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Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) is a singular research center born in 2000 devoted to research at the cutting edge in the fields of Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science. Since its conception DIPC has stood for the promotion of excellence in research, which demands a flexible space where creativity is stimulated by diversity of perspectives. Its dynamic research community integrates local host scientists and a constant flow of international visiting researchers.

New paradigm for the design of nonlinear nanoscale optical devices

New paradigm for the design of nonlinear nanoscale optical devices

CFMDIPCDIPC Photonics

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Modern technologies enable the design and nanofabrication of photonic devices for manipulation of optical fields on spatial scales much smaller than the wavelength of light. In particular, the resonant coupling of photons with collective electronic excitations in metals and two-dimensional materials, i.e., plasmons, can be used to engineer strongly enhanced near fields confined to the […]

Parallelization of multipacting simulation codes

Parallelization of multipacting simulation codes

DIPC Particle PhysicsDIPC Supercomputing

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Progress in particle physics has traditionally been achieved by a symbiosis of experiments at the energy and intensity frontiers and model-building. This has led to the current situation of the Standard Model (SM) representing our best knowledge of particle physics, but which leaves a number of open questions to be resolved. These include the composition […]

The stabilizing effect of a binder for transition metal oxides to sustain water oxidation in acidic environments

The stabilizing effect of a binder for transition metal oxides to sustain water oxidation in acidic environments

CatalysisChemistryDIPC Advanced materialsMaterials

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Global energy demand is expected to rise around 30% by 2040 according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Hydrogen (H2) produced by the electrolysis of water, using renewable electricity, the so-called green hydrogen, has emerged as a promising energy vector to respond to this increasing energy demand with the potential to decarbonize transportation, heating, and […]

Efficient on-surface Ullmann-like reaction on poorly reactive surfaces

Efficient on-surface Ullmann-like reaction on poorly reactive surfaces

ChemistryDIPC Electronic PropertiesDIPC Interfaces

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The way a particular reaction proceeds, described in terms of the steps involved, is called mechanism. The study of organic chemistry is, to a great extent, the study of reaction mechanisms and textbooks content both their description and their applications. But something has come to revolutionize the world of mechanisms: surface chemistry. On-surface synthesis is […]

Epitaxial films of a transition metal dihalide grown on gold

Epitaxial films of a transition metal dihalide grown on gold

DIPC Electronic PropertiesDIPC Interfaces

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Magnetic two-dimensional (2D) semiconductors have attracted a lot of attention because modern preparation techniques are capable of providing single crystal films of these materials with precise control of thickness down to the single-layer limit. It opens up a way to study a rich variety of electronic and magnetic phenomena with promising routes towards potential applications […]

First neutrinoless double beta decay search with a NEXT detector

First neutrinoless double beta decay search with a NEXT detector

DIPC Particle PhysicsParticle physics

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Deep below the Spanish side of the Pyrenees, we find the LSC (Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc – Canfranc Underground Laboratory), where the NEXT experiment is taking place. Its goal is one of the remaining holy grails of particle physics: the proof that the neutrino is its own antiparticle, a result with profound meaning not only […]

MitoEM challenge remains open

MitoEM challenge remains open

DIPC Computer Science

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Mitochondria are the primary energy providers for cell activities. The quantification of the size and geometry of mitochondria is crucial to basic neuroscience research, as it contributes to the identification of neuron types. This quantification is also informative to clinical studies where energy-usage unbalances are implied, like bipolar disorder or diabetes. High-resolution imaging technologies like […]

Modelling luminous tracers in the observed spatial distribution of galaxies and quasars

Modelling luminous tracers in the observed spatial distribution of galaxies and quasars

DIPC Attosecond PhysicsDIPC Computational Cosmology

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There are numerous ongoing observational campaigns that will take on the wealth of information encoded in the clustering of matter in the universe. These observations will map the position and shapes of hundreds of millions of galaxies up to tens of thousands of square degrees. Although it will be crucial to keep statistical uncertainties and […]