Maria receives the Young Postdoctoral Researchers award at the Spanish Royal Physics Society meeting!
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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.
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.
M. Tenorio, C. Moreno, P. Febrer, J. Castro-Esteban, P. Ordejón, D. Peña, M. Pruneda, and A. Mugarza, Advanced Materials 34, 2110099 (2022)
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).
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)
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)