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 November 2017 - 31 October 2018

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 November 2017 - 31 October 2018 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
1069 201.78

Outputs by subject (FC)

Subject AC FC
Physical Sciences 551 86.01
14 4.24
15 4.35
5 2.85
18 6.31
18 5
90 9.08
139 13.87
24 3.30
21 3.13
7 0.44
21 3.69
2 0.29
3 0.64
2 1.55
3 0.29
2 0.30
31 6.05
Localization with random time-periodic quantum circuits
2018-10-30
0.03
Signatures of atomic-scale structure in the energy dispersion and coherence of a Si quantum-dot qubit
2018-10-29
0.11
Influence of the magnetic field on the stability of the multiferroic conical spin arrangement of Mn0.80Co0.20WO4
2018-10-17
0.08
Landau-Zener interferometry of valley-orbit states in Si/SiGe double quantum dots
2018-10-12
0.33
Strong spin-orbit coupling in the noncentrosymmetric Kondo lattice
2018-09-27
0.06
Conductance oscillations and speed of chiral Majorana mode in a quantum anomalous Hall two-dimensional strip
2018-09-24
0.38
Geometric and nongeometric contributions to the surface anomalous Hall conductivity
2018-09-05
0.25
Current-density implementation for calculating flexoelectric coefficients
2018-08-28
0.17
Nonlocality of Majorana modes in hybrid nanowires
2018-08-13
0.25
All-optical control of surface plasmons by second-harmonic generation
2018-07-31
0.25
Equipartition of the entanglement entropy
2018-07-17
0.08
Majorana bound states in hybrid two-dimensional Josephson junctions with ferromagnetic insulators
2018-07-03
0.05
Magnetoplasmonic enhancement of Faraday rotation in patterned graphene metasurfaces
2018-06-26
0.08
Pressure-induced dimerization and valence bond crystal formation in the Kitaev-Heisenberg magnet α−RuCl3
2018-06-15
0.01
Rotational strain in Weyl semimetals: A continuum approach
2018-05-10
1
Thermally driven anomalous Hall effect transitions in FeRh
2018-04-30
0.13
Orbital mismatch boosting nematic instability in iron-based superconductors
2018-03-22
0.33
Role of electron tunneling in the nonlinear response of plasmonic nanogaps
2018-03-19
0.13
Large spin relaxation anisotropy and valley-Zeeman spin-orbit coupling in WSe2/graphene/h-BN heterostructures
2018-02-22
0.13
Electron-phonon coupling in graphene placed between magnetic Li and Si layers on cobalt
2018-02-21
0.04
Origin of temperature and field dependence of magnetic skyrmion size in ultrathin nanodots
2018-02-09
0.13
Dynamic current susceptibility as a probe of Majorana bound states in nanowire-based Josephson junctions
2018-01-31
0.20
Probing the energy reactance with adiabatically driven quantum dots
2018-01-31
0.13
Energetics of oxygen-octahedra rotations in perovskite oxides from first principles
2018-01-26
0.13
Spin filtering via resonant reflection of relativistic surface states
2018-01-16
0.13
Direct visualization of phase separation between superconducting and nematic domains in Co-doped CaFe2As2 close to a first-order phase transition
2018-01-09
0.31
Multifractal metal in a disordered Josephson junctions array
2017-12-20
0.25
Raise and collapse of pseudo Landau levels in graphene
2017-12-08
0.33
Random-walk topological transition revealed via electron counting
2017-12-08
0.30
Surface magnetism in topological crystalline insulators
2017-11-20
0.25
Spectroscopic perspective on the interplay between electronic and magnetic properties of magnetically doped topological insulators
2017-11-02
0.04
2 0.42
53 11.33
4 0.26
10 1.69
3 0.15
4 0.26
60 6.52
Life Sciences 291 53.13
Earth & Environmental Sciences 95 22.50
Chemistry 227 59.50

Highlight of the month

Deep-sea corals face acidification

© A. Martin UW Photography/Getty

© A. Martin UW Photography/Getty

The acidification of the North Atlantic Ocean could endanger deep-water corals within 30 years.

The world’s oceans have absorbed around 30% of the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere since the Industrial Revolution. This has reduced levels of a calcium carbonate called aragonite, from which many corals build their tough outer layer.

A team that included researchers from the Spanish National Research Council used global observations of marine carbon dioxide between 2002 and 2016 to calculate the changing depth of the aragonite saturation horizon (ASH), above which corals can survive.

The ASH has risen by almost 15 metres each year in parts of the North Atlantic, and the researchers predict that it could ascend from its current 2,000 metres to 1,500 metres within three decades if carbon emissions continue to rise unchecked. The plight of corals below this depth will be worsened by acidified waters descending on deep-ocean currents.

The loss of cold-water corals could endanger many marine creatures that use these protective ecosystems as breeding grounds.

Supported content

  1. Nature 554, 515–518 (2018). doi: 10.1038/nature25493

View the article on the Nature Index

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1 November 2017 - 31 October 2018

International vs. domestic collaboration by FC

  • 30.51% Domestic
  • 69.49% 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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