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Basque researchers turn light upside down

23/02/2018

Researchers from CIC nanoGUNE (San Sebastian, Spain), in collaboration with the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC, San Sebastian, Spain) and Kansas State University (USA), report in Science the development of a so called 'hyperbolic metasurface' on which light propagates with completely reshaped wafefronts. This scientific achievement towards a more precise control and monitoring of light is highly interesting for the long run technological challenge of miniaturizing optical devices for sensing and signal processing.

La Caixa fellowships program for Postdocs and predocs

BECASCAIXA
29/08/2017

NanoGUNE is searching for outstanding early-stage and junior researchers interested in applying for a research fellowship within the "La Caixa" funding programs. The JuniorLeader program call for postdoctoral researchers is now open, and the INPhINIT program call for predoctoral students will be open soon.

Ultra-compact phase modulators based on graphene plasmons

27/06/2017

A collaborative group of researchers achieve light phase modulation with a footprint 30 times smaller than the light wavelength.

Quantum nanoscope

09/06/2017

A collaborative work published in Science shows how electrons surf the waves of light on graphene.

A new dimension in chemical nanoimaging

22/02/2017

Researchers from the Basque institutions CIC nanoGUNE, Ikerbasque and Cidetec, and the German Robert Koch-Institut report the development of hyperspectral infrared nanoimaging. It is based on Fourier transform infrared nanospectroscopy (nano-FTIR) and enables highly sensitive spectroscopic imaging of chemical composition with nanoscale spatial resolution (Amenabar et al., Nat. Commun. 8, 14402 doi: 10.1038/ncomms14402 (2017)).

On-chip observation of THz graphene plasmons

THz plasmons of extremely short wavelength propagate along the graphene sheet of a THz detector, as visualized with photocurrent images obtained by scanning probe microscopy.
04/11/2016

Researchers developed a technique for imaging THz photocurrents with nanoscale resolution, and applied it to visualize strongly compressed THz waves (plasmons) in a graphene photodetector. The extremely short wavelengths and highly concentrated fields of these plasmons open new venues for the development of miniaturized optoelectronic THz devices (Nature Nanotechnology DOI: 10.1038/NNANO.2016.185)

Graphene does double duty for plasmons

01/10/2016

A study by ICFO, CIC nanoGUNE, Columbia University and the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan published in Nature Materials demonstrates how graphene can be employed simultaneously as both a plasmonic medium and detector.

The CENTINELA project, a winner in the Inspire programme

20/05/2016

This week Petronor has presented the first appraisal of the agreement with the Department of Economic Development and Competitiveness of the Government of the Basque Autonomous Community (region), and has announced the three award-winning projects in the Inspire open innovation programme. They include the CENTINELA project developed by the CIC nanoGUNE, Materials Physics Center and the University of Burgos.

nanoGUNE research appears on Nature Photonics cover

Nature Photonics
15/04/2016

Researchers from CIC nanoGUNE, in collaboration with ICFO and Graphenea, visualised for the first time how light is trapped by nanostructures made of graphene.

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