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JEMCA, electron microscopy to advance research in structural biology and new materials

It is a pioneering facility that houses two high-end electron microscopes: one to resolve the structure of large protein and nucleic acid complexes and the other to study materials at the atomic scale. Created thanks to the joint action of several research institutions, including the CSIC, it is located at the ALBA Synchrotron (Cerdanyola, Barcelona) and is open to the entire scientific community.

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ICMAB's Soft Service obtains the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Certification

The certification ensures the quality of the service provided and the improvement and extension of this quality to future services. The characterization and preparation of nano and biomaterials (Soft) technical service is run by the Nanomol Research Unit of the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB, CSIC) and CIBER-BBN.

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A laboratory from the Institute ‘Eduardo Torroja’ obtains another ENAC certification

The CSIC’s Institute ‘Eduardo Torroja’ in Madrid has obtained a new certification from the Spanish certification body ENAC for essays and calibration of building materials.

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A microscope to measure accurately the piezoelectric properties of materials

A technical device invented by scientists at the Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Barcelona (ICMAB) can measure piezoelectricity directly. The new microscope achieves an accurate characterisation of piezoelectric materials, enhancing the predictions of its performance in real device.

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Nanoquim: advanced materials at nanometric scale

The Nanoquim Platform laboratory, at the CSIC’s Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona, is specialized in nanostructured materials  preparation. Here it is possible to obtain nanoparticles, nanowires, nanocoatings or molecular assemblies by different chemical processes.

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