Friday, 26 June 2020

LEGOCHIP project funded to develop a lab-on-a-chip sensor based on nanoporous graphene

A recently funded European FLAG-ERA project, called LEGOCHIP and led by Dr Cesar Moreno from the ICN2 Atomic Manipulation and Spectroscopy group in close collaboration with the NanoBiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications group, will integrate multifunctional nanoporous graphene into nanophotonic biosensors, in order to develop a sensor bio-functionalization protocol and design a novel lab-on-a-chip device. This second part of the project will be directed by senior researcher Dr Maria Soler.

Thursday, 25 June 2020

Amorphous boron nitride shows excellent insulating properties for next generation of electronics

The Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST, Republic of Korea) and the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) lead a collaboration involving two teams partner of the Graphene Flagship, the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) and the University of Cambridge (UK).They report today in Nature the synthesis of a thin film of amorphous Boron Nitride (a-BN) showing extremely low dielectric characteristics, high breakdown voltage and likely superior metal barrier properties, which represents a significant achievement for future electronics.

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

The Graphene Flagship Spintronics WP enters its last and most applied phase

A kick-off event finishing today summarises the next steps to be taken by the work package led by ICREA Prof. Stephan Roche into Core 3, the new phase of the Graphene Flagship designed to advance toward the commercialisation of graphene and layered materials. The event served to introduce new companies and new challenges that will boost graphene-enabled spintronic technologies to higher technology readiness levels.

Thursday, 18 June 2020

Training researchers to write successful ERC Grant proposals

The ICN2 Strategy Development Office offered to research group leaders a training on best practices to write a successful ERC grant proposal. Freelance consultant Stewe Bekk and researcher and grant writing experts Dr Malte Beringer shared their knowledge in the field and provided relevant advice for preparing competitive proposals.