Projects at a Glance

  • PROIRICE - Proton-Irradiated Ice: Dynamics and Chemistry from First Principles

    Understanding radiation effects on different materials is of paramount importance for many scientific and technological fields like those related to nuclear energy, space industry, laser- and ion-based materials processing and therapeutic applications. The particular case of radiation effects on pure and mixed water ice is very important in Astrochemistry and Prebiotic Chemistry, being water ice present in cosmic dust grains and on the surface of many bodies in the Solar System like asteroids and several satellites (e.g. Europa, Callisto and Ganymede).
  • ALD4MAX- Atomic Layer deposition For tailored bottom-top growth of MAX and MXene films

    Atomic Layer Deposition For tailored bottom-top growth of MAX and MXene films.
  • ENSEMBLES3 - Centre of ExcelleNce for nanophotonicS, advancEd Materials and novel crystal growth-Based technoLogiEs

    Within the project an extensive, detailed and robust Business Plan will be developed for setting-up of the Centre of Excellence ENSEMBLE3, with focus on the research excellence and innovation performance in the area of crystal growth-based technologies, novel functional materials with innovative electromagnetic properties, and applications in nanophotonics, optoelectronics, telecommunication, medicine, and photovoltaics.

  • DELICE- Device oriented molecular spin filter based interfaces

    We live in a constantly changing society in which information and communication are at the basis of our economy. To keep progressing is essential to investigate new feasible ways to control and manipulate information in order to develop faster, smaller and less consuming devices. Organic Spintronics has emerged as a promising field to develop low-cost, mechanically-flexible and multi-functional devices in which information is carried not only by the charge but also by the spin of electrons.
  • FEMTOTERABYTE - Spinoptical nanoantenna-assisted magnetic storage at few nanometers on femtosecond timescale

    We will develop the conceptually new paradigm for ultra-dense and ultrafast magnetic storage that will exceed the current technology by two orders of magnitude in storage density (going from terabit/inch2 to tens of terabytes/inch2) and by about four orders of magnitude in operation speed (going from low GHz to THz for read/write).
  • FAST TestOM- FAST and accurate Testing of Organic Materials

    Organic electronic devices are currently ubiquitous. For example, most mobile phones in the market have screens based on organic light-emitting diodes. These devices have many advantages against their inorganic counterparts, as they have for example lower manufacturing costs, they are typically very light and robust and can built into flexible devices, bendable and foldable.
  • 2D-INK - Redesigning 2D Materials for the Formulation of Semiconducting Inks

    Developing inks of novel 2D semiconducting materials for low-cost large-area fabrication processes.

  • SGPCM- Switching grapheme-plasmon with phase-change materials

    Graphene plasmons (GPs), is enable the transport and control of light on an extreme subwavelength scale as well as the dynamic tunability via electric-gate voltage, which can be exploited for numerous applications such as for strong light-matter interactions, tunable infrared biosensing and absorption spectroscopy, subwavelength optical imaging, as well as for the development of tunable transformation optics devices, metamaterials and metasurfaces.

  • FUNMOLDEV - Functional Molecular Nanostructures for Optoelectronic Devices

    This is a collaborative research project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Innovation and Economy (Mineco) for developing hierarchical routes for the synthesis of complex covalent molecular nanostructures with potential functionality as active optoelectronic components, such as pn junctions of quantum dots. Furthermore, FunMolDev targeted a new generation of nanodevices with disruptive impact in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). For this purpose, we developed methods for connecting active molecular components to electrical leads and further networking them into a percolating mesh as a proof of their scalability into devices.  FunMolDev also aimed at bridging such highly interdisciplinary fundamental research into higher level of technology by developing alternative routes for the synthesis and transfer of CMNs to insulting and gateable surfaces, which to date remain big challenges to the scientific community. FunMolDev combineed the work of six Spanish research groups in Galicia (CiQUS at the University of Santiago de Compostela), Euskadi (the CFM, Centro de Física de Materiales - CSIC-UPV, and CIC nanoGUNE), Aragón (the ICMA, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón – CSIC-UZ), and Catalunya (the ICN2, Instituto Catalán de Nanociencia y Nanotecnología).



Yurdana Castelruiz
Projects Manager
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