum communication, energy and green hydrogen, agri-food, biodiversity, astrophysics, marine sciences, advanced materials and biotechnology applied to health.

Monday, 01 March 2021

Defects to the rescue: Exploiting defects at Van der Waals interfaces between layered materials

A paper recently published in the journal “Science Advances” demonstrates that defects in van der Waals materials, normally detrimental for device applications, can be exploited to capture and store charge carriers and therefore be beneficial for practical applications, such as photodetectors. Dr Klaas-Jan Tielrooij, leader of the Ultrafast Dynamics in Nanoscale Systems group at the ICN2, participated in this study.