Theory Workshop

“Enabling Excellence” ITN has organised a two day workshop for users of the AIMPRO code in Exeter, UK, from 26th to 27th March 2018, in conjunction with Strathclyde University. The AIMPRO code uses density functional theory methods to solve the quantum mechanics that controls the distribution of nuclei and electrons in materials.

Women in Science

In celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Ana Santidrián García, PhD student at Instituto de Carboquímica ICB-CSIC in Zaragoza, has collaborated in the exhibition “Women in Science” which is locating in the library La Pantera Rossa (San Vicente de Paúl, 28, 50001 Zaragoza).

Aqueous batteries

Aqueous batteries are an emerging candidate for low‐cost and environmentally friendly grid storage systems. Designing such batteries from inexpensive, abundant, recyclable, and nontoxic organic active materials provides a logical step toward improving both the environmental and economic impact of these systems.

Merry ChristMoS2 !

Image from partner Renishaw – this Christmas tree is molybdenum disulphide on a silicon substrate, topped off with a 633nm laser. Sample preparation by STEM_LPS in a colaboration through Enabling Excellence, image produced using inVia microscope.

AFM-Raman Training at Renishaw

Wotton-under-Edge (UK), October 30 – November 15, 2017. ESRs Manuela Meloni, Giuseppe Fratta, Yuman Sayed-Ahmad Baraza, Daniel Funes and Sebastian Nufer visited Renishaw plc to learn about state of the art Raman imaging and combined Raman-AFM imaging, including TERS (Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy).