Movie “Getting in shape”

This short animated cartoon with integrated real life footage shows the SPRINGfetopen project and their consortium partners. The cartoon illustrates the commencing of research on graphene in the past 10 years and what SPRING aims to achieve in the ambition to improve spin-based logic devices for everyone. In addition, you can get an insight into the work and the […]

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NanoGUNE Researcher Niklas Friedrich Clinches GEFES 2023 Award for Outstanding Experimental Thesis on Graphene Nanoribbons

Niklas Friedrich has won the GEFES 2023 Award for the best experimental thesis. The Condensed Matter Physics Division (GEFES) of the Spanish Royal Society of Physics (RSEF) has honored Niklas Friedrich, a researcher from nanoGUNE’s Nanoimaging Group who has contributed to SPRING, with the prize for the best experimental doctoral thesis in condensed matter physics. […]

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SPRING Newsletter #3

The latest SPRING newsletter is out! If you want to receive the newsletter, scroll to the bottom of the screen, type your email in the blue Newsletter subscription ribbon and receive it!

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Highlights from the SPRING Workshop 2023

Over the course of three days, the SPRING project members, along with international speakers and participants, discussed spin-related phenomena of graphene nanostructures. The SPRING Workshop brought together a diverse group of over 60 attendees, 12 invited speakers, 24 contributed talks and 15 posters. Various topics in relation with the goals of SPRING were treated in […]

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SPRING International workshop 2023

Donostia-San Sebastian, September 18-20, 2023 – The SPRING International workshop on spin research in graphene nanostructures (SPRING23) celebrates the achievements of the EU-funded H2020 FET-Open project SPRING. Organized by Nacho Pascual (CIC nanoGUNE) and Thomas Frederiksen (DIPC) and with the help of Herre van der Zant (TU Delft), Leo Gross (IBM Research Europe), Diego Peña […]

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3rd annual project meeting in Santiago de Compostela

10th – 11th of October 2022 This year the SPRING project members were able to gather in Santiago de Compostela for their 3rd annual meeting. The summit was filled with talks from each consortium member: CIC nanoGUNE (ES), IBM (CH), University of Santiago de Compostela (ES), Technical University of Delft (NL) and University of Oxford […]

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The first atomic-resolution images of extraterrestrial molecules

Meteorites are fragments of asteroids (and, potentially, comets) that reach the Earth’s surface intact. They’re leftovers from the solar system’s formation, providing clues to its history in the molecules they contain. Thanks to our latest research, published today in Meteoritics and Planetary Science, we can now read those clues a little better.   Most primitive meteorites […]

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A prestigious ERC Synergy Grant awarded to Diego Peña (USC) and Leo Gross (IBM)

The European Research Council (ERC), the most important scientific funding agency in Europe, awards one of the 34 Synergy Grants to an international collaborative project co-led by the CiQUS PI Diego Peña. The Center for Research in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials (CiQUS) at the USC, and research partners IBM Research and Universität Regensburg, have […]

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Graphene nanoribbons for emerging quantum technologies

In the last decades, a mathematical description of symmetries in nature called topology has been applied to describe and predict new electronic and magnetic properties of materials. A very simple aspect of topology connects a symmetry in the atomic structure of a crystal with a class of materials. Many materials that we know or use […]

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