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Nanotechnology Activities Survey in Spain

Name of the Laboratory Superficies y Recubrimientos
Department Nanoestructuras, Superficies y Recubrimientos

Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid

Institution (Acronym) Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas-CS
Contact Person (e-mail) ALBELLA MARTIN, Jose Maria / ALBELLA MARTIN, Jose Maria / Cristina Gómez-Aleixandre / Luis Vázquez
Address Sor Juana Inés de La Cruz, 3
Postal code 28049, Madrid
Province Madrid
Autonomous Region Madrid
Country Spain
Phone +34 913349080
Fax +34 913720623
Main Research Areas

* NanoMaterials
* Growth dinamics of thin films
* Selective coatings
* Hard protective coatings

Participating Projects

* Funcionalización superficial de materiales para aplicaciones de alto valor añadido -
Coordinator: Jose M. Albella: MICINN (Programa Consolider)

* Fullerene-based Opportunities for Robust Engineering: Making Optimised Surfaces for Tribology -
Coordinator: Ignacio Jiménez: UE (NMP-programme)

Three more relevant publications within 2010-2013

*   2. R. GAGO, L. VÁZQUEZ, O. PLANTEVIN, J. A. SÁNCHEZ, M. VARELA, M. C. BALLESTEROS, J. M. ALBELLA, T. H. METZGER - Physical Review B 73 (2006) 155414 (1-8)

*   J. G. BUIJNSTERS, M. CAMERO, L. VÁZQUEZ - Physical Review B 74 (2006) 155417/1- 155417/7.

*   J.A. SÁNCHEZ-GARCÍA, L. VÁZQUEZ, R. GAGO, A. REDONDO-CUBERO, J.M. ALBELLA, ZS. CZIGÁNY: - Nanotechnology, 19 (2008) 355306

Instruments and equipment available

* Análisis de materiales y capas delgadas mediante Espectroscopía Óptica de Descarga Luminiscente (GD-OES)
* Sistemas de deposición de capas delgadas mediante técnicas de 'sputtering', arco catódico y evaporación asistida con haces de iones
* Espectrometria optica (UV-Vis-IR lejano). MicroRamn
* Nanoindentación

Number of researchers (17)
Permanent positions (Prof, Dr) 5
PhD(contracted) 2
PhD Students 3
Technicians 2
Others 0
PhD 2010-2013 3
PhD Ramon y Cajal (currently) 2

Participation in other Networks

Ingeniería de Superficies y Capas Delgadas (INGESNET)

Useful web links or contacts for NANOSPAIN Network

Nanotechnology for structural applications
Nano powered ceramics
Composite materials containing nanocrystals or powders
Materials based on carbon nanotubes or fullerenes
Nanoparticulate coatings
Other - specify: Recubrimientos selectivos
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: Recubrimientos biocompatibles
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
Other - specify:

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