Oxide Nanophysics Group

Group Leader: Gustau Catalán

Gustau Catalán

ICREA Prof

gustau.catalan@icn2.cat

Group Leader

Prof. Gustau Catalán earned his degree in physics at the Universitat de Barcelona in 1997 and his PhD in physics at Queen’s University of Belfast in 2001. He then took research positions at the Institut Mediterrani d’Estudis Avançats (2002-2004), the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (University of Groningen, 2004-2005) and the University of Cambridge (2005-2009).

In 2009 he became an ICREA Research Professor, joining the former Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research Centre (CIN2, now the ICN2) as leader of the Oxide Nanophysics Group. In 2012 he earned an ERC Starting Grant to set up the world’s first laboratory devoted to nanoscale flexoelectricity.

 

Publications

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2012

2011

  • Flexoelectric rotation of polarization in ferroelectric thin films.

    Catalan, G. ; Lubk, A.; Vlooswijk, A. H. G.; Snoeck, E.; Magen, C. ; Janssens, A.; Rispens, G.; Rijnders, G.; Blank, D. H. A.; Noheda, B. Nature Materials; 10: 963. 2011. .

  • Skin layer of BiFeO3 single crystals

    Martí, X.; Ferrer, P.; Herrero-Albillos, J.; Narvaez, J.; Holy, V.; Barrett, N.; Alexe, M.; Catalan, G. Physical Review Letters; 106 2011. 10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.236101.

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2008