Severo Ochoa Programme 2018-2022 NEWS

Wednesday, 07 October 2015

The Severo Ochoa centers discuss dissemination at 100XCIENCIA

During the first day of the forum plenty of panel discussions, outreach seminars and talks by first level representatives of the different centers took place. CSIC Prof. Pedro Gómez-Romero, Group Leader at ICN2 and science disseminator, underlined that for an effective dissemination of science it is important that we all enjoy during the process.

Wednesday, 07 October 2015

How does the Titanium Oxide promote water oxidation in Hematite-based photoanodes?

Obtaining Hydrogen through water splitting may have broad energetic implications. Researchers from the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC), with ICREA Prof Jordi Arbiol’s Group at ICN2, recently published in Energy & Environmental Science a systematic mechanistic study of the origin of the Titanium-induced enhanced photoactivity in Hematite-based photoanodes.

Monday, 07 September 2015

Prof. Alexei Gruverman offers an ICN2 Seminar

The talk held on September 4th, 2015, was entitled “Electromechanical Behavior and Electronic Properties of Complex Oxide Heterostructures and Hybrid 2D Ferroelectric Devices”. Prof. Alexei Gruverman, from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has played a key role in the field of ferroelectric and multiferroic oxides. Dr. Neus Domingo introduced the Seminar.

Friday, 28 August 2015

100xCiencia: Top scientists meet top journalists to discuss about “Communicating Frontier Science”

The 100xCiencia encounter will summit in La Palma (October 7-8) outstanding journalists and scientists. The event will explain the science carried out by the main centres of R&D in Spain, those accredited with the Severo Ochoa Excellence award, and will establish a debate with communicators and journalists about how to communicate and to popularize their scientific activity.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

High Temperature Magnetic Stabilization of Cobalt Nanoparticles

A work published in Physical Review Letters, with ICREA Prof Josep Nogués, Group Leader at ICN2, as its last author, explains how an Antiferromagnetic Proximity Effect makes the Magnetic Stabilization possible above 400 K (126.85 degrees Celsius). This achievement might have crucial implications for ultrahigh density recording among other applications.

Friday, 24 July 2015

ICN2 in the Media: the research about nanopaper has been widely covered by the press

The recent article about using nanopaper as an optical sensor platform published in ACS Nano has attracted the attention of the press. Some of the most relevant newspapers and radio stations of the country have covered, or will do, the research led by ICREA Prof Arben Merkoci where the potential and the outstanding properties of nanocellulose for sensing applications are highlighted.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Nanopaper as an optical sensing platform

An international team led by the ICREA Prof Arben Merkoci has just developed new sensing platforms based on bacterial cellulose nanopaper. These novel platforms are simple, low cost and easy to produce and present outstanding properties that make them ideal for optical (bio)sensing applications. The results have been reported in ACS Nano.

Thursday, 09 July 2015

ICN2 co-organizes a new edition of the TNT Conferences on nanotechnology

On 7-11 September, the 16th edition of Trends in Nanotechnology International Conference will take place in Toulouse, France to discuss the state-of-the-art about the field. ICN2 co-organizes the one-day Symposium about Graphene and 2D materials with the presence of five international keynote speakers.

Monday, 08 June 2015

Diffusion and Remote Detection of Hot-Carriers in Graphene

In a new article published in Nano Letters, ICN2 researchers led by ICREA Prof Sergio O. Valenzuela have investigated hot carrier propagation across graphene using an electrical nonlocal injection/detection method. The results create new opportunities for nanoscale bolometry and calorimetry and could have a strong impact in the performance of conventional graphene devices.

Thursday, 04 June 2015

The Germans Trias Institute takes a step towards a Type 1 Diabetes vaccine by using nanotherapy

For the first time liposomes that imitate cells in the process of natural death have been used to treat Diabetes. Researchers generated liposomes in collaboration with professionals from the ICN2. PLOS ONE Journal publishes the work today. The next steps are to confirm the efficacy in vivo with cells from patients and to carry out clinical trials to prevent the disease and to cure it.

Thursday, 04 June 2015

Solvent encapsulation is the trick: a solid material with spin-transition solution-like behaviour

The research Group led by CSIC Prof Daniel Ruiz at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) publishes in Advanced Functional Materials a universal encapsulation method to integrate those compounds into solid materials keeping their useful properties unaltered under the title 'Liquid-Filled Valence Tautomeric Microcapsules: A Solid Material with Solution-Like Behavior'.