Wednesday, 15 May 2019

The ICN2 celebrates the first Severo Ochoa ICT Workshop: Lavoisier discussion on “Quantum Simulation”

The event, held on 8-9 May, is the first of a series of workshops offering an overview of the different research areas covered by the ICN2 Severo Ochoa Strategic Plan. It was focused on ultrafast dynamics and organised in collaboration with the European centre of excellence MaX, GRR-I Graphene&Co and GDR Graphene&Co. ICREA Prof. Stephan Roche, Group Leader of the ICN2 Theoretical and Computational Nanoscience Group, was the local coordinator of the event.

Monday, 13 May 2019

Ferroelectric oxides in perovskite solar cells increase their stability

Researchers from the ICN2 Nanostructured Materials for Photovoltaic Energy Group and the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne have used a ferroelectric oxide (PbZrTiO3) as an electron extraction material for stable halide perovskite solar cells. This complex oxide, used for the first time with this purpose, not only avoids the inconveniences of classical oxides such as TiO2, but also enhances the carrier transfer. This advancement was highlighted in the cover of Sustainable Energy and Fuels.

Thursday, 09 May 2019

NanoEduca celebrated its fourth poster and video contest at CCCB

The program, meant to introduce nanoscience in the secondary classrooms, holds a yearly contest that awards the best poster and videos on nanoscience made by students. The event included an informal talk between two top-level researchers and a science performance.

Thursday, 02 May 2019

ICN2 receives one ERC Proof of Concept Grant

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded additional funding to 54 ERC grant holders via its Proof of Concept Grants. They are meant to explore the commercial or societal potential of their research. The ICN2 Supramolecular NanoChemistry and Materials Group, led by ICREA Prof. Daniel Maspoch, is among the awardees.