Magnetic Nanostructures

Group Leader: Josep Nogués

Main Research Lines

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

  • Magneto-optic nanostructures for biomedical applications

  • Nano/micro structures for environmental remediation

  • (Photo)electrochemical nanostructures with self-motility and magnetic coupling

  • 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 Research Professor Josep Nogués earned his degree from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in 1986. After obtaining his PhD at the Kungliga Tekniska Höskolan (Royal Institute of Technology) in Stockholm (Sweden) in 1993, he moved to the University of California San Diego (USA) to complete his postdoctoral studies. Four years later he returned to the UAB as an associate researcher, becoming an ICREA research professor in 2001 and a founding member of the former Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology (ICN) shortly thereafter. His Magnetic Nanostructures group was formally integrated into the ICN structure in 2006.

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