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  • Registration period for the summer internship program open

    The internships will involve the participation of university students in actual research projects with nanoGUNE researchers for a period of two months. Applications can be submitted until 12 February 2023.


    On April 25, the Electron Microscopy group organized a seminar to present to the Basque community the opportunities that will be derived from the new (Cryo-)FIB equipment that will be installed in nanoGUNE.

  • Magnet-free chiral nanowires for spintronic devices

    Researchers from the Basque Nanoscience Research Center CIC nanoGUNE (San Sebastian, Spain), in collaboration with POLYMAT (San Sebastian, Spain), the Institute of Physics of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics (both in Halle, Germany) demonstrate the…

  • Evgenii Modin's "Microprocessor hieroglyphs", selected photo in FOTCIENCIA

    The image "Microprocessor hieroglyphs" captured by Evgenii Modin, Electron Microscopy specialist at CIC nanoGUNE, has been selected as one of the best scientific images of 2021 in FOTCIENCIA. Congratulations! 

  • CIC nanoGUNE to expand its Electron-Microscopy facility with a unique FIB instrument

    The Ministry of Science and Innovation of the Spanish Government has awarded 1.5 million euros to nanoGUNE aiming to bring principally new Focused Ion Beam technologies to the Basque Country. The equipment will be a state-of-the-art focused ion beam electron microscope, which will combine features that are not…

  • CIC nanoGUNE and Astilleros Balenciaga collaborate to analyze marine-grade steel

    CIC nanoGUNE and the Astilleros Balenciaga shipyard have joined forces to establish that the heat-based forming process applied to marine-grade steel, used to build medium-sized vessels, does not exert a negative effect on the microstructure of the material.

  • nanoGUNE PhD Workshop 2020

    The PhD researchers of nanoGUNE have organized a one-day event to celebrate the 11th anniversary of nanoGUNE. The workshop has consisted of three sessions: Spin-off inside and outside of nanoGUNE, Escape the lab, and a poster session.

  • nanoGUNE launches a new summer internship call for university students

    CIC nanoGUNE has just launched the call in its Summer Internship Programme, which it runs every year; it offers university students the chance to get to know first-hand about the activity of a world-class research centre.

  • PhD student position at Mondragon University in collaboration with CIC nanoGUNE

    The University of Mondragon has a 3 years position for a PhD student for a project in collaboration with the Electron Microscopy Laboratory at CIC nanoGUNE.

  • Students from UPV / EHU, Tecnun, UAB and the UB carry out summer internships at CIC nanoGUNE

  • Openning horizonts of manufacturing

    CIC06 has made an excellent work opening new horizons in the machining technique, a manufacturing method with high added-value. The work, in collaboration with Mondragon Unibertsitatea, provides a deep understating of the mechanisms involve and disclose new paths for technique optimization. Please see the article…

  • “Me permite tener un pie en la ciencia, sabiendo que lo que hacemos es aplicable”

    Entrevista a Bentejuí Medina, investigador pre-doctoral de CIC nanoGUNE y la Universidad de Mondragón en la revista MU Universitas.

  • Apply for a Basque PhD grant with nanoGUNE

    NanoGUNE, located at the Ibaeta Campus of the UPV/EHU in Donostia – San Sebastián, offers PhD opportunities to graduates in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Biology, and related areas to get their PhD degree.

  • The first nanometrically-sized superelastic alloy

    A colaborative group of researchers have explored superelasticity properties on a nanometric scale based on shearing an alloy's pillars down to nanometric size.

  • Remote control actuation goes down to nanoscale

    Researchers of the Nanomagnetism Group and Electron Microscopy Group at CIC nanoGUNE devised and demonstrated a novel approach to nanoactuation that relies on magnetomechanics instead of the conventional electromechanics utilized in micro and nanoactuated mechanical systems. The work was reported in Small.

  • Hot article in Nanoscale

    One of our papers has been selected as a Hot article 2016 in Nanoscale. 


  • nanoGUNE Scholarship: call for Master Thesis students

    NanoGUNE offers 4 scholarships to students of the Master in Nanoscience and the Master in New Materials of the UPV/EHU choosing Master thesis subjects within one of nanoGUNE's research groups.

  • Crystallography drives Exchange Bias in epitaxial Co/CoO bilayer films

    In a recent article, published in Physical Review Letters (PRL 109, 177205 (2012)) researchers from the Nanomagnetism group and Electron-Microscopy laboratory at nanoGUNE have reported on the crystallography-driven appearance of positive exchange bias in epitaxial Co/CoO bilayers.

  • Nature Communications: Correlative infrared-electron nanoscopy

    A new nanoimaging method for resolving the interplay between local structure, conductivity, and chemical composition

  • Nature Materials: Self-assembly of a graphene nanoribbon within a carbon nanotube

    A new strategy for spontaneous self-assembly of Graphene NanoRibbons (GNRs) using a Single-Walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) as both the reaction vessel and the template for nanoribbon growth has been reported in a recent article by researchers from nanoGUNE and from the Universities of Nottingham and Ulm (A. Chuvilin…

  • Nature Materials: High Resolution TEM reveals chemical bonds

    The combination of HRTEM experiments and first-principles electronic structure calculations opens a new way to investigate electronic configurations of point defects, other non-periodic arrangements or nanoscale objects that cannot be studied by an electron or X-ray diffraction analysis. In the article published in…

  • NanoGUNE and FEI collaborate on Advanced Electron-Microscopy Laboratory

    An Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope (ESEM) and a Dual-Beam Focused Ion Beam (FIB) nanofabrication tool have been installed at nanoGUNE’s Advanced Electron Microscopy Laboratory. The purchase of these already-functional tools and a still-to-come spherical-aberration corrected high-resolution Transmission…

  • Electron Microscopy Laboratory build-up

    For the purpose of building up a world-class Electron Microscopy facility, CIC nanoGUNE announces a recent agreement with FEI Company that includes the purchase of several high-end electron microscopes including TEM/STEM, Dual Beam FIB, and ESEM.

  • Opening horizonts of manufacturing

    CIC06 has made an excellent work opening the new horizons for the machining technique, a high added value manufacturing method. The work, now accessible, provides new understanding of the mechanism involve, thus providing new paths for technique optimization. The article can be seen at

  • Advances in Engineering: Microstructural aspects of metal cutting

    The magazine Advances in Engineering highlights the collaborative research results obtained by the Electron Microscopy Lab in CIC nanoGUNE and the group of High Performance Manufacturing in Mondragon Unibertsitatea.




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