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Nanotechnology Activities Survey in Spain

Name of the Laboratory


Institution (Acronym) nanoGUNE
Contact Person (e-mail) Jose M. Pitarke
Address Tolosa Hiribidea, 76
Postal code 20018 - San Sebastián
Province Guipuzcoa
Autonomous Region Pais Vasco
Country Spain
Phone +34 943 574 002
Fax +34 943 574 001
Main Research Areas

* Nano-Bio-Hybrid Research and Technologies
* Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Properties of Nanostructures and Devices
* Advanced Nanoscale Characterization Methods

Participating Projects

* TERATOMO-ear-field Spectroscopic Nanotomography at Infrared and Terahertz frequencies
Coordinator: Rainer Hillenbrand: European Research Council (ERC)

* SPINTROS-SPIN TRansport in Organic Semiconductors
Coordinator: Luis Hueso: European Research Council (ERC)

* Transparent Electrodes for Large Area, Large Scale Production of Organic Optoelectronic Devices -
Coordinator: Mato Knez: EU-FP7

Three more relevant publications within 2012-2015

* 'Optical nano-imaging of gate-tunable graphene plasmons'
  J. Chen, M. Badioli, P. Alonso-Gonzalez, S. Thongrattanasiri, F. Huth, J. Osmond, M. Spasenovic, A. Centeno, A. Pesquera, P. Godignon, A. Zurutuza Elo - Nature 487, 77 (2012)

* 'Driving a Macroscopic Oscillator with the Stochastic Motion of a Hydrogen Molecule'
  C. Lotze, M. Corso, K. J. Franke, F. von Oppen, and J.I. Pascual - Science 338, 779 (2012)

* 'Controlling graphene plasmons with resonant metal antennas and spatial conductivity patterns'
  P. Alonso-Gonzalez, A.Y. Nikitin, F. Golmar, Alba Centeno, Amaia Pesquera, S. Velez, J. Chen, G. Navickaite, F. Koppens, Amaia Zurutuza, F. Casanova, - Science 344, 1369 (2014)

Instruments and equipment available

* High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope
* Dual Beam Focused Ion Beam
* e-beam lithography
* Scattering-type Near-Field Optical Microscope

Number of researchers (85)
Permanent positions (Prof, Dr) 12
PhD(contracted) 31
PhD Students 26
Technicians 11
Others 0
PhD 2012-2015 5
PhD Ramon y Cajal (currently) 0

Participation in other Networks

ESF networking, ITN Marie Curie, COST

Nanotechnology for structural applications
Nano powered ceramics
Composite materials containing nanocrystals or powders
Materials based on carbon nanotubes or fullerenes
Nanoparticulate coatings
Other - specify:
NanoTechnology for information processing storage and transmission
Nanoelectronics, materials and devices
Optoelectronics/optical materials and devices
Magnetic materials and devices
Organic (opto) electronics
Other - specify:
Nano(bio)technology for medical applications
Drug encapsulation
Targeted drug delivery, molecular recognition
Other - specify:
Nanotechnology for sensor applications
Nanostructured sensors
Sensors based on biological molecules
Other - specify:
Nanotechnology for (electro)chemical processing technologies
Catalysts or electrodes with nano-structured surface
Other - specify:
Long-term research with generic applications
Self- assembly
Quantum physics, mesoscopic systems, chemical
Interfacing to organic / biological molecules
Other - specify:
Instruments and equipment, supporting sciences and technologies
Analytical equipment and techniques
Powder production and processing
Deposition equipment and techniques
Patterning equipment and techniques
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