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Designer magneto-optics with plasmonic magnetic nanostructures, PhD Thesis by Nicolò Maccaferri

23/12/2016

Nicolò Maccaferri, Pre-doctoral Researcher at the Nanomagnetism Group at CIC nanoGUNE, received his PhD at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) after the defense of his thesis project on 9 December 2016. His research work, entitled “Designer magneto-optics with plasmonic magnetic nanostructures", has been developed under the supervision of Dr. Paolo Vavassori, Nanomagnetism group coleader.

Functionalization of nanomaterials by atomic layer deposition, PhD thesis by Fan Yang

16/11/2016

Fan Yang, Pre-doctoral Researcher at the Nanomaterials Group at CIC nanoGUNE, received her PhD at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) after the defense of her thesis project on 10th October 2016. His research work, entitled “Functionalization of nanomaterials by atomic layer deposition", has been developed under the supervision of Dr. Mato Knez, Ikerbasque Research Professor and Group Leader of the Nanomaterials Group.

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

15/04/2016

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 under the supervision of Dr. Fèlix Casanova, Ikerbasque Research Professor at the Nanodevices Group.

Fabrication and characterization of magnetic thin films and multilayers, PhD Thesis by Lorenzo Fallarino

22/02/2017

Lorenzo Fallarino, Pre-doctoral Researcher at the Nanomagnetism Group at CIC nanoGUNE, received his PhD at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) after the defense of his thesis project on Thursday 26th of January 2017. His research work, entitled “Fabrication and characterization of magnetic thin films and multilayers", has been developed under the supervision of Dr. Andreas Berger, nanoGUNE’s Research Director and Nanomagnetism group leader.

A new dimension in chemical nanoimaging

22/02/2017

Researchers from the Basque institutions CIC nanoGUNE, Ikerbasque and Cidetec, and the German Robert Koch-Institut report the development of hyperspectral infrared nanoimaging. It is based on Fourier transform infrared nanospectroscopy (nano-FTIR) and enables highly sensitive spectroscopic imaging of chemical composition with nanoscale spatial resolution (Amenabar et al., Nat. Commun. 8, 14402 doi: 10.1038/ncomms14402 (2017)).

ERC Proof of Concept for Luis Hueso

01/03/2017

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 project of the Nanodevices Group of nanoGUNE is one of the 133 European projects to receive backing from the European Research Council.

DIPC, CFM and nanoGUNE researchers are the co-authors of one of the twelve most important papers in the history of the Journal of Physics

11/11/2016

Daniel Sánchez-Portal, of the Centre for Materials Physics (CSIC-UPV/EHU), and Emilio Artacho, Cambridge University professor and Ikerbasque researcher at CICnanoGUNE, both members of the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), are co-authors of one of the twelve most important papers in the 50-year history of the Journal of Physics series, according to the publication’s editors. The work selected was published in 2002 and presented a new, efficient atomic simulation code known by its acronym SIESTA; its use is very widespread today.

On-chip observation of THz graphene plasmons

THz plasmons of extremely short wavelength propagate along the graphene sheet of a THz detector, as visualized with photocurrent images obtained by scanning probe microscopy.
04/11/2016

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 miniaturized optoelectronic THz devices (Nature Nanotechnology DOI: 10.1038/NNANO.2016.185)

Graphene does double duty for plasmons

01/10/2016

A study by ICFO, CIC nanoGUNE, Columbia University and the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan published in Nature Materials demonstrates how graphene can be employed simultaneously as both a plasmonic medium and detector.

New step towards clean energy production from enzymes

23/08/2016

Oxygen inhibits hydrogenases, a group of enzymes that are able to produce and split hydrogen. This degradation is fatal for possible biotechnological applications of these enzymes for the production of clean energy. Understanding the mechanisms of this process is hence essential. An international team led by researchers from UCL (UK), CNRS (France) and nanoGUNE/Ikerbasque, have combined theory and experiment to characterize each chemical reaction step that results in the reduction of oxygen by the enzyme. These results are being published this week in the journal Nature Chemistry.

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