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Thursday, 26 January 2023

The future of nanomaterials for central nervous system diseases treatment

Experts in various branches of nanomedicine discuss recent developments and provide their vision about the future of the field in a Roadmap article published in the 'Journal of Physics, Materials'. Researchers from the ICN2 Nanostructured Functional Materials Group and the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona contributed a section dedicated to the use of nanoparticles as carriers for drug delivery in Parkinson’s disease treatments.

Wednesday, 11 January 2023

New spin-off companies created with the support of the R+D+I Energy for Society Network

The R+D+I Energy for Society Network (XRE4S) provides consultancy and mentoring in industrial strategy, property protection, and market positioning to researchers who are interested in transferring their technologies to an existing company or founding a new one. Five spin-offs have been recently created with the support of XRE4S and one more (from the ICN2) may be established soon.

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’.

Thursday, 01 December 2022

A sensitive photonic nanodevice provides rapid and quantitative diagnostic of COVID-19

A team of researchers led by members of the ICN2 NanoBiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group presents on the pages of ‘Sensors & Diagnostics’ an innovative photonic biosensor that can detect the presence of the SARS-COV-2 virus at very low concentrations in a sample. It can also provide a quantitative measure of the viral load in less than 20 minutes, which is crucial to prevent the spread of the infection and to intervene quickly with the appropriate treatment.

Wednesday, 16 November 2022

Three new ICN2 projects receive AGAUR 2021 Grants

Thanks to this funding, researchers at the ICN2 will develop photo-sensitive materials for smart windows, membranes for skin regeneration and a device for rapid detection and discrimination of respiratory viruses.

Tuesday, 08 November 2022

Quantum materials enable next-generation photonics for mobile networks in the terahertz regime

A paper recently published in 'Light: Science & Applications’ demonstrates that quantum materials of the topological insulator family can efficiently upconvert electromagnetic radiation in the terahertz (THz) regime. These results open new avenues for THz photonics technology and its application in sensing, homeland security and sixth-generation mobile communications. The study was conducted by a team of researchers coordinated by ICN2 group leader Dr Klaas-Jan Tielrooij.

Wednesday, 19 October 2022

Foremost Photonics 2022: re-launching nanophotonics research in Europe

The workshop was organised by a new generation of nanophotonics researchers and funded by the Nanophotonics Europe Association, a network that emerged from the EU funded PhOREMOST project, in which Prof. Dr Clivia Sotomayor-Torres and other members of the research group that she leads at the ICN2 were involved.

Monday, 17 October 2022

A new strategy for custom design of multicomponent materials based on metal-organic frameworks

In a paper published in ‘JACS’, an alternative method to synthesize complex metal-organic framework (MOFs), by assembling prefabricated “pores”, is proposed. The approach envisioned by a team of researchers from the ICN2 Supramolecular NanoChemistry and Materials Group provides greater control over the materials produced and their specific properties.

Tuesday, 27 September 2022

New technologies for circular economy

Dr Amador Pérez-Tomas, senior postdoctoral researcher at the ICN2, presented LighNET in an online event organised by XRE4S, XIA and BlueNetCat. 

Tuesday, 27 September 2022

New hybrid materials to enhance performance of supercapacitors

Two studies led by members of the ICN2 Novel Energy-Oriented Materials Group, recently published in specialised journals, explore two parallel strategies for the development of a hybrid material –based on MXene and polyoxometalates— for the electrodes of supercapacitors, which results in improved energy storage performance.