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Tuesday, 28 August 2018

La Vanguardia explores the materials that are shaping the future

The Spanish newspaper devotes two full pages to explain how nanotechnology is shaping materials at the nanoscale for multiple applications. Among experts from other centers, four ICN2 Group Leaders share their research with an impact in fields such as energy, flexible circuits and biomedicine.

La Vanguardia is an influential Spanish newspaper. On August 19 it published an in depth article about the applications of nanotechnology. Four ICN2 Group Leaders present their results together with other experts from the Institut de Ciències de Materials de Barcelona (Icmab - CSIC), the Escola Universitària Salesiana de Sarrià (EUSS), the Institut de Recerca en Energia de Catalunya (IREC) and the Institut de CiènciesFotòniques (ICFO).

Prof. Mónica Lira-Cantu, leader of the ICN2 Nanostructured Materials For Photovoltaic Energy Group, explains how new inks will integrate solar energy into textile fabrics. ICREA Prof. Gustau Catalan, leader of the ICN2 Oxide Nanophysics Group, reflects about materials for transparent circuits. ICREA Prof. Stephan Roche, leader of the ICN2 Theoretical and Computational Nanoscience Group, introduces the concept of spintronics. Finally, ICREA Prof. Jose A. Garrido, leader of the ICN2 Advanced Electronic Materials and Devices Group, presents the graphene-based sensors for neural implants.

Read the full text at www.lavanguardia.com.