Braga, Portugal

International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory , in Braga, Portugal, a fully international research organization in Europe in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. INL is the result of a joint decision of the Governments of Portugal and Spain, taken on November 19, 2005 at the XXI Portugal-Spain Summit, in Évora, whereby the two Governments made clear their commitment to a strong cooperation in ambitious science and technology joint ventures for the future.INL will provide a state-of the art research environment promoting an interdisciplinarity effort in addressing the major challenges in the emerging areas of Nanobiotechnology, Nanoelectronics, Nanomedicine and Materials Science at Nanoscale. The key research activities are based on existing areas of excellence in Portugal and Spain, as well as on new strategic development areas where researchers will be hired. The combination of an appropriate level of available research funds, internationally competitive recruiting, a state-of-the-art research facility, and an innovative and entrepreneur attitude in our organizational value will be the major factors in attracting leading scientists and young and promising researchers to join the founding research team of INL. The Laboratory is planned for 200 scientists, about 100 PhD students, and supporting technical and administrative staff.INL will closely work with international research centers, local and global industry and universities under an open innovation approach, aiming to pursue a thriving society and social wellbeing. Wikipedia.


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International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory | Date: 2017-02-22

The present invention relates to a system (1) for analysis of a target molecule in complex matrix sample, the system comprising: a chip (2) comprising a reaction flow channel (4) configured to receive the complex matrix sample, wherein the reaction flow channel is coated with an enzyme (12) configured to chemically change the target molecule; a flow generator (6), configured to provide a flow of the complex matrix sample through the reaction flow channel; and an absorbance detector (8) configured to determine the absorbance of the complex matrix sample after having passed through the reaction flow channel. The invention further relates to a method for analysis of a target molecule in a complex matrix sample.


Patent
International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory | Date: 2017-02-08

The present invention refers to a vibration damping connector (100) for reducing vibrations between a vibration prone system and an optical imaging system, said vibration damping connector comprising- a first part (1) adapted to be connected to said optical imaging system,- a second part (2) adapted to be connected to said vibration prone system, and- at least one first shock absorbing element (3),a portion of said first part (1) is arranged inside a portion of said second part (2) along a central axis (A) or a portion of said second part (2) is arranged inside a portion of said first part (1) along a central axis (A) and said at least one flexible shock absorbing element (3) is arranged between said first part (1) and said second part (2),said vibration damping connector (100) further comprises- at least one fastening device (4) for fastening said first part (1) to said second part (2) and said fastening device (2) presses said first part (1) to said second part (2) via a second shock absorbing element (5). Furthermore, use of the vibration damping connector, in an optical system is disclosed.


Patent
International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory | Date: 2017-05-24

The present invention relates to a self supporting electrode material suitable for hydrogen and oxygen evolution reactions. The self supporting electrode material comprises a porous core material and a coating material, wherein the porous core material comprises carbon, and the coating material comprises transition metal phosphide. The present invention further relates to a system for water electrolysis, and a method for manufacturing a self supporting electrode material.


Fernandez Rossier J.,International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory
Nature Materials | Year: 2013

A series of breakthroughs is making the fabrication of single-atom devices possible. Their behavior is controlled by the quantum state of single dopants, and they hold promise for applications such as quantum bits, magnetometers and memories. However, for conventional architectures the reduction of the number of dopants also presents a design problem: below a certain threshold, their statistical fluctuation becomes comparable in magnitude to the actual number of dopants in the device itself. This makes nominally identical devices behave differently. In contrast, proposals such as the Kane quantum computer use the nuclear spin of individual phosphorus donor atoms embedded in silicon as a qubit. To make the jump from single qubits to fully fledged quantum computers, control over the spin coupling between individual dopants is essential.


Patent
International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory | Date: 2016-12-14

A magnetoresistive sensor is provided. The magnetoresistive sensor comprises a magnetic sensing layer, a magnetic reference layer, and a tunnel barrier layer between the magnetic sensing layer and the magnetic reference layer. The magnetoresistive sensor also comprises a sensing exchange layer having a layer of anti-ferromagnetic material. The sensing exchange layer is exchange coupled with the magnetic sensing layer. Also, the magnetoresistive sensor still further comprises a reference exchange layer having a layer of anti-ferromagnetic material. The reference exchange layer is exchange coupled with the magnetic reference layer. Moreover, the magnetoresistive sensor is configured such that in the absence of an external magnetic field, an exchange bias pinning the reference layer lies along a reference direction, an exchange bias pinning the sensing layer lies along a first direction that is orthogonal to the reference direction, and a magnetic anisotropy of the sensing layer is parallel to the first direction.


Patent
International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory | Date: 2016-11-23

The present invention relates to an optical fibre for use in a system for detection of one or more compounds in a fluid. The optical fibre (100, 101, 202) comprising at least two binding portions (102, 104, 118, 210, 211, 212) separated from each other along the longitudinal direction (106) of the optical fibre (100, 101, 202), wherein each of the at least two binding portions (102, 104, 118, 210, 211, 212) comprises a plasmonic structure (120) and/or a SERS structure (121), and a binding material (126) for binding of one or more compounds, wherein the optical fibre (100, 101, 202) is arranged for receiving light and transmitting light to each of the at least two binding portions, wherein each of the at least two binding portions (102, 104, 118, 210, 211, 212) is arranged such that light transmitted through that binding portion (102, 104, 118, 210, 211, 212) without bound compound is different compared to light transmitted through that binding portion (102, 104, 118, 210, 211, 212) with bound compound, or light reflected back from that binding portion (102, 104, 118, 210, 211, 212) without bound compound is different compared to light reflected back from that binding portion (102, 104, 118, 210, 211, 212) with bound compound. The present invention further relates to a system (200) for detection of one or more compounds in a fluid (103) and an optical fibre (100, 101, 202) for use in such a system (200) and a method (400) using the system (200).


Patent
International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory | Date: 2014-03-26

A transmission window (1) for a VUV gas discharge lamp is defined which comprises a substrate (3) which is transparent to the VUV spectrum and a nanolayer stack (2) provided on the substrate, the nanolayer stack (2) comprising at least one nanolayer and the top layer of the nanolayer stack being electrically conducting. Also, a VUV gas discharge lamp, a photo-ionization device and a photo-ionization detector comprising said transmission window are defined.


Patent
International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory | Date: 2016-10-05

The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing of a porous electrode material, wherein the porous electrode material comprises transition metal phosphide on a porous structure comprising transition metal. The method comprises contacting elemental phosphorous and a porous structure comprising transition metal, and heating, in an inert atmosphere, the contacted elemental phosphorous and the porous structure comprising transition metal to a temperature in the temperature range of 300 to 1100C, thereby reacting at least a part of the phosphorous and at least a part of the transition metal under formation of transition metal phosphide on the surface of the porous structure, thereby forming the porous electrode material. The present invention further relates to a porous electrode material obtainable by the method.


Patent
International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory | Date: 2016-09-28

The present invention relates to a portable device for separation of DNA or RNA from a liquid sample. The portable device comprising a chip comprising a tubular flow channel having an opening arranged for introducing a liquid sample into the tubular flow channel, and a flow generator, wherein a separation surface of the tubular flow channel at least partially is coated with chitosan for reversible binding of DNA or RNA of the liquid sample, and the flow generator being arranged for introducing the liquid sample through the opening into the tubular flow channel, and introducing the liquid sample to the chitosan, such that DNA or RNA is reversibly bound to the chitosan. The present invention further relates to a method for manufacturing of a chip, a chip, and a use of the device.


Patent
International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory | Date: 2016-10-12

The present invention relates to a material structure for a solar cell and a method for manufacturing the material structure. A solar cell comprising the material structure is also disclosed. The material structure (100) comprising, a light absorbing layer (102), a metal layer (104), a passivation layer (106) arranged in between the light absorbing layer (102) and the metal layer (104), the passivation layer (106) comprising a plurality of electrical contacts (108), the electrical contacts (108) extending from a top surface (110) to a bottom surface (112) of the passivation layer (106) such that the electrical contacts (108) are in galvanic contact with the light absorbing layer (102) and the metal layer (104).

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