Dr. Jordi Martínez from the Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) group at ICMAB, and the Chemistry Department at the UAB, successfully defended his PhD thesis on Wednesday, 31 October 2018. Congratulations!
In the photo, Jordi appears with his three supervisors, Dr. Susagna Ricart and Dr. Jordi Faraudo from the ICMAB, and Dr. Ramon Yañez from the UAB, and with the three members of the PhD Committee, Dr. Daniel Maspoch, from the ICN2, Dr. Anna Llordes,from CIC Energigune, and Prof. Maria Ibañez, from the Institute of Science and Technology (IST), Austria.
The Surface Chemistry of Metal Fluoride Nanocrystals
Date: Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Time: 11 am
Venue: Sala de Graus, Facultat de Ciències, UAB
Abstract: This thesis is mainly based on the understanding the synthesis and the final behaviour of the surface of LnF3 nanocrystals. In consequence, this knowledge will allow the control and manipulation of the bridge between synthesis and applications, currently called surface chemistry.
Starting from the successful synthesis of fifteen different types of inorganic nanocrystals, the general trends of metal fluoride nanocrystals is successfully unravelled. A new kind of ionic self-assembly in colloidal systems is postulated and thermodynamically stable patchy nanocrystals also obtained. Using experimental techniques and molecular dynamics simulations, a self assembly mechanism also applicable to other kind of systems is postulated and we demonstrate that the different facets of the patchy nanoparticles can be modified selectively.
- Dr. Susagna Ricart, ICMAB
- Dr. Ramon Yañez, UAB
- Dr. Jordi Faraudo, ICMAB
- President: Dr. Daniel Maspoch, ICREA Research Professor, Supramolecular NanoChemistry & Materials Group, ICN2
- Secretary: Dr. Anna Llordes, Solid Electrolyte Groups, Asociate Researcher (Ikerbasque Fellow) CIC Energigune, Basque Country, Spain
- Vocal: Prof. Maria Ibañez, Assistant Professor, Functional Nanomaterials, Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria
On Thursday 11 October 2018, the programme “Els Matins de TV3”, directed by Lídia Heredia, interviewed researcher Teresa Puig about the superconducting materials, in their section devoted to science, and presented by Daniel Arbós. The section, of more than 18 minutes long, explains what superconducting materials are, what are their main applications, and shows the levitation experiment.
Enjoy the view!
Dr. Bernat Mundet defended his PhD thesis on “Atomic-scale characterization of structural distortions in perovskite oxide thin films”Monday, 9 October 2018, with great success, surrounded by his friends, family and colleagues! Congratulations!
Title: Atomic-scale characterization of structural distortions in perovskite oxide thin films
Date: Monday, 8 October 2018
Time: 4:30 pm
Venue: Sala d’Actes Carles Miravitlles, ICMAB
Abstract: In this thesis, we investigate the structural distortions appearing in three different kind of perovskite oxides that are fabricated as thin films following a chemical solution deposition process. In the first case, we study how the YBCO lattice is distorted around its most common defect, this is the Y124 intergrowth. Secondly, we investigate which structural mechanisms help to accommodate the strain generated by the substrate mismatch in nickelate thin films. Finally, we study how the spatial confinement influences both the physical and structural properties of La0.7Sr0.3MnO3/SrTiO3 heterostructures.
- Jaume Gázquez, Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (ICMAB)
- President: Francesca Peiró (UB)
- Secretary: Felip Sandiumenge (ICMAB)
- Vocal: César Magén (Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón (ICMA))
The open position has a duration of 3 years and it is in physical properties of high temperature superconducting films and tapes prepared by chemical solution deposition and ink jet printing combinatorial chemistry approaches, with the following focus directions: