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The size of animals dating back 100-350 million years ago inferred from resurrected proteins


The prestigious journal Nature Structural & Molecular Biology has published a piece of research conducted by CIC nanoGUNE researchers. They have experimentally reconstructed titin fragments from their common ancestors and measured their mechanochemical properties. They have discovered a correlation between the properties of the protein measured on a nanoscale and animal size.

Future materials are becoming 'topological’


A tremendously thin layer of wolfram and tellurium has turned out to be an exotic type of material that physicists have dubbed a ‘topological insulator’. NanoGUNE has participated in the study published in Nature Physics. The physical properties of this two-dimensional material confers it a promising future in the emerging field of spintronics.

Ultra-compact phase modulators based on graphene plasmons


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

Quantum nanoscope


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

The first nanometrically-sized superelastic alloy


A colaborative group of researchers have explored superelasticity properties on a nanometric scale based on shearing an alloy's pillars down to nanometric size.

Molecular spintronics in Nature Materials


Materials for second-generation information and communication technology applications should be as small and as fast as possible. It is precisely these kind of materials that Ikerbasque Prof. Luis Hueso, head of the Nanodevices Group at nanoGUNE is seeking for, together with his colleagues Mirko Cinchetti  (TU Dortmund) and Alek Dediu (Istituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati in Bologna). In a progress article published in Nature Materials, the three experts in molecular spintronics give an overview of the developments in this relatively new research field.

CIC nanoGUNE wins the María de Maeztu award for scientific excellence


The Spanish Agency for Research has conferred the 'Severo Ochoa' and 'María de Maeztu' awards to centers and research units that stand out as a result of the impact and international importance of their results.

A comic for developing nanopowers


After "Dayanne and Murillo. The power of nanoscience", we present the nanoKOMIK 2017 project, co-organized with the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) and the collaboration of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) - Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, with the purpose of producing a collaborative nanofiction comic. 

The strangeness of slow dynamics


In a recent article published in Physical Review Letters (PRL 118, 117202 (2017)), researchers from the Nanomagnetism group at nanoGUNE reported so-far unknown anomalies near dynamic phase transitions (DPTs). Such anomalies do not exist in corresponding thermodynamic phase transitions (TPTs), and thus, they constitute a distinct difference between DPTs and TPTs, even though their equivalency was the key outcome of more than two decades of research by many groups around the globe.


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