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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

ICN2 at NanoSpain 2014

ICN2 is participating in NanoSpain 2014, the leading nanoscience and nanotechnology event in Spain. The conference, from March 11th through the 14th in Madrid, aims to share a broad range of current research, promote interdisciplinary discussion, and link researchers and industries.

ICN2 is attending NanoSpain 2014, which is being held from March 11th through the 14th at the Escuela Superior de Ingenieros Industriales of the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid.  Along with ICN2, research centers from Catalonia, such as the Barcelona Nanotechnology Cluster Bellaterra (BNC-b) and ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences, will also participate at the conference.  Launched in 2004, the annual NanoSpain conference is the leading nanoscience and nanotechnology event in Spain.  The goals of the conference are to disseminate knowledge, promote interdisciplinary discussion, and link researchers and industries in nanoscience and nanotechnology in Spain as well as in Southern Europe.

This year’s conference will cover a broad range of current research under the following topics: graphene, nanomedicine, nanomaterials, nanoelectronics, nanochemistry, nanomagnetism, nanophotonics, nanotoxicology, nanotubes, nanoelectromechanical systems, scanning probe microscopies, simulation at the nanoscale, industry, and scientific policy.

ICN2 is participating in several different aspects of the conference this year.  Prof. Pablo Ordejón, the director of ICN2, is on the NanoSpain advisory board.  At the conference exhibition, where members of government, academia, and industry can network and share ideas, Jordi Reverter and Alfonso del Rey of the Knowledge and Technical Transfer Office will distribute information about ICN2’s research, collaborations, and successes.  In the technical program, Prof. Clivia Sotomayor Torres is Chairman of a Nanophotonics session, and Dr. Aitor Mugarza is Chairman of a Graphene session.  Furthermore, several of the Institute’s researchers will give oral and poster presentations; details and links to abstracts of each presentation are given below.


Invited Speaker

Aitor Mugarza (Graphene):  Graphene nanostructures on Ni(111): structural, electronic and scattering properties

Oral Presentations

Jordi Gomis-Bresco (Nanophotonics):  A 1D PhoXonic Crystal

Bartlomiej Graczykowski (Nanophotonics):  One-dimensional surface phononic crystals

Sebastian Reparaz (Nanophotonics):  A novel contactless technique for thermal field mapping and thermal conductivity determination: Two-Laser Raman Thermometry

Claudia Simao (Industry):  Dimensional and defectivity nanometrology of sub-20 nm line arrays prepared by directed self-assembly

David Soriano (Graphene):  Impact of heavy adatom segregation on the quantum spin Hall phase in graphene

Poster Presentations

Mónica Bernal (Nanoelectronics):  Etch-free method to prepare nanoporous metal layers using directed self-assembly

Jordi Gomis-Bresco (Nanophotonics):  Subwavelength diffraction for quality control in nano fabrication processing

Juan Medina (Nanomaterials):  Anti-wetting surfaces fabricated by Reverse Nanoimprint Lithography on silicon and metal-coated substrates

Clivia Sotomayor Torres (Simulation at the nanoscale):  Theoretical thermal rectification in Si and Ge thin films

Clivia Sotomayor Torres (Nanomaterials):  Metal incorporation in block copolymer templates

Markus Wagner (Nanophotonics):  Acoustic phonon dynamics in free standing group IV semiconductor membranes studied by ultra-fast pump & probe spectroscopy