Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
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1 June 2020 - 31 May 2021

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 June 2020 - 31 May 2021 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.

Count Share
1267 226.83

Outputs by subject (Share)

Subject Count Share
Physical Sciences 617 99.77
25 5
13 3.86
8 0.68
12 5.63
31 11.97
68 10.07
175 23.70
14 1.01
22 5.16
11 0.20
39 7.57
1 0.07
3 0.23
2 0.08
1 0.04
3 0.40
13 3.51
9 1.02
84 10.75
Near-Field Radiative Heat Transfer Eigenmodes
2021-05-12
0.10
Low-Energy Nuclear Excitations along the α -Decay Chains of Superheavy 292 Lv and 294 Og
2021-05-10
0.50
Interrelation of Elasticity and Thermal Bath in Nanotube Cantilevers
2021-04-26
0.11
Angular Analysis of the B + → K * + μ + μ − Decay
2021-04-22
0
Pore-Scale Mixing and the Evolution of Hydrodynamic Dispersion in Porous Media
2021-04-19
0.50
Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: Cosmological Constraints from Cluster Abundances, Weak Lensing, and Galaxy Correlations
2021-04-06
0.04
Collision Models Can Efficiently Simulate Any Multipartite Markovian Quantum Dynamics
2021-04-02
0.23
Sensor Noise in LISA Pathfinder: In-Flight Performance of the Optical Test Mass Readout
2021-04-02
0.05
Observation of a New Excited Ds+ Meson in B0→D-D+K+π- Decays
2021-03-26
0
Search for Dark Matter Produced in Association with a Dark Higgs Boson Decaying into W±W∓ or ZZ in Fully Hadronic Final States from √s=13 TeV pp Collisions Recorded with the ATLAS Detector
2021-03-26
0.01
Longitudinal Flow Decorrelations in Xe+Xe Collisions at sNN=5.44  TeV with the ATLAS Detector
2021-03-24
0.01
Switching a Polar Metal via Strain Gradients
2021-03-23
0.75
Reaching the Ideal Glass in Polymer Spheres: Thermodynamics and Vibrational Density of States
2021-03-19
0.10
Ramp-up of Hawking Radiation in Bose-Einstein-Condensate Analog Black Holes
2021-03-18
0.25
Detectable Environmental Effects in GW190521-like Black-Hole Binaries with LISA
2021-03-12
0.01
Remote Individual Addressing of Quantum Emitters with Chirped Pulses
2021-03-09
0.20
Observation of Multiplicity Dependent Prompt χ c 1 ( 3872 ) and ψ ( 2 S ) Production in p p Collisions
2021-03-05
0
Measurement of CP Violation in the Decay B+→K+π0
2021-03-02
0
Constraints on Dark Matter Properties from Observations of Milky Way Satellite Galaxies
2021-03-01
0.02
Dynamics of Screening in Modified Gravity
2021-03-01
0.02
First Observation of the Decay B 0 s → K − μ + ν μ and a Measurement of | V u b | / | V c b |
2021-02-25
0
Properties of Heavy Secondary Fluorine Cosmic Rays: Results from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer
2021-02-25
0.01
First Search for Dyons with the Full MoEDAL Trapping Detector in 13 TeV p p Collisions
2021-02-19
0.06
Medium-Induced Modification of Z -Tagged Charged Particle Yields in Pb + Pb Collisions at 5.02 TeV with the ATLAS Detector
2021-02-19
0.01
Shape Changes in the Mirror Nuclei Kr70 and Se70
2021-02-18
0.03
Properties of Iron Primary Cosmic Rays: Results from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer
2021-01-28
0.01
Genuine Multipartite Nonlocality Is Intrinsic to Quantum Networks
2021-01-27
0.13
Quantifying the Robustness of Topological Slow Light
2021-01-14
0.46
Experimental Reconstruction of the Few-Photon Nonlinear Scattering Matrix from a Single Quantum Dot in a Nanophotonic Waveguide
2021-01-13
0.14
Model-Independent Study of Structure in B+→D+D−K+ Decays
2020-12-07
0
Andreev-Coulomb Drag in Coupled Quantum Dots
2020-12-07
0.13
Constraints on the KS0→μ+μ- Branching Fraction
2020-12-01
0
Controlled Sign Reversal of Electroresistance in Oxide Tunnel Junctions by Electrochemical-Ferroelectric Coupling
2020-12-01
0.27
Exact Mean-Field Theory Explains the Dual Role of Electrical Synapses in Collective Synchronization
2020-12-01
0.25
Observation and Measurement of Forward Proton Scattering in Association with Lepton Pairs Produced via the Photon Fusion Mechanism at ATLAS
2020-12-01
0.01
Plasmonic Dirac Cone in Twisted Bilayer Graphene
2020-12-01
0.50
Precision Measurement of the Ratio B(ϒ(3S)→τ+τ-)/B(ϒ(3S)→μ+μ-)
2020-12-01
0
Results on Low-Mass Weakly Interacting Massive Particles from an 11 kg d Target Exposure of DAMIC at SNOLAB
2020-12-01
0.03
Search for Heavy Resonances Decaying into a Photon and a Hadronically Decaying Higgs Boson in pp Collisions at s=13 TeV with the ATLAS Detector
2020-12-01
0.01
Vibrational Frequencies of Cerium-Oxide-Bound CO: A Challenge for Conventional DFT Methods
2020-12-01
0.19
Flat Bands in Magic-Angle Vibrating Plates
2020-11-20
0.50
Observation of Enhanced Double Parton Scattering in Proton-Lead Collisions at sNN=8.16  TeV
2020-11-20
0
Projected Entangled Pair States: Fundamental Analytical and Numerical Limitations
2020-11-20
0.14
Using High Multipolar Orders to Reconstruct the Sound Velocity in Piezoelectrics from Lattice Dynamics
2020-11-20
0.83
Spectral Properties of Stochastic Resonance in Quantum Transport
2020-11-10
0.20
Predominance of Triaxial Shapes in Transitional Super-Heavy Nuclei: Ground-State Deformation and Shape Coexistence along the Flerovium (Z=114) Chain of Isotopes
2020-11-06
0.50
Competition between Allowed and First-Forbidden β Decay: The Case of 208 Hg → 208 Tl
2020-11-02
0.06
Dark Photon Oscillations in Our Inhomogeneous Universe
2020-11-01
0.13
Evidence for Top Quark Production in Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions
2020-11-01
0
Search for Higgs Boson Decays into a Z Boson and a Light Hadronically Decaying Resonance Using 13 TeV pp Collision Data from the ATLAS Detector
2020-11-01
0.01
Quantum Theory of Triboelectricity
2020-10-30
0.08
Search for a Dark Leptophilic Scalar in e+e− Collisions
2020-10-28
0
Absence of Low-Energy Shape Coexistence in Ge80: The Nonobservation of a Proposed Excited 02+ Level at 639 keV
2020-10-23
0.02
Search for Axionlike Particles Produced in e+e− Collisions at Belle II
2020-10-14
0
Tunable and Robust Long-Range Coherent Interactions between Quantum Emitters Mediated by Weyl Bound States
2020-10-14
0.33
Observation of the Production of Three Massive Gauge Bosons at √s=13  TeV
2020-10-05
0
Neutron Capture on the s-Process Branching Point Tm171 via Time-of-Flight and Activation
2020-10-02
0.01
Gravitational Test beyond the First Post-Newtonian Order with the Shadow of the M87 Black Hole
2020-10-01
0.01
Observation of the Bs0→X(3872)ϕ Decay
2020-10-01
0
Magnetism of Topological Boundary States Induced by Boron Substitution in Graphene Nanoribbons
2020-09-28
0.02
Electron-Phonon beyond Fröhlich: Dynamical Quadrupoles in Polar and Covalent Solids
2020-09-21
0.17
Dijet Resonance Search with Weak Supervision Using s=13 TeV pp Collisions in the ATLAS Detector
2020-09-01
0.01
GW190521: A Binary Black Hole Merger with a Total Mass of 150 M⊙
2020-09-01
0
Studies of Charm Quark Diffusion inside Jets Using Pb-Pb and pp Collisions at sNN=5.02 TeV
2020-09-01
0
Weak Dimensionality Dependence and Dominant Role of Ionic Fluctuations in the Charge-Density-Wave Transition of NbSe2
2020-09-01
0.13
Long-Range Propagation and Interference of d-wave Superconducting Pairs in Graphene
2020-08-18
0.03
Kerker Conditions upon Lossless, Absorption, and Optical Gain Regimes
2020-08-13
0.33
Chiral Plasmons with Twisted Atomic Bilayers
2020-08-11
0.06
Optimized Large Hyperuniform Binary Colloidal Suspensions in Two Dimensions
2020-08-07
0.33
CP Properties of Higgs Boson Interactions with Top Quarks in the tt¯H and tH Processes Using H→γγ with the ATLAS Detector
2020-08-05
0.01
Measurements of tt¯H Production and the CP Structure of the Yukawa Interaction between the Higgs Boson and Top Quark in the Diphoton Decay Channel
2020-08-05
0
Extraordinary Multipole Modes and Ultra-Enhanced Optical Lateral Force by Chirality
2020-07-20
0.10
Bounds on Lorentz Invariance Violation from MAGIC Observation of GRB 190114C
2020-07-09
0.04
Tripartite Genuine Non-Gaussian Entanglement in Three-Mode Spontaneous Parametric Down-Conversion
2020-07-08
0.33
Measurement of CP-Averaged Observables in the B0→K*0μ+μ− Decay
2020-07-02
0
Search for Heavy Higgs Bosons Decaying into Two Tau Leptons with the ATLAS Detector Using pp Collisions at √s = 13 TeV
2020-07-01
0.01
Sequential Nature of ( p , 3 p ) Two-Proton Knockout from Neutron-Rich Nuclei
2020-06-30
0.02
Search for Nova Presolar Grains: γ -Ray Spectroscopy of 34 Ar and its Relevance for the Astrophysical 33 Cl ( p , γ ) Reaction
2020-06-26
0.01
Nonlocal Quantum Effects in Plasmons of Graphene Superlattices
2020-06-23
0.63
Photoinduced Persistent Electron Accumulation and Depletion in LaAlO 3 / SrTiO 3 Quantum Wells
2020-06-19
0.50
Cubic Rashba Effect in the Surface Spin Structure of Rare-Earth Ternary Materials
2020-06-12
0.01
Measurement of the Lund Jet Plane Using Charged Particles in 13 TeV Proton-Proton Collisions with the ATLAS Detector
2020-06-04
0.01
Observation of New Ξ 0 c Baryons Decaying to Λ + c K −
2020-06-04
0
Metastable States of 92 , 94 Se : Identification of an Oblate K Isomer of 94 Se and the Ground-State Shape Transition between N = 58   and   60
2020-06-01
0.01
4 0.73
7 0.79
8 0.78
10 0.64
54 5.88
Chemistry 286 60.54
Life Sciences 376 61.38
Earth & Environmental Sciences 141 27.29

Highlight of the month

Astrocyte signalling linked to goal-directed behaviours

© JUAN GAERTNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images

© JUAN GAERTNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images

Support cells in the brain can affect goal-directed behaviours by interacting with inhibitory nerve cells, a finding that could lead to new treatments for neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Decision making during goal-directed behaviours involves weighing up the costs and benefits of each option. While various regions of the brain are involved in this assessment, the prefrontal provides critical support. The interplay between inhibitory and excitatory neurons in this region is well documented. But how astrocytes, a type of star-shaped supporting cell in the brain, interact with some of these same neurons was poorly understood.

Now, a mouse study led by scientists at the Spanish National Research Council has shown that receptors on astrocytes can sense neurotransmitters released by inhibitory neurons. The astrocytes, in turn, change the electrical firing properties of nearby excitatory neurons in the medial prefrontal cortex, altering brain waves that affect decision making and associated behaviours.

Supported content

  1. Nature Neuroscience 24, 82–92 (2021). doi: 10.1038/s41593-020-00752-x

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1 June 2020 - 31 May 2021

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 41.96% Domestic
  • 58.04% International

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

Top 10 domestic collaborators by Share (336 total)

  • Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain
  • Domestic institution
  1. Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain (69.57)
    34.18
    35.39
  2. Institute for Corpuscular Physics (IFIC), Spain (57.86)
    19.97
    37.90
  3. University of Valencia (UV), Spain (54.53)
    26.65
    27.88
  4. Institute for Theoretical Physics (IFT), Spain (48.52)
    17.24
    31.28
  5. University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain (39.27)
    13.21
    26.06
  6. University of Barcelona (UB), Spain (37.20)
    17.20
    19.99
  7. Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain (32.81)
    17.36
    15.45
  8. Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), Spain (27.09)
    13.50
    13.60
  9. University of Zaragoza (Unizar), Spain (24.89)
    14.04
    10.85
  10. Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain (24.23)
    10.75
    13.47

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

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