ICFO is a young research institution that aims to advance the very limits of knowledge in Photonics, namely the science and technology of harnessing Light. Light, especially laser light, is one of the major enabling technologies currently available to humankind. Our research thrusts target the global forefront of photonics, and aim to tackle important challenges faced by society at large. We focus on current and future problems in Health, Energy, Information, Safety, Security and caring for the Environment.

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  • Synaptic phosphorylated a-synuclein in dementia with Lewy bodies 

    Colom-Cadena, Martí; Pegueroles, Jordi; Herrmann, Abigail G.; Henstridge, Christopher M.; Muñoz, Laia; Querol-Vilaseca, Marta; San Martin, Carla; Luque-Cabecerans, Joan; Clarimon, Jordi; Belbin, Olivia; Nuñez-Llaves, Raúl; Blesa, Rafael; Smith, Colin; McKenzie, Chris-Anne; Frosch, Matthew P.; Roe, Allyson; Fortea, Juan; Andilla, Jordi; Loza-Alvarez, Pablo; Gelpi, Ellen; Hyman, Bradley T.; Spires-Jone, Tara L.; Lleó, Alberto (Oxford, 2017-11-23)
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    Dementia with Lewy bodies is characterized by the accumulation of Lewy bodies and Lewy neurites in the CNS, both of which are composed mainly of aggregated a-synuclein phosphorylated at Ser129. Although phosphorylated ...
  • Low-temperature colloidal synthesis of CuBiS2 nanocrystals for optoelectronic devices 

    Wang, Jian-Jun; Akgul, Zafer; Bi, Yu; Christodouloua, Sotirios; Konstantatos, Gerasimos (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2017-11-11)
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    A new facile colloidal synthesis of CuBiS2 (CBS) nanocrystals with monodispersed size and good quality has been developed. The CBS nanocrystal films was deposited by solid-state ligand exchange and their field effect ...
  • Quantum liquid droplets in a mixture of Bose-Einstein condensates [Dataset] 

    Cabrera, C. R.; Tanzi, L.; Sanz, J.; Naylor, B.; Thomas, P.; Cheiney, P.; Tarruell, L. (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2017-08-25)
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  • Quantum liquid droplets in a mixture of Bose-Einstein condensates 

    Cabrera, C. R.; Tanzi, L.; Sanz, J.; Naylor, B.; Thomas, P.; Cheiney, P.; Tarruell, L. (2017)
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    Quantum droplets are small clusters of atoms self-bound by the balance of attractive and repulsive forces. Here we report on the observation of a novel type of droplets, solely stabilized by contact interactions in a ...
  • DNA Origami offers a versatile method for quantifying protein copy‐number in superresolution 

    Zanacchi, Francesca Cella; Manzo, Carlo; Sandoval Alvarez, Angel; Derr, Nathan D.; Garcia Parajo, Maria F.; Lakadamyali, Melike (Nature, 2017-06-26)
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    Single-molecule-based super-resolution microscopy offers researchers a unique opportunity to quantify protein copy number with nanoscale resolution. However, while fluorescent proteins have been characterized for quantitative ...
  • Super-resolution microscopy: going live and going fast 

    Lakadamyali, Melike (Wiley, 2014-03-17)
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    Super-resolution microscopy is increasingly becoming an important tool for biological research, providing valuable information at the nanometer length scales inside cells and tissues. In the past decade numerous ...
  • Optical parametric generation in orientation-patterned gallium phosphide 

    Ye, Hanyu; Chaitanya Kumar, S.; WEI, JUNXIONG; SCHUNEMANN, P. G; EBRAHIM-ZADEH, Majid (OSA, 2017-09-15)
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    We report an optical parametric generator (OPG) based on the new nonlinear material, orientation-patterned gallium phosphide (OP-GaP). Pumped by a 𝑄Q-switched nanosecond Nd:YAG laser at 1064 nm with 25 kHz pulse repetition ...
  • Light control of orbital domains: case of the prototypical manganite La0.5Sr1.5MnO4 

    Miller, Timothy; Gensch, Michael; Wall, Simon (IOP, 2016-11-14)
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    Control of electronic and structural ordering in correlated materials on the ultrafast timescale with light is a new and emerging approach to disentangle the complex interplay of the charge, spin, orbital and structural ...
  • Effects of fullerene on lipid bilayers displaying different liquid ordering: a coarse-grained molecular dynamics study 

    Sastre, Judit; Mannelli, Ilaria; Reigada, Ramon (ScienceDirect, 2017-08-02)
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    Background The toxic effects and environmental impact of nanomaterials, and in particular of Fullerene particles, are matters of serious concern. It has been reported that fullerene molecules enter the cell membrane and ...
  • Next Generation Driver for Attosecond and Laser-plasma Physics 

    Rivas, D. E.; Borot, A.; Cardenas, D. E.; Marcus, G.; Gu, X.; Herrmann, D.; Xu, J.; Tan, J.; Kormin, D.; Ma, G.; Dallari, W.; Tsakiris, G. D.; Földes, I. B.; Chou, S.-w.; Weidman, M.; Bergues, B.; Wittmann, T.; Schröder, H.; Tzallas, P.; Charalambidis, D.; Razskazovskaya, O.; Pervak, V.; Krausz, F.; Veisz, L. (Nature, 2017-07-12)
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    The observation and manipulation of electron dynamics in matter call for attosecond light pulses, routinely available from high-order harmonic generation driven by few-femtosecond lasers. However, the energy limitation of ...
  • Circumventing UV light induced nano-morphology disorder to achieve long lifetime PTB7-Th:PCBM based solar cells 

    Liu, Quan; Toudert, Johann; Liu, Feng; Mantilla-Perez, Paola; Montes Bajo, Miguel; Russell, Thomas P.; Martorell, Jordi (Wiley, 2017-07-17)
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    Large area flexible electronics rely on organic or hybrid materials prone to degradation limiting the device lifetime. For many years, photo-oxidation has been thought to be one of the major degradation pathways. However, ...
  • In situ electrical and thermal monitoring of printed electronics by two-photon mapping 

    Pastorelli, Francesco; Accanto, Nicolò; Jørgensen, Mikkel; Hulst, Niek F van; Krebs, Frederik C. (Nature, 2017-06-19)
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    Printed electronics is emerging as a new, large scale and cost effective technology that will be disruptive in fields such as energy harvesting, consumer electronics and medical sensors. The performance of printed electronic ...

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