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A simple and fast procedure to obtain hydrophobic aerogels

A CSIC team at the Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos has developed a procedure to prepare hydrophobic aerogels, based on biopolymers, in a simple and fast way. The resulting material has good mechanical properties and is resistant to humidity. The team is now looking for companies interested in licensing the patent.

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Sustainable production of lightweight vitreous aggregates for the construction industry

CSIC scientists have developed a process to obtain lightweight vitreous aggregates from waste glass and industrial waste. Its implementation is a clear commitment to a circular economy. The method has been patented and is available for industrial implementation.

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High-power nanocarbon supercapacitors made with laser techniques

Researchers at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) have developed two innovative laser technologies to produce hybrid nanocarbon electrodes for high-power supercapacitors. These supercapacitors not only charge and discharge electrical energy quickly, but also store more energy than those normally used.

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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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Ultrabroad band light absorption material with a high photothermic conversion

Researchers from the CSIC and the ICN2 have developed a flexible metamaterial that has an ultrabroadband optical absorption range and a high photothermal conversion efficiency. It transforms into heat the 84% of the absorbed light on average. With applications on energy, it can be easily fixed on flat and curved surfaces.

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