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.

Enviaments recents

  • Shear forces induce ICAM-1 nanoclustering on endothelial cells that impact on T cell migration 

    Piechocka, Izabela K.; Keary, Sarah; Sosa-Costa, Alberto; Lau, Lukas; Mohan, Nitin; Stanisavljevic, Jelena; Borgman, Kyra J.E.; Lakadamyali, Melike; Manzo, Carlo; Garcia-Parajo, Maria F. (Biophysical Society, 2021-06-01)
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    The leukocyte specific β2-integrin LFA-1, and its ligand ICAM-1 expressed on endothelial cells (ECs), are involved in the arrest, adhesion and transendothelial migration of leukocytes. Although the role of mechanical ...
  • Neurodevelopmental profile in children with benign external hydrocephalus syndrome. A pilot cohort study 

    Maruccia, Federica; Gomáriz, Laura; Rosas, Katiuska; Durduran, Turgut; Paredes-Carmona, Fernando; Sahuquillo, Juan; Poca, Maria A. (Springer, 2021-05-10)
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    The management of children with benign external hydrocephalus (BEH) remains controversial. Most BEH children do well in the long-term, but a substantial number have temporary or permanent psychomotor delays. The study aims ...
  • Transient Attosecond Soft-X-Ray Spectroscopy in Layered Semi-Metals 

    Sidiropolous, T. P.H.; Di Palo, N.; Rivas, D. E.; Severino, S.; Reduzzi, M.; Buades, B.; Leon, I.; Cousin, S. L.; Hemmer, M.; Cocchi, C.; Pellegrin, E.; Herrero Martin, J.; Mañas-Valero, S.; Coronado, E.; Danz, T.; Draxi, C.; Uemoto, M.; Yabana, K.; Schultze8, M.; Wall, S.; Picon, A.; Biegert, J. (SPIE, 2020)
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    X-ray absorption fine-structure (XAFS) spectroscopy is a well-established technique capable of extracting information about a material’s electronic and lattice structure with atomic resolution. While the near-edge region ...
  • Role of high ponderomotive energy in laser-induced nonsequential double ionization 

    Shaaran, T.; Camus, N.; Dura, J.; Fechner, L.; Thai, A.; Britz, A.; Baudisch, M.; Steinle, T.; Senftleben, A.; Schröter, C. D.; Ullrich, J.; Pfeifer, T.; Keitel, C. H.; Biegert, J.; Hatsagortsyan, K. Z.; Moshammer, R. (APS, 2019-02-19)
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    The laser-induced nonsequential double ionization (NSDI) of rare gas atoms in the near and mid-IR laser fields is studied experimentally and theoretically. We investigate electron-electron correlation at high recollision ...
  • Frontiers in Multidimensional Self-Trapping of Nonlinear Fields and Matter 

    Kartashov, Yaroslav; Astrakharchik, Grigori; Malomed, Boris A.; Torner Sabata, Lluís (Nature, 2019-02-22)
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    2D and 3D solitons and related states, such as quantum droplets, can appear in optical systems, atomic Bose–Einstein condensates (BECs) and liquid crystals, among other physical settings. However, multidimensional solitary ...
  • Optical soliton formation controlled by angle twisting in photonic moiré lattices 

    Fu, Qidong; Wang, Peng; Huang, Changming; Kartashov, Yaroslav V.; Torner Sabata, Lluís; Konotop, Vladimir; Ye, Fangwei (Springer-Nature, 2020-08-24)
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    Exploration of the impact of synthetic material landscapes featuring tunable geometrical properties on physical processes is a research direction that is currently of great interest because of the outstanding phenomena ...
  • Nonlinear higher-order polariton topological insulator 

    Zhang, Yiqi; Kartashov, Y. V; Torner Sabata, Lluís; Li, Yongdong; Ferrando, A. (OSA, 2020-08-19)
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    We address the resonant response and bistability of the exciton–polariton corner states in a higher-order nonlinear topological insulator realized with a kagome arrangement of microcavity pillars. Such states are resonantly ...
  • The nucleus measures shape changes for cellular proprioception to control dynamic cell behavior 

    Venturini, Valeria; Pezzano, Fabio; Català Castro, Frederic; Häkkinen, Hanna-Maria; Jiménez-Delgado, Senda; Colomer Rosell, Mariona; Marro, Monica; Tolosa-Ramon, Queralt; Paz-López, Sonia; Valverde, Miguel A.; Weghuber, Julian; Loza- Alvarez, Pablo; Krieg, Michael; Wieser, Stefan; Ruprecht, Verena (ACS, 2020-10-16)
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    Single cells continuously experience and react to mechanical challenges in three-dimensional tissues. Spatial constraints in dense tissues, physical activity, and injury all impose changes in cell shape. How cells can ...
  • Levitated Nanoparticles for Microscopic Thermodynamics—A Review 

    Gieseler, Jan; Millen, James (MDPI, 2018-04-28)
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    Levitated Nanoparticles have received much attention for their potential to perform quantum mechanical experiments even at room temperature. However, even in the regime where the particle dynamics are purely classical, ...
  • Cold and Hot Spots: from Inhibition to Enhancement by Nanoscale Phase Tuning of Optical Nanoantennas 

    Blascetta, Nicola Palombo; Lombardi, Pietro; Toninelli, Costanza; van Hulst, Niek F. (ACS, 2020-08-17)
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    Optical nanoantennas are well-known for the confinement of light into nanoscale hot spots, suitable for emission enhancement and sensing applications. Here, we show how control of the antenna dimensions allows tuning ...
  • Far-field control of nanoscale hotspots by near-field interference 

    Singh, Anshuman; Hugall, James T.; Calbris, Gaëtan; Hulst, Niek F. van (ACS, 2020-07-31)
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    Optical nanoantennas coherently scatter incident optical radiation, creating a localized electromagnetic near-field imprinted with subwavelength phase distribution, rapidly changing in space. The nanostructuring of phase ...

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