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Light-to-light impedance for perovskite solar cells by Ansari-Rad and Bisquert

Mehdi Ansari-Rad and Juan Bisquert

Physics research groups at the institute of Avdanced Materials are well known at the international level by the application of Impedance Spectroscopy method to solar cells over the last 15 years. Impedance Spectroscopy (IS) is based on a time-modulated measurement of electrical current vs. electrical voltage. Now a new idea has emerged, in the framework of long-standing cooperation between Iranian theorist Mehdi Ansari-Rad and INAM director, Juan Bisquert.

INAM participates in the European Project A-LEAF, granted with 8 million Euros

European Commission, with about 8 million euros. A-LEAF consortium at the Kick.off meeting

The A-LEAF project aims to design, build and validate a photoelectrochemical device capable of transforming CO2 into added value products in a sustainable and cost-effective way to be transferred to the European industry. The basic idea is to reproduce the process of plant photosynthesis to obtain clean fuels using as raw materials sunlight, water and CO2. In this way, the research will contribute to the transition from the current energy model, based on fossil fuels, to a sustainable and environmentally friendly model based on solar energy.

Invited talk of Beatriz Julian at NANOAPP 2017

Invited talk of Beatriz Julian at NANOAPP 2017

Dr Beatriz Julián participated in the 3rd International Conference NANOAPP 2017 organized in Hotel Golf, Bled, Slovenia from 14th to 18th June.
NANOAPP 2017 gathered world-renowned scientists in Nanomaterials and was focused on the synthesis and applications of novel nanomaterials for energy, environment, medicine, biotechnology, sensors and textiles. Great emphasis was placed on hybrid materials, which have already demonstrated good promise in addressing and offering solutions in each of these priority areas.

La Dra. Macarena Poyatos (INAM) destacada en la revista TALENTO, del ayuntamiento de Castellón

Macarena Poyatos junto a la Alcaldesa de Castellón, Amparo Marcos.

La revista TALENTO, editada por el ayuntamiento de Castellón, ha seleccionado una lista de nombres de castellonenses que 'triunfan aquí, y más allá de nuestras fronteras.' En el ámbito de las ciencias, destaca Macarena Poyatos, investigadora química del INAM.
'Durante años hemos centrado nuestro interés en la preparación de catalizadores homogéneos. Un catalizador homogéneo es un compuesto metálico que es capaz de aumentar la velocidad de una reacción química.

Chemistry HOT PAPER by Carmen Mejuto (QOMCAT)

Chemistry HOT PAPER by Carmen Mejuto (QOMCAT)

The deprotonation of a corannulene-based bisazolium salt allowed the preparation of a corannulene-based NHC di-AuI complex. The prepared di-AuI-complex was tested in the recognition of fullerene-C60, demonstrating good binding affinity in toluene solution, and producing a host–guest complex with 3:1 stoichiometry, as evidenced by a combination of NMR spectroscopy and ITC titrations. The experimental results are fully supported by DFT calculations. The binding of C60 with the di-AuI complex in toluene solution is enthalpically and entropically favoured.

Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. by the QOMCAT group

Received with open arms!!

A combination of self-complementary ?–?-stacking interactions and metallophilic interactions triggered the self-assembly of a new digold(I) metallo-tweezer in the presence of several types of M+ ions. Titrations by fluorescence spectroscopy enabled the determination of the association constants of the resulting inclusion duplex complexes.

PhD Thesis defense-Carmen Mejuto

Carmen Mejuto with the members of the evaluation panel and he PhD Thesis supervisors

On June 16th, Carmen Mejuto defended her Doctoral Thesis entitled Poly-N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands with Rigid polyaromatic linkers. Self-Assembly and Host-Guest Chemistry. Carmen Mejuto obained the maximum qualification 'Sobresaliente Cum Laude'. The Thesis was defended under the basis of the international doctorade program, and was supervised by Prof. Eduardo Peris and Dr. Gregorio Guisado. Ana Petronhilo (ITQB-Lisbon), Celedonio Alvarez (Univ. Valladolid), Javier Cabeza (Univ.

Genealogia dels artefactes

Genealogia dels artefactes. Dos joves juguen al joc de Pong, un dels primers videojocs comercials

Els instruments tecnològics d’ús quotidià que, últimament, han proliferat al voltant nostre no han aparegut per generació espontània. Els objectes i els aparells comuns tenen una història, hi ha arbres genealògics amb branques que floreixen i unes altres que moren sense successió. Com va aparèixer i en quines circumstàncies la guitarra elèctrica, el mòbil, el navegador o els buscadors? Hi ha detalls, relacions filials, aportacions mútues entre tecnologies i actors que, vists després d’un temps, són inesperats i sorprenents.

Juan Bisquert completa la seua trilogia fotovoltaica

Juan Bisquert i la portada del segon volum de la trilogia

El director de l’INAM, Juan Bisquert, ha finalitzat recentment una col·lecció de llibres que tracten els principis bàsics i el funcionament dels principals tipus de cèl·lules solars fotovoltaiques desenvolupades al llarg dels últims 25 anys. Les profundes transformacions ocorregudes en aquest camp durant aquest període, marcades per l’impuls a la recerca i implantació de les tecnologies renovables, fan d’aquesta trilogia una bona ferramenta per als estudiants que s’inicien en aquesta línia d’investigació.

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