Magnetic Nanostructures Group

Group Leader: Josep Nogués

Main Research Lines

  • Exchange coupling in bi-magnetic core/shell nanoparticles and nanostructures
  • Magnetoplasmonic effects
  • Novel magnetic and structural characterisation tools for nanoparticles
  • Innovative fabrication approaches

In 2015, the Group has been working on novel nanoparticles and nanostructures for biomedical application in the framework of THERANANO (Multifunctional magnetic and magnetoplasmonic theranostic nanostructures). The aim of the project is designing bottom-up and top-down hybrid magnetic nanostructures for diverse biomedical applications (hyperthermia or multimode imaging).

Moreover, it has continued its research in exchange coupling in core/shell nanoparticles and magnetic nanostructures in the context of the COEFNANO project. In addition, the Group has advanced in the study of magnetic nanowires to be used for molecule manipulation within the MANAQA project.

In the Explora project MORE, the Group has worked on the optimization of the nanofabrication processes to develop magneto-opto-mechanical nanosystems combining metal assisted chemical etching of silicon and nanoimprint lithography.



Group Leader

Josep Nogués

Prof Nogués earned his BSc from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), in Spain, in 1986. After obtaining his PhD at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1993, he moved to the University of California San Diego for post-doctoral studies.

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Highlighted Publication

Applications of exchange coupled bi-magnetic hard/soft and soft/hard magnetic core/shell nanoparticles
López-Ortega A., Estrader M., Salazar-Alvarez G., Roca A.G., Nogués J. Physics Reports (2015)

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