Monday, 10 May 2021

Not all 2D materials are as strong as graphene: Transition Metal Dichalcogenides get weaker when thickness decreases

A new study recently published in "Advanced Materials" reveals that MoSe2, a prominent material of the transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) family, loses relative stiffness when its thickness is reduced. This work was carried out by researchers from the Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU) in Poznan (Poland) and the ICN2, under the coordination of Dr Bartlomiej Graczykowski and Dr Klaas-Jan Tielrooij, respectively.

Friday, 07 May 2021

Winners of the Catalan round of the "Nanostories" Contest awarded

Organized within the framework of the VI Festival of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology "10alamenos9" (10totheminus9), the Catalan Nanostories Contest has now official winners, who will be able to participate in the national final round, competing with students from all over the country. Almost 100 young students took part in the contest writing some amazing and creative stories... that take place at the nanoscale.

Thursday, 06 May 2021

Enhanced Perovskite Solar Cells: new insights into defects impact on stability

A study recently published in "Joule", coordinated by ICN2 Group Leader Dr Monica Lira-Cantú and Prof. Anders Hagfeldt (EPFL), demonstrates that the addition of the organic molecule H3pp to the halide perovskite layer increases the long-term stability of these solar cells, due to shallow point defect passivation.