Europe's Graphene Flagship lays out a science and technology roadmap, targeting research areas designed to take graphene and related 2d materials from academic laboratories into society. ICREA Research professor Stephan Roche is among the first authors of the document, where Group leaders from ICFO also had a relevant role.
ICN2 Oxide Nanoelectronics Group obtains conductivity values for stroncium iridate 250 times higher than in normal conditions, just pressing with nanometric needles. The results, published in Nanoscale, where obtained thanks to the use of the atomic force microscope (AFM) showing that the material could become a good candidate for future applications in sensors and electronics.
ICN2 is hiring highly talented young researchers thanks to opportunities offered by the Severo Ochoa Award achieved last year through the Nanodevices for Societal Challenges Program. Blanca Chocarro and Christian Bellacanzone were the two first PhDs to recently enter ICN2 thanks to an ICN2-SO fellowship. Learn about them and their objectives!
An article in Advanced Materials magazine presents a one-step, alternative, rapid, and scalable spray-drying (SD) synthesis of Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) nanocrystals coated with organic polymers (MOF@polymer composites) with enhanced hydrolytic stabilities. This method, which should enable molecular fabrication of various functional composites for a wide array of industrial applications, has been described by the Supramolecular NanoChemistry & Materials Group led by ICREA Research Prof Daniel Maspoch.