FIRST INTERNATIONAL DAY OF LIGHT

Today we celebrate the International Day of Light, a global initiative that aims to improve the public understanding of how light and light-based technologies touch the daily lives of everybody, and are central to the future development of the global society.

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DISENTANGLING THE ORIGIN OF MAGNETIC PROXIMITY EFFECTS IN Pt/CoFe2O4

Researchers from ICMAB-CSIC and ALBA have analyzed the microscopic origin of the so-called "magnetic proximity effect" occurring at the interface between a magnetic material (CoFe2O4) and a nonmagnetic metal (Pt), which may induce a magnetic moment in the latter. The results are published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

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RECORD NUMBER OF VISITORS AT THE ALBA OPEN DAY

The ALBA Open Day, held last Saturday 5 May, received 2,321 visitors who could discover how this scientific facility works and what its main applications are.

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CALL FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS' INTERNSHIPS

Till 31st May 2018, university students interested in doing an internship in the ALBA Synchrotron can submit a proposal.

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UNRAVELLING THE WATER CONDENSATION ON PHOTOACTIVE NANOTUBES

Researchers from Materials Science Institute of Seville (CSIC) and the ALBA Synchrotron have characterized the water condensation mechanisms on titanium dioxide photoactive nanotubes’ surfaces after UV-irradiation. Thanks to this method, the material-water interaction can be controlled, changing its properties and enabling to convert the nanotubes in either hydrophilic or hydrophobic surfaces depending on the objective. This specific feature is interesting for architecture and transport areas, to develop antifogging or antifreezing surfaces.

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