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Facile preparation of glycine-based mesoporous graphitic carbons with embedded cobalt nanoparticles

Wenhai Wang, Alvaro Y. Tesio, Mara Olivares-Marín, Pedro Gómez Romero & Dino Tonti
A simple route has been developed for the preparation of mesoporous graphitic carbons with embedded cobalt nanoparticles just using glycine as a nitrogen source, cobalt nitrate and distilled water. After heating the mixture to 300 °C under magnetic stirring, a dry solid product was obtained, which was then carbonized at 900 ºC under argon atmosphere. Changing the glycine/Co molar ratio allowed controlling the size of the cobalt particles and their dispersion in the carbon matrix, the porosity of the carbon and its graphitic character.
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Parliament and congress members visit the TECNIO centre at ICMAB

The visit included other 2 TECNIO centres at the UAB campus and the UAB research park (PRUAB). ICMAB researcher Nora Ventosa is the president of the TECNIO Association. 

Members of the Catalan Parliament and the Spanish Congress of Deputies visited some of the TECNIO centres located on the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) campus after having worked closely together on Catalonia's new law on science.

The reform of the Spanish law on science, technology and innovation, approved by the Spanish Congress of Deputies, and the new Catalan law on science, to be voted on soon in the Parliament of Catalonia, have the objective of fostering innovation through the transfer of knowledge generated by universities and research centres to the business and social sectors.
Cover in Materials Horizons "Control of up-to-down/down-to-up light-induced ferroelectric polarization reversal"

The cover illustrates the article "Control of up-to-down/down-to-up light induced ferroelectric polarization reversal" published by ICMAB and ICFO researchers.


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New Cover in Materials Horizons on controlling ferroelectric polarization state with light

September 26, 2022
Data writing of memristors with light would help to overcome some important issues related to data-transfer, therefore further reducing the power consumption, and to integrate memory and optical sensing functionalities attractive in robotics. Ferroelectric materials show multistate spontaneous switchable polarization that can be sensed by two terminal resistance probing, so these can act as memristors. In addition, ferroelectrics are optically active materials. Therefore, ferroelectrics are ...
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Visit of the Tecnológico de Monterrey at ICMAB | ICMAB-CSIC

Challenges and new collaborations between ICMAB and Monterrey

In the framework of the NanoResist TecnioSpring Industry project and the Mol4Bio project we received a visit from the "Tecnológico de Monterrey" in Mexico.

Gerard Tobias-Rossell and Mariano Campoy-Quiles | ICMAB-CSIC

Two ICMAB researchers awarded with ERC Proof of Concept grants to advance in cancer treatments and smart packaging

Gerard Tobias-Rossell and Mariano Campoy-Quiles have been granted with European Research Council Proof of Concept (ERC PoC) grants worth 150,000 € each.


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Congratulations Doctor Wenchao Duan, new ICMAB graduate!

Doctor Wenchao Duan, from the Nanoparticles & Nanocomposites (NN) Group at ICMAB-CSIC, defended his PhD thesis titled "Metal nanoparticle carbon nanocomposites to produce electrochemical devices for environmental water monitoring" on Thursday, 8 September 2022 at ICMAB.

Adara Babuji | ICMAB-CSIC

Congratulations Dr. Adara Babuji, new ICMAB graduate!

Doctor Adara Babuji from the Physical Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces (SURFACES) Group at ICMAB-CSIC, defended her PhD thesis titled "Significance of molecular and crystal structure on organic semiconductor doping"on Tuesday, 26 July 2022 at ICMAB


Cover in Materials Horizons "Control of up-to-down/down-to-up light-induced ferroelectric polarization reversal"

New Cover in Materials Horizons on controlling ferroelectric polarization state with light

The cover illustrates the article "Control of up-to-down/down-to-up light induced ferroelectric polarization reversal" published by ICMAB and ICFO researchers.

Anna Morales, Ignacio Crespo, Guillermo Orduña, Dani Jiménez and Andrea Stephany in YouMaker | ICMAB-CSIC

The project "YouMaker: this is how science is done" exceeds 50,000 impacts in its first year

Key aspects of the project to achieve high impact include collaboration with professional communicators and with a digital newspaper, as well as a high quality of the design and production of the videos. 

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ICMAB at CSIC Investiga Special Issue on H2020

This special issue of ‘CSIC Investiga shows the performance of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) within the EU R&I framewok programme Horizon 2020.

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ICMAB shares the "Connectem recerca i aula" experience in the Escolabers Meeting 2022

ICMAB was involved in the Escolab programme "Connectem Recerca i Aula" which brought Organic Electronics closer to students. 


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Molecular Gate SL in Farmespaña Industrial

Molecular Gate, the most recent ICMAB-CSIC spin off, appears in the journal for the pharmaceutical sector Farmespaña Industrial in the March-April 2022 issue.

Ángel Pérez del Pino in the lab | ICMAB-CSIC

Ángel Pérez will participate at the next edition of the FGCSIC COMTE-Innovation program

The technology "Fabrication of nanocarbon supercapacitors using laser technology" has been selected to participate in this program, which aims to support the transfer of innovative technologies.


ICMAB Communication & Outreach Office is recognized as UCC+i by the FECYT

Being a Unit of Scientific Culture and Innovation (UCC+i) allows us to be part of the Spanish UCC+i network. We are the second CSIC center in Catalunya belonging to this network. 

M. Pilar López Sancho

The Winter 2021 EPS Emmy Noether Distinction for Women in Physics is awarded to M. Pilar López Sancho. Congratulations!

María Pilar López Sancho, researcher at the Institute of Materials Science of Madrid, received the award from the European Physical Society. 

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The project "YouMaker: this is how science is done" exceeds 50,000 impacts in its first year

Key aspects of the project to achieve high impact include collaboration with professional communicators and with a digital newspaper, as well as a high quality of the design and production of the videos. 
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Zhen Li will defend his PhD Thesis on Friday 23 Sept 2022 at the UAB

The PhD researcher Zhen Li, from the Inorganic Materials & Catalysis (LMI) Group at ICMAB-CSIC, will defend his PhD thesis on Friday, 23 September 2022 at 11:00 am at the UAB.

Friday, Sep 23

Wenhai Wang will defend his PhD Thesis on 23 Sept 2022 at the UAB

The PhD researcher Wenhai Wang, from the Solid State Chemistry (SSC) Group at ICMAB-CSIC, will defend his PhD thesis on Friday, 23 September 2022 at 11:30 am at the UAB.

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