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Nanotechnology Activities Survey in Spain

Name of the Laboratory Nanocharacterization of materials (NanoCarMa)
Department Energy, Environment and Sustainable Technologies

Materials Science Institute of Madrid (ICMM-CSIC)

Institution (Acronym) CSIC
Contact Person (e-mail) AGULLO-RUEDA, Fernando / Hernández-Velasco, Jorge / Herrero Fernández, Pilar / Landa-Cánovas, Angel Roberto
Address Cantoblanco
Postal code 28049-Madrid Spain
Province Madrid
Autonomous Region Madrid
Country Spain
Phone +34 913349000
Fax +34 913720623
Main Research Areas

* Nanocharacterization of materials
* High resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM)
* Raman microscopy and spectroscopy
* Structural flexibility in oxides

Participating Projects

* Micro- and nano-structural flexibility in mixed oxides with catalytic properties (FlexOCat) (2012–2014) -
Coordinator: Fernando Agulló-Rueda: Spanish Government (MAT2011-27192) (210000.000 €)

* Surface functionalization of materials for high added value (FUNCOAT) -
Coordinator: Pilar Herrero Fernández, subproject. José María Albella, main project.: Spanish Government. Project Consolider-Ingenio CSD2008-00023

* Nanostructuring of surfaces by ion beams for optoelectronic applications and biofunctionalization. Micro- and nanocharacterization -
Coordinator: Pilar Herrero Fernández: Spanish Government (MAT2008-06858-C02-02/NAN)

Three more relevant publications within 2012-2015

*   M. Gabás, A. Landa-Cánovas, J. L. Costa-Krämer, F. Agulló-Rueda, A. R. González-Elipe, P. Díaz-Carrasco, J. Hernández-Moro, I. Lorite, P. Herrero, P. - J. Appl. Phys. 113, 163709 (2013)

*   S. P. Sharma, V. Oliveira, P. Herrero, and R. Vilar - J. Appl. Phys. 116, 053106 (2014)

*   P. Herrero-Fernández, J. Hernández-Moro, F. Agulló-Rueda, M. Gabás, P. Díaz-Carrasco, J. R. Ramos-Barrado, and A. R. Landa-Cánovas - Microsc. Microanal. 18, 91–92 (2012)

Instruments and equipment available

* High resolution transmission electron microscope (HRTEM) (
* Raman microspectrometers
* Solid state reaction system for the synthesis of oxide crystals

Number of researchers (5)
Permanent positions (Prof, Dr) 4
PhD(contracted) 0
PhD Students 1
Technicians 0
Others 0
PhD 2012-2015 0
PhD Ramon y Cajal (currently) 0

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Other relevant information

Annual CSIC specialization Course on Microscopy in Materiales Science: TEM and Raman []

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