Apart from surface topography, the new equipment can map electronic, electromechanical and magnetic properties of a material’s surface with nanoscopic lateral resolution, at temperatures as low as 4 K and under magnetic fields as high as 9T. It combines useful features for the Oxide Nanoelectronics Group that recently installed it at ICN2, as well as for other groups interested in fundamental properties of surfaces and 2-D materials.
A work in Nature Communications presents a supramolecular nanocage which encapsulates fullerenes of different sizes and allows the extraction of pure C60 and C70 through a washing-based strategy. The work was coordinated from the Universitat de Girona and participated by Ramón y Cajal Researcher Dr. Inhar Imaz and ICREA Research Prof. Daniel Maspoch from the ICN2 Supramolecular NanoChemistry & Materials Group.
The ICN2 Novel Energy-Oriented Materials Group has developed a new model of hybrid energy storage device using a sponge based structure coated with Graphene and hybrid Graphene composite electrodes. The research has been published in the journal Scientific Reports.
ICN2 and ICMAB might have a research laboratory on the formation of ice and snow at the SnowWorld resort
The laboratory will be located within the artificial ski slope that the Dutch Company SnowWorld intends to develop in Barcelona. Dr. Albert Verdaguer would coordinate this space dedicated to ICN2 and ICMAB research on the formation of ice and snow. Their results would have an impact in fields such as climate change, food preservation or transport of biological samples.