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Three-dimensional structures of nanowires

Scientists at the Microelectronics Institute of Madrid have developed a new method to obtain 3D structures of nanowires. It is based on the use of  porous templates, which are used as moulds. The applications are diverse in microelectronics, optic devices or energy sectors.

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Oxolutia, a leading spin-off in superconductivity, grows

Oxolutia is a a technology-based company led by a research group of the Materials Science Institute of Barcelona (ICMAB) of the CSIC. Superconductivity can facilitate the development of advanced products for improving the energy efficiency and that can also avoid blackouts in the grid or enable new low cost solar cells.

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Composites of nanocellulose and fibrous clay with special properties

CSIC scientists have obtained a material which combines nanocellulose and fibrous clays. It can be specifically modified for different applications. Similar to paper, the material can be used to obtain special papers such as bank notes, antimicrobial packages for food products, conductor or magnetic papers.

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A temperature sensor in a wire

Scientists have developed a temperature sensor based on materials that deform with high temperatures. It is a microwire coated with concentric layers of different materials. Very small, it is a few millimeters larger and has a diameter of 40 micrometers.

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Solid blue-emitter in the UV-visible

At the CSIC’s Instituto de Ciencia de Materials de Madrid, scientists have obtained a new xerogel (a solid formed from a gel by drying, eliminating the solvent) which can be used as a blue emitter in solid state. It may be applicable to the fabrication of optoelectronics devices, fluorescent sensors, and organic light emitting diodes.

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