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Nanotechnology Activities Survey in Spain

Name of the Laboratory Phononic and Photonic Nanostructures Group
Department Phononic and Photonic Nanostructures Group

ICN2 - Institut Catala de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia

Institution (Acronym) ICN
Contact Person (e-mail) SOTOMAYOR TORRES, Clivia Marfa
Address Campus de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - Edifici CM3
Postal code 08193-Bellaterra
Province Barcelona
Autonomous Region Cataluña
Country Spain
Phone +34 93 586 8304
Fax +34 93 586 8313
Website and
Main Research Areas

* Nanophononics
* Nanophotonics
* Nanofabrication
* Nanometrology

Participating Projects

* Large Area Molecularly Assembled Nanopatterns for Devices (LAMAND) -
Coordinator: Prof. C M Sotomayor Torres: FP7-NMP-2009-SMALL-3 (3463.000 €)

* Ecosystems Technology and Design for Nanoelectronics (NANO-TEC ) -
Coordinator: Prof. C M Sotomayor Torres: FP7-ICT-2009-5 (709.000 €)

* Nanoscale energy management for powering ICT devices (NANOPOWER) -
Coordinator: Prof. C M Sotomayor Torres: FP7-ICT-2009-5 (2629.000 €)

Three more relevant publications within 2010-2013

*   C. O’Dwyer, M. Szachowicz, G. Visimberga, V. Lavayen, S. B. Newcomb, and C. M. Sotomayor Torres, - Nature Nanotechnology 4, 239 - 244 (2008)

*   J Groenen, F Poinsotte, A Zwick, C M Sotomayor Torres, M Prunnila and J Ahopelto - Phys Rev B 77, 045420 (2008)

*   V. Reboud, N. Kehagias, M. Striccoli, T. Placido, A. Panniello, M. L. Curri, M. Zelsmann, F. Reuther, G. Gruetzner and C. M. Sotomayor Torres, - J. Vac. Sci. Tech. B 25 (6) 2642-2644, (2007)

Instruments and equipment available

* microRaman spectroscopy kits covering the Blue, VIS and NIR
* 50 mm wafer OBDUCAT Nanoimprinter for thermal and UV NIL
* mini-MBE for oxide nanostructures
* 3-omega system for thermal conductivity measurments

Number of researchers (19)
Permanent positions (Prof, Dr) 2
PhD(contracted) 9
PhD Students 2
Technicians 1
Others 2
PhD 2010-2013 3
PhD Ramon y Cajal (currently) 0

Participation in other Networks


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: oxidos transparentes conductores
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: protein crystals
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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