Monday, 21 October 2019

Nanotechnology to reduce energy consumption

On the occasion of the World Energy Day, “la Caixa” Foundation has shared a video clip about a research project that was granted the MIT-Spain “La Caixa” Foundation Seed Fund research grant and is being developed at the ICN2.

Monday, 21 October 2019

New adsorbent material for more efficient cooling systems running on light

The ICN2 Supramolecular NanoChemistry and Materials group, led by ICREA Prof. Daniel Maspoch, has proven that efficient and sustainable chilling systems could be built thanks to a new bidimensional material of the covalent-organic frameworks class (called TpPa-1). They would be based on an absorption/desorption cooling cycle and would run on solar energy. This research has been published on Advanced Energy Materials.

Tuesday, 08 October 2019

The ICN2 and Microsoft expand partnership in quantum computing research

The ICN2 Advanced Electron Nanoscopy Group is expanding its collaboration with the global network of Microsoft Quantum Labs in furtherance of Microsoft’s goal of developing a scalable quantum computer - a vastly more powerful informatics tool based on radically different physics principles. The ICN2 laboratories will provide atomic-scale measurements, analysis, and modelling of new materials.