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  • Spin Control Without Magnetic Fields

    Researchers from the Nanodevices Group at CIC nanoGUNE demonstrate that they can control the polarization direction of a spin current without having to apply a magnetic field, which could aid in implementing energy-efficient spintronics devices. The work has been published in Physical Review Letters.

  • NanoGUNE recruits two early-stage researchers (ESRs) for the SPEAR project

    The Indian Mayank Sharma and the Irish Eoin Dolan will join the SPEAR project at the Nanodevices Group, which seeks to explore new materials for the next generation of computer memories and processors.

  • Fèlix Casanova receives the 2020 Intel Outstanding Researcher Award

    Ikerbasque researcher Fèlix Casanova, leader of CIC nanoGUNE's Nanodevices group, has recently been awarded with the Intel´s 2020 Outstanding Researcher Award, for his contributions in a disruptive technology for the electronics of the future: MESO technology.

  • CIC nanoGUNE receives 1.5 million euros from the European Commission

    Three of CIC nanoGUNE’s research projects have been selected in the European FET Open (Future and Emerging Technologies) call. FET Open initiatives aim to strengthen major, high-risk, scientific and technical research projects carried out in collaboration. They are projects linked to the creation of new…

  • A project coordinated by CIC nanoGUNE receives nearly 4 million euros from the European Commission

    CIC nanoGUNE is coordinating the SPEAR project, which seeks to explore new materials for the next generation of computer memories and processors; five European academic institutions (CEA-France, ETH Zürich-Switzerland, IMEC-Belgium, U. Hamburg-Germany, Martin Luther University Halle–Germany) and three European…

  • Low-power spin detection in non-magnetic systems

    A team of researchers from Université Grenoble Alpes - CNRS - Spintec, Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS-Thales, and Université d'Evry, and also including Dr. Diogo. C Vaz, currently at CIC nanoGUNE, reports on an alternative strategy to achieve low-power spin detection in a non-magnetic system. The results have now…

  • CIC nanoGUNE and INTEL bring the MESO technology a step closer to reality

    The Basque nanoscience research center CIC nanoGUNE and the multinational company Intel, the world’s largest manufacturer of integrated circuits, have been working hard in the last one and a half years in a disruptive technology for the electronics of the future: MESO technology. This technology integrates logic…

  • PhD thesis by Juan Manuel Gomez: Spin-transport in magnetic insulator/heavy metal heterostructures

    Juan Manuel Gomez, Pre-doctoral Researcher at the Nanodevices group at nanoGUNE, received his PhD at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) after the defense of his thesis project at the beginning of 2020. His research work, entitled “Spin-transport in magnetic insulator/heavy metal heterostructures" has…

  • 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.

  • Edurne Sagasta, winner of the GEFES 2019 Award for best experimental thesis

    The researcher Edurne Sagasta has been awarded the prize for best experimental PhD thesis by the Condensed Matter Physics Division (GEFES) of the Spanish Royal Physics Society (RSEF). The thesis entitled Spin-to-charge current conversion in systems with spin-orbit coupling was worked on at CIC nanoGUNE.

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

  • CIC nanoGUNE collaborates with Intel to open up the way for future computers

    The Basque nanoscience research centre CIC nanoGUNE and the multinational company Intel, the world’s largest manufacturer of integrated circuits, are working together on a state-of-the-art project that seeks to develop what Intel refers to as the “MESO logic”: a new technology that combines memory, interconnections…

  • 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.

  • Basque researchers turn light upside down

    Researchers from CIC nanoGUNE (San Sebastian, Spain), in collaboration with the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC, San Sebastian, Spain) and Kansas State University (USA), report in Science the development of a so called 'hyperbolic metasurface' on which light propagates with completely reshaped…

  • CIC nanoGUNE is participating in two European projects to train young researchers

    NanoGUNE is set to participate in two new projects on quantum electronics and hybrid coatings in one of Europe’s most competitive programs, the European Union’s Initial Training Networks (ITN), starting January 2018. Through this participation the center will be receiving nearly half a million euros for each…

  • Magnetic electrodes increase solar cell efficiency

    NanoGUNE researchers have developed a photovoltaic device that is 14% more efficient thanks to the magnetism of its contacts. The device is also capable of providing alternating current directly.

  • La Caixa postdoctoral and predoctoral fellowships

    The 'La Caixa' fellowships are some of the most attractive and complete in Europe. They are aimed at supporting the best scientific talent and fostering innovative and high-quality research in Spain and Portugal. NanoGUNE, as a research center accredited with the María de Maeztu excellence award, is a host…

  • Molecular spintronics in Nature Materials

    Materials for second-generation information and communication technology applications should be as small and as fast as possible. It is precisely these kind of materials that Ikerbasque Prof. Luis Hueso, head of the Nanodevices Group at nanoGUNE is seeking for, together with his colleagues Mirko Cinchetti  (TU…

  • ERC Proof of Concept for Luis Hueso

    CIC nanoGUNE’s Nanodevices Group receives a grant of 150,000 euros from the European Commission through the ERC Proof of Concept program, which aims to put into practice the innovative potential of the ideas generated in cutting-edge research projects funded by the European Research Council (ERC). The FAST TestOM…

  • Summer Internship Program: call open until 5 February

    Would you like to do an internship over the summer? We have a great option for you!

  • On-chip observation of THz graphene plasmons

    Researchers developed a technique for imaging THz photocurrents with nanoscale resolution, and applied it to visualize strongly compressed THz waves (plasmons) in a graphene photodetector. The extremely short wavelengths and highly concentrated fields of these plasmons open new venues for the development of…

  • Coexistence of superconductivity and charge density waves observed

    Scientists at Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, BESSY II Synchrotron and nanoGUNE have discovered that an artificial structure composed of alternating layers of ferromagnetic and superconducting materials induce Charge Density Waves deeply into the superconducting regions, indicating new ways to…

  • Spin injection in two-dimensional layered materials, PhD thesis by Oihana Txoperena

    Oihana Txoperena, Pre-doctoral Researcher at the Nanodevices Group at CIC nanoGUNE, received her PhD at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) after the defense of her thesis project on 8th April 2016. Her research work, entitled “Spin injection in two-dimensional layered materials", has been developed…

  • A new magnetoresistance effect occurring in materials with strong spin-orbit coupling

    Researchers of the Nanodevices group, in collaboration with groups from the CFM and DIPC, both institutions also located in Donostia-San Sebastián, have discovered a new magnetoresistance effect occurring in materials with strong spin-orbit coupling. This new effect has been recently reported in the prestigious…

  • Tracking slow nanolight in natural hyperbolic metamaterial slabs

    Researchers from the Nanooptics and the Nanodevices groups at CIC nanoGUNE (Basque Country) in collaboration with colleagues at ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences (Catalunya) have imaged how light moves inside an exotic class of matter known as hyperbolic materials. They observed, for the first time,…

  • The Nanodevices group participates in the 2D-INK Fet Open project

    The 2D-INK project, led by the Molecular and Supramolecular Materials group of POLYMAT-UPV/EHU, has been funded by the European Union with 2,962,661 €. The projects aims at developing inks of novel 2D semiconducting materials -needed for the functioning of electronic devices- for low-cost large-area fabrication…

  • Charge and spin transport in graphene devices, PhD Thesis by Luca Pietrobon

    Luca Pietrobon, Pre-doctoral Researcher at the Nanodevices Group at nanoGUNE, receives his PhD at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) after the defense of his thesis project on Friday 5 June 2015. His research work, entitled “Charge and spin transport in graphene devices", has been developed under the…

  • 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.

  • The researcher Estitxu Villamor got a special mention in the CAF-Elhuyar awards

    Estitxu Villamor, who has developed her PhD thesis in the Nanodevices group at CIC nanoGUNE, received the special mention certificate in the CAF-Elhuyar Awards. These awards are designed to promote, reward and recognize popularization, journalism and the integrating into society of subjects and research relating to…

  • “Nanostructuring of Devices for Nanoscience Applications”, PhD Thesis by Libe Arzubiaga

    Libe Arzubiaga, Pre-doctoral Researcher at the Nanodevices Group at nanoGUNE, receives her PhD at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) after the defense of her thesis project on Monday 16 March 2015. Her research work, entitled “Nanostructuring of Devices for Nanoscience Applications”, has been developed…

  • Marco Gobi, Best Experimental Thesis Award

    Marco Gobbi has been awarded the Best Experimental Thesis Prize by GEFES, Group Specialized on Solid State Physics of the Spanish Royal Physical Society. Dr. Gobbi is a former pre-doctoral researcher at the Nanodevices Group of nanoGUNE, where he presented the PhD thesis “Spintronic Devices Based On Fullerene C60”…

  • "Injection, Transport, and Manipulation of Pure Spin Currents in Metallic Lateral Spin Valves", PhD Thesis by Estitxu Villamor Lomas

    Estitxu Villamor, Pre-doctoral Researcher at the Nanodevices Group at nanoGUNE, receives her PhD at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) after the defense of her thesis project on Monday 15 December 2014. Her research work, entitled “Injection, Transport, and Manipulation of Pure Spin Currents in Metallic…

  • Science: Flatland optics with graphene

    Researchers from nanoGUNE, in collaboration with ICFO and Graphenea, introduce a platform technology based on optical antennas for trapping and controlling light with the one-atom-thick material graphene. The experiments show that the dramatically squeezed graphene-guided light can be focused and bent, following…

  • "Polythiophene-based nanoscale lateral devices", PhD thesis by Thales V. A. G. de Oliveira

    Thales de Oliveira, Pre-doctoral Researcher at the Self-Assembly Group at nanoGUNE, received his PhD at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) after the defense of his thesis project on Friday 23 May 2014. His research work, entitled “Polythiophene-based nanoscale lateral devices”, has been developed under…

  • "Resistive switching in Hafnium oxide", PhD thesis by Raul Zazpe

    Raul Zazpe, Pre-doctoral Researcher at the Nanodevices Group at nanoGUNE, received his PhD at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) after the defense of his thesis project on Wednesday 30 April 2014. His research work, entitled “Resistive switching in Hafnium oxide”, has been developed under the…

  • “Spintronic devices based on fullerene C60”, PhD Thesis defended by Marco Gobbi

    Marco Gobbi, Pre-doctoral researcher at the Nanodevices Group, got his Doctor Degree at the University of The Basque Country (UPV/EHU) after the defense of his thesis project on Friday 24 May 2013. His research work achieved the maximum qualification (cum laude) after the defense and assessment of his work by an…

  • New technology in the magnetic cooling of chips

    A team of CIC nanoGUNE researchers has participated in the development of a new technology that will enable the environmental impact to be minimized. The work has been published in the prestigious journal Nature Materials.

  • First year HINTS

    NanoGUNE’s Nanodevices Group participates in HINTS, a European project that aims at advancing Spintronics by developing new hybrid organic-inorganic (HOI) materials featuring strong and tuneable spin-transfer efficiency at the interfaces.

  • Nature Communications: Resolving the electromagnetic mechanism of surface-enhanced light scattering at single hot spots

    In a recent article (P. Alonso-González, et al., Nat. Commun. 3, 684) researchers from the nanooptics and the nanodevices groups at nanoGUNE provide experimental evidence that the intensity elastically scattered off the object scales with the fourth power of the local field enhancement provided by the antenna, and…

  • NanoGUNE awarded in the Raith Micrograph Award 2011

    The micrograph of a lateral spin valve with integrated dielectric mask, which was obtained by the Ph.D. student Thales de Oliveira from the Self-Assembly Group, has been awarded the second prize of the Raith Micrograph Award 2011. Raith is one of the world-leading suppliers of innovative solutions for…

  • Nature Photonics: Transmission Lines for Nanofocusing of Infrared Light

    A joint cooperation between three research groups at nanoGUNE reports an innovative method to focus infrared light with tapered transmission lines to nanometer-size dimensions. This device could trigger the development of novel chemical and biological sensing tools, including ultra-small infrared spectrometers and…

  • Nanodevices Group in Nature Physics

    Luis Hueso, leader of the nanodevies group at nanoGUNE, has collaborated in a research project on organic spintronics led by CNRS/Thales. The most recent results of this collaboration have been published in Nature Physics in June 2010 in the article Unravelling the role of the interface for spin injection into…

  • Nanodevices Group in Nature Materials

    The progress article Spin routes in organic semiconductors written by Luis E. Hueso, leader of the CIC5 nanodevices group in nanoGUNE, together with V. Alek Dediu, Ilaria Bergenti & Carlo Taliani from the Institute for Nanostrucured Materials-CNR (Bologna, Italy), was published in Nature Materials on August…