Maria receives the ICN2 Women Talent Award for the best PhD thesis!
Maria Tenorio has been awarded for the best PhD thesis ...Read more
Welcome to Emigdio!
Emigdio Chavez has joined the group to bring photons to ...Read more
Our group encourages motivated candidates to apply for competitive grants to join us. The 2022 calls for Juan de la Cierva and Ramon y Cajal Fellowships will open by the end of November, with deadline around mid December (exact dates will be provided when call ...Read more
Our group also encourages motivated predoctoral candidates to apply for competitive grants to join us. At the present we have a project focused on “Tailoring quantum properties of 2D materials by imprinted superlattices” in the 2023 call for the La Caixa INPhINIT Incoming Predoctoral Fellowships. ...Read more
Molecular electronics and magnetism
Ligand and coordination chemistry can be used to design metal-organic molecules with an endless portfolio of physical properties. The pristine molecular properties are however, in most cases strongly modified in the presence of an interface. In our group we investigate how the interfacial interaction affects the molecular properties, and examine different manipulation strategies to control the molecular charge and spin, such as electron doping or the use of magnetic templates.
The unique properties of graphene, such as its gapless relativistic band structure and pseudospin magnetic character, have made this carbon-based material the focus of extremely numerous and diverse investigations during the last years. Such an extensive interest originates from the possibility of realizing graphene-based optolectronic and spintronic devices.
Manipulating electrons with step superlattices
Scattering processes affect electron dynamics, transport and quantum confinement. Hence, understanding the mechanisms behind different scattering phenomena is of paramount importance both for fundamental knowledge and the design of novel electronic nanodevices.
Atomically Sharp Lateral Superlattice Heterojunctions Built-in Nitrogen-doped Nanoporous Graphene
M. Tenorio, C. Moreno, P. Febrer, J. Castro-Esteban, P. Ordejón, D. Peña, M. Pruneda, and A. Mugarza, Advanced Materials 34, 2110099 (2022)
Tuning the Magnetic Anisotropy of Lanthanides on a Metal Substrate by Metal–Organic Coordination
S. O. Parreiras, D. Moreno, B. Cirera, M. A. Valbuena, J. I. Urgel, M. Paradinas, M. Panighel, F. Ajejas, M. A. Niño, J. M. Gallego, M. Valvidares, P. Gargiani, W. Kuch, J. I. Martínez, A. Mugarza, J. Camarero, R. Miranda, P. Perna, D. Écija, Small 17, 2102753 (2021).
Molecular Approach for Engineering Interfacial Interactions in Magnetic/Topological Insulator Heterostructures
M. G. Cuxart, M. A. Valbuena, R. Robles, C. Moreno, F. Bonell, G. Sauthier, I. Imaz, H. Xu, C. Nistor, A. Barla, P. Gargiani, M. Valvidares, D. Maspoch, P. Gambardella, S. O. Valenzuela, A. Mugarza, ACS Nano 14, 6285-6294 (2020).
Band Depopulation of Graphene Nanoribbons Induced by Chemical Gating with Amino Groups
J. Li, P. Brandimarte, M. Vilas-Varela, N. Merino-Díez, C. Moreno, A. Mugarza, J. Sáez Mollejo, D. Sánchez-Portal, D. Garcia de Oteyza, M. Corso, A. Garcia-Lekue, D. Peña, J. I. Pascual, ACS Nano 14, 1895-1901 (2020)
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)