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Nanotechnology Activities Survey in Spain

Name of the Laboratory Nuevos Materiales
Department Física Aplicada, E.T.S.I. Industriales

Universidade de Vigo

Institution (Acronym) UVIGO
Contact Person (e-mail) CHIUSSI, Stefano / Pio González
Address Campus Lagoas Marcosende
Postal code 36310 Vigo
Province Pontevedra
Autonomous Region Galicia
Country Spain
Phone + 34 986812216
Fax + 34 986812201
Main Research Areas

* Laser assisted growth (LCVD, PLD) of SiGe based semiconductors, biomaterials and SiON based dielectrics
* Laser assisted modification and functionalisation (ELA, ELC, PLIE, texturing) of surfaces, coatings and bulk material
* Laser assisted processing of large areas and small selected regions
* Biomorphic SiC scaffolds, ultra-thin Films and nanocrystalls for biomedical, photovoltaic, nanoelectronic or photonic devices

Participating Projects

* Ingeniería de materiales para nuevos dispositivos microelectrónicos y fotónicos: Procesamiento Láser para activar boro en aleaciones de germanio con estaño (LaserActiv)
Coordinator: Stefano Chiussi: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (MAT2011-24077) (74.000 €)

* Ajuste local de parametros de red en substratos virtuales con alto contenido de germanio: Procesamiento laser para nuevos conceptos de dispositivos micro y optoelectrónicos (VIRTUSLASER) -
Coordinator: Stefano Chiussi: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (MAT2008-02350) (60.000 €)

* Smart joint implants using bionanocomposites (SIMBIO)
Coordinator: Stefano Chiussi for UVigo: Spanish Capacitance Programme in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Laboratorio Internacional Ibérico de Nanotecnología, (15.000 €)

Three more relevant publications within 2010-2013

*   S.Chiussi, F.Gontad, R.Rodríguez, C.Serra, J.Serra, B.León, T.Sulima, L.Höllt, I.Eisele - Applied Surface Science 254 (2008) 6030-6033

*   J.C.Conde, E.Martín, S.Chiussi, F.Gontad, C.Serra, P.González - Applied Physics Letters 97 (2010) 014102-1 - 014102-3

*   S.Stefanov, J.C.Conde, A.Benedetti, C.Serra, J.Werner, M.Oehme, J.Schulze, D.Buca, B.Holländer, S.Mantl, S.Chiussi - Applied Physics Letters 100 (2012) 204102

Instruments and equipment available

* HV-UHV, gas handling systems and ovens for producing and laser processing SiGeC, SiON, biomaterials, biomorphic SiC and polymers
* Various laser sources (Excimer lasers (193 nm), Excimer lamps (172 nm), NdYAG laser (<10ns@355nm, 532nm, 1064nm), fs-laser (35fs@300-3000nm)
* Various optical and optomecanical components for 193 nm radiation (Beamhomogenizer, Attenuator, Mask projection unit, xyz-tables, windows, lenses, etc)
* Various equipments for thin film charaterization (FTIR, RAMAN, Ellipsometry, SEM, TEM, FIB, AFM, optical and mechanical profilometer, XPS, TOF-SIMS)

Number of researchers (17)
Permanent positions (Prof, Dr) 4
PhD(contracted) 3
PhD Students 5
Technicians 1
Others 1
PhD 2010-2013 3
PhD Ramon y Cajal (currently) 0

Participation in other Networks

Fotonica 21, Enerxe, EI4GroupIV,

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