Friday, 16 December 2022

A new spin-off of ICN2, UAB and CSIC will commercialise a nanotechnology-based smart ink

Distinkt sprang from years of research by Dr. Àlex Julià-López, Dr. Claudio Roscini and CSIC Prof. Daniel Ruiz-Molina, from the Nanosfun group at the ICN2, and Prof. Jordi Hernando, from the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona. They have developed an invisible ink for anti-counterfeiting applications in official documents, banknotes, luxury goods, and more.

Thursday, 15 December 2022

A two-technique cross measurement allows identifying impostor Majorana particles

Majorana anyons, theoretically predicted particles which are expected to show exotic properties with great potential for quantum computing applications, are both very elusive and difficult to distinguish from other quantum states. Researchers from ISTA, ICN2 and ICMM-CSIC combined two different measurement techniques to unmask an impostor Majorana particle, as described in a study published in ‘Nature’.