A IN2UB study featured in the cover of ChemPhysChem. A collaborative work with the group 'Statistical Physics of Complex Matter' lead by Dr. Giancarlo Franzese (Faculty of Physics) has identified the general characteristics of a protein aggregation (a key process in neurodegenerative processes such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's and even cataracts) when its concentration varies. The research is featured in a cover of ChemPhysChem in the March issue (more information

• A work on gas sensors lead by Micro-nanotechnologies and nanoscopies for electronics and photonic devices (MIND) from Faculty of Physics have been published at Senors.

Ref: Visible light-driven p-type semiconductor gas sensors based on CaFe2O4 nanoparticlesQomaruddin, Casals O., Šutka A., Granz T., Waag A., Wasisto H.S., Prades J.D., Fàbrega C. Sensors 2020, 20(3), 850;  

• Last investigation of Magnetic Soft Matter from Faculty of Physics at Physical Review Letters

Ref: Collective Directional Locking of Colloidal Monolayers on a Periodic SubstrateStoop R.L., Straube A.V., Johansen T.H., Tierno P. Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 058002 

• Researchers from Nanostructured Systems for Controlled Drug Delivery Group (team led by Prof. María Luisa García at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences) receive Jorge Heller Journal of Controlled Release Outstanding Paper Award 2019. This award has been given to the international collaborative article published in Journal of Controlled Release about the applications of nanotechnology in the treatment of neurodegenerative processes such as Alzheimer’s disease  (more information)

• Researchers of LASER-MIND Group (Faculty of Physics) from NanoPhotoElectro Research area propose a study of the transfer mechanisms during the Laser-induced forward transfer (LIFT) of a commercially-available silver screen printing ink.

Ref: Laser-induced forward transfer of conductive screen-printing inks. Sopeña P., Fernández-Pradas J.M., Serra P. Applied Surface Science, 2020.

• Members of MATCAT Lab (Faculty of Chemistry) at NanoEnergy research area has participated in a work to determinate the chemistry and catalytic properties of Transition Metal Carbides (TMCs) surfaces, which are predicted to be highly-active, resilient, and economic materials for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technologies.

Ref: Critical effect of carbon vacancies on the reverse water gas shift reaction over vanadium carbide catalysts. Pajares A., Prats H., Romero A., Viñes F., de la Piscina P.R., Sayós R., Homs N., Illas F. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2020.

• The Conformational Disease Group from Pharmacy has led a study to understand the binding between Congo Red (CR) and amyloid fibrils. Amyloid formation is a process involved in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's and CR is one of the most used amyloid-specific dyes, hence the importance of understanding their binding ability. The work has been published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition, one of the most prestigious journals in the field of Chemistry.

Reference: On the Binding of Congo Red to Amyloid Fibrils. Espargaró A., Llabrés S, Saupe S J., Curutchet C., Luque F. J. and Sabaté R. Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 2020 Feb 19




► IN2UB International Research Seminar (Announcement)

"Polypeptide-based Therapeutics"

By, Dr. María J. Vicent, Polymer Therapeutics Lab. Centro Investigación Príncipe Felipe (Valencia)

Date: 26/02/2020, 12.00h.
Venue: Enric Casassas Lecture Hall, Faculties of Physics and Chemistry. UB

►  11 February International Day of Women and Girls in Science: Women in scientific research (Announcement)

 Enric Casassas Lecture Hall and Atrium Faculties of Physics and Chemistry from 15:00h-17:30h

“Sub-Terahertz Spin Pumping from an Insulating Antiferromagnet” (Announcement)

By, Dr. Enrique del Barco, Physics Department, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816, USA

Date: 14/02/2020 at 12h
Venue: Room 202, Faculty of Chemistry

 IN2UB International Research Seminar (Announcement)

"Nanoscale effects induced by mechanochemistry. Applications in catalysis"

By, Prof. Jordi LlorcaInstitute of Energy Technologies (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)

Date: 29/01/2020 at 12h
Venue: Sala de Graus Eduard Fontserè (Faculties of Physics and Chemistry)