Tuesday, 09 February 2021

A cathode based on 2D organic structures loaded with iron single atoms improves lithium-sulfur batteries performance

A paper featured on the inside back cover of this month’s edition of Advanced Energy Materials proposes a novel cathode structure, where iron atomically dispersed in a carbon nitride material (Fe/C2N) acts as an effective sulfur host, improving the efficiency and stability of lithium-sulfur batteries. This work was led by ICREA Prof. Jordi Arbiol, leader of the ICN2 Advanced Electron Nanoscopy group, and ICREA Prof. Andreu Cabot, from the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC).

Thursday, 04 February 2021

Biosensors for Pandemics 2021: an ICN2 Severo Ochoa Workshop

On February 2-3, the ICN2 hosted the Severo Ochoa Workshop on Health called "Biosensors for Pandemics 2021: Reliable and efficient nanotech-based diagnostics in emergency situations", an online conference dedicated to the most relevant scientific issues that the biosensing community is addressing to face the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursday, 04 February 2021

A new Strategic Plan for the future of ICN2

After intense reflection and attentive consultation across the centre, the ICN2 has launched its second Strategic Plan, which updates and expands the current mission and vision of our institute, defines research and governance goals, and identifies key priorities for the next four-year period.