Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

Spain

The CSIC (Spanish National Research Council) is the largest and leading public research institution in Spain and the third in Europe due to the quality and quantity of its scientific production. It plays an essential role within the Spanish System for Science, Technology and Innovation and contributes to reinforce Spain’s position at the international level.

CSIC’s main aim is to develop and promote scientific studies to contribute to foster scientific and technological progress. CSIC's mission includes: 1) multidisciplinary scientific and technical research; 2) scientific and technical advice; 3) transferring results to the private sector; 4) contributing to the creation of technology-driven companies; 5) training specialised personnel; 6) management of infrastructure and large facilities; 7) promoting scientific culture. The CSIC is multidisciplinary, carrying out research in almost all fields of knowledge. Its activities encompass basic research all the way through to technological development.

The CSIC is present in all the autonomous regions through their centres across Spain. It comprises 120 centres spread across Spain, and is also present in Brussels and Rome. It is formed by employees with a wide range of academic qualifications and professional categories. The CSIC employs 11,000 people, of which 3.000 are researchers. In total, they represent the 6% of Spain’s R&D workforce and generate approximately the 20% of the country’s production. Likewise, the CSIC collaborates with other juridical entities such as consortia and trading companies.

1 August 2018 - 31 July 2019

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) published between 1 August 2018 - 31 July 2019 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the FC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

AC FC
1109 182.78

Outputs by subject (FC)

Subject AC FC
Earth & Environmental Sciences 107 21.66
Physical Sciences 565 74.42
11 1.84
16 3.62
6 1.71
16 4.83
18 4.91
83 8.24
139 13.03
23 2.68
24 3.64
Phonon Engineering in Twinning Superlattice Nanowires
2019-07-10
0.10
The Role of Oxygen Atoms on Excitons at the Edges of Monolayer WS2
2019-07-10
0.09
Depairing Current at High Magnetic Fields in Vortex-Free High-Temperature Superconducting Nanowires
2019-06-12
0.27
Nanomosaic of Topological Dirac States on the Surface of Pb5Bi24Se41 Observed by Nano-ARPES
2019-06-12
0.08
Coexistence of Elastic Modulations in the Charge Density Wave State of 2H-NbSe2
2019-05-08
0.31
Electrically Addressing the Spin of a Magnetic Porphyrin through Covalently Connected Graphene Electrodes
2019-05-08
0.04
Visualizing the Effect of an Electrostatic Gate with Angle-Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy
2019-04-10
0.08
Implementing Functionality in Molecular Self-Assembled Monolayers
2019-04-01
0.07
Quantum Enhancement of Charge Density Wave in NbS2 in the Two-Dimensional Limit
2019-04-01
0.03
Observation of Uncompensated Bound Charges at Improper Ferroelectric Domain Walls
2019-03-13
0.10
Chemical Ordering in Bimetallic FeCo Nanoparticles: From a Direct Chemical Synthesis to Application As Efficient High-Frequency Magnetic Material
2019-02-13
0.02
Preferential Positioning, Stability, and Segregation of Dopants in Hexagonal Si Nanowires
2019-02-13
0.50
A Single Hydrogen Molecule as an Intensity Chopper in an Electrically Driven Plasmonic Nanocavity
2018-12-17
0.08
NanoSQUID Magnetometry on Individual As-grown and Annealed Co Nanowires at Variable Temperature
2018-11-20
0.13
Crystalline, Phononic, and Electronic Properties of Heterostructured Polytypic Ge Nanowires by Raman Spectroscopy
2018-11-14
0.10
Fe2+ Deficiencies, FeO Subdomains, and Structural Defects Favor Magnetic Hyperthermia Performance of Iron Oxide Nanocubes into Intracellular Environment
2018-11-14
0.02
Nanomechanical Plasmon Spectroscopy of Single Gold Nanoparticles
2018-11-14
0.80
Moiré Intralayer Excitons in a MoSe2/MoS2 Heterostructure
2018-11-07
0.29
New Universal Type of Interface in the Magnetic Insulator/Topological Insulator Heterostructures
2018-10-10
0.10
Toward the Absolute Spin-Valve Effect in Superconducting Tunnel Junctions
2018-10-10
0.05
Graphene–Dendrimer Nanostars for Targeted Macrophage Overexpression of Metalloproteinase 9 and Hepatic Fibrosis Precision Therapy
2018-09-12
0.08
Unraveling Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya Interaction and Chiral Nature of Graphene/Cobalt Interface
2018-09-12
0.04
Combining Adhesive Nanostructured Surfaces and Costimulatory Signals to Increase T Cell Activation
2018-08-08
0.07
Size-Selective Carbon Clusters as Obstacles to Graphene Growth on a Metal
2018-08-08
0.20
11 0.75
36 5.67
5 1.28
1 0.06
1 0.10
2 0.56
1 0.10
16 2.79
5 0.79
85 9.91
3 0.83
3 0.95
5 0.26
2 0.74
53 5.14
Life Sciences 306 50.82
Chemistry 245 55.44

Highlight of the month

Monitoring brain waves of the slow variety

© PASIEKA/Getty

© PASIEKA/Getty

Ultraslow brain activity can now be monitored using newly developed microtransistors made of graphene.

Most studies of brain activity have used metal electrodes to detect brain signals. Such electrodes filter out slow signals — this wasn’t considered a problem since slow signals were seen as unwanted noise. But recently slow brain signals have increasingly been seen as containing useful information, which may be particularly relevant for conditions such as sleep disorders, strokes and migraines.

Now, a team led by researchers at the Spanish National Research Council has developed graphene microtransistors that can monitor brain activity that occurs of time scales of tens of seconds by actively amplifying brain signals in situ.

The researchers demonstrated their microtransistors by using them to monitor massive pathologic waves, which have been dubbed brain tsunamis, in rats. These waves travel at speeds of a few millimetres per minute through the brain.

Supported content

  1. Nature Materials 18, 280–288 (2019). doi: 10.1038/s41563-018-0249-4

View the article on the Nature Index

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1 August 2018 - 31 July 2019

International vs. domestic collaboration by FC

  • 28.78% Domestic
  • 71.22% International

Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.

Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (FC), which is listed in parentheses.

Affiliated joint institutions and consortia

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