Our research focus on understanding the physical and chemical processes taking place at surfaces by designing experimental strategies correlating the nanoscale properties of nanostructures, surfaces and interfaces. We employ Scanning Probe Microscopes (SPM) to gain insight at the nanoscale into mechanical, tribological and electronic/electrical properties (AFM, FFM, STM, C-AFM, KPFM) as well as X-ray diffraction and photoelectron spectroscopies using synchrotron facilities. Part of the group is involved in developing multifrequency dynamic AFM modes.
Our main effort is devoted to organic semiconductors with relevance as active layers for electronic devices but also to the characterization and manipulation of nanoscale properties of interfaces including 2D materials (graphene), functional oxides (ferroelectrics), ceramics (carbides) and hybrid materials (perovskites) for energy applications.
Our investigation spans from fundamental issues in organic growth and small molecules self-assembling to the electronic response of metal-organic junctions during operation of devices, resistive switching mechanisms or the interaction of water with ferroelectric surfaces and its role in surface charge screening.
Spins for efficient photovoltaic devices based on organic molecules
European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program under grant Agreement No. 730872 and the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No. 722651
2017 - 2020
Scan-based strategies for engineering ordered nanoscale assemblies on surfaces
CSIC i-LINK+, LINKA20114
01/2019 - 12/2020
Cooperation for the modification of natural surfaces and the molecular design of artificial surfaces with controlled ice nucleation properties
CSIC i-LINK+, LINKA20115
01/2019 - 12/2020
Fotoquímica y estabilidad de interfases modelo organico/agua para la descomposición del agua
Spanich Ministry of Science and Innovation FPI programme, PID2019-110907GB-I00
2020 - 2023
Nuevas intercaras optimizadas para dispositivos responsivos basados en moléculas
MINECO - PROYECTOS I+D RETOS, MAT2016-77852-C2-1-R
2016 - 2020