Thursday, 18 February 2021

Numerical methods for quantum transport simulation in condensed matter: a review

A detailed review of computational techniques for studying electronic transport in complex materials or devices has been just published in Physics Reports. The paper describes, in particular, numerical implementations of the Kubo formula for the electrical conductivity in quantum systems and various applications. This work was led by ICREA Prof. Stephan Roche, head of the ICN2 Theoretical and Computational Nanoscience group.

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Member of European Parliament Jordi Solé visits the ICN2

The visit consisted in a guided tour through the ICN2 facilities and a lively discussion about European policies, research funds and regional development. He met ICREA Prof. Jose A. Garrido, vice-Director of the ICN2, Dr Margarita Navia, Head of the ICN2 Strategy Development Area, and Lluis Rovira, Director of the CERCA Institution.

Monday, 15 February 2021

A busy Saturday morning: closing of Crazy for Physics and UAB’s “Dissabtes de Física” festival.

Saturday 13th of February was a busy morning for the ICN2 Marketing and Communication Department. After a year of a close relation with researchers of "different centres that studies different branches of Physics, we had to say goodbye to the young students of this unusual 2020 edition of “Bojos per la Física” programme. Later on, the ICN2 communication group entered the scene into the “Dissabtes de Física event with over 200 students, where Àlex Argemí and Joana Pi-Suñer shared the importance of nanoscience and nanotechnology in our day-to-day life.

Thursday, 11 February 2021

A new synthesis procedure involving metal-organic polyhedra for building MOFs

A study recently published in the journal Angewandte Chemie of the German Chemical Society, led by La Caixa Junior Leader Dr. Arnau Carné-Sánchez and ICREA Professor and ICN2 group leader Prof. Daniel Maspoch, explores the use of metal-organic polyhedra (MOPs) as building blocks to produce highly-connected metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). Pre-synthesized, isolated MOPs based on polycarboxylate cuboctahedral rhodium(II) were successfully applied to build MOFs, providing an alternative approach to their synthesis.