Tuesday, 16 May 2023

Ultrafast and tunable terahertz-to-visible light conversion in graphene for future telecommunications

A study carried out by researchers from the HZDR Institute of Radiation Physics, ICN2 Ultrafast Dynamics in Nanoscale Systems group, University of Exeter Centre for Graphene Science, and TU Eindhoven demonstrates that graphene-based materials can be used to efficiently convert high-frequency signals (in the terahertz regime) into visible light, and that this mechanism is tunable. These outcomes open the path to exciting applications in next-future information and communication technologies.

Monday, 15 May 2023

Generation and control of phonons in a CMOS-compatible optomechanical platform

A team of researchers led by ICREA Prof. Dr Clivia Sotomayor-Torres, leader of the ICN2 Phononic and Photonic Nanostructures Group, has developed a waveguide platform in which self-sustained coherent phonons in the GHz regime can be generated at room temperature. As this platform is CMOS-compatible, this technique could impulse further development of phononic circuitry for telecommunication applications.

Friday, 12 May 2023

Dive into the Nano-world with UAB's Advanced Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Master's Programme

The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) warmly invites prospective students to an enlightening Information Session about their coveted Advanced Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Master's programme. Registration is now open for this unique opportunity to learn more about the cutting-edge course, hear from high-profile faculty, and envision your future in the fascinating world of nanotechnology.

Friday, 12 May 2023

NanoEduca 2022-2023 draws to a successful close with an engaging event

NanoEduca's annual programme, offering secondary school students an immersive introduction to nanoscience and nanotechnology, concluded on May 10 with a vibrant event at the University of Barcelona's Faculty of Biology. The day was filled with student-led presentations, engaging scientific demonstrations, career-inspiring talks, and an awards ceremony recognising the most creative and rigorous student projects.