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Friday, 13 November 2020

Prof. Laura Lechuga is assigned the Spanish “Juan de la Cierva” National Research Award

The award recognises the impact of her research career in terms of technology transfer. Prof. Laura Lechuga is Group Leader of the ICN2 NanoBiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group, Full Professor of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Group Leader of the Networking Biomedical Research Centre (CIBER-BBN). She is the first woman to be awarded this recognition, established in 2001 by the Spanish Government, which has been announced today by the Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN).

Thursday, 12 November 2020

Blue-light emitting heterojunctions based on graphene could open the way to new optoelectronic devices

Researchers from the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST, Republic of Korea), in collaboration with ICREA Prof. Stephan Roche, head of the ICN2 Theoretical and Computational Nanoscience group, demonstrated that heterojunctions between graphene and boron nitride, in in-plane heterostructures, emit a blue photoluminescence, which could be potentially used for optoelectronics devices.

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

The FOTOCIENCIA 17 exhibition in tour throughout Spain

The winning photos of the 17th edition of the annual scientific photography contest FOTCIENCIA are now collected in an exhibition, which can be currently visited in Madrid and Pamplona and, in the future, will be available in other cultural, educational and research centres of the country.

Thursday, 05 November 2020

Novel high-sensitivity and fast response magnetometer

A team of researchers led by members of the ICN2 Photonic and Phononic Nanostructures group and the Physics and Engineering of Nanodevices group has designed a novel type of magnetic field sensor – i.e. a magnetometer – characterized by high-sensitivity and fast response.

Thursday, 05 November 2020

Novel highly transparent films with very fast photo-induced color change

Researchers of the ICN2 Nanostructured Functional Materials group and of the Futurechromes SL company have developed a simple and straightforward technique to produce solid photochromic films whose light-response is fast and tunable. Thanks to their high transparency, these materials can be applied to fabricate smart glasses, helmets and windows, as well as rewritable displays.