BihurCrystal is to lead TNSI (Trans-pyrenean Node for Scientific Instrumentation), a project funded in part by the EU’s FEDER funds within the POCTEFA 2014-2020 program. TNSI brings together research centers and small businesses in the Spanish-French border region to form a technological node focusing on nanotechnology, advanced materials and advanced manufacturing. The consortium is made […]
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We are offering an end-of-year promotion on the ALI Deposition System! Order before December 1 2017 and get the ALI system for just 16.500€. This includes ALI deposition unit ALI control unit ALI control software Pfeiffer APR250, pressure gauge for pre-injection system Shipping Offer valid while supplies last. Contact us for more information!
BihurCrystal is the beneficiary of a NEOTEC project grant (EXP – 00084812 / SNEO-20151521). NEOTEC grants aim to support emerging technology-based businesses.
BihurCrystal and Graphene Nanotech (GPNT) are delighted to announce their agreement that BihurCrystal will be the exclusive sales partner for the GPNT 8mm x 8mm graphene grown on SiC. “GPNT is one of the leading growers of high purity graphene and we are very pleased to have reached an agreement to sell their substrates to […]
Two new studies using curved crystals have been published! The first, by S. Blomberg et al. investigates the catalytic activity of the steps of a curved Pd(111) crystal using Planar Laser-Induced Fluorescence, and elucidates the dependence of the light-off temperature on step-type (type A vs type B). (Read a summary of the paper in our portfolio.) The second publication, by […]
The 7th edition of the surface science conference Encuentro de Física y Química de Superficies 2016 is taking place at the Centro Científico Tecnológico Litoral of Santa Fe, Argentina from the 26th to the 29th of October. Jorge Lobo Checa, researcher at the Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón (ICMA), Spain, and co-author of […]
BihurCrystal and the research group ESISNA (Structure of Nanoscopic Systems Group, of the Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales in Madrid) have begun a collaboration within the frame of the Retos-Colaboración 2015 call. This call is part of the Spanish National Programme for Research Aimed at the Challenges of Society that is financed by the European Regional Development Fund. The joint […]
BihurCrystal is pleased to announce a collaboration with Avactec for the distribution of their recently launched deposition system ALI (Atomic Layer Injection). Avactec is a distribution company based in Madrid that distributes in the Spanish and Portuguese markets for a wide range of manufacturers. With over 30 years experience in the field of vacuum technology, […]
Another work using curved crystals has recently been published in Nano Letters by A. Miccio et al.. A curved rutile TiO2(110) crystal, produced by BihurCrystal, was used to investigate the presence and role of oxygen vacancies on the surface for different terrace widths using STM and ARPES. Rutile is the most stable polymorph of titanium dioxide and is […]
BihurCrystal’s first deposition system — the ALI-1000 — has finally been launched this month. ALI stands for Atomic Layer Injection, and is a versatile tool for depositing molecules and nanoparticles from solution in UHV. ALI is especially useful for large or delicate molecules (including biomolecules) that degrade when heated, and can therefore not be deposited […]
BihurCrystal S.L. was created under the guidance of BIC-Berrilan and with the support of the institutions from which the start-up emerged, the Centro de Física de Materiales (CFM, CSIC-UPV/EHU) and the Donostia International Physics Center. The business project took shape in BIC-Berrilan’s business center, located in the J. M. Korta building on the university campus, […]
BihurCrystal has been awarded a grant within the Spanish Ministry’s program for the promotion of talent and employment (Programa de Promoción del Talento y su Empleabilidad), which is part of the state plan for Sciencific and Technical Research and Innovation (Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica, Técnica y de Innovación 2013-2016
A study on a curved Pt(111) crystal produced by BihurCrystal has been published in Nature Communications this month. [Read the paper here.] Platinum is widely used as a catalyst in a huge number of relevant processes. Perhaps most well-known is its role in catalytic converters, where Pt catalyzes the oxidation of carbon monoxide, converting toxic CO to the more harmless CO2. In spite […]