Research lines


MAGNA

MAGNA research group’s activity focuses on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, covering researches on Spintronics, magnetic nanoparticles for life sciences and Advanced Microscopies. The main research lines of MAGNA are:

Spintronics:
– Magnetic and superconducting nanostructures produced by focused ion and electron beams.
– Graphene-based nanodevices.
– Domain wall dynamics in nanostructures.
– Nanowire lithography from magnetic oxide and bismuth thin films.
– Thin films with ferroelectric and multiferroic properties.
– Thermoelectric effects and magnetic multilayers for spin Seebeck effect and thermoelectric effects researching.

Applications of magnetic nanoparticles in life sciences:
– Studies at cellular level and in small animals of the effect of radiofrequency radiation on magnetic nanoparticles.
– Magnetic nanoparticles in tissue regeneration.
– Magnetic nanoparticles for transport and controlled release of drugs.
– Studies of magnetic nanoparticles in plants.
– Embedded magnetic nanoparticles in soft matrix.
– Biosensors.

Physics of nanostructures at the atomic/molecular level by local-probe microscopy:
– Atomic manipulation and strongly correlated systems at atomic level design.
– Spin-polarized microscopy of nanostructures.
– On-surface synthesis and spectroscopy of covalent metal-organic networks.
– Ultrathin ferroelectric films.

Ultra-high resolution transmission electron microscopy:
– Observation of Magnetic Structures and its in-situ development by Lorentz microscopy.
– Electron holography.
– Carbon nanostructures (graphene, nanotubes).
– Plasmonic Materials.
Trip Physisc of Nanosystems