Group of Smart Nanoengineered Materials, Nanomechanics and Nanomagnetism (Gnm3)

The research activity of the Gnm3 Group focuses on the design, synthesis and characterization of advanced materials with unique properties, suitable for widespread innovative engineering applications. We seek for new types of materials, whose microstructure can be precisely controlled at the nanoscale level, leading to enhanced mechanical, magnetic, optical, thermal and anti-corrosion performances. The investigated systems include nanoparticles, nanowires, lithographed micro- and nano-objects, mesoporous and nanoporous structures, electrodeposited thin films, bulk metallic glasses and bulk nanocomposite materials. Our research is funded both from private contracts with industries, as well as from public grants, either national or European (Horizon 2020).

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2019-04-09
10:43
Electrodeposition of amorphous Fe-Cr-Ni stainless steel alloy with high corrosion resistance, low cytotoxicity and soft magnetic properties / Bertero, Enrico (Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt) ; Hasegawa, Madoka (Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt) ; Staubli, Samuel (Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt) ; Pellicer Vilà, Eva M. (Eva Maria) (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física) ; Herrmann, Inge K. (Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt) ; Sort Viñas, Jordi (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física) ; Michler, Johann (Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt) ; Philippe, Laetitia (Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt)
Electrodeposition of Fe-Cr-Ni alloy thin films with high corrosion resistance, low cytotoxicity and soft-magnetic properties is reported. Fe-Cr-Ni films with Cr contents from 5 wt% to 40 wt% were prepared by adjusting the current density during electrodeposition and the film properties were investigated. [...]
2018 - 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2018.06.003
Surface & coatings technology, Vol. 349 (Sep. 2018) , p. 745-751  
2019-04-09
10:07
Enhanced mechanical properties and microstructural modifications in electrodeposited Fe-W alloys through controlled heat treatments / Mulone, Antonio (Chalmers University of Technology) ; Nicolenco, Aliona (Vilnius University) ; Fornell Beringues, Jordina (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física) ; Pellicer Vilà, Eva M. (Eva Maria) (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física) ; Tsyntsaru, N. (Vilniaus Universitetas) ; Cesiulis, H. (Vilniaus Universitetas) ; Sort Viñas, Jordi (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física) ; Klement, U. (Chalmers tekniska högskola. Department of Materials and Manufacturing Technology)
Among W alloys, Fe-W has seen much attention recently, due to the need of moving toward the design of environmentally friendly materials. Coatings with 4, 16 and 24 at. % of W were electrodeposited from an environmental friendly Fe(III)-based glycolate-citrate bath. [...]
2018 - 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2018.07.007
Surface & coatings technology, Vol. 350 (September 2018) , p. 20-30  
2019-04-09
09:43
Structural, magnetic and electronic properties of Cu-Fe nanoclusters by density functional theory calculations / Cutrano, Carla (University of Ioannina) ; Lekka, Christina (University of Ioannina)
We present results from density functional theory calculations referring to the magnetic properties of 13, 55, 147 and 309 atoms Cu-Fe icosahedral nanoclusters. Aiming in finding the nanocluster with the optimum magnetic moment (μΒ) we explored the various sizes considering several compositions and atomic conformations. [...]
2017 - 10.1016/j.jallcom.2016.11.425
Journal of alloys and compounds, Vol. 707 (June 2017) , p. 114-119  
2019-04-09
09:15
Electrodeposition of manganese layers from sustainable sulfate based electrolytes / Fernández Barcia, Mónica (Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstofforschung Dresden) ; Hoffmann, Volker (Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden) ; Oswald, Steffen (Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstofforschung Dresden) ; Giebeler, Lars (Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstofforschung Dresden) ; Wolff, Ulrike (Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstofforschung Dresden) ; Uhlemann, Margitta (Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstofforschung Dresden) ; Gebert, Annett (Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstofforschung Dresden)
Functional manganese-(Mn)-containing layers are becoming increasingly important in the fields of sacrificial corrosion protection, biodegradable medical devices or electrochemical energy conversion systems. [...]
2018 - 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2017.11.028
Surface & coatings technology, Vol. 334 (January 2018) , p. 261-268  
2019-04-08
16:29
In-depth characterization of as-deposited and annealed Fe-W coatings electrodeposited from glycolate-citrate plating bath / Mulone, Antonio (Chalmers University of Technology) ; Nicolenco, Aliona (Vilnius University) ; Hoffmann, Volker (Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden) ; Klement, U. (Chalmers tekniska högskola. Department of Materials and Manufacturing Technology) ; Tsyntsaru, N. (Vilniaus Universitetas) ; Cesiulis, H. (Vilniaus Universitetas)
Fe-W coatings with 4, 16 and 24 at. % of W were electrodeposited under galvanostatic conditions from a new environmental friendly Fe(III)-based glycolate-citrate bath. This work aims to find correlations between composition including the light elements, internal structure of the electrodeposited Fe-W alloys and functional properties of material. [...]
2018 - 10.1016/j.electacta.2017.12.051
Electrochimica Acta, Vol. 261 (January 2018) , p. 167-177  
2019-03-26
15:01
Fe–Co magnetic nanoclusters by density functional theory calculations / Cutrano, Carla (University of Ioannina) ; Lekka, Christina (University of Ioannina)
We present density functional theory results referring to the structural, electronic and magnetic properties of 13, 55, 147 and 309 Fe–Co (magnetic–magnetic) icosahedral nanoclusters (ICO) comparing with our previous results on Fe–Cu (magnetic–nonmagnetic). [...]
2018 - 10.1080/02670836.2018.1506728
Materials Science and Technology, Vol. 34, Issue 13 (2018) , p. 1575-1581  
2019-03-22
16:12
16 p, 1.5 MB Formation of free-standing magnetic particles by solid-state dewetting of Fe80Pd20 thin films / Barrera, Gabriele (Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica) ; Celegato, Federica (Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica) ; Coïsson, Marco (Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica) ; Cialone, Matteo (Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica) ; Rizzi, Paola (University of Torino) ; Tiberto, Paola (Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica)
An alternative process to produce magnetic FePd nanoparticles dispersed in liquid solution exploiting a “top-down” strategy is here reported. This process is based on the solid-state dewetting of a Fe80Pd20 thin film to produce magnetic isolated islands array attached on a solid substrate. [...]
2018 - 10.1016/j.jallcom.2018.01.373
Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol. 742 (April 2018) , p. 751-758
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2019-03-22
15:34
25 p, 2.2 MB Corrosion studies on Fe-30Mn-1C alloy in chloride-containing solutions with view to biomedical application / Gebert, Annett (Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstofforschung Dresden) ; Kochta, Fabian (Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstofforschung Dresden) ; Voß, Andrea (Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstofforschung Dresden) ; Oswald, Steffen (Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstofforschung Dresden) ; Fernández Barcia, Mónica (Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstofforschung Dresden) ; Kühn, U. (Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstofforschung Dresden) ; Hufenbach, Julia K. (Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstofforschung Dresden)
Austenitic Fe‐30Mn‐1C (FeMnC) is a prospective biodegradable implant material combining high mechanical integrity with adequate corrosion rates. The fast solidified TWIP alloy, its constituents and 316L stainless steel were electrochemically analysed in various electrolytes at 37 °C under laminar flow. [...]
2018 - 10.1002/maco.201709476
Materials and corrosion, Vol. 69, Issue 2 (February 2018) , p. 167-177  
2019-03-22
11:22
26 p, 1.1 MB Multiwavelength light-responsive Au/B-TiO2 Janus micromotors / Jang, Bumjin (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich. Institut für Robotik und Intelligente Systeme) ; Hong, Ayoung (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich. Institut für Robotik und Intelligente Systeme) ; KangHa, Eun Kang (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich. Institut für Robotik und Intelligente Systeme) ; Alcántara, Carlos (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich. Institut für Robotik und Intelligente Systeme) ; Charreyron, Samuel (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich. Institut für Robotik und Intelligente Systeme) ; Mushtaq, Fajer (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich. Institut für Robotik und Intelligente Systeme) ; Pellicer Vilà, Eva M. (Eva Maria) (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física) ; Büchel, Robert (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich. Departement Maschinenbau und Verfahrenstechnik) ; Sort Viñas, Jordi (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física) ; Lee, Sung Sik (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich. Scientific Center for Optical and Electron Microscopy) ; Nelson, Bradley J. (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich. Institut für Robotik und Intelligente Systeme) ; Pané, Salvador (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich. Institut für Robotik und Intelligente Systeme)
Conventional photocatalytic micromotors are limited to the use of specific wavelengths of light due to their narrow light absorption spectrum, which limits their effectiveness for applications in biomedicine and environmental remediation. [...]
2017 - 10.1021/acsnano.7b02177
ACS nano, Vol. 11, issue 6 (June 2017) , p. 6146-6154  
2019-03-22
10:43
5 p, 466.2 KB The European training network SELECTA reaches its end / Pellicer Vilà, Eva M. (Eva Maria) (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física) ; Malapeira Argilaga, Jordi (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física) ; Sort Viñas, Jordi (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física)
2018 - 10.1080/00202967.2019.1551275
Transactions of the Institute of Metal Finishing, Vol. 97, issue 1 (2019) , p. 3-4
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