Wednesday, 04 December 2019

A study by the Royal Society of Chemistry reveals gender biases in publishing

According to a report recently published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, gender biases exist at every stage of the paper publishing process, resulting in less scientific success and reduced opportunities of career progression for women. The outcome of this thorough study will be the basis for the implementation of measures oriented at removing any cause of explicit or implicit discrimination.

Monday, 02 December 2019

Grain boundaries in graphene do not affect spin transport

Researchers from the ICN2 Theoretical and Computational Nanoscience Group as well as the Université catholique de Louvain have used numerical simulations to show that spin diffusion length is independent of grain size. The results are published in Nano Letters and have implications for the optimisation of graphene-based spintronic devices.

Monday, 02 December 2019

Advances in the study of novel colloidal metal-organic particles

A tutorial review authored by researchers of the ICN2 Supramolecular NanoChemistry and Materials Group, led by ICREA Prof. Daniel Maspoch, has been recently published on Chemical Society Review and has been featured on its front cover. This paper discusses synthesis techniques and potential applications of colloidal particles of zeolitic imidazolate framework-8.

Friday, 29 November 2019

ICN2 for a cleaner environment

On 24 November a few ICN2 members participated in a beach clean-up action organized by Pure Clean Earth, a non-profit organization set in Barcelona to act against pollution.