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The Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM) is an institute of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC) (Spanish National Research Council) founded in December 1986, that belongs to the Area of Science and Technology of Materials, one of the eight Areas in which the CSIC divides its research activities.


Our mission is to create new fundamental and applied knowledge in materials of high technological impact, their processing and their transfer to the productive sectors at local, national and European scales (the true value of materials is in their use), the training of new professionals, and the dissemination of the scientific knowledge.

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2018 Nobel Prize in Physics, Part II:
Ultraintense Ultrashot Lasers: New Scientific Applications Allowed by the CPA Technology

Prof. Luis Roso   read more

Covalent organic nanosheets for bioimaging

Gobinda Das, Farah Benyettou, Sudhir Kumar Sharama, Thirumurugan Prakasam, Felipe Gándara, Victor A. de la Peña-O’Shea, Na'il Saleh, Renu Pasricha, Ramesh Jagannathan, Mark A. Olsonf and Ali Trabolsi

Covalent organic nanosheets (CONs) have attracted much attention because of their excellent physical, chemical, electronic, and optical properties. Although covalent organic nanosheets have widely been used in many applications, there are only a few CONs that have been tested for bio-medical applications. Nanometer sized triazine-based nanosheets were obtained by exfoliating their bulk counterparts in water. The obtained nanosheets were dispersible and stable in water with enhanced photoluminescence properties compared to the bulk material. The nanosheets were biocompatible and non-toxic and showed ability to stain HeLa cell nuclei without additional assistance of an external targeting agent.

Chemical Science

Chemical structure and synthetic route of the TTA–DFP COF under microwave irradiation. Cartoon representation (green block) illustrates the stacked nanosheets of the TTA–DFP COF.

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