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Anna Roig and Anna Laromaine presented our research at the nanoMATERIALS & PLANTS: ICMAB-CRAG meeting

On Monday, July 16, 2018, the first ICMAB-CRAG meeting took place at CRAG. The goal of this meeting was to promote new collaborations among researchers from the ICMAB and the CRAG.

 

Anna Laromaine, who already collaborates with CRAG with the project “Plant nano-healing“, gave an overview about the C.elegans and the bacterial cellulose research lines in the N&N group. Later, Anna Roig presented the library of nanoparticles and its diverse applications that the N&N group has developed in the recent years.

Anna Laromaine during her talk at CRAG
Anna Roig showing the different types of nanoparticles produced by the N&N group

LLAVOR Project was awarded to the Group NN

PLANT HEALING, a project lead by Dr. Anna Laromaine from the Group Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites at the Institut of Materials Science in Barcelona (ICMAB) and in collaboration with the Group of Bacterial pathogens and plant cell death from the Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG), was awarded by Els Fons Europeus de Desenvolupament Regional i el Departament d’Empresa i Coneixement de la Generalitat de Catalunya with a grant of 20.000€. The PLANT HEALING 2016 LLAVOR 00052 project will work to offer a novel material that could be implemented in current grafting protocols with no extra time or effort to significantly improve graft efficiency. PLANT HEALING will make an agricultural breakthrough, by developing a new nanocomposite material containing silver nanoparticles linked to bacterial nanocellulose.

 

Hot from the press: Two more published papers!

We congratulate two N&N researchers for two new publicationsMarti Gich for his third publication within a very short period of time and Anna Roig who is a co-author of one of the two recent publications. Both studies have been done together with other ICMAB researchers and collaborators from other institutions. 
                                                                                          

Title: Carbon–Silica Composites to Produce Highly Robust Thin-Film Electrochemical Microdevices
Authors: Pengfei Niu, Laura Asturias-Arribas, Xavier Jordà, Alejandro R. Goñi, Anna Roig, Martí Gich, César Fernández-Sánchez
Citation: Niu, P. et al. Carbon-Silica Composites to Produce Highly Robust Thin-Film Electrochemical Microdevices. Adv. Mater. Technol. 1700163 (2017). 

Title: Piezo-generated charge mapping revealed through direct piezoelectric force microscopy
Authors: A. Gomez, M. Gich, A. Carretero-Genevrier, T. Puig and X. Obradors
Citation: Gomez, A., Gich, M., Carretero-Genevrier, A., Puig, T. & Obradors, X. Piezo-generated charge mapping revealed through direct piezoelectric force microscopy. Nat. Commun. 8, 1113 (2017).
We strongly recommend to read the Peer Review File of this paper published in Nature communications where the exchange of opinions between the authors and the referees is shown. 

Lab Cleaning day in the N&N Group!

Irene, Laura, Iván, Pol and Jordi organizing the chemicals and the disposable material.

Today, Wednesday 13th July, was the day for the lab cleaning! All the group participated in the lab cleaning, and everyone was willing to cooperate and help in the cleaning tasks. 

Who would miss the day we spend every three months organizing drawers of forgotten equipment, cleaning the hoods with different solvents trying to remove the stains, and updating long lists of reactives and lab material?! 

Thank you to everyone! And a big thank you to Pol Sallés, who has been lab manager for the last 3 months and has organized today’s lab cleaning!

Anna and Teresa cleaning the refrigerator, and Judit and Qianzhe updating the security cabinet chemicals list.
Deyaa, Adrià and Ander disposing the old waste and organizing the new waste containers and labels.
Mònica and Laura updating the solvent list and cleaning the fume hood.

Paper in collaboration with ICN2 in RSC Advances

Dual T1/T2 MRI contrast agent based on hybrid SPION@coordination polymer nanoparticles

The study GAby M. Borges, S. Yu, A. Laromaine, A. Roig, S. Súarez-García, J. Lorenzo,D. Ruiz-Molina and F. Novio* has just been published in RSC Advances 2015, 5, 86779–86783.

The paper reports a novel hybrid T1/T2 dual MRI contrast agent by the encapsulation of SPIONs (T2 contrast agent) into an iron-based coordination polymer with T1-weighted signal. This new hybrid material presents improved relaxometry and low cytotoxicity, which make it suitable for its use as contrast agent for MRI.

 

 

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N&N Group and Grup de Transductors Químics (CNM) Collaboration: new paper on heavy metals detection

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Electroanalytical Assessment of Heavy Metals in Waters with Bismuth Nanoparticle-Porous Carbon Paste Electrodes

The final version of the paper in Electrochimica Acta is on-line . It will be published in the journal in May. You can download it from the link.  http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1QjGc_JcNCuYR The journal provides free access to the article for almost two months and the article can also be shared during this time.
 Highlights

•A bismuth carbon nanocomposite material prepared by a one-pot sol-gel process.
•Application to the fabrication of a sensor for heavy metal detection in waters.
•Cd, Pb and Ni were measured at concentration levels below the MAC-EQS set by the EU.
•Thorough assessment of the sensor performance in water samples of different origin.
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