Scientific Highlights

Our Institute is characterized by its high quality research outcomes and by its highly talented people. On April 2016 we reached the astonishing figure of 100,000 cites in our papers, with an average ratio of nearly 25 citations per paper and more than 220 papers per year.

RESEARCH LINE 1

Converting light and heat into electricity using carbon based materials

Dörling, A. B. El Basati, A. Gomez, M. Garriga, A. R. Goñi, M. Campoy-Quiles

 

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Calcium based batteries

Alexandre Ponrouch, Carles Frontera, Fanny Bardé, M. Rosa Palacín

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Homojunctions based on silicon polymorphs in nanowires

Michele Amato, Thanayut Kaewmaaya, Alberto Zobelli, Maurizia Palummo, and Riccardo Rurali

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Smart porous solid surface showing switchable hydrophobicity-hydrophilicity

Sabina Rodríguez-Hermida, Min Ying Tsang, Claudia Vignatti, Kyriakos C. Stylianou, Vincent Guillerm, Javier Pérez-Carvajal, Francesc Teixidor, Clara Viñas, Duane Choqueillo-Lazarte, Cristóbal Verdugo-Escamilla, Inmaculada Peral, Jordi Juanhuix, Albert Verdaguer, Inhar Imaz, Daniel Maspoch*, and José Giner Planas*

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RESEARCH LINE 2

Superconductor (SC) – Ferromagnetic (FM) interplay in YBa2Cu3O7 films and hybrid systems

Anna Palau, Jaume Gazquez, Sergio Valencia, Nuria Del-Valle, Carles Navau, Matteo Cialone, Ashima Arora, Florian Kronast, D. Alan Tennant, Alvaro Sanchez, Roger Guzman, Rohan Mishra, Elena Bartolomé, Juan Salafranca, Cesar Magén, Maria Varela, Mariona Coll, S. Manuel Valvidares, Pierluigi Gargiani, Eric Pellegrin, Javier Herrero-Martin, Stephen J. Pennycook, Sokrates T. Pantelides, Teresa Puig, Xavier Obradors

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Unravelling Epitaxial Growth Mechanisms of Functional Oxide Thin Films from Chemical Solutions

Albert Queraltó, María de la Mata, Ángel Pérez del Pino, Jordi Arbiol, Mar Tristany, Xavier Obradors, Teresa Puig

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RESEARCH LINE 3

Ferroelectric Superlattices: untangling Electrostatic and Strain Effects

E. Khestanova, N. Dix, I. Fina, M. Scigaj, J.M. Rebled, C. Magén, S. Estradé, F. Peiró, G. Herranz, J. Fontcuberta, F. Sánchez

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Unexpected giant modification of the polarization of light driven by polarons

Blai Casals, Rafael Cichelero, Pablo García Fernández, Javier Junquera, David Pesquera, Mariano Campoy-Quiles, Ingrid C. Infante, Florencio Sánchez, Josep Fontcuberta, and Gervasi Herranz

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Towards a multi-level antiferromagnetic bit cell

Kriegner, K. Vy ́borny ́, K. Olejníık, H. Reichlová, V. Novák, X. Marti, J. Gazquez, V. Saidl, P. Nemec, V.V. Volobuev, G. Springholz, V. Holy ́, T. Jungwirth

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Promising prospects to crystallize perovskite oxides on semiconductors at moderate temperature

Guillaume Saint-Girons, Romain Bachelet, Rahma Moalla, Benjamin Meunier, Lamis Louahadj, Bruno Canut, Adrian Carretero-Genevrier, Jaume Gazquez, Philippe Regreny, Claude Botella, JoséPenuelas, Mathieu G. Silly, Fausto Sirotti, Genevieve Grenet

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RESEARCH LINE 4

Strengthening of Molecule-Electrodes Contacts by the Use of Modified Curcuminoids in Hybrid Graphene Transistors

Enrique Burzurí*, Joshua O. Island, Raúl Díaz-Torres, Alexandra Fursina, Arántzazu González-Campo, Olivier Roubeau, Simon J. Teat, Núria Aliaga-Alcalde*, Eliseo Ruiz, and Herre S. J. van der Zant

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From switched molecular self-assembly in solution to radical conductors in solid state

Manuel Souto, HengBo Cui, Miriam Peña-Álvarez, Valentín G. Baonza, Harald O. Jeschke, Milan Tomic, Roser Valentí, Davide Blasi, Imma Ratera, Concepció Rovira, and Jaume Veciana

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Self-assembled organic molecules for electronic devices

F.del Pozo, S. Fabiano, R. Pfattner, S. Georgakopoulos, S. Galindo, X. Liu, S. Braun, M. Fahlman, J. Veciana, C. Rovira, X. Crispin, M. Berggren, F. Leonardi, S. Casalini, Q. Zhang, D. Gutierrez, E. Marchante, N. Crivillers, M. Buhl, M. Mas-Torrent

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RESEARCH LINE 5

Theoretical prediction of the behaviour of superparamagnetic colloidal particles under magnetic fields

Faraudo, Jordi; Andreu, Jordi S.; Calero, Carles; Camacho, Juan

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Mesoporous nanorods made magnetic: a versatile platform for theranostics

Jheng-Guang Li, Giulia Fornasieri, Anne Bleuzen, Martí Gich, Alexandre Gloter, Frédéric Bouquet, and Marianne Impéror-Clerc

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Nanoencapsulation of selected payloads for biomedical imaging and therapy

C.J. Serpell, R.N. Rutte, K. Geraki, E. Pach, M. Martincic, M. Kierkowicz, S. De Munari, K. Wals, R. Raj, B. Ballesteros, D.C. Anthony, B.G. Davis, M. Nazari, M. Rubio-Martinez, J.P. Barrio, F. Nazari, K. Konstas, R. Babarao, B.W. Muir, S.F. Collins, A.J. Hill, M.C. Duke, M.R. Hill, G. Tobias

 

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Review: Properties and applications of icosahedral boron clusters

Rosario Núñez, Màrius Tarrés, Albert Ferrer-Ugalde, Fabrizia de Biani, I. Romero, Clara Viñas, Francesc Teixidor

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