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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2020-04-21
15:40
41 p, 932.7 KB Functional macroporous iron-phosphorous films by electrodeposition on colloidal crystal templates / Golvano Escobal, Irati (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física) ; De Paz Castany, Roger (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física) ; Alcantara, Carlos (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich. Institut für Robotik und Intelligente Systeme) ; Pané, Salvador (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich. Institut für Robotik und Intelligente Systeme) ; García-Lecina, Eva (CIDETEC) ; Sort Viñas, Jordi (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física) ; Pellicer Vilà, Eva M. (Eva Maria) (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física)
Pseudo-ordered macroporous iron-phosphorous (Fe-P) films have been electrodeposited potentiostatically from a citrate-sulfate bath onto Au surfaces pre-patterned with a colloidal crystal mask of polystyrene spheres of 350 nm in diameter. [...]
2019 - 10.1016/j.electacta.2019.05.009
Electrochimica acta, Vol. 313 (Aug. 2019) , p. 211-222  
2020-04-21
14:42
Electric field control of magnetism in iron oxide nanoporous thin film / Robbennolt, Shauna (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física) ; Nicolenco, Aliona (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física) ; Mercier Fernández, Pau (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física) ; Auffret, Stéphane (Université Grenoble Alpes. SPINTEC) ; Baltz, Vincent (Université Grenoble Alpes. SPINTEC) ; Pellicer Vilà, Eva M. (Eva Maria) (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física) ; Menéndez Dalmau, Enric (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física) ; Sort Viñas, Jordi (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física)
Voltage control of the magnetic properties of oxide thin films is highly appealing to enhance energy efficiency in miniaturized spintronic and magnetoelectric devices. Herein, magnetoelectric effects in electrolyte-gated nanoporous iron oxide films are investigated. [...]
2019 - 10.1021/acsami.9b13483
ACS applied materials & interfaces, Vol. 11, issue 40 (Oct. 2019) , p. 37338-37346  
2020-01-07
15:36
1 p, 88.6 KB Effects of the composition and structure of mesoporous Ni-Pt films on their corrosion behaviour in acidic media used for hydrogen evolution reaction / Eiler, Konrad (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) ; Krawiec, Halina (Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza im. S. Staszica w Krakowie) ; Kozina, Iryna (Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza im. S. Staszica w Krakowie) ; Sort Viñas, Jordi (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) ; Pellicer Vilà, Eva M. (Eva Maria) (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
2019
Conference EUROCORR 2009. Sevilla, Espanya, : 2009  
2019-10-01
09:55
8 p, 953.2 KB One-pot electrosynthesis of multi-layered magnetic metallopolymer nanocomposites / Özkale, Berna (Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems (Zurich, Suïssa)) ; Pellicer Vilà, Eva M. (Eva Maria) (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física) ; Zeeshan, M. Arif (Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems) ; López-Barbera, José Francisco (Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia) ; Nogués i Sanmiquel, Josep (Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia) ; Sort Viñas, Jordi (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física) ; Nelson, Bradley J. (ETH Zurich. Multi-Scale Robotics Laboratory) ; Pané i Vidal, Salvador (Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems (Zurich, Suïssa))
Researchers have been investigating various methodologies for fabricating well-defined, homogenous composites consisting of nanoparticles (NPs) dispersed in a matrix. The main challenges are to prevent particle agglomerations during fabrication and to obtain nanoparticles whose size distribution could be tuned on demand. [...]
2014 - 10.1039/C3NR06131K
Nanoscale, Vol. 6 (2014) , p. 4683-4690  
2019-10-01
09:49
10 p, 6.0 MB Voltage-controlled ON−OFF ferromagnetism at room temperature in a single metal oxide film / Quintana Romero, Alberto (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física) ; Menéndez Dalmau, Enric (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física) ; Liedke, Maciej O. (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie) ; Butterling, Maik (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie) ; Wagner, Andreas (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie) ; Sireus, Verònica (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física) ; Torruella, Pau (Universitat de Barcelona. Departament d'Enginyeria Electrònica i Biomèdica) ; Estradé, Sònia (Universitat de Barcelona. Departament d'Enginyeria Electrònica i Biomèdica) ; Peiró, Francesca (Universitat de Barcelona. Departament d'Enginyeria Electrònica i Biomèdica) ; Dendooven, Jolien (Ghent University. Department of Solid State Sciences) ; Detavernier, Christophe (Ghent University. Department of Solid State Sciences) ; Murray, Peyton D. (University of California. Physics Department) ; Allen Gilbert, Dustin (University of Tennessee. Department of Chemistry) ; Liu, Kai (University of California. Physics Department) ; Pellicer Vilà, Eva M. (Eva Maria) (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física) ; Nogués i Sanmiquel, Josep (Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia) ; Sort Viñas, Jordi (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física)
Electric-field-controlled magnetism can boost energy efficiency in widespread applications. However, technologically, this effect is facing important challenges: mechanical failure in strain-mediated piezoelectric/magnetostrictive devices, dearth of room-temperature multiferroics, or stringent thickness limitations in electrically charged metallic films. [...]
2018 - 10.1021/acsnano.8b05407
ACS nano, Vol. 12, issue 10 (Oct. 2018) , p. 10291-10300  
2019-10-01
09:44
9 p, 5.5 MB Large magnetoelectric effects in electrodeposited nanoporous microdisks driven by effective surface charging and magneto-ionics / Navarro Senent, Cristina (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física) ; Fornell Beringues, Jordina (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física) ; Isarain-Chávez, E. (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física) ; Quintana Romero, Alberto (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física) ; Menéndez Dalmau, Enric (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física) ; Foerster, Michael (ALBA Laboratori de Llum de Sincrotró) ; Aballe, Lucía (ALBA Laboratori de Llum de Sincrotró) ; Weschke, Eugen (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie) ; Nogués i Sanmiquel, Josep (Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia) ; Pellicer Vilà, Eva M. (Eva Maria) (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física) ; Sort Viñas, Jordi (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física)
A synergetic approach to enhance magnetoelectric effects (i. e. , control of magnetism with voltage) and improve energy efficiency in magnetically actuated devices is presented. The investigated material consists of an ordered array of Co-Pt microdisks, in which nanoporosity and partial oxidation are introduced during the synthetic procedure to synergetically boost the effects of electric field. [...]
2018 - 10.1021/acsami.8b17442
ACS applied materials & interfaces, Vol. 10, issue 51 (Dec. 2018) , p. 44897-44905  
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
13 p, 825.0 KB 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
19 p, 1.0 MB 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  
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