Projects at a Glance

  • 2DSTOP - Spin transport and spin-orbit phenomena in 2D materials

    We live in a technological world where usage of electronic devices for information technology is an integral part of everyday life. Present and future technological progress requires miniaturization of such devices, continuous improvement of their performances and decreasing of energy consumption.

  • SPRING - SPin Research IN Graphene

    The EU-funded H2020 project SPRING (project ID 863098) is focused on the development of new graphene-based magnetic components that contribute to the creation of faster and environmentally friendly electronic devices. This international research project is coordinated by CIC nanoGUNE (ES) in partnership with IBM (CH), University of Santiago de Compostela (ES), Technical University of Delft (NL) and University of Oxford (UK), and Donostia International Physics Center (ES).

  • SURFNANOCUT - Knowledge based cutting for surface engineering of aeronautic and automotive materials: understanding the fundamentals of cutting process through micro-nano structure analysis

    The study of the microstructure of machined metal surfaces plays a key role in understanding the thermomechanical conditions at the tool/workpiece interface and allows us to pinpoint the driving forces that trigger microstructure formation processes. In this project, we are investigating these microstructural processes in a number of key materials for the aerospace and automotive industries: AISI 1045 steel, Inconel 718 and Aluminum 7475. The idea of the project is to understand the patterns of surface layer microstructure formation during the cutting process and use this knowledge to target improvements in the surface properties of the finished part by changing the cutting parameters.

  • SCARFACE - Spin Control And Related effects at interFACES and heterostructures

    This project studied spin materials and processes for beyond-CMOS devices, with a special focus on spin-to-charge conversion (an effect that allows inserting and reading spin information in a circuit without the need of magnetic materials) and molecular spinterfaces (i.e., the way in which a molecular layer affects and it is affected by a ferromagnetic underlayer).

  • PHOTOTHERMAG - Nanomagnet logic via photothermal excitation of nanomagnetic networks

    The project explores a new concept of nanomagnetic logic devices based on optothermal activation of hybrid plasmonic-magnetic metamaterials to implement ultralow power, ultrafast, and optically controlled reconfigurable Boolean and neuromorphic/stochastic computation schemes. 

  • NOVASPEC - Novel instrumentation and applications of IR & THz nano-spectroscopy

    The project aims to develop ultrahigh-resolution microscopy techniques using s-SNOM and nano-FTIR spectroscopy to map material properties and nanoscale light fields in novel materials and photonic devices. The main objectives include advancing the instrumentation, applying it for chemical characterization of polymers, and exploring polaritons in 2D materials for novel infrared detectors and sensors.


  • Evaporador - Evaporador para el crecimiento de películas delgadas en alto vacío

    El proyecto tiene como finalidad la compra de un evaporador de alto vacío provisto de dos tipos diversos de evaporación de materiales y un equipo de ataque físico por iones. Las características de este equipo nos permitirán ampliar los materiales disponibles en nuestra sala blanca, así como acometer procesos de fabricación con condiciones ideales en cuanto a limpieza de intercapas y con un nivel ideal de rotación de usuarios.

  • ARTEMIS- Graphene Molecule Interfaces for Spintronics

    The future of our society is intimately bounded to the development of smaller, faster and cheaper technologies, which can promote the ability to read, store and manipulate data.
  • ANTHEM - AdvaNced THErmoelectric Materials through Vapor Phase Infiltration

    Waste heat—the rejected by-product of all energy conversion processes—remains a huge and unexplored reservoir of green energy. It is estimated that two-thirds of the 160 TWh required for global power consumption is lost to the environment each year. Converting even a fraction of this wasted energy into electricity at the cost of 10 cents per kWh would generate a new EUR 1.0 trillion industry—creating jobs, boosting the economy, and increasing energy efficiency.