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Nanotechnology Activities Survey in Spain

Name of the Laboratory Nanoelectroncs and Photonic Systems (NEPHOS)
Department Ingeniería Electrónica, Eléctrica y Automática

Universidad Rovira i Vigili

Institution (Acronym) URV
Contact Person (e-mail) MARSAL, Lluis F.
Address Avda. Paisos Catalans 26, ETSE
Postal code 43007 Tarragona
Province Tarragona
Autonomous Region Cataluña
Country Spain
Phone +34 977 559625
Fax +34 977 559605
Main Research Areas

* Porous Materials
* Biosensors
* Organic solar cells
* Surface Engineering

Participating Projects

* Technology of third generation photovoltaic devices: nanostructured organic and hybrid solar cells (NANOHITEC)
Coordinator: Lluis F. Marsal: MINECO

* Photovoltaic solar cells and active photonic crystals based on hybrid organic-inorganic micro-and nanostructures (PHOTOHYBRID)s
Coordinator: Lluis F. Marsal: MICINN

* Organic devices, photonic crystals and nanoelectronic devices
Coordinator: Lluis F. Marsal: Direcció General de Recerca-URV

Three more relevant publications within 2010-2013

*   Santos, A., Balderrama, V.S., Alba, M., Formentín, P., Ferré-Borrull, J., Pallarès, J., Marsal, L.F. - "Nanoporous anodic alumina barcodes: Toward smart optical biosensors”, Advanced Materials, Vol. 24, Issue 8, pp. 1050-1054, (2012).

*   Ecker, B., Nolasco, J.C., Pallarés, J., Marsal, L.F., Posdorfer, J., Parisi, J., Von Hauff, E. - ”Degradation effects related to the hole transport layer in organic solar cells”, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 21 Issue 14, pp. 2705-2711 (2011).

*   Urteaga, R., Acquaroli, L.N., Koropecki, R.R., Santos, A., Alba, M., Pallareìs, J., Marsal, L.F., Berli, C.L.A. - "Optofluidic characterization of nanoporous membranes ", Langmuir Vol. 29 , Issue 8 , pp. 2784-2789 , (2013).

Instruments and equipment available

* ESEM, AFM, TEM, Raman
* Espectromeros: FTIR,UV-Vis-IR, PL
* Sputtering RF, Evaporador
* Sala Blanca

Number of researchers (26)
Permanent positions (Prof, Dr) 6
PhD(contracted) 2
PhD Students 8
Technicians 1
Others 0
PhD 2010-2013 8
PhD Ramon y Cajal (currently) 1

Participation in other Networks

Nanophotonics for Energy Efficiency, COmpact MOdelling 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:
NanoTechnology for information processing storage and transmission
Nanoelectronics, materials and devices
Optoelectronics/optical materials and devices
Magnetic materials and devices
Organic (opto) electronics
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Nano(bio)technology for medical applications
Drug encapsulation
Targeted drug delivery, molecular recognition
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Nanotechnology for sensor applications
Nanostructured sensors
Sensors based on biological molecules
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Nanotechnology for (electro)chemical processing technologies
Catalysts or electrodes with nano-structured surface
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Long-term research with generic applications
Self- assembly
Quantum physics, mesoscopic systems, chemical
Interfacing to organic / biological molecules
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Instruments and equipment, supporting sciences and technologies
Analytical equipment and techniques
Powder production and processing
Deposition equipment and techniques
Patterning equipment and techniques
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