The Ludwig-Genzel-Prize 2014 has been awarded to the Ikerbasque researcher at nanoGUNE and the UPV/EHU Rainer Hillenbrand, for "the design and development of infrared near-field spectroscopy and the application of this novel spectroscopic method in different areas of natural sciences".
Graphene has been hailed as a potential replacement for indium tin oxide (ITO) in the growing market for transparent conductors, in particular because it might enable the highly sought after flexible portable devices. Technological immaturity has so far hindered the widespread use of graphene as a transparent electrode, however researchers from Philips Research, the University of Cambridge, and Graphenea have engineered organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) based on graphene which outperform state-of-the-art ITO devices.
Place: Hospital Universitario Cruces. Salón de actos.
Place: CIC nanoGUNE. Donostia