Discovery of highly polarizable semiconductors BaZrS3 and Ba3Zr2S7

Discovery of highly polarizable semiconductors BaZr S3 and Ba3 Zr2 S7

27 November 2020

There are few known semiconductors exhibiting both strong optical response and large dielectric polarizability. Inorganic materials with large dielectric polarizability tend to be wide-band gap complex oxides. Semiconductors with a strong photoresponse to visible and infrared light tend to be weakly polarizable. Interesting exceptions to these trends are halide perovskites and phase-change chalcogenides.


Fourth visit of the Scientific Advisory Board at ICMAB - online!

On 3-4 December 2020, the ICMAB Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) meeting will take place to evaluate the research lines and the overall performance of the Institute. The SAB is composed of 12 worldwide scientific experts in the areas of the targeted research of our Severo Ochoa project: Smart Functional Materials for a Better Future (FUNFUTURE) in the areas of Clean Energy, Sustainable Electronics and Smart Nanomedicine.

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Molecular simulations to understand coronavirus

27 November 2020

The rapid characterization of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has allowed researchers at the Soft Matter Theory Group to learn more about how it interacts with surfaces through extremely precise simulations. The results have been published in the scientific journal Biointephases.

"Nanocellulose patches to treat corneal wounds" NN group project finalist at Expoquimia 2020

27 November 2020

The project "Nanocellulose Patches to Treat Corneal Wounds", from ICMAB researchers at the Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites (NN) Group, Irene Anton, Anna Laromaine and Anna Roig, and the Barraquer Ophthalmology Centre, became finalist in the Expoquimia Award in Biotechnology R&D&I 2020. Congrats!

Leonardo Scarabelli granted with a "la Caixa" Junior Leader Fellowship

26 November 2020

We are very happy to announce that Leonardo Scarabelli, ICMAB postdoctoral researcher at the Nanopto Group, has been granted with a  Postdoctoral Junior Leader Fellowship from La Caixa Foundation, within the Marie Curie Actions Horizon 2020

Lídia Ballell, Poster Prize at the SCN2 II Annual Conference of Nanomedicine

26 November 2020

Lídia Ballell, PhD fellow doing her research between the Nanomol Group at ICMAB and the company Nanomol Technologies, won the Poster Prize award at the SCN2 II Annual Conference of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology celebrated on 19 November 2020 and focused on the latest advances on nanobiomedicine. Lídia Ballell's poster was entitled "Delos nanovesicles for drug delivery: an example of reformulation of a protein to treat complex wounds". 

Judith Guasch talks about biomimetics and cancer immunotheraphy in CosmoCaixa Live Talks

25 November 2020
On 18 November 2020, Valentina Raffio, science journalist, interviewed ICMAB researcher at the Nanomol Group Judith Guasch in the framework of the CosmoCaixa Live Talks organized by CosmoCaixa and the Catalan Association of Science Communication (ACCC). The event took place online on CosmoCaixa Facebook Live and is now available online.

Congratulations, Dr. Pengmei Yu, our recent ICMAB graduate!

24 November 2020
Doctor Pengmei Yu from the Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) group at ICMAB defended her PhD thesis on Tuesday, 24 November 2020. The PhD thesis was entitled "Atomic layer deposition: From molecular chemistry to functional oxide coatings" and was supervised by ICMAB researcher Mariona Coll.
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