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.

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Dr Cinzia Spinato highlighted in Nature section ‘Where I work’

This week’s section of the journal is dedicated to ICN2 member Dr. Cinzia Spinato, ICN2 Business Developer working to promote the Graphene Flagship biomedical applications. The article explains how her job involves helping researchers, take their inventions out into the market.

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Numerical methods for quantum transport simulation in condensed matter: a review

A detailed review of computational techniques for studying electronic transport in complex materials or devices has been just published in Physics Reports. The paper describes, in particular, numerical implementations of the Kubo formula for the electrical conductivity in quantum systems and various applications. This work was led by ICREA Prof. Stephan Roche, head of the ICN2 Theoretical and Computational Nanoscience group.