Remember that beautiful picture we did for Prof. Shigeki Kaway (NIMS, Tsukuba, Japan)? Well, it made it to the cover of Chemistry today! And professor Kawai has been kind enough to send us the picture.
Finally we’ve found some time to produce our 2016 demoreel. It’s been a great year. We’ve worked with a lot of new people in Spain and abroad. Lots of amazing projects both artistically and scientifically. These are some of them:
This is a way of both showing off about the people we’ve worked with and expressing some gratitude. It is difficult not to feel lucky.
The chemistry of halogens is part of the cycle in the fabrication of multiple chemicals. That alone explains the importance of having a closed halogen loop so this process occurs in an efficient and sustainable manner. That “recycling” idea is what Prof. Javier Pérez-Ramirez (aCe Catalisys Engineering at ETH Hönggerberg) wanted to picture in this image, which made it to the cover of Chemical Reviews.
Imagine having your your battery charger printed on your clothes or on the screen of your cellphone… this is what Organic Nanostructured Photovoltaics group, at ICFO is proposing. The use of organic electronics allows the production of flexible cells which happen to be highly inefficient. By layering nanoparticles in a clever way, they’ve been able to increase the performance of these devices, thus solving the problem.
With the help of Dr. Silvia Colodrero, we created this picture which made it to the cover of Advanced Functional Materials.
While preparing the 2016 demoreel, I’ve just found two covers I did during last year I was totally unaware of… This seems to be alive beyond my control.
At Cristina Flors’s research group they have been able to study bacterial death in real time. Bacterial death is induced through the combination of light and photosensitizers. This way it is possible inspect the pathway of photodynamic damage at the single-cell level.
Their work has been awarded with the cover of February’s issue of the Journal of Biophotonics.
Dr. Lanza’s research activity is somewhat beyond understanding. At least beyond our understanding. Here is a good example: his new book on Conductive Atomic Force Microscopy, where he, together with leading researchers, provides a global perspective on the subject and covers novel strategies, configurations and setups where new information will be obtained with the help of CAFM.
If I got this right, Dr. Ivan Lopez Montero et al, had fuelled ATPases by placing them in a lipid membrane over a modified metallic surface. Using this surface as an electrode, now they can make ATPase work creating ATP molecules wherever they are needed… Yes, I’m not kidding.
This is the kind of research that make you fantasize about the near future. Not surprise that their work made the cover of Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Mario Lanza’s group reports an exciting development of a graphene product consisting of ultra-sharp nanoprobes coated with graphene flakes at the apex. This coating remarkably enhances the reliability and lifetime of the tips, and it also can provide additional properties.
This work made the cover of the last issue of Nanoscale.