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Thursday, 07 October 2021

"Trends in Nanotechnology" lands in Albania with great participation from ICN2

TNT2021, this year’s edition of the international conference series dedicated to new trends in nanotechnology, is being held in Tirana (Albania). The ICN2 participated in the organization of this event, which is co-chaired by group leader ICREA Prof. Arben Merkoçi, and is contributing many presentations.

Wednesday, 06 October 2021

New study opens the way to tailoring the magnetic anisotropy of lanthanides on surfaces

In a study recently published in “Small” and highlighted on its cover, a team of scientists including some ICN2 researchers demonstrates a sharp increase in the magnetic anisotropy of dysprosium (an element of the lanthanide group) in metal-organic frameworks on a metallic surface. These results are relevant for future applications in information technology.

Thursday, 30 September 2021

A bimetallic single atom catalyst enhances the efficiency and selectivity of CO2 reduction reaction

The use of a double-metal catalyst, presenting nearby nickel and iron active sites, improves both efficiency and selectivity of the carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction reaction, a process increasingly used to diminish the concentration of this greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. This study, published in and highlighted on the cover of Energy & Environmental Science, has been led by ICN2 group leader Prof. Jordi Arbiol.

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Celebrating nanoscience at the European Researchers’ Night

Every year the European Researchers’ Night brings researcher’s closer to society, through talks, workshops, and activities. The aim is to share their scientific and technological knowledge with general public. This year, the ICN2 participated in some of the outreach events, organized across Europe, all week, celebrating the last Friday of September 2021.