Combining state-of-the-art realistic atomistic modelling and experiments, a paper in ACS Nano describes how thermal conductivity of ultrathin silicon membranes is controlled to large extent by the structure and the chemical composition of their surface. ICN2 participated in the research, mainly funded by the European project MERGING, through the Phononic and Photonic Nanostructures (P2N) Group, led by ICREA Research Prof. Clivia Sotomayor-Torres.
ICN2 Electron Microscopy Division, led by Dr Belén Ballesteros, has participated in a research which studies the interaction of carbon nanotubes with an in vitro blood-brain barrier model and a mouse brain in vivo. The results of the study have been published in Biomaterials.
On April 20th, Prof Laura M Lechuga, Dr Xavi Martí and Dr Pere Adell i Winkler, participated in the ICN2 Technology Transfer Round Table to discuss about business entrepreneurship in fields like nanomedicine, cosmetics and smart cities.
Hospitals and biomedical related initiatives gathered at ICN2 to discuss about the potential of nanotechnology in the field of biomedicine, with a special emphasis on biosensors. The workshop, organised as part of the Biosensors B30 project, explored the opportunities of establishing shared biosensor projects.