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:
– 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.
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.