Posts for : October 2022

Heat-based transdermal delivery of a ramipril loaded cream for treating hypertension

In this collaborative work, Anna Voronova (Univ. Lille) and STiBNite ESR Diego Jaramillo (device fabrication, UCLouvain) present the delivery of an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, ramipril, using an electrothermal actuator based on a gold nanowire array to increase the transdermal ramipril flux. Using rats as in vivo model, systolic and diastolic blood pressure were monitored, while heat activation in the electrothermal actuator provided full drug delivery. The full paper can be found here.

First-principles study of the structural and electronic properties of BN-ring doped graphene

In this research paper, STiBNite ESR Laura Caputo, using first-principles (ab initio) techniques, investigates the periodic doping of graphene with borazine-like rings. The theoretical calculations show that the properties are sensitive to the doping pattern and doping concentration, and therefore these materials could be interesting candidates for optoelectronic applications. The full paper can be found here.

ESR 7 Diego: Photolithography

In this short video, ESR 7 Diego Jaramillo (UCLouvain) explains the basics of photolithography. Diego is working on the integration of BNC materials into electronic devices, and photolithography represents one of the possible techniques that can be used to build such architectures.

ESR 4 Sumon Poster presentation at #ViSYOChem2022

ESR 4 Sumon (UNIPG) presented his poster “Solvent-free monophasic bromination of mesborazine with NBS and catalyst” during the 2nd Virtual Symposium for Young Organic Chemists (#ViSYOChem2022) organized by Società Chimica Italiana. The poster presentation took place on Twitter on the 20th of October, 2022, and Sumon discusses the problems, and their solutions, of borazine functionalization. You can find his poster here.

ESR 14 Miquel: PhD in industry

In this video, ESR 14 Miquel Garcia Lleo (GXT) explains what it means to pursue a PhD in industry. Miquel is working on the preparation of Boron-Nitrogen-Carbon bulk materials, for coating applications, at GXT, company based in Bologna, Italy.

Spatial segregation of substitutional B atoms in graphene patterned by the moiré superlattice on Ir(111)

In this collaborative work where the STiBNite ESR Sena Tömekçe (TUM) is involved, Marc G. Cuxart presents the fabrication of B-doped graphene by chemical vapor deposition (CVD), using borane tetrahydrofuran on iridium substrate, which templates the segregation of boron substitutional atoms. The resulting material has been characterized by scanning tunneling microscopy/spectroscopy (STM/STS), x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) and density functional theory (DFT) calculations. The full paper can be found here.