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Professor Frank Scheffold's group, at Switzerland, has been awarded
with the inside front cover of the february issue of
Advanced Photonic Materials.
Scixel made this image using their actual measurements of the silicon structures.
In this work, the unique catalytic properties of ceria for the partial hydrogenation of alkynes are examined for acetylene hydrogenation. This important research has been awarded the cover of The Journal of Physical Chemistry C.
Javier Carrasco, Gianvito Vilé, Delia Fernández-Torre, Rubén Pérez, Javier Pérez-Ramírez and M. Verónica Ganduglia-Pirovano are the (happy) researchers
behind this work.
Scixel help them to represent the chemical reactions that take place on the Ceria surface.
We have been lately collaborating with our friend Irene Mohedano in the developement of her brand new website. She is an artist to have in mind!
In collaboration with colleagues from Berlin and Madrid, researchers at the Department of Physics at the University of Basel have pulled up isolated molecular chains from a gold surface, using the tip of an atomic force microscope (AFM). The observed signal provides insight into the detachment force and binding energy of molecules. The results have been published in the renowned scientific journal PNAS.
Scixel worked with them in the cretion of this image which illustrates a detachment event.
Press releases have been published in the university of Basel (Switzerland) and in the Japan Science and Technology Agency (Japan).
Against all odds, some people liked the Get over it!, the song we made for our last demo reel. Here is for you to download!
We have just finished a very interesting work for the Swiss Company LS-Instruments: the recreation of their light scattering measurement devices for their website. They are, no doubt, a company to follow!
We are now celebrating our first birthday. Against all odds, we are still alive! Alive and happy. Things are going surprisingly well and it is all because of our customers and friends. This is a small piece of the amazing science they have done during this year. Enjoy it!!
The new Condensed Matter Physics Center (IFIMAC) releases its webpage, designed and created by Scixel. With a h-index of 104, the IFIMAC and i ts researchers is a center to follow.
The Molecular Electronics and Devices Group, at
Delft University of Technology study the mechanical properties of single-layerer sheets of MoS2.
The MoS2 sheets, excited with laser beams, act as mega hertz resonators.
This work has been published in Advanced Materials and its importance has make them get the inside cover of the magazine.
Working in a big project this came nearly as an accident. It was funny enough to make a video out of it. Enjoy it!
Paloma Banderas, supervised by Dr. Adriana Gil, explains how Nanotec Electrónica works. This spanish company does not only make highly sophisticated force microscopes. They are also known by their personalized service. As scientists, they are always pushing technology forward in order to satisfy their clients needs in the most efficient way.
Scixel collaborated in the production of the video with a tiny piece of animation, requested by Paloma Banderas.
We have recently published the "Condensed Matter Theory and Simulation Group" website at UAM.
Researchers from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Princeton University and Centro Nacional de Biotecnología (CSIC) have first caused and then measured in real time the disassemby of of the individual pieces conforming the human adenovirus. The experiments reveal the consequences of the physical changes induced by the maduration process in the transformation of inocuous virus into infectious virus. [Read the article in spanish]
Scixel has collaborated in the creation of the 3D models.
A recent work by Dr. Ana Cuervo (at CNB) has deserved September's Journal of Biological Chemistry Cover. Scixel has been fortunate to create the image. In the cover we see a T7 bacteriophage infecting Gram-negative bacteria Escherichia coli. The capsid containing double-stranded DNA is shown in blue, and the protein complex uncharged of DNA delivery (tail machinery) is shown in yellow. See the paper here
Covadonga Alonso together with her group at INIA, are unveiling the ASFV replication and genomics.
This animation shows the detailed process of the infection, much better explained in their article at
At the microscopic level as the ocean level, the liquid flow by convection and under certain conditions
are organized in a single row. A research group of the Department of Physics at the University of Freiburg,
led by Prof. Frank Scheffold,
contributed to this interesting discovery in the field of the physics of fluids.
Take a look at this Beautiful work published in Physical Review Letters.
Images of the convection columns: the dark zones are associated to the hotter liquid.
Using magnetic tweezers, the group led by Fernando Moreno has studied the dynamics of the AddAB molecule on its trip along the ADN molecule (paper). An amazing work that reveals the importance of this protein and increases our understanding on the DNA repairing process.
After a year of hard work, Legacy has finally been released. Enjoy it in HD.
Scixel, with the help of three artists, has directed and produced this short movie.
Legacy is about to be finish!
It's been a real honour to work for the Nanophotonics group at UAM, a globally recognized scientific group, leaded by prof. Francisco José García Vidal.
Covadonga Alonso from the INIA (among others) has written a special review on this hot topic.
Scixel is collaborating in the production of Legacy: a short movie which answers the big question.
Gaspar Armelles, Alfonso Cebollada, Antonio García-Martín and María Ujué González have written a review in Advanced Optical Materials on how the combination of plasmonic and magnetic functionalities gives rise to magnetoplasmonic systems, where both the magneto-optical and plasmonic properties can be engineered.
The figure represents a beam of light attracting a small particle. Optically induced "negative focers" are, in this article, postulated to be real. This is the principle of the science fiction, so called, tractor beams!