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Nanoarchitectonics of bacterial cellulose with nickel-phosphorous alloy as a binder-free electrode for efficient hydrogen evolution reaction in neutral solution

Wenhai Wang, Siavash Khabazian, Marina Casas-Papiol, Soledad Roig-Sanchez, Anna Laromaine, Anna Roig, DinoTonti
Developing low-cost and efficient electrodes for hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) under neutral electrolytes remains an unattained milestone. We report a highly performing binder-free electrode through electroless deposition of Ni–P nanoparticles on bacterial cellulose (BC). Not needing carbonization to provide the electric conductivity, BC can maintain its excellent mechanical properties and thin fiber microstructure. The nanometric cellulose fibers facilitate the formation of small Ni–P nanoparticles, leading to more catalytic active sites.
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Xavier Obradors, Premi Bages de Cultura 2022 Òmnium Bages-Moianès

Xavier Obradors, ICMAB Director and Research Professor, received the Premi Bages de Cultura 2022 award, surrounded by friends, family and colleagues, in the Manresa City Council on Friday 25 Nov 2022. 

This year marks the 40th edition of an award that has the purpose to distinguish a person from the Bages culture for the dissemination work within a particular artistic and cultural sphere.

"Moltes gràcies a tots i desitjo un magnífic futur a l’impuls incansable de les iniciatives d’Òmnium Cultural, de la ciutat de Manresa, de la comarca del Bages i de tota la Catalunya interior" - Xavier Obradors.

ICMAB researchers have developed a method to obtain thermal properties of materials, i.e. how heat propagates in these materials in different directions. 


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New technology to measure thermal conductivity

November 28, 2022
The CSIC Technlogy Transfer has created now some videos to promote the new technologies invented by our researchers. In this video you will see Sebastián Reparaz, ICMAB researcher at the NANOPTO group, explaining the basics of this new technology. The method developed has many advantages over current available methods. In particular, it is worth highlighting that it is a method that operates without contact with the sample, and that the analysis of the results obtained does not require ...
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NextGEM project partners during the first plenary meeting and technical workshop at Barcelona in October 2022 | NextGEM

ICMAB at the 2nd plenary meeting and 1st technical workshop of the EU project NextGEM

ICMAB researchers were present in the NextGEM project meeting in CIMNE (Barcelona). The 48-month EU-funded NextGEM project, which was launched on the 1 July 2022, will ensure EU citizens’ healthy living and a safe working environment when employing existing and future EMF-based telecommunication technologies.

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Two innovative LLAVOR (AGAUR) projects at ICMAB

Two ICMAB reserachers from the NN group have been granted LLAVOR projects to develop novel electromagnetic wireless power transfer technologies in medical devices, and to see the effect of millimeter waves on the reverse-magnetization of ε-Fe2O3 films.


Pablo García Lebière ith supervisor Ángel Pérez del Pino | ICMAB, CSIC

Congratulations Dr. Pablo García Lebière, new ICMAB PhD Graduate!

Doctor Pablo García Lebière from the Laser Processing group at ICMAB-CSIC defended his PhD thesis titled "Advanced laser deposition of nanocarbon-based supercapacitor electrodes" on Friday, 11 November 2022 at ICMAB.  

Jinhui Hu (in the middle) with supervisors M. Isabel Alonso and Alejandro Goñi at the UAB | ICMAB, CSIC

Congratulations Dr. Jinhui Hu, new ICMAB PhD Graduate!

Doctor Jinhui Hu from the Nanostructured Materials for Optoelectronics and Energy Harvesting (NANOPTO) Group at ICMAB-CSIC, defended his PhD thesis titled "Plasmon-induced photocurrent generation in metal-semiconductor devices with nanofabricated inverted pyramid arrays" on Wednesday, 2 November 2022 at ICMAB.  


Battery Generation Podcast on "Multivalent Batteries"

M. Rosa Palacín was invited to this podcast on future, cheap and sustainable materials.

100xCiencia.6 SOMMa meeting at Palau Reial de Pedralbes | ICMAB, CSIC

Change in the presidency of the SOMMa alliance: María José Sanz replaces María Blasco

María José Sanz, director of the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), takes over the presidency of the Alliance of Severo Ochoa Centers and María de Maeztu Units (SOMMa) replacing María Blasco, director of the Spanish National Cancer Research Center (CNIO).


Students participating at the "Bojos per la Física" | ICMAB-CSIC

The "Bojos per la Física" did a session on Physics and Science Communication at ICMAB

Around 25 students came to this year's session at ICMAB, on Saturday, 1 October 2022.

ICMAB stand at the Science Fair in CosmoCaixa for the EU Researchers' Night | ICMAB-CSIC

We had a great time at the European Researchers' Night 2022

ICMAB researchers were in Vic and Barcelona to spread our science to the world!


New technology to measure thermal conductivity

ICMAB researchers have developed a method to obtain thermal properties of materials, i.e. how heat propagates in these materials in different directions. 

PUZZLE X: Frontier Materials in Barcelona on 15-17 Nov 2022

The second edition of PUZZLE X™ event will take place on 15-17 November 2022 in Fira Barcelona. Attend the event to join the matterverse!


Manuel Bibes | Université Paris-Saclay

2022 EPS condensed Matter Division Europhysics Prize for Manuel Bibes

Manuel Bibes did part of his PhD at ICMAB with Josep Fontcuberta and is still a great collaborator of many of our researchers. Congratulations!

Irene Anton holding a sample of bacterial nanocellulose at the NN lab | ICMAB-CSIC

The Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites Group: "Collaborator of the year" of the Barraquer Institute

The General Assembly of the Barraquer Institute has named the Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites (NN) Group, led by Anna Roig, "Collaborator of the year".

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New technology to measure thermal conductivity

ICMAB researchers have developed a method to obtain thermal properties of materials, i.e. how heat propagates in these materials in different directions. 

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Upcoming Events

"On the alignment of macromolecules, polarised photodetectors and condoms" by Aleksandr Perevedentsev (Mon, 12 Dec 2022)

The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Periodical Lecture by one of the co-founders of Molecular Gate S.L.:

Monday, Dec 12

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