A group of students have made their first contact with nanotechnology visiting the ICN2 facilities in a new season of ESCOLAB visits. They had the opportunity to enter the laboratories of the Nanobiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications (NANOB2A) Group and interacted with the nanoscale through a hands-on experimental session led by the Communication Department.
Within the framework of Manuel Cardona Conferences, Luigi Colombo recently came to the ICN2 to offer a talk about 2D materials growth, invited by Prof Stephan Roche. He also visited some of the laboratories of the institute and he talked to us in an exclusive interview conducted by Sebastian Grinschpun.
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.