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Oct 2018

The Nanotechnology Center attracts the interest from four companies

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The research teams of four firms from the biomedical and technological sectors will move to the facilities of the Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology Research Center Research Center (CINN) in El Entrego. These researchers will  form part of joint research groups (open labs) composed by scientists from the CINN and from the companies themselves that will develop innovative products targeted at different markets: antibacterial materials for sanitary equipment, electronic systems for automotive solar roofs, optical sensors for food quality control and special concretes for the construction of temporary houses used in areas affected by natural disasters or by migrations resulting from wars.

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Written by: Miguel A. Gutiérrez. La Nueva España. 30/09/2018

 

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01

Oct 2018

Operational Group: Definition of strategies for the reduction of microbial contamination in meat products

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The main objective of this Operational Group is to define possible strategies to modify the materials currently used in the meat industry, giving them bacteriostatic and / or biofilm growth inhibition properties. To this end, potential active antimicrobial materials will be evaluated and their integration in some of the materials usually present in the industry (stainless steel and Teflon-type polymers) will be studied.

The aim of the project is to reduce the risks of bacterial contamination existing in the meat industry and increase the shelf life of the products.

Partners: ASINCAR (Coordinator), Betelgeux S.L, Nanoker Research SL, CINN

Collaborator: ANICE (Spanish National Association of Meat Industries)

Funding: Action co-funded by the EAFRD (European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development) (53%) and by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (47%).

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27

Sep 2018

Asturias leads a project to identify epigenetic biomarkers linked to thyroid cancer

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Article published in El Comercio on 25th September 2018 with an overview of the project “Improvement of the diagnostic yield of fine needle cytology (FNAC) samples by the detection of DNA markers, and its application for the early diagnosis Thyroid Carcinoma” funded by the Spanish Association Against Cancer.

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19

Sep 2018

Poster contribution at the 30th Symposium on Fusion Technology

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Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) is a promising technology for the fabrication of structural materials for fusion reactors. In particular it has emerged as a potential alternative for the fabrication of  Oxide-Dispersion Strengthened Ferritic Steels, which are candidate materials for the future DEMO fusion reactor.

Researchers from the CINN in collaboration with colleagues from CEIT-IK4 have studied the effect of the SPS sintering process on the microstructure of ferritic steels with oxide nanoparticles. The challenge was to increase the density of dislocations, preferred nucleation sites, and enhance the precipitation of oxide nanoparticles.

A poster summarizing the results of the research with the title “Microstructural comparison of Oxide-Dispersion Strengthened Ferritic Steels produced by HIP and SPS” will be presented at the 30th Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT 2018).

 

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17

Sep 2018

Researchers from the University of Delft and the CINN observe for the first time electron interference at room temperatures and conditions using graphene bilayers

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Researchers from the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience of the University of Delft in the Netherlands have developed a device that allow them to control with atomic precision the slide of two sheets of graphene one over the other. The researchers have measured the electrical current flowing through the device and observed that the intensity of that current had strong oscillations. Moreover, they are able to reproduce the same oscillations at room temperatures and conditions as many times as they want.

In paralell, researchers from the Department of Physics of the University of Oviedo and the Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology Research Center (CINN), joint research center of the CSIC, the University of Oviedo and the Principality of Asturias, have analyzed this phenomenon from a theoretical point of view and they have managed to show that the source of these experimentally observed oscillations lies in the wave nature of the electrons. The electronic waves bounce over and over again at the edges of the graphene sheets and produce a pattern of interference, which causes the oscillatory character of the electric current measured experimentally. Moreover, they have shown that these oscillations depend on the difference in the distances traveled by the different electronic waves when reflected at the edges, and therefore depend on the relative position of the two grahene sheets.

The CINN research team is led by Jaime Ferrer (Full Professor of Physics) and the professors Víctor García Suárez and Amador García Fuente, all of them scientists of the Department of Physics of the University of Oviedo.

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03

Sep 2018

CINN’S article featured as content highligh in latest Nanoscale flyer

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The article entitled “Spin-state dependent conductance switching in single molecule-graphene junctions” (see article) authored by Jaime Ferrer and Victor Manuel García-Suarez (CINN) in collaboration with researchers from IMDEA Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology, Karlsruhe Institut of Technology (KIT) and CNRS-Universite de Strasbourg  has been featured as one of the journal contents highlights in the latest Nanoscale promotional flyer.

 

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06

Jul 2018

The entrepreneurial project “USM Space” awarded in the 6th Edition of the Radar Spin-off

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The USM Space initiative, presented by Adrián Alonso Guerra, Adolfo Fernández Valdés and Ramón Torrecillas San Millán from the Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology Research Center (CINN), has been awarded with the IV Radar Spin-off Prize, organized by the European Business and Innovation Centre of the Principality of Asturias (CEEI Asturias), with the sponsorship of BBVA, the Economic Development Institute of the Principality of Asturias (IDEPA) and the University of Oviedo.

The USM Space project proposes the design and manufacture of ultra-stable nanocomposites for space optical instruments.The jury highlighted the innovative nature of the proposal and the motivation of the promoter team for launching the company.

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02

Jul 2018

El CINN pide otro edificio tecnológico en El Entrego y se compromete a “llenarlo”

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El diario La Nueva España se hace eco de la propuesta del Centro de Investigación en Nanomateriales y Nanotecnología para la construcción de un nuevo edificio tecnológico en El Entrego donde se puedan alojar empresas del sector biotecnológico que ya han mostrado su interés en trasladar su actividad a un entorno próximo al CINN.

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May 2018

The Vice-president for International Relations of and the head of the Brussels Office of the CSIC visit the CINN

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The Vice-president for International Relations of the CSIC, Elena Dominguez and the head of the CSIC office in Brussels, Jorge Velasco, visited the CINN headquarters in El Entrego yesterday. Before visiting the CINN, they had the opportunity to also visit the facilities of Nanoker Research SL, a spin-off company of the CINN, which is specialized in the manufacturing of advanced ceramics and nanocomposites, and the Multifunctional Materials Development Unit located in Sotrondio where the CINN in collaboration with industrial companies perform the industrial upscaling of the materials previously developed at laboratory level.

 

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