Magnetic Nanostructures

Group Leader: Josep Nogués

Main Research Lines

  • Exchange coupling in bi-magnetic core/shell nanoparticles and nanostructures

  • Magnetic nanostructures for biomedical applications

  • Magnetoplasmonic effects

  • Novel magnetic and structural characterisation tools for nanoparticles

  • Innovative fabrication approaches

The ICN2 Magnetic Nanostructures Group seeks to improve the functional properties of diverse types of magnetic and magnetophotonic nanostructures. The group combines state-of-the-art lithography and chemical synthesis with structural, morphological, optical and magnetic characterisation to investigate diverse basic aspects of exchange coupled nanostructures and magnetophotonic nanostructures. The goal is the application of these nanostructures for advanced and externally controlled nanotherapies, contrast agents, environmental remediation and sensors. The group also pushes at the limits of microscopy, synchrotron and neutron techniques to develop novel approaches to studying nanoscale objects.

Group Leader

Josep Nogués

ICREA Research Professor

ICREA Prof. Josep Nogués earned his degree from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in 1986. After obtaining his PhD at the Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (Royal Institute of Technology) in Stockholm (Sweden) in 1993, he moved to the University of California San Diego (USA) to complete his postdoctoral studies.

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