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 Welcome to our webpage. We are an experimental research group investigating the electronic and magnetic properties of matter on the nanoscale, and developing strategies to manipulate them with atomic precision. Our current research activities focus on metal-organic and graphene-based heterostructures, as well as two dimensional electron gases in the presence of superlattice structures. We are based at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), which is located on the campus of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.

Publication Highlights

On-surface synthesis of superlattice arrays of ultra-long graphene nanoribbons

On-surface synthesis of superlattice arrays of ultra-long graphene nanoribbons

C. Moreno, M. Paradinas, M. Vilas-Varela, M. Panighel, G. Ceballos, D. Peña, and A. Mugarza, Chemical Communications 54, 9402-9405 (2018)
Bottom-up synthesis of multifunctional nanoporous graphene

Bottom-up synthesis of multifunctional nanoporous graphene

C. Moreno, M. Vilas-Varela, B. Kretz, A. Garcia-Lekue, M. V. Costache, M. Paradinas, M. Panighel, G. Ceballos, S. O. Valenzuela, D. Peña, and A. Mugarza, Science 360, 199-203 (2018) (click here for a free of charge access to the article). See also Perspectives and Commentary by A. Sinitskii.   
Symmetry forbidden morphologies and domain boundaries in nanoscale graphene islands

Symmetry forbidden morphologies and domain boundaries in nanoscale graphene islands

S. O. Parreiras, M. Gastaldo, C. Moreno, M. D. Martins, A. Garcia-Lekue, G. Ceballos , R. Paniago and A. Mugarza, 2D Mater. 4,  025104 (2017)    
Manipulating the Topological Interface by Molecular Adsorbates: Adsorption of Co-Phthalocyanine on Bi2Se3

Manipulating the Topological Interface by Molecular Adsorbates: Adsorption of Co-Phthalocyanine on Bi2Se3

M. Caputo, M. Panighel, S. Lisi, L. Khalil, G. Di Santo, E. Papalazarou, A. Hruban, M. Konczykowski, L. Krusin-Elbaum, Z. S. Aliev, M. B. Babanly, M. M. Otrokov, A. Politano, E. V. Chulkov, A. Arnau, V. Marinova, P. K. Das, J. Fujii, I. Vobornik, L. Perfetti, A. Mugarza, A. Goldoni, and M. Marsi, Nano Letters 16, 3409 (2016).  
Spin-Flip and Element-Sensitive Electron Scattering in the BiAg2 Surface Alloy

Spin-Flip and Element-Sensitive Electron Scattering in the BiAg2 Surface Alloy

S. Schirone, E. E. Krasovskii, G. Bihlmayer, R. Piquerel, P. Gambardella, and A. Mugarza, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 166801 (2015)
Spin-Dependent Electron Scattering at Graphene Edges on Ni(111)

Spin-Dependent Electron Scattering at Graphene Edges on Ni(111)

A. Garcia-Lekue, T. Balashov, M. Olle, G. Ceballos, A. Arnau, P. Gambardella,D. Sanchez-Portal, and A. Mugarza, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 066802 (2014).
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Postdoc applications through externally funded fellowships such as: Marie Curie, Juan de la Cierva, Beatriu de Pinós, and others may be supported on an individual basis.  [...]