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Superabsorbers nanomaterials that trap sunlight

ICMAB researchers have designed ultrathin materials that maximize the absorption of light in a large range of the solar spectrum. The followed strategy is low cost and fully scalable. The obtained superabsorbers materials have many potential applications, especially in the field of photovoltaic energy and photodetection.


Novel photonic materials made up on self-assembly particles for sensing applications

Spanish researchers from the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) and the Institute of Materials Science of Madrid (ICMM-CSIC) have formed highly-porous metal-organic framework particles that spontaneously assemble into well-ordered 3D superstructures that present photonic crystal properties. Their discoveries are expected to find applications in the design of novel photonic materials for sensing applications, among others.


Manufacturing antimicrobial fabrics and devices at industrial scale

A European project involving the Instituto de Microelectrónica de Barcelona (IMB-CNM) of the CSIC, and led by the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya (UPC), will introduce on the market an ultrasound technology for industrial production of fabrics and surfaces coated with antimicrobial nanoparticles.


DOC-FAM COFUND program, training in functional advanced materials

The first Call of DOC-FAM COFUND programme (DOCtoral training programme in Functional Advanced Materials) is open until 30th November 2017. It is coordinated by the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC).


The first electric superconducting generator for medium power wind turbines

This prototype is the first in the world designed to be used in medium-power wind turbines. The use of superconducting materials simplifies the system, obtaining greater reliability and greater efficiency thus reducing maintenance needs. It is a project developed by scientists at the CSIC and   the company Gamesa Innovation and Technology,