Thursday, 28 July 2022

MINERVA will make new electronic devices from amorphous materials

The project, funded by the European Union through the FLAG-ERA initiative, has ICN2 senior researcher Dr Marianna Sledzinska as primary investigator. Over the next three years, MINERVA will study amorphous 2D materials for application in high performance electronics.

Wednesday, 27 July 2022

New MOF materials for advanced anticounterfeiting techniques

A study led by researchers from the ICN2 and the ICMAB and published in “Chemistry of Materials” demonstrated the remarkable and tunable optical properties of a set of new materials –made of metal-organic frameworks combined with lanthanide and carbon-boron clusters. By suspending these materials in water, luminescent watermarks and bar-codes that change in the microsecond scale can be printed on papers for anticounterfeiting purposes.

Monday, 25 July 2022

Fundació Èpica – Fura dels Baus mixes scenic arts and science in an experimental workshop

On July 23 and 24 a group of creators gathered by the Fundació Èpica – Fura dels Baus presented the result of two weeks of intensive cocreation. The “Survival vs Resilience” workshop started with experts from ICN2, ICFO, BIST, UOC, HLRS and UB who shared some scientific knowledge with the creators. Two weeks later, a complex and exciting performance surprised the attendees who were able to discuss the contents of the event with scientists and creators. Graphene was one of the main topics thanks to previous contacts with GraphCAT, a project led by ICN2, ICFO and BIST.