Organisation

Advanced Structural and Functional Characterization

RESEARCH UNITS

Advanced Structural and Functional Characterization

The Advanced Structural and Functional Characterization Research Unit is formed by two Research Groups: the Crystallography of Magnetic and Electronic Oxides and Surfaces (CMEOS) group, and the Crystallography group.Both groups have in common the use of crystallography methods to study the structure and properties of complex and functional materials, such as complex oxides. The groups use X-ray diffraction and other techniques such as diffraction synchrotron techniques or surface characterization to study this type of materials.
  • CMEOS

  • CRYSTALLOGRAPHY

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Crystallography of Magnetic and Electronic Oxides and Surfaces

RESEARCH GROUPS

Crystallography of Magnetic and Electronic Oxides and Surfaces

WEB CMEOS

In the Magnetic Material and Functional Oxides department at ICMAB, the activities of the Crystallography of Magnetic and Electronic Oxides and Surfaces group are addressed to explore, understand and develop new strongly correlated materials of interest in fundamental Condensed Matter research and as novel materials for the Information technologies.

The activities of the group are based on the application of chemical and magnetic crystallography methods to the investigation of emergent functional oxides. Combining an intensive use of Large Scale Facilities (such as neutron and synchrotron sources) with symmetry analysis methodologies, we investigate the symmetry-properties relationship associated to structural, magnetic or electronic orders in functional oxides.

Current research lines include the study of structure-properties relationship in new magnetic, multiferroic and magnetoelectric materials with special charge, spin or electronic orders, and the study of novel oxides with giant responses for technological applications. In addition to bulk materials and films, surface diffraction synchrotron techniques and surface characterization methods are also applied to the study of ordering related phenomena in low-dim systems.

Permanent Members

  • José Luis García

    Research Professor

  • Javier Herrero Martín

    Alba Scientist (associated)

Research Lines

  • Diffraction studies and crystallography of magnetic and electronic materials

    The neutron scattering in the field of magnetic and electronic materials presents extraordinary importance. To probe magnetic  properties on atomic scale, neutron diffraction is an established technique and a unique method of choice, which allows perfect quantitative data interpretation. The magnetic moment of the neutron makes it a unique probe for magnetic properties in  condensed matter on atomic scale. It gives a direct access to the spin and orbital distribution in the unit cell. In particular, magnetic structure determination is the foyer to the understanding of many fundamental phenomena in Condensed Matter research.  Neutron and synchrotron techniques can be applied to investigate spin-state transitions, charge and orbital ordering, giant magneto-resistance, magnetoelectric materials as well as other emergent phenomena in frustrated materials such as spin ice, spin liquid behavior or other promising topological defects. 

  • New multiferroics and magnetoelectric oxides and mechanisms

    Multiferroics are important functional materials featuring strongly coupled order parameters that can be manipulated by external fields. Magnetoelectric multiferroics  are receiving enormous attention as they open the road to new forms of multifunctional devices. However, they challenge our fundamental understanding of magnetic and ferroelectric order because a strong magnetoelectric coupling is incompatible with traditional mechanisms of ferroelectricity. The recent discovery of a new class of materials (type-II multiferroics) in which the magnetic and electric properties are strongly coupled is attracting very much interest because of the possibility to manipulate magnetism and spins by electric fields and vice-versa, to magnetically control electric charges. Future applications in information technology require new multiferroic materials fulfilling all technological requirements. Along with its technological functionalities, multiferroics are also of great interest in fundamental research into strongly correlated oxides and quantum matter.

  • Novel oxides with spin state instabilities for electronic and energy applications

    Cobalt oxides present a plethora of very interesting properties like metal-insulator transitions, spin-state changes, giant magnetoresistance, double-exchange, phase separation, high thermoelectric power, oxygen diffusivity, mixed-conduction, charge and orbital ordering or superconductivity among others. These properties are interesting not only from a fundamental point of view but also due to their potential applicability in different fields. One very remarkable characteristic of many cobalt compounds is the ability of Co ions to adopt different spin states. This makes that Co oxides have, in comparison with other transition metal oxides, an extra degree of freedom: the spin state of Co. So, the investigation of novel cobaltites with different structures and prepared in different forms is between the most attractive opportunities within strongly correlated systems: the spin state of Co at selected sites in the structure plays a key role in the structural, magnetic, magnetotransport properties, electronic and ion mobility or the thermoelectric power. This research is inscribed inside the wider objective of understand and control the spin state and electronics degrees of freedom of Co cations, especially with 3+ valence. Trivalent cobalt oxides exhibit unique electronic phases characterized by the interplay between nearly degenerate spin states.

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Functional Surfaces and Interfaces

RESEARCH UNITS

Functional Surfaces and Interfaces

The Functional Surfaces and Interfaces Research Unit is formed by two Research Groups: the Functional Nanomaterials and Surfaces (FunNanoSurf) group and the Physical Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces (Surfaces) group.

Both groups have in common the study at the nanoscale of structural and electronic properties of nanostructures, surfaces and interfaces.

The FunNanoSurf group focuses more on molecular-based, supramolecular and polymeric aggregates.

The Surfaces group on the synthesis, characterization and manipulation of organic semiconductor surfaces and interfaces.

  • FUNNANOSURF

  • SURFACES

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Magnetic Materials and Functional Oxides

RESEARCH UNITS

Magnetic Materials and Functional Oxides

The Magnetic Materials and Functional Oxides Research Unit is formed by two Research Groups working on the study, synthesis and characterization of magnetic materials and functional oxides: the Laboratory of Multifunctional Thin Films and Complex Structures (MULFOX) group and the Advanced Characterization and Nanostructured Materials (ACNM) group. Both groups are interested on developing new oxide-based materials with special focus on their electric, magnetic and optical properties, and on understanding the relationship between structure, properties and performance.
  • MULFOX

  • ACNM

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Molecular Materials for Electronic Devices

RESEARCH GROUPS

Molecular Materials for Electronic Devices (eMolMat)

WEB EMOLMAT

The Molecular Materials for Electronic Devices (eMolMat) group is focused on the design and synthesis/preparation of new functional molecular materials for their application in organic/molecular electronic devices. This is an interdisciplinary group where researchers from different disciplines (i.e., chemistry, materials science, physics, engineering, etc.) are working together. Our work ranges from fundamental studies in order to better understand materials properties to a more applied perspective aiming at developing proof-of-principle devices.

Particularly, our areas of interest include synthesis of novel functional molecules (electroactive molecules, organic radicals, etc.), surface self-assembly, crystal engineering, molecular switches, organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) and electrolyte-gated field-effect transistors (EGOFETs), charge transport and organic-based (bio)-sensors.

Permanent Scientific Researchers

  • Marta Mas-Torrent

    Research Scientist

    Head of the eMOLMAT Group

  • Núria Crivillers

    Tenured Scientist

Postdoctoral Researchers

  • Raphael Pfattner

    Ramon y Cajal Researcher

  • Sergi Riera Lorente

    Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Adaris López

  • Carme Martínez

Technicians and Project Managers

  • José Amable Bernabé

    Lab Technician

  • Arnau Jaumandreu

    Lab Technician

  • Carme Gimeno

    Administrative

Research Lines

The main scientific topics of the group are related to the preparation and characterization of novel organic molecular materials and their application in molecular electronic devices.

 

 

In particular, our interests include:

  1. Charge transport across organic layers,
  2. Molecular switches in solution and on surface and
  3. Organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) and electrolyte-gated field-effect transistors (EGOFETs).
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Nanostructured Materials for Optoelectronics and Energy Harvesting

RESEARCH UNITS

Nanostructured Materials for Optoelectronics and Energy Harvesting

WEB NANOPTO

The Nanostructured Materials for Optoelectronics and Energy Harvesting Research Unit is formed by two Research Groups that focus their activities on materials for energy applications: the Nanostructured Materials for Optoelectronics and Energy Harvesting (NANOPTO) group and the Laser Processing (LASER) group.

The NANOPTO group studies the synthesis, characterization and application of semiconducting structures for organic and perovskite photovoltaics, organic thermoelectrics, and photonics.

The LASER group is focused on the preparation of nanostructures functional materials using multiple laser techniques. 

  • NANOPTO

  • LASER

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Smart Molecular Inorganic and Hybrid Materials

RESEARCH UNITS

Smart Molecular Inorganic and Hybrid Materials

The Smart Molecular Inorganic and Hybrid Materials Research Unit is formed by two groups who work especially with inorganic chemistry for biomedical applications, among others: the Inorganic Materials and Catalysis (LMI) group, and the Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites (NN) group.

The LMI group studies the synthesis, preparation and characterization of boron-based compounds, such as carboranes, borane clusters and MOFs, for energy and biomedical applications, such as BNCT for cancer treatment.

The NN group focuses its research in the synthesis and characterization of small inorganic nanoparticles or thin films for information technology or biomedical applications, and studies the interaction between these elements and the biological systems, such as cells or the model organism C. elegans. 

  • LMI

  • NN

  • SusMoSys

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Solid State Chemistry

RESEARCH GROUPS

Solid State Chemistry

WEB SSC

The Solid State Chemistry (SSC) Research Unit is formed by an interdisciplinary Research Group with the same name that focuses on solid state transformations and processes that lead to new inorganic, polymeric, nanocarbon and nanostructured hybrid materials with direct applications in energy, electronics and biomedicine. The group has the following Research Lines: Electrochemistry and electroactive materials; Supercritical Fluids and Functional Materials; Nitride-Based Materials; Inorganic Materials for Battery Applications; Nanoengineering of Carbon and Inorganic Materials and Nanostructured interfaces for electrochemical energy storage.

Permanent Scientific Researchers

  • Amparo Fuertes

    Research Professor

  • Nieves Casañ

    Research Professor

  • Concepción Domingo

    Research Professor

  • M. Rosa Palacín

    Research Professor

  • Gerard Tobias

    Research Scientist

  • Dino Tonti

    Tenured Scientist

  • Alexander Ponrouch

    Tenured Scientist

  • Ana María López

    Tenured Scientist

Postdoctoral Researchers

  • Deyana Stoytcheva Tchitchekova

    Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Ashley Black

    Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Damien Monti

    Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Juan Forero

    Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Charlotte Bodin

    Postdoctoral Researcher

Technicians and Project Managers

  • Julio Fraile

    Lab. Technician

  • Antonio Miguel Socías

    Lab. Technician

  • Roberta Ceravola

    Lab Technician

  • Mayte Escobar

    Project Manager

Research Lines

  • Supercritical Fluids and Functional Materials

  • Inorganic Materials for Battery Applications

  • Nitride-Based Materials

  • Nanoengineering of Carbon and Inorganic Materials

  • Electrochemistry and electroactive materials

  • Nanostructured interfaces for electrochemical energy storage

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Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures

RESEARCH UNITS

Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures

WEB SUMAN

The Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) Research Unit is formed by a Research Group with the same name that focuses on the synthesis, preparation and characterization of high-temperature superconducting materials. The idea is to find low-cost processes to be able to scale up the production of this kind of materials and make them competitive for power applications.

Permanent Scientific Researchers

  • Teresa Puig

    Research Professor

  • Xavier Obradors

    Research Professor

  • Narcís Mestres

    Research Scientist

  • Xavier Granados

    Tenured Scientist

  • Anna Palau

    Tenured Scientist

  • Susagna Ricart

    Emeritus Tenured Scientist

  • Mariona Coll

    Tenured Scientist

  • Joffre Gutiérrez

    Tenured Scientist

Postdoctoral Researchers

  • Cornelia Pop

    Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Albert Queraltó

    Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Kapil Gupta

    Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Roxana Vlad

    Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Elzbieta Pach

    Postdoctoral Researcher

Technicians and Project Managers

  • Mariona García de Palau

    Senior Technician

  • Mar Tristany

    Project Manager

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Theory and Simulation

RESEARCH UNITS

Theory and Simulation

The Theory and Simulation Research Unit is formed by two Research Groups, the Laboratory of Electronic Structure of Materials (LEEM) and the Softmatter Theory (SOFTMATTER) group. Both groups have in common that they are formed by theorists instead of experimentalists. The LEEM group focuses on the phenomena happening in inorganic materials, such as oxides and magnetic materials, whereas the SOFTMATTER group focuses on biological materials and the interactions between those materials and surfaces, interfaces or nanoparticles.
  • LEEM

  • SOFTMATTERTHEORY

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Crystallography and X-Ray Diffraction

RESEARCH GROUPS

Crystallography & X-Ray Diffraction 

WEB CRYSTALLOGRAPHY

The aim of the group is to explore, understand and develop new strongly correlated materials of interest in fundamental science, such as studies of intermolecular interactions, and in the improvement of methods for crystal structure determination from electron diffraction data. The group has developed the new through-the-substrate (tts) X-ray microdiffraction technique, integrated now at ALBA Synchrotron, and has a great expertise in nanocomposite porous materials, applied to different catalysis reactions.

Permanent Scientific Researchers

  • Elies Molins

    Research Professor

  • Carles Miravitlles

    Research Professor

  • Jordi Rius

    Research Professor

  • Xabier Mikel Turrillas

    ALBA Scientist

Project Researchers

  • Mónica Benito

    Project Researcher

  • Ignasi Mata

    Project Researcher

Technicians and Project Managers

  • Anna Crespi

    Senior Technician

  • Joan Esquius

    Senior Technician

  • Javier Campos

    Lab Technician

Research Lines

The current research fields of the laboratory derive from its deep knowledge on structural crystallography and from the corresponding structure-property relationships. New concepts and procedures have been developed during the years as new Patterson search methods or efficient and robust algorithms for phase refinement by direct methods which have been extended to powder diffraction. The study of the topology of experimental electron densities led to a deeper understanding of the hydrogen bond. Also, the expertise in surface crystallography has rendered possible not only the determination of difficult surface reconstructions but also the location of the absorbed molecules on substrates by grazing x-ray diffraction methods with synchrotron radiation. The expertise in structural determination and characterization of low dimensional systems and nanostructured materials by using UHV and synchrotron radiation techniques permits chemical, physical and structural analysis of surface phenomena in nanoscience field. On the other hand, the preparation and characterization of functionalized and nanocomposited aerogels has driven interesting new materials for applications in dye lasers and catalysis. Among the specialities of the researchers of the laboratory it should be mentioned i. the determination of complex crystal structures of microporous materials and molecular compounds from powder data; ii. the instrumental development of Mössbauer spectroscopy equipment e.g. the building and patenting of a miniaturised Micro-Mössbauer. Funded by several industrial contracts, the group also works in the preparation and characterisation of new materials like silica aerogels, nanomagnetism, drug delivery and magnetic imaging, gas purification sieves and catalysis for CO2 reduction for H2 production (in collaboration with the UPC).
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Functional Nanomaterials & Surfaces

RESEARCH GROUPS

Functional Nanomaterials & Surfaces

WEB FUNNANOSURF

The group interests relate to the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology, particularly the areas of molecular electronics, molecular magnetism and biology. We design molecular systems capable of providing inputs at the nano-scale and focus our efforts in the control and organization of such species on different surfaces/nanodevices.

The main areas of expertise are

  • Synthesis of functional molecules/polymers & supramolecular aggregates
  • Characterization of our molecular-based materials
  • Surface studies

Permanent Scientific Researchers

  • Núria Aliaga-Alcalde

    ICREA Research Professor

  • Arántzazu González-Campo

    Ramón y Cajal Researcher

Postdoctoral Researchers

  • Daniel Herrera

  • Rossela Zaffino

Research Lines

  • DEVELOPMENT OF ACTIVE MOLECULAR-BASED COMPONENTS FOR ELECTRONIC NANODEVICES (TMOL4TRANS)

    A main project in the group is the creation of advanced molecular systems that can be accomodated (hence, be inserted) within graphene electrodes toward the creation of robust hybrid three-terminal nanodevices. My view involves the synthesis of the desired molecules (curcuminoid (CCMoids)/porphyrinoid (PPDS) in nature), their characterization in bulk (solid state and studies in solution) and deposition on graphene electrodes. In a first stage such systems can act as nano-wires, capable exclusively of electronic transport however, coordination of such systems to metallic centers can provide additional propertie highly interesting in spintronics toward the creation of switches and memory nanodevices.

    Our goal is the control of the properties and study of deposition of such molecules having as a final step the I-V measurements of the final nanodevices. With this in mind, we collaborate with international groups (STM, MCBJ and BJ techniques) and perform the measurements ourselves by the use of a cryogenic probe station.  

    This project is linked to an ERC-consolidator Grant (Acronym: Tmol4TRANS).

  • DEVELOPMENT OF HIGHLY DIMENSIONAL MOLECULAR-BASED MATERIALS

    A major aim of crystal engineering and supramolecular chemistry is the rational synthesis of metallo-aggregates and self-assembled systems with new functions based on novel magnetic properties, light responsiveness, biomedical applications, catalytic activity, fluorescence, or redox properties, among others. These useful and interesting properties may lead to the application of such assemblies, as for example: in sensors, compact information storage devices for next-generation computers, catalysts in industrial processes and medical applications (such as implants, contrast agents for CAT scans,…).

    The goal here is the design, synthesis and characterization, with a strong emphasis on the material properties, of these novel species. This approach involves the specific combination of polydentate ligands (curcuminoid (CCMoids)/porphyrinoid (PPDS)) that can accommodate a number of metallic/metalloid centers, providing interesting optic and/or electronic features. Additional bridging ligands may also be used to facilitate the creation of different architectures (1D (chains), 2D (layers) and 3D (MOFs, coordination polymers).

    Considering this major aim, our projects include detailed spectroscopic characterizations of the final species by advanced techniques (SQUID, EPR, NMR, electrochemistry, fluorecence studies, …) as well as deposition in different surfaces/electrodes (functionalized or not, Au, graphene, Si/SiO2, using different techniques as for example µ-CP, micro-contact printing) of the final species, then studies of the created substrates (AFM, TEM, SEM, STM, XPS,…) and electronic/optical final properties (creation of three-terminal devices, confocal microscopy, etc). 

  • DEVELOPMENT OF MAGNETIC MOLECULAR SYSTEMS

    Closely related to nanotechnology, many promising advanced materials are based on magnetic principles. At the nanoscale such features can be related to the paramagnetic behavior of coordination compounds (0D). Therefore, a most challenging project is the development of organic-inorganic hybrid materials, with emphasis in such property. 

    Here, I am interested in develop materials with 3d/4f centers with emphasis in the control of coordination of such systems, their magnetic characterization and nano-structuration. Regarding the last part, coordination molecules are soft-materials and it is crucial to determine the optimal deposition method/s toward the creation of robust systems.

    The design, characterization and study of properties of such systems are closely related to the techniques described in the other lines. Overall. the three lines unify in the general idea of making functional materials based on molecules taking advantages on the properties of the organic ligand (curcuminoid (CCMoids)/ porphyrinoid (PPDS)) and/or the metallic center.  

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Physical Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces

RESEARCH GROUPS

Physical Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces

WEB SURFACES

Focused on unraveling and controlling the nanoscale structural and electronic properties of nanostructures and interfaces through surface engineering. Devoting special effort to organic materials, part of our investigation centers on organic semiconductors with relevance as active layers for electronic devices (such as organic solar cells and organic field effect transistors).

Our research spans from fundamental issues in organic growth to the electronic response of metal-organic junctions within two main research activities:

  • Design and growth of ultrathin organic layers and organic/organic heterojunctions and
  • Nanoscale properties of organic/electrode interfaces and devices

Permanent Scientific Researchers

  • Carmen Ocal

    Research Professor

  • Esther Barrena

    Tenured Scientist

  • Albert Verdaguer

    Tenured Scientist

  • Xavier Torrelles

    Research Scientist

Research Lines

  • Development of new SPM modes based in multifrequency dynamic Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) to study wetting, ice nucleation and identification of chemical groups at the nanoscale. (AV)

  • Growth of organic ultra-thin films and chemical functionalization of surfaces (EB, CO)

  • Nanoscale electrical and structural properties of organic/electrode interfaces investigated by SPM (EB, CO)

  • Organic/organic heterojunctions and nanoscale electrical properties of organic electronic devices (EB, CO)

  • Study of ice nucleation on surfaces focusing on the effect of surfaces on heterogeneous nucleation and ice growth at ambient conditions. (AV)

  • Study of the interaction of water with ferroelectric surfaces and its role in surface charge screening using SPM and AP-XPS techniques.

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Multifunctional Thin Films and Complex Structures

RESEARCH GROUPS

Multifunctional Thin Films and Complex Structures

WEB MULFOX

Research group focused on the development and integration of new materials, basically nanometric oxide thin films, and the exploration of their use in photovoltaics, electronics, spintronics, data storage and computing. These broad and scientifically challenging objectives are currently major social demands, as silicon-based electronics is reaching its limit in size, speed and efficiency, and radically new approaches, energy sustainable, are needed.

Specifically, current activities include

  • The search for disruptive approaches to materials and methods in photovoltaic conversion
  • Development of materials and devices that, based on polar materials, may allow us to contribute to develop more efficient data storage and brain-inspired computing schemes and
  • Explore data storage and data manipulation alternatives to current methods, by using non-dissipative currents or efficient plasmonic signals

Permanent Scientific Researchers

  • Josep Fontcuberta

    Research Professor

  • Lourdes Fàbrega

    Tenured Scientist

  • Florencio Sánchez

    Tenured Scientist

  • Gervasi Herranz

    Tenured Scientist

  • Jaume Gázquez

    Tenured Scientist

  • Ignasi Fina

    Ramon y Cajal researcher

  • Vassil Skumryev

    ICREA Research Professor – UAB

  • Can Onur Avci

    ERC Scientist

Postdoctoral Researchers

  • Alberto Quintana

    Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Gyanendra Singh

    Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Lines

  • Atomic scale mappig of materials and testing

  • Ferroelectric thin films and devices

  • Low-dimensional electronic systems

  • Photoresponsive oxides

  • Spintronics and spin orbit coupling

  • Ultra sensitive x-ray radiation detectors

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Advanced Characterization and Nanostructured Materials

RESEARCH GROUPS

Advanced Characterization and Nanostructured Materials

WEB ACNM

The group’s main scientific goal is to generate both fundamental and applied knowledge for the implementation of functional oxide materials in novel technologies as spintronics. It focuses on functional properties, structural characterization of functional defects, nanodevices, complex oxide thin films, self-assembled materials and nanoparticles for life sciences

Permanent Members

  • Benjamín Martínez

    Research Professor

  • Lluís Balcells

    Research Scientist

  • Felip Sandiumenge

    Research Scientist

  • Carles Frontera

    Tenured Scientist

  • Alberto Pomar

    Tenured Scientist

Research Lines

  • Functional Properties

  • Structural Characterization of Functional Defects

  • Nanodevices

  • Complex Oxide Thin Films

  • Self-Assembled Materials

  • Nanoparticles for Life Sciences

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Nanostructured Materials for Optoelectronics and Energy Harvesting

RESEARCH GROUPS

Nanostructured Materials for Optoelectronics and Energy Harvesting

WEB NANOPTO

The group focuses on producing and characterizing advanced semiconducting structures with the main objective of understanding their fundamental behavior in order to tailor and improve their functionalities and empower different applications in the areas of optoelectronics, energy-related, and sensing devices.

The group is divided into 4 different research activities:

  • Optoelectronics of group-IV semiconductor nanostructures
  • Organic-Inorganic Thermoelectrics
  • Photonic Architectures for Light Management
  • Organic Solar Cells

Permanent Scientific Researchers

  • Alejandro Goñi

    Research Professor ICREA

  • M. Isabel Alonso Carmona

    Research Scientist

  • Mariano Campoy-Quiles

    Research Scientist

  • Miquel Garriga

    Research Scientist

  • Agustín Mihi

    Tenured Scientist

  • Sebastián Reparaz

    Tenured Scientist

Postdoctoral Researchers

  • Leonardo Scarabelli

    Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Bernhard Dörling

    Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Luis Alberto Pérez

    Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Pau Molet

    Postdoctoral Researcher

Technicians and Project Managers

  • Eulàlia Pujades

    Project Manager

  • Ivan Álvarez Corzo

    Project Researcher

Research Lines

  • Optoelectronics of group-IV semiconductor nanostructures

  • Organic-Inorganic Thermoelectrics

  • Photonic Architectures for Light Management

  • Organic Solar Cells

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Inorganic Materials & Catalysis

RESEARCH GROUPS

Inorganic Materials & Catalysis

WEB LMI

The focus of the group’s scientific activity is in the chemistry and applications of boron cages. Their geometric forms and the fact that they are made of a semi-metal, boron, give them unique properties largely unexplored. Today, the chemistry of boron clusters, has achieved a sufficient degree of maturity that has led to new applications, in many cases not attainable with conventional organic compounds. For instance, boron clusters readily offer structural hollow spheres, something that is utterly difficult with organic compounds. Boron clusters are applied in this group in the fields of energy, environmental science, molecular electronics and medicine.

Permanent Members

  • Francesc Teixidor

    Research Professor

  • Clara Viñas Teixidor

    Research Professor

  • Rosario Núñez Aguilera

    Research Scientist

  • José Giner Planas

    Tenured Scientist

Postdoctoral Researchers

Maria Jose Mostazo

Postdoctoral Researcher

Technicians and Project Managers

Jordi Cortés

Lab. Technician

Research Lines

  • Ion Recognition

  • Conducting Organic Polymers

  • Homogeneous Catalysis

  • Medical Chemistry

  • Ionic Liquids

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Nanoparticles & Nanocomposites

RESEARCH UNITS

Nanoparticles & Nanocomposites

WEB NN

This group has quite diverse research interests but with a focus in the rational synthesis of nanoparticles and nanocomposites and the study of their structural-functional properties including those related to the nano/bio interfaces. We envisage the integration of our materials in devices and products for nanomedicine, information technologies or energy and environment. The NN members participate actively of science outreach and gender equality initiatives.

Permanent Members

  • Anna Roig

    Research Professor

  • Martí Gich

    Tenured Scientist

  • Anna Laromaine

    Tenured Scientist

Postdoctoral Researchers

  • Pablo Guardia

    Ramon y Cajal Researcher

  • Nico Dix

    Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Vinod Vk Thalakkatukalathil

    Postdoctoral Researcher

Technicians and Project Managers

Mayte Escobar

Project Manager

Research Lines

  • NANOPARTICLES & NANOCOMPOSITES

  • BIOPOLYMERS

  • FILMS

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Electronic Structure of Materials

RESEARCH UNITS

Electronic Structure of Materials

WEB LEEM

The strategic lines of the Theory and Simulation Group are the simulation of soft-matter, novel functionalities in oxide-based systems, flexoelectricity, thermal transport, electronic and vibrational instabilities in low-dimensional systems and the development and applications of ab-initio simulation codes

Permanent Scientific Researchers

  • Enric Canadell

    Emeritus Research Professor

  • Alberto García

    Research Scientist

  • Riccardo Rurali

    Tenured Scientist

  • Massimiliano Stengel

    ICREA Research Professor

  • Miquel Royo

    Tenured Scientist

Postdoctoral Researchers

  • Konstantin Shapovalov

    Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Alexander Edström

    Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Emanuele Bosoni

    Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Lines

  • Methodological developments

    Development of the SIESTA code
  • Applications

    • First-principles modeling of complex phenomena in ferroelectric and antiferroelectric systems
    • Low-dimensional materials
    • Nanowires for novel devices
    • Nanoscale heat transport

       

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Soft Matter Theory

RESEARCH UNITS

Soft Matter Theory

WEB SOFTMATTERTHEORY

The strategic lines of the Theory and Simulation Group are the simulation of soft-matter, novel functionalities in oxide-based systems, flexoelectricity, thermal transport, electronic and vibrational instabilities in low-dimensional systems and the development and applications of ab-initio simulation codes

Permanent Scientific Researchers

Jordi Faraudo

Tenured Scientist

Postdoctoral Researchers

Mehdi Sahihi

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Nanomol-Bio

RESEARCH GROUPS

Nanomol-Bio

NANOMOL-BIO is devoted to the synthesis, physico-chemical characterization and development, up to pre-clinical regulatory phases, of molecular and polymeric (nano)materials for biomedical applications:

Molecular Materials for Therapy:

  1. Nanovesicles for drug delivery
  2. Nanostructured molecular materials for treatment & prevention of infections.
  3. Hierarchical nanoarchitectonic materials for regenerative medicine
  4. Nanostructured hydrogels for cancer immunotherapies

Molecular Materials for Diagnosis:

  1. Fluorescent nanovesicles and organic nanoparticles for sensing and bioimaging
  2. Radical dendrimers as MRI contrast agents
  3. Water-soluble gold NPs decorated with organic radicals for multimodal imaging.

 

Permanent Scientific Researchers

  • Nora Ventosa

    Research Scientist

    Director of Nanomol-TECNIO
    Principal Investigator of Nanomol at CIBER-BBN
    Head of the Nanomol-Bio Group

  • José Vidal

    Tenured Scientist

    Research Unit Director

  • Imma Ratera

    Tenured Scientist

  • Jaume Veciana

    Emeritus Research Professor

Postdoctoral Researchers

  • Judith Guasch

    Ramon y Cajal Researcher and Max Planck Partner Grup Leader

  • Elisabet González

    CIBER- Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Mariana Köber

    Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Judit Tomsen

    Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Karla Mayolo

    Postdoctoral Researcher

Technicians and Project Managers

  • Amable Bernabé

    Lab Technician

  • Arnau Jaumandreu

    Lab Technician

  • Carlos Luque

    Doctor Vinculado

  • Eduardo Pérez

    Project Manager

  • Carme Gimeno

    Administrative

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Molecular Nanoscience and Organic Materials

RESEARCH UNITS

Molecular Nanoscience and Organic Materials

The Molecular Nanoscience and Organic Materials (NANOMOL) Research Unit focuses on the study, synthesis and processing of molecular and polymeric materials with biomedical, electronic, magnetic and chemical properties.

NANOMOL is composed by two research groups: “Molecular Materials for Electronic Devices” (e-MolMat) and "Nanostructured Molecular Materials for Biomedicines" (NANOMOL-BIO).

eMolMat is focused on the design and synthesis of organic molecules and materials for their integration in electronic devices such as memories, switches, transistors or sensors. Both fundamental studies and proof-of-concept devices are pursued.

NANOMOL-BIO is devoted to the synthesis, physico-chemical characterization and development, up to pre-clinical regulatory phases, of molecular and polymeric (nano)materials for biomedical applications: (i) biomolecule and small molecule delivery, (ii) diagnosis, (iii) regenerative medicine and (iv) immunotherapy.

NANOMOL is member of the Biomedical Research Network (CIBER) in the area of Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine; and is awarded with the TECNIO label given to Catalan research groups with high innovative and tech transfer capacities.

  • eMolMat

  • Nanomol-Bio

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Thermal Analysis Laboratory

SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

Thermal Analysis Laboratory

The Thermal Analysis and Surface Area Analysis Service is used for the study of the behavior of materials when temperature changes under different conditions and atmospheres, and for studies of surface area and porosity. The Service allows for simultaneous thermogravimetric analysis (TGA- DSC/DTA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), as well as Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET) Surface Area Analysis.

Technicians

  • Roberta Ceravola

    Thermal Analysis Technician

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  • Julio Fraile

    BET Surface Area Analysis Technician

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Scientists in charge

  • A. Fuertes

  • Nora Ventosa

User's Commission

  • Carlos Frontera

  • A. Fuertes

  • Elies Molins

  • Susagna Ricart

  • Nora Ventosa

Equipment

The Thermal Analysis Service of ICMAB includes two equipments, a simultaneous thermogravimetric analysis (TG)- differential scanning calorimetry/differential thermal analysis (heat flow DSC /DTA) system NETZSCH -STA 449 F1 Jupiter, and a differential scanning calorimeter (power compensation DSC) Perkin Elmer DSC8500 LAB SYS (N5340501) equipped with a Liquid N2 controller CRYOFILL (N534004)

Thermal Analysis

  • NETZSCH -STA 449 F1 Jupiter: Allows for simultaneous thermogravimetric analysis (TG) and differential scanning calorimetry/differential thermal analysis (DSC/DTA).
  • Perkin Elmer DSC8500 LAB SYS (N5340501): A differential scanning calorimeter with DSC power compensation, equipped with a CRYOFILL (N534004) liquid N2
  • Perkin Elmer DSC8000 (N5340511): A differential scanning calorimeter with DSC power compensation, equipped with Intercooler 2 Cooling Accessory (N5374099)
  • Perkin Elmer Pyris 1 TGA Thermogravimetric Analyzer

 

BET Surface Area Analysis

  • Micromeritics ASAP 2000 (N2): Accelerated Surface Area and Porosimetry System using nitrogen as adsorption/desorption gas.
  • Micromeritics ASAP 2020 (N2, Ar, CO2): Accelerated Surface Area and Porosimetry System using either nitrogen, argon or carbon dioxide as adsorption/desorption gas.

Tecniques

TGA-DSC/DTA

The simultaneous TGA-DSC/DTA analyzer allows the measurement of weight and DSC (heat flow)/DTA (differential thermal analysis) signals as a function of temperature and time. It is used for monitoring chemical reactions, thermal stabilities, solvent evaporation and reduction and oxidation of materials under different gases among other studies. The sensitivity of the balance is 0.07 micrograms. The furnace can operate from room temperature to 1400oC. The analyzer may work in several atmospheres such as oxygen, air, argon and hydrogen (diluted at 5% in Ar), at ambient pressure and with using typical flow rates of 70 cm3/min.

DSC

The differential scanning calorimeter Perkin Elmer (power compensation) measures the energy absorbed and released when a sample is heated, frozen, or kept at constant temperature. Experiments can be made in the range of temperatures between 110 and 950 K. DSC is very useful to determine fusion or decomposition temperatures, phase transitions in crystals and amorphous solids, identification of polymorphs and also permits the identification of the molecular conformations as for example single polymer chain folding among others. With this equipment, very small amount of sample is needed (1-2 mg ) to have reliable results.

Request Form

To request this service, please fill the application form in the link left and leave it together with the sample in the closet located at in the ground floor. For further information please contact the service technician Roberta Ceravola This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Thermal Analysis Laboratory

Address:

ICMAB
Campus UAB
(in front of Firehouse)
08193, Bellaterra
Spain

Contact

By email:
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By phone:

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Molecular Beam Epitaxy

SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

Molecular Beam Epitaxy

The Laboratory of MBE (L-MBE) is a scientific service developing own research and supporting research of other groups based on group IV semiconductor heterostructures. The L-MBE belongs to the Scientific Service Unit and is also part of the Laboratory of Optical Properties. The service is scientifically coordinated by Dr. M. Isabel Alonso and governed by a commission detailed below. The service is managed according to the regulations established by the commission.

Scientists in charge

M. Isabel Alonso

Scientific supervisor

User's Commission

  • M. Isabel Alonso

  • Joan Bausells

    IMB-CNM-CSIC

  • Jordi Fraxedas

    ICN2-CSIC

  • Miquel Garriga

  • Teresa Puig

  • Javier Rodríguez-Viejo

    UAB

Equipment

Ultra-high vacuum system (Omicron) composed of Fast-entry-lock chamber and main chamber for MBE deposition on 10cm wafers.

Sources

  • Electron-beam evaporator for Si
  • High temperature effusion cell for Ge
  • Carbon sublimation source with a pyrolytic graphite filament
  • High temperature effusion cell for B
  • Low temperature effusion cell for Sb
  • GaP decomposition cell for P2.

Control Instruments

  • Process software.
  • Cross beam mass analyser for Si flux control or RGA.
  • Rate monitor (UHV quartz microbalance sensor head).
  • RHEED e-source (30 kV) and screen on lead glass.

Request Service

  • MBE FORM

  • MBE PROTOCOL


Molecular Beam
Epitaxy

Address:

ICMAB
Campus UAB
(in front of Firehouse)
08193, Bellaterra
Spain

Contact

By email:
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By phone:

+34 935801853
Ext. 281

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Spectroscopic Techniques Laboratory

SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

Spectroscopic Techniques Laboratory

The ICMAB Spectroscopy Service was created with the main objective to provide centralised equipments and installations mainly to the research ICMAB groups though the service is also opened to external users. The priority of this service is to offer the highest levels of technology and quality to satisfy the requirements of the research lines currently underway in our institute. The currently equipments available are: EPR, UV-Vis-NIR, FT-IR and RAMAN. For EPR and RAMAN equipments highly qualified technical staff is employed. The rest of the equipments are mainly used on a self-service regime. Three types of spectroscopy techniques have been carried out: a) Molecular spectroscopy: The systems available in our laboratory allow analytical and physic-chemical studies of organic and inorganic molecules (in solid or liquid state) in the ultraviolet, visible and infrared energy range. b) Electron Paramagnetic Resonance: The EPR allows to detect and study transient and stable paramagnetic species such as free radicals, over a very wide range of temperatures.

Technician

Dr. Vega Lloveras Monserrat 

Technical support

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Scientists in charge

  • Dr. Rosario Núñez Aguilera

  • Dr. José Vidal Gancedo

User's Commission

  • Vega Lloveras

  • Narcís Mestres

  • Dr. Rosario Núñez Aguilera

  • Susagna Ricart

  • Concepció Rovira

  • Dr. José Vidal Gancedo

  • Clara Viñas

Equipment

FTIR

Spectrophotometer Jasco 4700. Energy range: 300-7800 cm-1.  The Service is provided with a Attenuated Total Reflectance accessory (ATR) for powder samples, films, polymers, liquids, etc. Powder samples can also be measured making KBr pellets.
This equipment is of self-service management for internal users, who have been previously trained by the technicians. However, the technicians are needed for the external users

UV-Vis-NIR

There are two double beam UV-Vis-NIR spectrophotometer, a by Jasco V-780 and a Jasco V-770 with operational range of 190-3300 nm and also a Shimadzu UV-Vis 1700 spectrophotometer with operational range of 200-800 nm.

Liquid samples 
can be measured in absorbance or transmittance mode mainly using 1 cm or 1 mm quartz cuvettes. The three equipments are of self-service management for internal users, who have been previously trained by the technicians. However, the technicians are needed for the external users.

For solid samples it is available a Diffuse Reflectance Sphere DRA-2500 accessory in the UV-Vis-NIR Jasco V-770 spectrophotometer, with operational range of 190-3300 nm. Solid samples can be measured mainly in reflectance or transmittance mode.

A qualified technician is always needed for running the DRA-2500 accessory.

EPR

Bruker ELEXYS E500 X band EPR spectrometer equipped with a variable temperature unit, a field frequency (F/F) lock accessory and built in NMR Gaussmeter. There are different cavities for the different measurements needed. A qualified technician is always needed for running this equipment.

Request Service

INTERNAL USERS
First contact with the Service Technicians Vega Lloveras (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ext. 300, 311). They will train the users to manage the equipment by themselves because it works in a self-service regime for internal users.
All users must register in the database registration of the equipment every time they use it, pointing out the time they have spent doing the measurement, the group's IP and the project's number.

EXTERNAL USERS
First contact with the Service Technicians Vega Lloveras (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ext. 300, 311) in order to arrange the details of the measurements. At the same time, a service form must be filled in. Every equipment has its own service form. There exists the possibility of working with the apparatus in a self-service regime.
In addition to this, all users must also register in the database of the equipment every time they use it.

  • FT-IR

    Follow the general procedure

  • UV-Vis-NIR

    1. Liquid measurements.
    Follow the general procedure.
    2. Solid measurements using Diffuse Reflectance Sphere (DRA-2500) accessory.
    The technicians are always needed for running the DRA-2500 accessory, for internal as well as for external users. Contact with them (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ext. 300, 311) in order to arrange the details of the measurements.

    At the same time, a service form must be filled in.
    In addition to this, all users must also register in the database of the equipment every time they use it.

  • EPR

    First contact with the Service Technician Vega Lloveras (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ext. 300, 311) in order to arrange the details of the measurements. At the same time, a service form must be filled in.

  • RAMAN

    Contact with Prof. Narcís Mestres (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ext. 227)


Spectroscopic Techniques Laboratory

Address:

ICMAB
Campus UAB
(in front of Firehouse)
08193, Bellaterra
Spain

Contact

By email:
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By phone:

+34 935801853
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Thin Films Laboratory

SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

Thin Films Laboratory

The Service of Thin Films has been created to offer to the researchers the capability of fabrication of complex oxides thin films and heterostructures combining oxides and metals.

The deposition techniques are pulsed laser deposition (PLD) for oxides and sputtering for metals. Currently there are two PLD set-ups installed, and in short time both systems will be connected to a chamber with several sputtering units. PLD is a physical vapour deposition technique that uses ultraviolet laser radiation to vaporize material that is transferred to the substrate. The plot in Figure 1 is a sketch illustrating a PLD set-up.

 

Technicians

Scientists in charge

Florencio Sánchez

User's Commission

  • Josep Fontcuberta

  • Josep Lluís García

  • Martí Gich

  • Benjamín Martínez

  • Xavier Obradors

  • Teresa Puig

  • Florencio Sánchez

  • Xavier Torrelles

Equipment

The technique is very suitable for oxides, and compared with other techniques is particularly useful to obtain films with complex stoichiometry and to grow epitaxial films and heterostructures. Moreover, PLD is highly versatile to optimize the deposition conditions of new materials, and the films can be grown in relatively fast processes. These characteristics favour the use of the technique by research groups having interest in different materials.

The pulsed beam of an ultraviolet laser (usually an excimer) is focused on a ceramic target placed in a vacuum chamber. The combination of pulsed irradiation, high photon energy, and high energy density can cause the ablation of the material. Ablation refers to the etching and emission of material under conditions totally out of the equilibrium. The plasma created expands fast along the perpendicular direction of the target (see the photography in Figure 2). A substrate is placed front the target, and inert or reactive gases are usually introduced during the deposition process.

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Thin Films Laboratory

Address:

ICMAB
Campus UAB
(in front of Firehouse)
08193, Bellaterra
Spain

Contact

By email:
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Laser

RESEARCH GROUPS

Laser Group

Materials processing technologies which imply the presence of laser radiation are versatile, rapid, allow high spatial resolution, and ensure reproducibility. Laser-matter interactions involve the development of a huge number of complex physical and chemical mechanisms, leading to materials transformations which cannot be obtained by conventional techniques. The aim of our work is to obtain nanostructured functional materials by means of different laser techniques such as Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD), Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation (MAPLE), Laser Direct Write (LDW), and Laser Surface Processing (LSP). We develop high quality thin films of organic-inorganic nanocomposites and nanostructures such as semiconductor quantum dots, carbon nanotubes and graphene-based composites using MAPLE and PLD techniques. We are also investigating the chemical transformation by LSP of complex systems made of carbon-based nanomaterials, and the recrystallization of different types of nanostructures for energy, environmental, electronics and sensing applications. The experimental work, synthesis of the materials and their compositional-structural characterisation is complemented with computer simulations of the laser-matter interactions. The LPR Group leaders obtained the "International Association of Advanced Materials Scientist Medal (IAAM Scientist medal) for the year 2016" due to their contribution in the field of "Advanced Materials Science and Technology"

Permanent Scientific Researchers

  • Dr. Ángel Pérez

    Tenured Scientist

  • Dr. Enikö György

    Tenured Scientist

Former Members

  • 2022

    Dr. Arevik Musheghyan (Postdoctoral contract)
    Dr. Chinwe Nwanya (Women for Africa Programme, University of Nigeria)
    Mr. Pablo García Lebière (PhD, ICMAB - UAB)
    Mr. Gerard Felipo i Esteve (Degree final project - UAB)
    Mr. Roger Garreta Piñol (Degree final project - UAB)
    Ms. Emma Poupard (Internship, Polytech Nantes)
    Mr. Colin Duchassouy (Internship, Centrale Lille Institut)

  • 2021

    Dr. Yasmín Esqueda (Postdoc, CICESE,  México)
    Mr. Pablo García Lebière (PhD, ICMAB - UAB)
    Mr. Alifhers Salim Mestra (PhD stay - PUCV, Chile)
    Mr. Carlos García (Degree final project - UAB)
    Mr. Roger Morales (Degree final project - UAB)
    Mr. Faïz Attoumani (Internship, Polytech Nantes)
    Ms. Blanca Gilabert López (Joves i Ciencia, F. Catalunya - La Pedrera)
    Mr. Nick Toledo García (Internship, UB)
    Ms. Anna Pérez Serrano (Internship, UB)
    Mr. Alexandre Pinsach Gelabert (Internship, UB)
    Mr. Gerard Felipo i Esteve (Degree final project - UAB)

  • 2020

    • Dr. Yasmín Esqueda (Postdoc, CICESE,  México)
    • Mr. Pablo García Lebière (PhD, ICMAB - UAB)
    • Ms. Maroua Omezzine (Master final project - UAB)
    • Mr. Alifhers Salim Mestra (PhD stay - PUCV, Chile)
    • Mr. Nabil Abomailek (Degree final project - UAB)
    • Mr. Carlos García (Degree final project - UAB)
    • Mr. Roger Morales (Degree final project - UAB)
    • Ms. Eleonor Artot (Erasmus Internship - ESNCL, France )
    • Ms. Anna Bertomeu (Internship - UB)
  • 2019

    • Dr. Yasmín Esqueda (Postdoc, CICESE,  México)
    • Mr. Pablo García Lebière (PhD, ICMAB - UAB)
    • Ms. Maroua Omezzine (Master final project - UAB)
    • Mr. Nil Ponsa i Campanyà (Degree final project - UAB)
    • Mr. Guillem Domènech Domingo (Master final project - UAB)
    • Mr. Seyed Komarizadeh (Master final project - UAB)
    • Ms. Shima Fasahat (Internship stay - University of Isfahan, Iran)
    • Mr. Eudald Vehí Lorente (Internship)
  • 2018

    • Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Ramadan (Postdoc - University of Helwan, Egypt)
    • Mr. Pablo García Lebière (PhD, ICMAB - UAB)
    • Ms. Afroditi Koutsogianni (Erasmus+ Mobility for Traineeships programme - University of Patras, Greece)
    • Mr. Joaquim Gispert Montserrat (Degree internship - UAB)
    • Mr. Miquel Minguillon Rosa (Degree internship - UAB)
  • 2017

    • Mr. Andreu Martínez Villarroya (Master final project - UAB)
    • Ms. Marta Rodríguez López (Internship)

Research Lines

  • Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation of hybrid nanocomposites

  • Laser Surface Processing of functional nanostructures
  • Laser Direct Write of nanostructured systems

  • Advanced nanomaterials for energy and environmental applications

Equipment

  • Laser systems

    • Quantel Brilliant B Nd:YAG laser. Harmonic modules for 1064, 532 and 266 nm emission wavelengths
    • Nanio Air 532-10-V-SP laser marking system (532 nm wavelength, InnoLas Photonics)
    • CW diode laser engraving system (450 nm wavelength; MDL-F-450-1000 CNI Optoelectronics Technology Co.)
  • Other equipment

    •  MAPLE - PLD deposition chamber equipped with liquid-nitrogen cooling and high volume vacuum systems
    • Direct laser irradiation - LDW: high precision motorized XYZ positioning station, high vacuum and environmental chambers 
    • Electrical characterization: 4-microprobe station (PRCBE mini from Perfict Lab), Keithley 2612B source-meter system, Tektronix TBS1102B oscilloscope
    • Electrochemical studies: Keithley 2450-EC system (CV, GCD, SPECS), Hioki IM3590 (EIS)
    • Microcen 24 centrifuge
    • Chemistry-processing laboratory for chemical synthesis and targets preparation
    • High performance 16 processors-workstation and special software for the completion of numerical simulations and data treatment (COMSOL 6.0, Mathematica 12, MountainsMap 8.0, etc)

Publications

  • 2022

    "Laser processing of graphene and related materials for energy storage: State of the art and future prospects"
    R. Kumar, A. Pérez del Pino, S. Sahoo, R. K. Singh, W. K. Tan, K. K. Kar, A. Matsuda, E. Joanni
    Progress in Energy and Combustion Science 91 (2022) 100981 . 

    "Unravelling the origin of the capacitance in nanostructured nitrogen-doped carbon - NiO hybrid electrodes deposited with laser"
    P. García Lebière, E. György, C. Logofatu, D. Naumenko, H. Amenitsch, P. Rajak, R. Ciancio, A. Pérez del Pino
    Ceramics International 48 (2022) 15877. 

  • 2021

    "Meteorite controlled ablation under low vacuum studied using emission spectroscopy: a technique to sample the bulk composition of asteroids"
    J. M. Trigo-Rodriguez, A. Pérez del Pino, E. Peña-Asensio, A. Rimola.
    52nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2021. p. 1384

    "Laser synthesis of NixZnyO/reduced graphene oxide/carbon nanotube electrodes for energy storage applications"
    P. García Lebière, A. Pérez del Pino, C. Logofatu, E. György
    Applied Surface Science 563 (2021) 150234

    "Boost of Charge Storage Performance of Graphene Nanowall Electrodes by Laser-Induced Crystallization of Metal Oxide Nanostructures"
    Y. Esqueda-Barrón, A. Pérez del Pino, P. García Lebière, A. Musheghyan-Avetisyan, E. Bertran-Serra, E. György, C. Logofatu
    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 13 (2021) 17957−17970

    "Laser fabrication of hybrid electrodes composed of nanocarbons mixed with cerium and manganese oxides for supercapacitive energy storage"
    P. García Lebière, A. Pérez del Pino, G. Domènech Domingo, C. Logofatu, I. Martínez-Rovira, I. Yousef, E. György
    Journal of Materials Chemistry A 9 (2021) 1192

  • 2020

    "Deposition and Growth of Functional Nanomaterials by LDW and MAPLE Techniques"
    A. Pérez del Pino
    Crystals 10 (2020) 1066

    "Laser synthesis of TiO2–carbon nanomaterial layers with enhanced photodegradation efficiency towards antibiotics and dyes"
    R. Ivan, A. Pérez del Pino, I. Yousef, C. Logofatu, E. György
    Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology A: Chemistry 399 (2020) 112616

    "New fabrication method for producing reduced graphene oxide flexible electrodes by using low-power visible laser diode engraving system"
    A. Chuquitarqui, L. C. Cotet, M. Baia, E. Gyorgy, K. Magyari, L. Barbu-Tudoran, L. Baia, M. Díaz-González, C. Fernandez Sanchez, A. Perez del Pino
    Nanotechnology 31 (2020) 325402

    "Enhanced UV-Vis Photodegradation of Nanocomposite Reduced Graphene Oxide/Ferrite Nanofiber Films Prepared by Laser-Assisted Evaporation"
    A.Queraltó, E.György, R.Ivan, A.Pérez del Pino, R.Frohnhoven, S. Mathur
    Crystals 10 (2020) 271

    "Carbon–based nanomaterials and ZnO ternary compound layers grown by laser technique for environmental and energy storage applications"
    R.Ivan, C.Popescu, A.Pérez del Pino, C.Logofatu, E. György
    Applied Surface Science 509 (2020) 145359

  • 2019

    "Laser-induced synthesis and photocatalytic properties of hybrid organic-inorganic composite layers"
    R. Ivan, C. Popescu, A. Pérez del Pino, I. Yousef, C. Logofatu, E. György
    Journal of Materials Science 54 (2019) 3927–3941

    "Enhancement of supercapacitive properties of laser deposited graphene-based electrodes through carbon nanotube loading and nitrogen doping"
    A. Pérez del Pino, M. Rodríguez López, M. A. Ramadan, P. García Lebière, C. Logofatu, I. Martínez-Rovira, I. Yousef, E. György
    Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 21 (2019) 25175 - 25186


    "A review on synthesis of graphene, h-BN and MoS2 for energy storage applications: Recent progress and perspectives"
    R. Kumar, S Sahoo, E. Joanni, R K Singh, R. M. Yadav, R. K. Verma, D. P. Singh, A. Pérez del Pino, S. A. Moshkalev
    Nano Research 12 (2019) 2655–2694 

    "Mineralization-inspired synthesis of magnetic zeolitic imidazole framework composites"
    M. Hoop, A. Terzopoulou, X. Z. Chen, A. M. Hirt, M. Charilaou, Y. Shen, F. Mushtaq, A. Pérez del Pino, C. Logofatu, L. Simonelli, A. J. deMello, P. Falcaro, C. J. Doonan, B. J. Nelson, J. Puigmartí-Luis, S. Pané
    Angewandte Chemie 131 (2019) 13684–13689 

    "Fabrication of graphene-based electrochemical capacitors through reactive inverse matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation"
    A. Pérez del Pino, M. A. Ramadan, P. García Lebière, R. Ivan, C. Logofatu, I. Yousef, E György
    Applied Surface Science 484 (2019) 245-256
     
    "Super-capacitive performance of manganese dioxide / graphene nano-walls electrodes deposited on stainless steel current collectors"
    R. Amade, A. Muyshegyan-Avetisyan, J. Martí-González, A. Pérez-del-Pino, E. György, E. Pascual, J. L. Andújar, E. Bertra-Serra
    Materials 12 (2019) 483-494

    "UV-visible light induced photocatalytic activity of TiO2: graphene oxide nanocomposite coatings"
    A. Datcu, M.L. Mendoza, A. Pérez del Pino, C. Logofatu, C. Luculescu, E. György
    Catalysis Today 321-322 (2019) 81-86
     
  • 2018

    "UV-visible light induced photocatalytic activity of TiO2: graphene oxide nanocomposite coatings"
    E. György, A. Pérez del Pino, L. Duta, C. Logofatu, A. Duta
    Chapter 2 in "Graphene oxide. Advances in research and applications", Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York, 2018
     
    "Reduced graphene oxide/iron oxide nanohybrid flexible electrodes grown by laser-based technique for energy storage applications"
    A.Queraltó, A. Pérez del Pino, C.Logofatu, A.Datcu, R.Amade, E.Bertran-Serra, E.György
    Ceramics International 44 (2018) 20409-20416
     
    "Reactive laser synthesis of nitrogen doped hybrid graphene-based electrodes for energy storage"
    A. Pérez del Pino, A. Martínez Villarroya, A. Chuquitarqui, C. Logofatu, D. Tonti, E. György
    Journal of Materials Chemistry A 6 (2018) 16074-16086
     
    "Selective laser-assisted synthesis of tubular van der Waals heterostructures of single-layered PbI2 within CNTs exhibiting carrier photogeneration"
    D. Kepić, S. Sandoval, A. Pérez del Pino, E. György, A. Gómez, M. Pfannmoeller, G. Van Tendeloo, B. Ballesteros, G. Tobias
    ACS Nano 12 (2018) 6648–6656
     
    "Procedimiento de obtención de un electrodo flexible"
    A. Pérez del Pino, A. Chuquitarqui, L. C. Cotet
    Patent number P201830553 (2018)
     
    "Synthesis of graphene-based photocatalysts for water splitting by laser-induced doping with ionic liquids"
    A. Pérez del Pino, Gonzalez-Campo, S. Giraldo, J. Peral, E. György, C. Logofatu, A. J. deMello, J. Puigmartí-Luis
    Carbon 130 (2018) 48-58

     "Enhanced UV- and visible-light driven photocatalytic performances and recycling properties of graphene oxide/ZnO hybrid layers"

    E. György, C. Logofatu, A. Pérez del Pino, A. Datcu, O. Pascu, R. Ivan
    Ceramics International 44 (2018) 1826-1835

  • 2017

    "Laser-driven coating of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes with manganese oxide from metal organic precursors for energy storage"
    A. Pérez del Pino, E. György, I. Alshaikh, F. Pantoja-Suárez, J. L. Andújar, E. Pascual, R. Amade, E. Bertran-Serra
    Nanotechnology 28 (2017) 395405
     
    "Synthesis of Reduced Graphene Oxide/Silver Nanocomposite Electrodes by Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation"
    A. Queraltó, A. Pérez del Pino, C. Logofatu, A. Datcu, R. Amade, I. Alshaikh, E. Bertran, I. Urzica, E. György
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds 726 (2017) 1003-13
     
    "Structure-property relationships for Eu doped TiO2 thin films grown by laser assisted technique from colloidal sols"
    I. Camps, M. Borlaf, M. T. Colomer, R. Moreno, L. Duta, C. Nita, A. Pérez del Pino, C. Logofatu, R. Serna, E. György
    RSC Advances 7 (2017) 37643-53
     
    "Nanosecond laser-assisted nitrogen doping of graphene oxide dispersions"
    D. Kepić, S. Sandoval, A. Pérez del Pino, E. György, L. Cabana, B. Ballesteros, G. Tobias
    Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry 18 (2017) 935-941

    "Laser nanostructuration of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes coated with nickel oxide nanoparticles"
    A. Pérez del Pino, E. György, S. Hussain, J. L. Andújar, E. Pascual, R. Amade, E. Bertrán
    Journal of Materials Science 52 (2017) 4002-4015.
  • 2016

    "Ultrafast Epitaxial Growth of Functional Oxide Thin Films by Pulsed Laser Annealing of Chemical Solutions"
    A. Queraltó, A. Perez del Pino, M. de la Mata, J. Arbiol, M. Tristany, X. Obradors, T. Puig
    Chemistry of Materials 28 (2016) 6136-6145.

    "Titanium oxide – reduced graphene oxide – silver composite layers synthesized by laser technique: wetting and electrical properties"
    E. György, A. Perez del Pino, A. Datcu, L. Duta, C. Logofatu, I. Iordache, A.Duta
    Ceramics International 42 (2016) 16191–16197.

    "Laser-induced Chemical Transformation of Free-standing Graphene Oxide Membranes in Liquid and Gas Ammonia Environments"
    A. Pérez del Pino, E. György, C. Cotet, L. Baia, C. Logofatu
    RSC Advances 6 (2016) 50034. 

    "Direct multipulse laser processing of titanium oxide – graphene oxide nanocomposite thin films"
    A. Pérez del Pino, A. Datcu, E. György
    Ceramics International 42 (2016) 7278–7283.

    "Ultraviolet pulsed laser crystallization of Ba0.8Sr0.2TiO3 films on LaNiO3-coated silicon substrates"
    A. Queraltó, A. Pérez del Pino, M. de la Mata, M. Tristany, X. Obradors, T. Puig, S. Trolier-McKinstry
    Ceramics International 42 (2016) 4039-4047.

  • 2015

    "Growth of ferroelectric Ba0.8Sr0.2TiO3 epitaxial films by UV pulsed laser irradiation of chemical solution derived precursor layers"
    A. Queraltó, A. Pérez del Pino, M. de la Mata, J. Arbiol, M. Tristany, A. Gómez, X. Obradors, T. Puig
    Applied Physics Letters 106 (2015) 262903.

    "One-step preparation of nitrogen doped titanium oxide / Au / reduced graphene oxide composite thin films for photocatalytic applications"
    A. Datcu, L. Duta, A. Pérez del Pino, C. Logofatu, C. Luculescu, A. Duta, E. György
    RSC Advances 5 (2015) 49771.

    "Laser-induced chemical transformation of graphene oxide – iron oxide nanoparticles composites deposited on polymer substrates"
    A. Pérez del Pino, E. György, C. Logofatu, J. Puigmartí-Luis, W. Gao
    Carbon 93 (2015) 373-383.

    "Ultrafast crystallization of Ce0.9Zr0.1O2-y epitaxial films on flexible technical substrates by pulsed laser irradiation of chemical solution derived precursor layers"
    A. Queraltó, A. Perez del Pino, M. de la Mata, J. Arbiol, X. Obradors, T. Puig.
    Crystal Growth & Design 15 (2015) 1957-1967.

    "Wetting and photoactive properties of laser irradiated zinc oxide – graphene oxide nanocomposite layers"
    A. Datcu, A. Pérez del Pino, C. Logofatu, A. Duta, E. György
    2015 - NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A-Chemistry and Biology, 119-125.

  • 2014

    "Resonant Infrared and Ultraviolet Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation of Titanium Oxide / Graphene Oxide Composites: A Comparative Study"
    S. M. O’Malley, J. Tomko, A. Pérez del Pino, C. Logofatu, E. György
    The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 118 (2014) 27911-27919.

    "Simultaneous Laser-Induced Reduction and Nitrogen Doping of Graphene Oxide in Titanium Oxide / Graphene Oxide Composites"
    E. György, A. Pérez del Pino, C. Logofatu, C. Cazan, A. Duta
    Journal of the American Ceramic Society 97 (2014) 2718.

    "Wetting and photoactive properties of laser processed zinc oxide - graphene oxide nanocomposite thin layers"
    E. György, A. Pérez del Pino, C. Logofatu, A. Duta
    Journal of Applied Physics 116 (2014) 024906. 

    "Ultraviolet pulsed laser irradiation of multi-walled carbon nanotubes in nitrogen atmosphere"
    A. Pérez del Pino, E. György, B. Ballesteros, L. Cabana, G. Tobias
    Journal of Applied Physics 115 (2014) 093501.

    "Localized template growth of functional nanofibers from an amino acid-supported framework in a microfluidic chip"
    J. Puigmartí-Luis, M. Rubio-Martínez, I. Imaz, B. Z. Cvetković, L. Abad, F. J. del Campo, A. Pérez del Pino, D. Maspoch, D. B. Amabilino
    ACS Nano 8 (2014) 818-826

  • 2013

    "Study of the deposition of graphene oxide sheets by matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation"
    A. Pérez del Pino, E. György, C. Logofatu, A. Duta
    Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 46 (2013) 505309.

    "Effect of laser radiation on multi-wall carbon nanotubes: study of shell structure and immobilization process"
    E. György, A. Pérez del Pino, J. Roqueta, B. Ballesteros, L. Cabana, G. Tobias
    Journal of Nanoparticles Research 15 (2013) 1852.

    "Laser-induced metal organic decomposition for doped CeO2 epitaxial thin film growth"
    A. Queraltó, A. Pérez del Pino, S. Ricart, X. Obradors, T. Puig
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds 574 (2013) 246-254.

    "Processing and immobilization of chondroitin-4-sulphate by UV laser radiation"
    E. György, A. Pérez del Pino, J. Roqueta,A.S. Miguel, C. Maycock, A. G. Oliva
    Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 104 (2013) 169-173.

  • 2012

    "Laser processing and immobilisation of CdSe/ZnS core-shell quantum dots"
    E. György, J. Roqueta, B. Ballesteros, A. Pérez del Pino, A.S. Miguel, C. Maycock, A. G. Oliva
    Physica Status Solidi A 11 (2012) 2201-2207

    "Deposition of Functionalized Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes through Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation"
    A. Pérez del Pino, E. György, L. Cabana, B. Ballesteros, G. Tobias
    Carbon 50 (2012) 4450 - 4458

    "Polycarbonate films metalized with a single component molecular conductor suited to strain and stress sensing applications" 
    E. Laukhina, Lebeded, V. Laukhin, A. Pérez del Pino, E. B. Lopes, A. I.S. Neves, D. Belo, M. Almeida, J. Veciana, C. Rovira
    Organic Electronics 13 (2012) 894-898

  • 2011

    "Synthesis and characterization of Ag nanoparticles and Ag loaded TiO2 photocatalysts"
    G. Sauthier, A. Pérez del Pino, A. Figueras, E. György
    Journal of American Ceramic Society 94 (2011) 3780

    "Synthesis and laser immobilisation onto solid substrates of CdSe/ZnS core-shell quantum dots"
    E. György, A. Pérez del Pino, J. Roqueta, B. Ballesteros, A.S. Miguel, C. Maycock, A. G. Oliva
    Journal of Physical Chemistry C 115 (2011) 15210

    "Effects of Pulsed Laser Radiation on Epitaxial Self-assembled Ge Quantum Dots Grown on Si Substrates"
    A. Pérez del Pino, E. György, I. C. Marcus, J. Roqueta, M. I. Alonso
    Nanotechnology 22 (2011) 295304

    "Processing and immobilization of Ribonuclease A through laser irradiation"
    C. Popescu, J. Roqueta, A. Pérez del Pino, M. Moussaoui, M. V. Nogués, E. Gyorgy
    Journal of Materials Research 26 (2011) 815

    "Guided Assembly of Metal and Hybrid Conductive Probes Using Floating Potential Dielectrophoresis"
    Josep Puigmartí-Luis, Johannes Stadler, Daniel Schaffhauser, Ángel Pérez del Pino, Brian R. Burgcand Petra S. Dittrich
    Nanoscale 3 (2011) 937-940

    "Boosting electrical conductivity in a gel-derived material by nanostructuring with trace carbon nanotubes"
    D. Canevet, A. Pérez del Pino, D. B. Amabilino, M. Sallé
    Nanoscale 3 (2011) 2898-2902

    "Nanocomposites combining conducting and superparamagnetic components prepared via an organogel"
    E. Taboada, L. N. Feldborg, A. Pérez del Pino, A. Roig, D. B. Amabilino, J. Puigmartí-Luis
    Soft Matter 7 (2011) 2755-2761

    "Tunable optical and electrical properties of pulsed laser deposited WO3 and Ag-WO3 nanocomposite thin films"
    E. Gyorgy, A. Pérez del Pino
    Journal of Materials Science 46 (2011) 3560


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Scanning Probe Microscopy

SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

Scanning Probe Microscopy Laboratory

  • About us

    The SPM Lab offers 2.300 hours yearly of SPM related experiments to people inside and outside the ICMAB, without including maintenance, development of new equipment, setups, calibration and implementation of new modes.

    The ICMAB groups who use the service are:

    Superconducting Materials & Large Scale
    Nanostructured Molecular Nanoscience and Organic Materials (NANOMOL)
    Multifunctional Oxides and Complex Structures
    Molecular Chirality
    Surfaces and Nanomaterials

    These groups make up 65% of the work done by the service. To a lesser extent, the service is also used by the following groups Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites, Inorganic Materials and Catalysis and Optoelectronic Nanostructured Materials. Besides ICMAB groups, service groups performs measurements of the Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (Micro & Nano Tools group, Integrated Circuits and Systems (ICAS), Department of Micro i Nanosistemes. Grup Biosensors & BioMEMs) groups the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Sensors and Biosensors Group, Department of Chemistry, Reliability of electronic devices and circuits) as well as to outside companies such as Henkel (Chemical sector) or Kostal (automotive sector). In total, more than 60 different users ICMAB and 13 have used the SPM external service over the past two years.

    We also carry on outreach activities inside the ICMAB that brought international attention.

    Training personnel (mainly PhD) in the AFM technique is another part of the tasks done at the lab.

  • What is the Scanning Probe Microscopy Laboratory?

    The Scanning Probe Microscopy Laboratory is a 28m2 facility located inside the Institute of Material Science of Barcelona. The service is focused in providing state-of-the-art technologies to characterize materials at the nanoscale. Based in the SPM principale, the service is specialized in providing reliable, fast and low cost Topography images as well as advanced modes. We can perform the following experiments:

    • Dynamic and Contact Atomic Force Microscopy
    • Piezoresponse Force Microscopy
    • Electrostatic Force Microscopy
    • Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy
    • Scanning Thermal Microscopy (from 2Q 2016)
    • Current Atomic Force Microscopy
    • Photoconductive Atomic Force Microscopy

    The Lab is divided in 5 different subsections:

    • SPM1 : Keysight 5100 available for topographic images in contact and dynamic mode, in liquid, ambient air or low humidity enviroments.
    • SPM2: Keysight 5500LS available for PFM, EFM, KPFM, SthM, CSAFM, PCAFM with versatile accesories.
    • SPM3: Keysight 5500 available for PFM, topography images and new modes development.
    • SPM4: Nanotec Cervantes available for Topographic images as well as a nano positioning system.
    • EDD: Electronic Devices Developments, special area to develop new accessories for existing SPMs.

     

Technicians

  • Andrés Gómez

    Technician

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    Tel. +34 935801853 Ext. 388

  • Maite Simón

    Technician

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    Tel. +34 935801853 Ext. 388

Scientists in charge

Martí Gich

User's Commission

  • Josep Fontcuberta

  • Andrés Gómez

  • Elies Molins

  • Carmen Ocal

  • M. Rosa Palacín

  • Ángel Pérez

  • Teresa Puig

  • Jaume Veciana

Equipment

  • Keysight 5100 AFM (aka Leia)

    Keysight 5100 AFM comprises a scanner of 60 x 60 microns in X / Y and 6 microns in the Z axis. The equipment can use a special liquid cell and controlled environment chamber for conducting scanners at low humidity or in nitrogen. The maximum sample size is 3x3 cm in X / Y and 2 cm thick. The equipment works in the Constant Amplitude Dynamic mode for obtaining topographic images, however Contact mode is also a possibility. The equipment uses an external generator module that can apply in-plane magnetic fields upto + -800 Oe. The equipment is specifically employed to acquired topographic images, having a low noise architecture that allow the acquisition of 500 nm size images.

  • SPM2: Keysight 5500 LS AFM (aka Darth Vader)

    Keysight 5500 LS, it has a 90x90 microns in X / Y and 15 microns in the Z axis closed loop scanner. The SPM is equipped with three independent Lock-in amplifiers that can be fully configured through the use of an external Signal Access Box. The equipment can be used with the following modes: Piezoresponse Force Microscopy, Electrostatic Force Microscopy, Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy, Scanning thermal Microscopy (from 2Q2016), Current Sensing Atomic Force Microscopy, PhotoConductive Atomic Force Microscopy, Bimodal Atomic Force Microscopy. It also has Closed Loop capability that significantly improves the positioning in X and Y as well as a motorized stage, with accuracy of + -3 microns, and a range of + -15cm in X / Y and 3cm in Z axis, so sample size may reach up to 25 x 25 cm and 3 cm thickA Q-Control is also available to enhance images in liquid. It has a separate accessory for measuring humidity and temperature inside SPM box. A sample cooler and heater with a range of -60ºC to 90ºC and a separate heater up to 350ºC can be used in this equipment. A special current-to-voltage amplifier "Resiscope II" from CSI instruments can be used to acquire topography images. A separate accessory for illuminating samples in the Visible and UV spectra is also available.
  • SPM3: Keysight 5500 AFM (aka Luke)

    Keysight 5500, it has a 90x90 microns in X / Y and 15 microns in the Z axis closed loop scanner. The SPM is equipped with three independent Lock-in amplifiers that can be fully configured through the use of an external Signal Access Box. The equipment can be used with the following modes: Piezoresponse Force Microscopy, Bimodal Atomic Force Microscopy and Dynamic Topography. It also has aClosed Loop capability that significantly improves the positioning in X and Y. Sample size is limited to 3 x 3 cm in the X and Y directions and 1 cm in the Z direction. A Q-Control is also available to enhance images in liquid. It has a separate accessory for measuring humidity and temperature inside SPM box. A separate heater up to 350ºC can be used in this equipment.
  • SPM4: Nanotech Cervantes (aka Jabba)

    Nanotec Cervantes FullMode SPM System is a modular, open and versatile microscope, designed not only for obtaining the highest quality images, but also for those applications that require a characterization of other physical properties of your sample. Currently we use this equipment for topography, and as a separate equipment for nano positioning systems.

Services

We offer a broad range of services, including Topography, PFM, EFM, KPFM, CSAFM, PCAFM and SThM. Send us the Request Form to get a quotation.

  • Piezoresponse Force Microscopy

  • Photocurrent Atomic Force Microscopy

  • Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy

  • Magnetic Force Microscopy

  • High Voltage PFM polin

  • 3-omega AFM

  • Current Atomic Force Microscopy

Open for NFFA Project

We are open to possible new requests through the EU project NFFA.

Publications

  • 2018

    [18] Iglesias, L., Gómez, A., Gich, M., Rivadulla, F., (2018) . Tuning Oxygen Vacancy Diffusion through Strain in SrTiO3 Thin Films. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2018, 10 (41), pp 35367–35373

    [17] del Moral, A., González-Rosillo, J. C., Gómez, A., Puig, T., & Obradors, X. (2018). Thermoelectric stack sample cooling modification of a commercial atomic force microscopy. Ultramicroscopy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultramic.2018.10.014

    [16] Daniel Suarez, Eden Steven, Elena Laukhina, Andres Gomez, Anna Crespi, Narcis Mestres, Concepció Rovira, Eun Sang Choi & Jaume Veciana  (2018) 2D organic molecular metallic soft material derived from BEDO-TTF with electrochromic and rectifying properties. npj Flexible Electronicsvolume 2, Article number: 29 (2018) https://doi.org/10.1038/s41528-018-0041-1

    [15] Vila-Fungueiriño, J. M., Gómez, A., Antoja-Lleonart, J., Gázquez, J., Magén, C., Noheda, B., & Carretero-Genevrier, A. (2018). Direct and converse piezoelectric responses at the nanoscale from epitaxial BiFeO 3 thin films grown by polymer assisted deposition. Nanoscale.  10.1039/c8nr05737k

    [14] Sandoval, S., Kepic, D., Pérez del Pino, A., Gyorgy, E., Gómez, A., Pfannmoeller, M., … & Tobias, G. (2018). Selective Laser-Assisted Synthesis of Tubular van der Waals Heterostructures of Single-Layered PbI2 within Carbon Nanotubes Exhibiting Carrier Photogeneration. ACS nano12(7), 6648-6656. 10.1021/acsnano.8b01638

    [13] A.Gomez, T.Puig, X.Obradors, Diminish electrostatic in piezoresponse force microscopy through longer or ultra-stiff tips, Applied Surface Science
    Volume 439, 1 May 2018, Pages 577-582, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2018.01.080

  • 2017

    [12] A.Gomez, S.Sanchez, Mariano Campoy-Quiles, A.Abate, Topological distribution of reversible and non-reversible degradation in perovskite solar cells, Nano Energy Volume 45, March 2018, Pages 94-100, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nanoen.2017.12.040

    [11] A. Gomez, M. Gich, A. Carretero-Genevrier, T. Puig, X. Obradors, Piezo-generated charge mapping revealed through direct piezoelectric force microscopy, Nature Communicationsvolume 8, Article number: 1113 (2017) doi:10.1038/s41467-017-01361-2

    [10] Alberto Quintana, Andrés Gómez, Maria Dolors Baró, Santiago Suriñach, Eva Pellicer, Jordi Sort, Self-templating faceted and spongy single-crystal ZnO nanorods: Resistive switching and enhanced piezoresponse, In Materials & Design, Volume 133, 2017, Pages 54-61, ISSN 0264-1275, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2017.07.039.

    [9] Gómez, A., Vila-Fungueiriño, J. M., Moalla, R., Saint-Girons, G., Gázquez, J., Varela, M., Bachelet, R., Gich, M., Rivadulla, F. and Carretero-Genevrier, A. (2017), Semiconducting Films: Electric and Mechanical Switching of Ferroelectric and Resistive States in Semiconducting BaTiO3–δ Films on Silicon (Small 39/2017). Small, 13: n/a. doi:10.1002/smll.201770208

  • 2016

    [8] A Carretero‐Genevrier, R Bachelet, G Saint‐Girons, R Moalla, JM Vila‐Fungueiriño, B Rivas‐Murias, F Rivadulla, J Rodriguez‐Carvajal, A Gomez, J Gazquez, M Gich, N Mestres, Ashutosh Tiwari, Rosario A Gerhardt, Magdalena Szutkowska. Development of Epitaxial Oxide Ceramics Nanomaterials Based on Chemical Strategies on Semiconductor Platforms (2016) Advanced Ceramic Materials

    [7] David Kiefer, Liyang Yu, Erik Fransson, Andrés Gómez, Daniel Primetzhofer, Aram Amassian, Mariano Campoy-Quiles, Christian Müller (2016). A Solution-Doped Polymer Semiconductor:Insulator Blend for Thermoelectrics Advanced Science

    [6] Marta Riba-Moliner, Narcis Avarvari, David. B. Amabilino , Arántzazu González-Campo, and Andrés Gómez* (2016). Distinguishing between Mechanical and Electrostatic Interaction in Single Pass Multi Frequency Electrostatic Force Microscopy Measurements on a Molecular Material. Langmuir, 2016, 32 (51), pp 13593–13599, DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b03390

    [5] Marta Riba-Moliner, Andrés Gómez-Rodríguez, David B. Amabilino, Josep Puigmartí-Luis, Arántzazu González-Campo, (2016). Functional supramolecular tetrathiafulvalene-based films with mixed valences states. Polymer

  • 2015

    [4] Oliveras-González, C., Di Meo, F., González-Campo, A., Beljonne, D., Norman, P., Simón-Sorbed, M., … & Amabilino, D. B. (2015). Bottom-up hierarchical self-assembly of chiral porphyrins through coordination and hydrogen bonds. Journal of the American Chemical Society.

    [3] Bernhard Dörling, Jason D. Ryan, Matthew C. Weisenberger, Andrea Sorrentino, Ahmed El Basati, Andrés Gomez, Miquel Garriga, Eva Pereiro, John E. Anthony, Alejandro R. Goñi, Christian Müller*, Mariano Campoy-Quiles* (2015) Photoinduced p- to n-type switching in thermoelectric polymer-carbon nanotube composites – Advanced Materials 10.1002/adma.201505521

    [2] A. Queraltó, A. Pérez del Pino, M. de la Mata, J. Arbiol, M. Tristany, A. Gómez, X. Obradors and T. Puig (2015). Growth of ferroelectric Ba0.8Sr0.2TiO3 epitaxial films by ultraviolet pulsed laser irradiation of chemical solution derived precursor layers. Applied Physics Letters 106, 262903

    [1] Coll, M., Gomez, A., Mas-Marza, E., Almora, O., Garcia-Belmonte, G., Campoy-Quiles, M., & Bisquert, J. (2015). Polarization Switching and Light-Enhanced Piezoelectricity in Lead Halide Perovskites. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 6(8), 1408-1413.

  • 2013

    *Carretero-Genevrier, A., Gich, M., Picas, L., Gazquez, J., Drisko, G. L., Boissiere, C., ... & Sanchez, C. (2013). Soft-chemistry–based routes to epitaxial α-quartz thin films with tunable textures. Science, 340(6134), 827-831. ISO 690

    *Carretero-Genevrier, A., Gich, M., Picas, L., Gazquez, J., Drisko, G. L., Boissiere, C., ... & Sanchez, C. (2013). Soft-chemistry–based routes to epitaxial α-quartz thin films with tunable textures. Science, 340(6134), 827-831.
    ISO 690


    *SCIENTIFIC PAPERS WHERE SPM IMAGES FROM OUR LAB HAVE BEEN INCLUDED

     

AFM Images Gallery

  • PFM phase over sample topography

    Piezoresponse Phase image over the topography roughness, image acquired at low humidity environment. Sample courtesy of Joan Bisquert

  • Current Sensing Atomic Force Microscopy

    Current image of a Carbon nano tube doped thermoelectric film obtained with a solid platinum tip, sample biased and at low humidity environment. The data can be used to correlate topography image with current image, obtained information on the local current distribution or compare the images with different samples, using histograms from the images. Sample courtesy of Bernhard Dörling

  • Current Map of a Resistive Switching film

    Current Sensing Atomic Force Microscopy image after lithography made in a Resistive Switching film.
  • Topography image

    Constant Amplitude Dynamic Force Microscopy image obtained with SPM1: Keysight 5100 to reveal the topography of a Hydrogel. Sample courtesy of Romen Rodríguez
  • Bimodal Atomic Force Microscopy

    Bimodal phase image of a graphene sample obtained with a FORT tip
  • Current Sensing Atomic Force Microscopy

    Current image of a dopped thermoelectric film obtained with a solid platinum tip, sample biased and at low humidity environment. The data can be used to correlate topography image with current image, obtained information on the local current distribution or compare the images with different samples, using histograms from the images. Sample courtesy of Bernhard Dörling
  • Electrostatic Force Microscopy curves

    Electrostatic Force Microscopy curves obtained in different spots of a sample to compare different conduction areas. The slope of the curve can be used to acquire data that can be correlated to different physical phenomena, in this case to differences in conductivity.
  • Topography image of a human hair

    Topography image acquired by Maite Simon for our outreach activities. The image was acquired in constant amplitude dynamic force microscopy, using the SPM1: Keysight 5100, with a App Nano FORT tip.
  • Photocurrent Map

    Photocurrent map of a Organic Solar Cell developed by Mariano Campoy. The cell was study under different wavelengths. The current production can be analized locally, with an outstanding lateral resolution. The information can then be used to understand the influence of topography, grain boundaries and morphology.
  • Magnetic Force Microscopy Image

    Magnetic force microscopy image obtained through the use of dual-pass dynamic force microscopy, using a magnetic-coated tip. The sample was a conventional 3,5" magnetic floppy drive, that was disassemble to test the method in our equipment.
  • Photoconductive map

    Photoconductive map of a solar cell. The bottom part of the image was acquired in dark conditions, while the upper part was acquired illuminating the sample with white light.
  • Current Image after lithography

    Current image performed after lithography process, different voltages were used to record six squares in a Resistive-switching YbaCO film, deposited into a LAO substrate. The image was acquired with voltage applied to the sample, in a low humidity environment.
  • Current Image made with Resiscope module

    50 microns Current Image of a conductive YBaCO track deposited into a LAO substrate. Logarithmic scale for Z axis, sample bias, low humidity environment. Sample courtesy of Juan Carlos Gonzalez-Rosillo

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We offer a broad range of services, including Topography, PFM, EFM, KPFM, CSAFM, PCAFM and SThM. Send us the Request Form to get a quotation.


Scanning Probe
Microscopy

Address:

ICMAB
Campus UAB, delante de caseta de Bomberos
08193, Bellaterra
Spain

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Low Temperatures and Magnetometry Service

  • Low Temperatures and Magnetometry

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • Low Temperatures and Magnetometry

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • Low Temperatures and Magnetometry

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • Low Temperatures and Magnetometry

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • Low Temperatures and Magnetometry

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • Low Temperatures and Magnetometry

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • Low Temperatures and Magnetometry

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • Low Temperatures and Magnetometry

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

Many investigation lines in this institute rely on the magnetic and electric properties of the materials being investigated. Most of the characterization carried out requires the use of very precise measurement systems. In order to satisfy the intensive demand of measurements of this nature, the Low Temperature and Magnetometry Service was created.

The Low Temperature and Magnetometry Service is part of the ICMAB Scientific Technical Services Unit and its facilities are available to all the research crew of the Institute, as well as, to external users. It is devoted to the measurement of the magnetic, electric properties under specific conditions of external magnetic field and temperature.

In order to achieve the demand, the Service is equipped with two SQUID based magnetometers (Quantum Design MPMS system), devoted to magnetometry measurements and two Quantum Design PPMS systems, devoted to electrical transport measurements, as well as magnetometry measurements.

A User Commission supervises the proper operation of the Service and meets once a year in order to satisfy this supervision task as well as to take the appropriate decisions for the optimization of the Service operation.

Technicians

  • Dr. Bernat Bozzo

    Service Technician

    bbozzo(at)icmab.es
    +34 93 580 18 53 ext 436211
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  • Dr. Ferran Vallès

    Service Technician

    fvalles(at)icmab.es
    +34 93 580 18 53 ext 436099
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Scientists in charge

Benjamín Martínez

User's Commission

  • Bernat Bozzo

  • Josep Fontcuberta

  • Benjamín Martínez

  • Xavier Obradors

  • Teresa Puig

  • Imma Ratera

  • Anna Roig

  • Ferran Vallès

Equipment


Quantum Design MPMS-XL

This magnetometer is based on a SQUID detector that is able to determine extremelly low magnetization signals present in the material under study. This magnetization can be evaluated under several conditions of external magnetic field and temperature. The core system consists of a superconducting longitudinal solenoid able to generate mangetic fields up to 70kOe. The system has also able to precisely control the temperature at the sample space at any value from 2K to 400K with a stability condition of les than 0.1% of oscillation.
  • Specifications

    • Maximum field: ±70kOe
    • Temperature range: 2K-400K
    • Two measurement modes: DC (continuous sample motion through the picking coils) and RSO (oscillatory motion through the pickup coils)
    • Sensivity at zero applied field, magnet in persistent mode: 10-5emu for DC mode, 10-7emu for RSO mode
  • Measurement options

    • UItra-Low field option: Useful for ensuring real zero field cooling processes, since the option is able to cancel the mangetic field at a certain working point. Edit

Quantum Design MPMS-3

The MPMS-3 system is the new generation of SQUID detector based magnetometers. It offers an enchanced performance of temperature stabilization, magnetic field stability when compared to those exhibited by the MPMS-XL system. This fact reduces the measurement noise, allowing the obtention of cleaner measurements for those samples with extremelly low magnetic moment. The core system consists of a superconducting longitudinal solenoid able to generate mangetic fields up to 70kOe. The system has also able to precisely control the temperature at the sample space at any value from 2K to 400K with a stability condition of less than 0.1% of oscillation.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Maximum field: ±70kOe
  • Temperature range: 2K-400K
  • Two measurement modes: DC (continuous sample motion through the pick-up coils) and VSM (vibration sample motion around the center of the pick-up coils)
  • Sensivity at low field: 10-7emu for DC mode, 10-8emu for VSM mode

Quantum Design PPMS System

  • Core system

    PPMS System bundles the same core system as the MPMS-XL, except for the SQUID detection system. A pinout system is available instead, thus making it possible to electrically contact the sample under study and measure its transport properties (resistance, Hall effect, magnetoresistance…). The core system makes possible to generate magnetic fields up to 90kOe and to control the sample space temperature to any value between 2K and 400K with a stability condition of less than 0.1% of oscillation. PPMS is not only limited to electrical measurements, since the electrical contacts at the sample chamber can be used as an interface to more sofisticated measurement systems such as a VSM magnetometer, AC Susceptometer…
  • Specifications

    • Maximum field: ±90kOe
    • Temperature range: 2K – 400K (some setups modify this range, see below for more information)

MEASUREMENTS OPTIONS

  • Resistivity

    PPMS system is bundled with a current source and a voltmeter multiplexed to three channels that can determine the resistance of three samples quasi-simultaneously using four point measurement approach. Swithing between one sample and next is done automatically and cyclically several times per second. Option can be used for the determination of the resistivity, magnetoresistance and Hall effect of the material under study. Its speficications allow the determination of resistances ranging from mOhm to approximmately 20MOhm. Sample rotator can be used with this option.

    Specifications

    Current: 5nA to 5mA. DC current or square wave AC (plus/minus current)
    Voltage limit: 0.1mV to 95mV
    Power limit: 10nW to 1mW

  • AC Transport

    AC Transport uses a waveform generator able to produce driving signals that are used by the current source to produce alternating currents. The bundled voltmeter measures the voltage and the measured signal is treated using a Lock-in based software. Hardware is multiplexed to two channels, so that two samples can be measured during the same session. Related software is prepared for measuring:

    • Sample resistivity
    • IV characteristics
    • Hall effect
    • Superconducting critical current

    Sample rotator can be used with this option.

    Specifications:

    Amplitude range: 10uA to 2A
    Frequency range: 10Hz to 10kHz
    Voltmeter scale ranges: 40uV to 5V

  • ACMS

    With this option, PPMS can be used as a magnetometer. The option hardware provides the possibility to be used as DC extraction magnetometer or an AC Susceptometer.

    Specifications:

    Driving field amplitude: 0.1Oe to 15Oe
    Frequency range: 10Hz to 10kHz
    Working temperature range: 2K to 350K
    Sensibility of DC extraction: 1e-5 emu
    Sensibility of AC susceptibility: 1e-8 emu

  • VSM

    VSM based magnetometers provide a fast and precise method for the determination of the DC magnetization of a material. An specially built sample holder that contains a heater allows to extend the working temperature up to 1000K.

    Specifications:

    Sensibility: 1e-6 emu
    Temperature range: 2K to 300K for normal measurements, 300K to 1000K is oven sample holder is used

  • Torque

    The measurement of the magnetic torque provides an alternate system for determining the sample magnetization. The main purpose of the magnetic torque measurement is to study the mangetic anysotropy of a material.

Sample preparation


Due to the nature of the equipment used, restrictions apply on the type of samples that can be submitted. The service will only accept samples that are prepared following the tips explained below.

  • MPMS-XL & MPMS3

    Powder

    • Material in powder form must be delivered inside gelatine or pollycarbonate capsules and the user is responsible of putting the powder inside the capsules. User must ensure that no powder can escape from the capsule, so that equipment contamination is avoided.
    • Do not manipulate the material with potentially magnetic tweezers, spatules, etc. since it could introduce false contributions to the magnetic signal.
    • Gelatin capsules degrade with humidity. Avoid its contact to any polar solvents or direct contact to skin.
    • For ferromagnetic or ferrimagnetic materials, it is advised to look for the expected saturation magnetization and limit the mass if the expected magnetic moment would be larger than 0.5emu.
    • NO LIQUID SAMPLES ARE ALLOWED. IF ANY SOLVENT IS USED, IT MUST BE FIRST EVAPORATED!
    • Capsules are provided by the service.

    Thin films

    • Sample width cannot be greater than 6mm. Despite there is no theoretical limitation on the height, it is advised to be as short as possible in order not to degrade the reliability of the reported value.
    • The ideal form factor is a square of 5x5mm2
    • Make sure that the back side of the substrate does not contain any trace of silver paste, sticky tape or any other material that could eventually trap metallic particles.

    Bulk samples

    • Sample width cannot be greater than 6mm. Despite there is no theoretical limitation on the height, it is advised to be as short as possible in order not to degrade the reliability of the reported value.
    • Due to the large amount of mass, user should ensure that the expected magnetic moment is not larger than 0.5emu. If so, it should be considered the possibility of further reducing the sample size.
    • If the material under study is brittle a gelatin capsule or any other kind of protection must be used in order to avoid to contaminate the sample chamber.

    Other samples

    • Contact to the Service Technician in order to study the case.
  • PPMS - Resistivity & AC Transport

    • Only bulk samples or thin films can be measured by this technique.
    •  Sample must be contacted to the puk sample holder using a four-wire schema. Wire-bonding contacts and silver paste assisted contacts can be used depending on the nature of the sample.
    • Wires and silver paste are not provided by the service.
    • Wire-bonding facility is available in the Nanoquim platform.
    • Service can lend sample holders for both AC Transport and Resistivity options (rotator version and regular version) for a limited period of time.
    • Contact to the Service Manager for more details.
  • PPMS -VSM Low Temperature

    Powder

    • Material in powder form must be delivered inside gelatine or pollycarbonate capsules and the user is responsible of putting the powder inside the capsules. User must ensure that no powder can escape from the capsule, so that equipment contamination is avoided.
    • Do not manipulate the material with potentially magnetic tweezers, spatules, etc. since it could introduce false contributions to the magnetic signal.
    • Gelatin capsules degrade with humidity. Avoid its contact to any polar solvents or direct contact to skin.
    • NO LIQUID SAMPLES ARE ALLOWED. IF ANY SOLVENT IS USED, IT MUST BE FIRST EVAPORATED!
    • Capsules are provided by the service.

    Thin films

    • Sample width cannot be greater than 10mm. Despite there is no theoretical limitation on the height, it is advised to be as short as possible in order not to degrade the reliability of the reported value.
    • The ideal form factor is a square of 5x5mm2
    • Make sure that the back side of the substrate does not contain any trace of silver paste, sticky tape or any other material that could eventually trap metallic particles.

    Bulk samples

    • Sample width cannot be greater than 10mm. Despite there is no theoretical limitation on the height, it is advised to be as short as possible in order not to degrade the reliability of the reported value.
    • If the material under study is brittle a gelatin capsule or any other kind of protection must be used in order to avoid to contaminate the sample chamber.

    Other samples

    • Contact to the Service Technician in order to study the case.
  • PPMS-VSM Oven

    • The experimental setup limits sample width to 3mm. Sample will be mounted using Al2O3 cement diluted with water. Please, ensure that this glue system does not harm your material.
    • Powder samples should be pressed into pellets or embedded with other matrix material that does not degrade at high temperature. Al2O3 cement can be used in this case.
    • Bulk samples and thin films can be used with no problem as long as their width is less than 3mm.

     

    Please, contact to the Service Manager for more details

  • PPMS-AC Susceptibility

    Powder

    • Material in powder form must be delivered inside gelatine or pollycarbonate capsules and the user is responsible of putting the powder inside the capsules. User must ensure that no powder can escape from the capsule, so that equipment contamination is avoided.
    • Do not manipulate the material with potentially magnetic tweezers, spatules, etc. since it could introduce false contributions to the magnetic signal.
    • Gelatin capsules degrade with humidity. Avoid its contact to any polar solvents or direct contact to skin.
    • NO LIQUID SAMPLES ARE ALLOWED. IF ANY SOLVENT IS USED, IT MUST BE FIRST EVAPORATED!
    • Capsules are provided by the service.

     

    Thin films

    • Sample width cannot be greater than 6mm. Despite there is no theoretical limitation on the height, it is advised to be as short as possible in order not to degrade the reliability of the reported value.
    • The ideal form factor is a square of 5x5mm2
    • Make sure that the back side of the substrate does not contain any trace of silver paste, sticky tape or any other material that could eventually trap metallic particles.

    Bulk samples

    • Sample width cannot be greater than 6mm. Despite there is no theoretical limitation on the height, it is advised to be as short as possible in order not to degrade the reliability of the reported value.
    • If the material under study is brittle a gelatin capsule or any other kind of protection must be used in order to avoid to contaminate the sample chamber.
  • PPMS-Torque

    The experimental setup allows only the use of bulk samples or thin fims not larger than 1x1mm2. The desired rotation must be clearly indicated either in the sample, or by using a drawing sketch.


    Only bulk or thin film samples are accepted


Data delivery


The data corresponding to the measurements is automatically copied to the Service local network resource (\\neolabs\labbtym) once a measurement session is finished.

Output data format is, by default, comma separated values with the relevant measurement fields included. Other secondary data fields are omitted.

If requested, original or RAW data files or data in other formats can also be delivered.

 

PLEASE, FIND YOUR DATA AT THE FOLLOWING LOCAL NETWORK FOLDERS:

Equipment Network resource

  • MPMS XL-7T (S1) \\neolabs\labbtym\squid i
  • MPMS XL-7T (S2) \\neolabs\labbtym\squid ii
  • MPMS-3 (SQUID-VSM) \\neolabs\labbtym\squidvsm
  • PPMS (P1) \\neolabs\labbtym\ppms i
  • PPMS (P2) \\neolabs\labbtym\ppms ii
  • PPMS (P3) \\neolabs\labbtym\ppms iii

External users or users not having access to the ICMAB local network can have their data emailed or copied to removable media upon request.


Request Service


ICMAB users

  1. Download and print the PDF request form. Please, be as concise as possible when specifying the details of the measurement. Remember that experiments are validated by the IP electronically.
  2. Place the samples together with the printed service form at the “Entrance” shelves in the Service Sample closet located at the corridor next to the laboratory at the ground floor (P0)

For any question about the details of the measurement, contact to the Service Technician Bernat Bozzo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ext 436211, Lab 0.20) or Ferran Vallès (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ext 436208, office 0.10)

External users

  1. Contact to the Service Technician, Bernat Bozzo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ext 436211, Lab 0.20) or Ferran Vallès (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ext 436208, Office 0.10) in order to arrange the details of the measurement.
  2. A quotation will be prepared and sent to you.
  3. Send us an order form, indicating the quotation number we provided by email.


Low Temperatures and
Magnetometry Service

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Preparation and Characterization of Soft Materials

  • Preparation and Characterization of Soft Materials

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • Preparation and Characterization of Soft Materials

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • Preparation and Characterization of Soft Materials

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • Preparation and Characterization of Soft Materials

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

The Soft Materials Service provides equipment and technical assistance for the preparation and characterization of micro-and nanostructured soft molecular materials (molecular surfaces, micro- and nanoparticulate molecular materials, plastic films, dispersed systems, SAMs, etc..) with interest in different areas of application (biomedicine, electronics, energy storage and other chemical and material application areas).

These equipment and services constitute unit 6 of NANBIOSIS, the integrated infrastructure for the production and characterization of nanomaterials, biomaterials and systems in biomedicine, of CIBER-BBN and the Minimal Invasion Surgery Center Jesús Usón, which has been recognized by Spanish Government as Unique Scientific-Technological Infrastructure (ICTS).

Technicians

  • José Amable Bernabé

    Technician

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    Tel. +34 935801853 Ext. 338

  • David Piña

    Technician

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    Tel. +34 935801853 Ext. 253

Scientists in charge

Dra. Nora Ventosa

User's Commission

  • José Amable Bernabé

  • Lluís Balcells

  • Concepción Domingo

  • Carmen Ocal

  • Susagna Ricart

  • Anna Roig

  • Jaume Veciana

  • Dra. Nora Ventosa

Equipment

  • Lab-scale high pressure equipment for materials processing with compressed fluids (i.e. CO2, ferons)

  • Ultrasonics for the preparation of disperse systems (i.e. micelles, vesicles, emulsions, suspensions) (Equipment: VCZX 750; Sonics & Materials)

  • Stability studies (Turbiscan Lab; Formulaction)

  • Automated analysis of the size distribution and concentration (Equipment: Nanosight NS300; Malvern Instruments)

  • Particle size distribution (from 0.1 to 3500 microns) – (Equipment: Mastersizer 2000; Malvern Instruments)

  • Particle size distribution (from 0.6 to 6000nm); Z potential and molecular weight measurements by DLS-NIBS (Equipment: Zetasizer Nano ZS; Malvern Instruments)

  • Particle size distribution (from 10 to 1000nm) and particle concentration by real-time visualization of nanoparticles in a liquid (Equipment: LM20; Nanosight )

  • Volume and density measurement of porous solids and powders (Equipment: Ultrapyc 1200e Helium Pycnometer; Quantachrome Instruments)

  • Bulk density and powder packing tests (Equipment: Autotap; Quantachrome Instruments)

  • Measurement of biomolecular interactions in solution by Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC) (Equipment: VP-ITC; GE HealthCare-Microcal)

  • Milli-Q Water

  • High-speed Refrigerated Benchtop Centrifuge (Equipment: Allegra® 64R; Beckman Coulter)

Booking Calendar



Request Service

Apply for a service

In order to apply for a service, please, contact with Amable Bernabé (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). He will contact you for arrangements

Lab-scale high pressure plant / High-pressure phase analyzer

For the use of lab-scale high pressure plant and high-pressure phase analyzer please contact Dr. Nora Ventosa (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


Preparation and Characterization of
Soft Materials

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ICMAB
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Electron microscopy service

  • Electron microscopy service

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • Electron microscopy service

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • Electron microscopy service

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • Electron microscopy service

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • Electron microscopy service

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

The electron microscopy service was created in 2008 and is mainly dedicated to research groups of the Institute, but it can be accessible to external users as well.

The service consists of a scanning electron microscope (SEM) QUANTA FEI 200 FEG-ESEM installed in September 2008 (substituting an old PHILIPS 515 acquired in 2004 as a result of a process of reallocation between the CSIC centres CID and ICMAB) and a transmission electron microscope JEOL 1210 acquired in 1991. With the acquisition of the new SEM, the service provides ICMAB with a powerful and versatile tool capable to combine routine daily work with cutting-edge research. As a general strategy, this way the service aims at satisfying in-house the increasing demand of high-profile nanostructural characterization, thus eliminating technical limits imposed by external scientific-technical services.

To promote an efficient exploitation, the service offers: 1) Technical support given by two high-profiled (doctor) staff members. 2) Electronic management. 3) Effective user-training system by technical staff, oriented to achieve a maximum degree of self-service.

Technicians

  • Anna Esther Carrillo

    Technical supervisor

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    + 34 935 801 853 (233-342)

  • Judith Oró Solé

    Technical supervisor

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    + 34 935 801 853(296-344)

User's Commission

  • Lluís Balcells

  • Anna Esther Carrillo

  • Amparo Fuertes

  • Judith Oró

  • María Rosa Palacín

  • Anna Palau

  • Anna Roig

  • Francesc Teixidor

  • Nora Ventosa

Equipment

  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) QUANTA FEI 200 FEG-ESEM

    The Quanta 200 ESEM FEG from FEI is a special and advanced type of high performance scanning electron microscope (SEM). The FEI Quanta 200 FEG is a state of the art field emission microscope that allows nanometer level inspection of materials.

  • Transmission electron microscope (TEM) 120 KV JEOL 1210

    The 120 KV JEOL 1210 TEM features a high angular range (Tilt X= ± 60o, Tilt Y= ± 30o) providing a unique facility in the area of Barcelona for exploring large volumes of the reciprocal lattice by electron diffraction. It has technical support by a high profile (Dr) staff member. With a resolution below 3.2 Å this equipment is useful for low resolution structure imaging and characterization of nanoparticulate systems.

Booking Calendar


Booking Calendar SEM

Request Service


To request the SEM service

download the special order SEM-FEI

RESULTS: \\Grupo\semquantafei
 

To request the TEM service

contact with the service technician,  Judith Oró (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

RESULTS: \\Jungle\tem

 

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Electron Microscopy
Service

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ICMAB
Campus UAB
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X-ray Diffraction Laboratory

  • X-ray Diffraction Laboratory

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • X-ray Diffraction Laboratory

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • X-ray Diffraction Laboratory

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • X-ray Diffraction Laboratory

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • X-ray Diffraction Laboratory

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

The X-ray Diffraction Laboratory is a consolidated service of the ICMAB institute. The main objective of the service is to meet the needs of the different departments of the center offering the maximum possible benefits to the institute users and it is also available to external users.

Based on the principles of X-ray diffraction, a wealth of structural and microstructural information about crystalline materials can be derived. In materials science, knowledge of the structure and composition of the materials studied is a key requirement for understanding their properties.

Our fast, accurate and customized services include data collection, qualitative and quantitative phase analysis as well as texture measurements (pole figures), residual stress, reciprocal space maps, etc. The most common function of the service is the acquisition of X-ray diffraction data under different conditions, e.g. by using flat sample and Bragg-Brentano geometry, thin film diffraction, texture determination on layers, microdiffraction and qualitative analysis in capillary materials.

Technicians

Scientists in charge

Jordi Rius 

Equipment

  • Siemens D-5000

    The Siemens D-5000 is a powder diffractometer well suited for the analysis of powder samples and qualitative analysis. 

  • Bruker D8 Advance (GADDS)

    This unit is equipped with a centric Eulerian cradle and a VANTEC-500 area detector. This combination gives the Bruker D8 the capability to handle tasks such as phase identification and quantification, textural and residual stress analysis, determination of particle size, percent crystallinity, and structural identification.

  • Bruker D8-Discover

    The D8 DISCOVER is an X-ray diffraction instrument, perfect for thin film application, equipped with four motorized axes stage, having as typical applications: XR Reflectometry, Rocking measurements, RSM measurements and structural phase identification. The equipment can works in two differents configurations, Bragg-Brentano and Parallel configuration. 

  • Bruker D8 Advance A25

    The D8 Advance A25 is equipped by two different configurations, Bragg-Brentano geometry with electrochemical cell (Cu radiation) and Debye-Scherrer geometry (Mo radiation) with a Johansson monochromator for capillary measurements.

Software


Powder Diffraction Software:

EVA – Phase identification and quantitative phase analysis
TOPAS – Profile analysis, quantitative analysis, structure analysis

 

Materials Research Software:

MULTEX –Texture analysis
LEPTOS – Thin film analysis/Residual stress

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X-Ray Diffraction
Service

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ICMAB
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Nanoquim Platform

RESEARCH UNITS

Nanoquim: Clean Room Facility

WEB NANOQUIM

The Nanoquim Platform offers five independent cleanroom facilities classified as ISO7, which corresponds to a Class 10,000 cleanroom according to FED STD 209E. These labs are equipped to develop different types of chemical and physical processes, like the physico-chemical synthesis and characterization of nanostructured materials.

Technicians

  • Marta Gerbolés

    Technician

  • Luigi Morrone

    Technician

  • Rosa Mª Pérez

    Technician

Scientists in charge

Teresa Puig

Scientist in charge:

User's Commission

  • Núria Aliaga

  • Lluís Balcells

  • Carlos Frontera

  • Miquel Garriga

  • Marta Gerbolés

  • Martí Gich

  • Mart Mas-Torrent

  • Luigi Morrone

  • M. Rosa Palacín

  • Teresa Puig

    Scientist in charge:

  • Susagna Ricart

Equipment

  • Advanced Optical Lithography Lab

    • Photolithography Fume Hood: Photolithography hood equipped with an AC 6000 Spinner, a precision hotplate, a hot/stirring plate and an ultrasonic bath forworking with photoresists.
    • Micro-Writer ML3: A last generation micro-writing device with high performance laser-assisted technology.
    • Ellipsometer GES5E from Sopra (with porosimeter): Allows various measurement modes from standard to generalized ellipsometry, going through photometric measurements, scatterometry and luminescence measurements. Allows for the characterization of thin films’ properties like composition, roughness or thickness through changes in polarization.
    • Plasma Cleaner Zepto M2: Low-pressure plasma technology that allows for surface alterations like etching and activation processes, precision cleaning and polymerization on surface.
    • Optical Microscope Nikon Optiphot: The Optical Microscope Nikon Optiphot is a suitable equipment for a fast evaluation of photolithographic experiments. 
  • Characterization at the Nanoscale of Functional Materials Lab

    • IR-Spectrometer Vertex 70 from Bruker: Fully digital FT-IR spectrometer for signal acquisition from the far IR region. Equipped with MTC and TGS detectors.
    • Binocular Loupe: For the fast evaluation of samples.
    • Optical Microscope B-600 MET: A versatile tool for several processes in the laboratory.
    • Ultrasonic Wire Bonder 4526: Manual Ball Bonding System that provides the high yield and excellent repeatability needed for every gold ball bonding
    • Profilometer P16+ from KLA Tencor: Surface metrology analysis solution with applications in R&D Departments, Universities, production and process monitoring.
  • Physico-Chemical Characterization and Nanofabrication Lab

    • Spectrofluorometer LS 45: This fluorescence spectrometer offers versatility and reliability for routine analyses, using a range of accessories and software for many applications.
    • Atomic Layer Deposition System SavannahDesigned to deposit pinhole free coating with uniform thickness, with precise controls and high film quality.
    • Rheometer HAAKE RheoStress RS600Fully modular, upgradeable controlled stress research rheometer that suits a wide range of requirements, allowing for shear and stress controlled flow curves, stress controlled ramps, creep and recovery, oscillating tests and temperature control tests, amongst others.
    • Reactive Ion Etcher RIE 2000 CE: Provides a clean environment for anisotropic etching of several materials. Equipped with oxygen, argon and tetrafluoromethane gases together with mixtures of oxygen/tetrafluoromethane.
    • Metal Evaporator System Auto 306: Achieves high vacuum values for an optimal physical deposition of the target (gold, chromium, aluminum, titanium, silver, among others) to the sample. 
    • Ion Milling/Sputtering/E-Beam SystemCombination of three systems in one that allows for different
    • Centrifuge Allegra 64RBrushless, induction drive refrigerated centrifuge that performs routine spins on the lab bench for high-speed separations.
    • Stove UNB 500 from MemmertThis Stove is thought for drying material.
  • Chemical Synthesis Lab

    • Basic I-SolventsFume hood for working with solvents or non-corrosive substances.
    • Basic II-Acids & Corrosives: Fume hood for working with corrosive substances.
    • Vacuum Line: Equipped with a cold trap and four manifolds for simultaneous work within a fume hood.
    • Rotary Evaporation System R-210/215: For faster and more effective evaporation of the more volatile solvent in a solution.
    • Spin Coater Spinner CZ-650: Allows for the deposition of substrates over surfaces by fast rotation.
    • Glove Box GP(Concept)-II-P: Constantly purified and over pressurized nitrogen environment to develop processes sensitive to oxygen and water.
    • Microwave Oven with controlled atmosphere Discover Explorer Hybrid from CEMThe system facilitates either homogenous or heterogeneous solution phase chemistry, solid phase chemistry or chemistry conducted on solid supports, under controlled conditions.
    • Microwave from Milestone: Equipped with several accessories for a range of experiments, with a focus on liquid-liquid synthesis, solid-solid synthesis, and for digestion experiments.
    • Drop Shape Analyzer DSA 100: With a manual drop system and many options for contact angle measurements. Equipped with a software loaded with different models to determine the contact angle and surface tension of a liquid.
  • Highly Control Humidity Lab

    • ICMAB-CSIC Ink-jet Printer: ICMAB’s own prototype.
    • Rapid Thermal Annealing Furnace: For the thermal treatment of samples up to 1200ºC, developed specifically for research requirements.
    • Tubular Furnace ST 1002540
    • Furnace that reaches up to 1150ºC thanks to refractory components. Equipped with wax evacuation tray, wax gathering drawer and gas exhausting evacuation system.
    • Mini Tubular Furnace
    • Inert Atmosphere Chamber: Chamber with low humidity and oxygen levels for chemical and physical processes. Equipped with a SMA AC 6000 Spinner.
    • Chemical Hood: Hood with highly controlled humidity.
    • Dip Coater DipMaster 201: Accommodates substrates up to 12" x 12", with a withdrawal speed range of 0.5" to 4.0" per minute and a manual temperature control with a maximum infrared oven temperature of 80º.
  • Vertex. Model 3415.

    The Nanoquim Platform also counts with a portable air particle counter. Vertex. Model 3415. It is an equipment that measures air quality in terms of the number of particles. This allows to know if the clean room keep the specifications class 10.000 or type ISO7. 

Nanoquim
Platform

Address:

ICMAB
Campus UAB
(in front of Firehouse)
08193, Bellaterra
Spain

Contact

By email:
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By phone:

Luigi: 436164
Marta: 436165
Lab 1: 436151
Lab 2: 436152
Lab 3: 436153
Lab 4: 436154
Lab 5: 436155

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Bioservice

Bioservice

SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

The Bioservice Platform is open to the different research groups working in the area of biomaterials. The service caries out biological studies, both with cells and with bacteria, of the new materials and devices developed

Technicians

  • Miriam de Miguel (ICMAB)

    Technician

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  • Manuela Dietrich (ICN2)

    Technician

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Scientists in charge

Anna Laromaine

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User's Commission

  • Miriam de Miguel

  • Arántzazu González

  • Anna Laromaine

  • Ana Mª López

  • Rosario Núñez

  • Imma Ratera

  • Anna Roig

  • Pepe Vidal

Equipment

  • Biological safety cabinet Telstar BIO II A*

  • Microcentrifuge Heraeus Biofuge pico

  • Orbital shaker Stuart Mini SSM1

  • Microwave ProClean 310

  • Fridge, 4 °C

  • Biological safety cabinet HERAsafe HS12*

  • CO2 incubator HERAcell

  • CO2 incubator Function line BB16

  • Microcentrifuge Eppendorf 5415C

  • Water bath Grant mini

  • Fridge Liebherr Medline, 4 °C

  • Centrifuge SIGMA 2-16PK

  • Osmometer OSMOMAT 030

  • Freezer Liebherr Öko super, -20 °C

  • Digital Vortex Mixer

  • Autoclave Selecta Med20

    outside of the Biolab, room 2001

  • Ultra-freezer HEF U410, -86 °C

    outside of the Biolab, room 2001

  • SpectraMax iD3 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader

    Outside of the Biolab, Nanobioelectronics and Biosensors Lab

  • Autoclave Autester ST DRY-PV-B18

  • Incubator Forma Series II Water Jacket

  • Vertical Laminar Flow Bench Telstar AV-100*

  • Optical microscope Zeiss Telaval 31

Request Service

To use the Bioservice and the different equipment, you should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by mail. After a first meeting, in which the main details of the experiments to perform will be exposed, the Bioservice will prepare a budget. Once the budget is accepted, the work at the Bioservice can start, previously according the calendar and deadlines.

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Bioservice

ICN2

41.5013,2.1116

Address:

Biolab Facility
ICN2 building
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Campus
Av. de Serragalliners, s/n
08193 Bellaterra
Barcelona

Contact

By email:

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The Bioservice Facility has received funds from the CENanoTech project (2015 FEDER/S-16). In turn, the CENanoTech project is funded through the call for unique institutional R&D infrastructures launched by the Universities and Research Secretariat of the Regional Ministry of Economy and Knowledge of the Government of Catalonia, with funding received from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the Operational Programme Catalonia 2014-2020. The project has also been co-funded by the Severo Ochoa Programme, granted by the back then Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (SEV-2013-0295).


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Direction

ORGANISATION

Direction

Prof. Xavier Obradors Berenguer

  • Director since 12-01-2008
  • CSIC Research Professor
  • Fields: Magnetic materials, Superconducting Materials
  • Member “Real Academia de Ciencies i Arts de Barcelona”
  • Fellow Institut of Physics, U.K.
  • Medal “Narcís Monturiol”, Generalitat de Catalunya
  • Doctor Honoris Causa University of Pitesti, Roumania
  • Member Executive Board Superconductor Science and Technology
  • Award Duran Farell-Gas Natural to the Technological Research 2002

Director's Message

Direction

Prof. Xavier Obradors Berenguer

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Deputy Direction

  • Prof. M. Rosa Palacín

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  • Dr. Riccardo Rurali

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Executive Assistant

Imma Colomina

Executive Assistant

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Direction

Address:

Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona, ICMAB-CSIC
Carrer dels Til·lers s/n
Campus UAB
08193, Bellaterra
Catalunya, Spain

Contact

By email:
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By phone:

+34 935801853


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Scientific Advisory Board

ORGANISATION

Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisoy Board (SAB) is an international committee in charge of the evaluation of the Severo Ochoa Project implementation. It is formed by 12 international members, 11 of which are non-Spanish, and 5 of which are women (42 %).

Members

  • Silke Christiansen

    Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin Mat & Energie GmbH
    Germany

  • Patrick Couvreur

    Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie, Pharmacotechnie et Biopharmacie
    France

  • Rudolf Gross

    Technische Universität München, Physik Department
    Germany

  • David Larbalestier

    Applied Superconductivity Center, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
    USA

  • Luis Liz-Marzan

    CIC biomaGUNE
    Spain      

  • Judith MacManus-Driscoll

    University of Cambridge, Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy
    UK

  • Maurizio Prato

    Università di Trieste1  and CIC biomaGUNE2
    1Italy, 2Spain 

  • Elsa Reichmanis

    Lehigh University
    USA

  • Natalie Stingelin

    School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering - Georgia Institute of Technology
    USA

  • Jean-Marie Tarascon

    Collège de France, Chimie du solide et de l'énergie
    France

  • Erio Tossati

    Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
    Italy

  • Susan Trolier-McKinstry

    Director - W. M. Keck Smart Mat. Int. Lab.
    USA


Scientific Advisory Board

Address:

Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona, ICMAB-CSIC
Carrer dels Til·lers s/n
Campus UAB
08193, Bellaterra
Catalunya, Spain

Contact

By email:
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By phone:

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Scientific Executive Board

ORGANISATION

Scientific Executive Board

The Scientific Executive Board (SEB) is formed by the Direction team (Director and Deputy Directors), the members of the Severo Ochoa Strategic Managing Unit, and the coordinators of the 5 research lines (RL) of the Institute. 

The SEB is in charge of taking decisions regarding the scientific strategy that the ICMAB follows. It also is in charge of deciding the strategic priority actions of the center and or organizing the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) meeting, held once a year at ICMAB. 

SEB Members

  • Xavier Obradors
    Director

  • Rosa Palacín
    Deputy Director

  • Riccardo Rurali
    Deputy Director

  • Alejandro Goñi
    RL1 Coordinator

  • Teresa Puig
    RL2 Coordinator

  • Gervasi Herranz
    RL3 Coordinator

  • Marta Mas
    RL4 Coordinator

  • Imma Ratera
    RL5 Coordinator

  • Montse Salas
    Strategic Managing Unit

  • Laura Cabana
    Strategic Managing Unit


Scientific Executive Board

Address:

Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona, ICMAB-CSIC
Carrer dels Til·lers s/n
Campus UAB
08193, Bellaterra
Catalunya, Spain

Contact

By email:
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By phone:
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Institute Governing Board

ORGANISATION

Institute Governing Board

The Institute Governing Board is the governing body formed by Direction (as President), Deputy Direction, General Manager (as Secretary), by one member of each Department and by the Staff representatives.

The Institute Governing Board meets twice per year and is in charge of taking some important decisions concerning the Institute. 

Direction

Prof. Xavier Obradors

President

Deputy Direction

  • Prof. M. Rosa Palacín

  • Dr. Riccardo Rurali

General Manager

Juan Ricardo Ibañez

Secretary

Heads of Departments

  • Dr. Isabel Alonso

  • Prof Amparo Fuertes

  • Dr. Alberto García

  • Prof. José Luis García

  • Prof. Elies Molins

  • Prof. Teresa Puig

  • Prof. Francesc Teixidor

  • Dr. José Vidal

Staff representatives

  • Arántzazu González Campo

  • José Amable Bernabé Mateos

  • Rebeca Herrera Saiz

  • Javier Campos López


Institute Governing Board

Address:

Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona, ICMAB-CSIC
Carrer dels Til·lers s/n
Campus UAB
08193, Bellaterra
Catalunya, Spain

Contact

By email:
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Scientific Board

ORGANISATION

Scientific Board

The Scientific Board (el Claustre) is formed by the Direction team (Director and Deputy Directors), the General Manager and by all the permanent scientists (Research Professors, Research Scientists and Tenured Scientists) of the Institute. 

Direction and Management

Scientific Staff


Scientific Board

Address:

Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona, ICMAB-CSIC
Carrer dels Til·lers s/n
Campus UAB
08193, Bellaterra
Catalunya, Spain

Contact

By email:
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By phone:

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