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Nanotechnology Activities Survey in Spain

Name of the Laboratory Laboratorio de Superficies
Department Física de la Materia Condensada

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Institution (Acronym) UAM
Contact Person (e-mail) MIRANDA SORIANO, Rodolfo
Address Cantoblanco.
Postal code 28049 Madrid
Province Madrid
Autonomous Region Madrid
Country Spain
Phone + 34 91-4974737
Fax + 34 91-4974760
Main Research Areas

* Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Spectroscopy
* Growth of magnetic nanostructires: multilayers, nanowires and nanodots
* Surfaces and interfaces
* Surface-supported organic nanostructures

Participating Projects

Coordinator: Rodolfo Miranda: CM (1.000 €)

* CONSOLIDER en Nanociencia Molecular
Coordinator: Rodolfo Miranda: MICIIN (5.000 €)

* Actividad Química, Catálisis y Quiralidad de Monocapas Auto-ensambladas: Un Modelo de Centros Activos Metalo-Enzimáticos
Coordinator: Rodolfo Miranda: MEC

Three more relevant publications within 2006-2009

*   A. L. Vázquez de Parga, F. Calleja, B. Borca, M. C. G. Passegi Jr., J. J. Hinarejos, F. Guinea and R. Miranda - Phys. Rev. Lett./100//056807/2008

*   D. Barredo, F. Calleja, P. Nieto, J.J. Hinarejos, G. Laurent, A.L Vázquez de Parga and R. Miranda - Adv. Mater./20//3492/2008

*   R. Otero, D. Écija, G. Fernandez, J. M. Gallego, L. Sanchez, N. Martín, and R. Miranda - Nano Lett./7//2602/2007

Instruments and equipment available

* Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM) at 4 K in UHV
* Spin-polarized STM at 40-300 K in UHV
* Inelastic Scattering and Diffraction of Atomic and Molecular Beams
* UPS/XPS combined with Organic Molecular Beam Epitaxy /Vectorial MOKE Magnetometry

Number of researchers (39)
Permanent positions (Prof, Dr) 9
PhD(contracted) 7
PhD Students 9
Technicians 0
Others 0
PhD 2006-2009 6
PhD Ramon y Cajal (currently) 8

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: Nanopartículas para Hipertemia
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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