Cab-nanomachines

Nanomachines & Nanomanipulation Nanochemistry

We are the NANOCHEMISTRY RESEARCH GROUP at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory. Our research concentrates on the development of new and improved synthesis strategies of nanoparticles and nanostructures for applications in nanomedicine, catalysis, electronics, and clean energy technology. We use a diverse range of methods, combining cutting edge wet chemistry with state-of-the-art nanofabrication, to prepare single-phase nanoparticles, as well as nanostructures of increased complexity, e.g., doped, dimer or hybrid nanoparticles. Another branch of our research is devoted to understanding fundamental aspects of these nanoscale objects, specifically, finite-size and surface effects, chemical doping, and nucleation and crystal growth.

Our research interests include but are not limited to:

- Colloidal syntheses of monodisperse nanoparticles and nanostructures

- Hydrothermal – solvothermal – ionothermal syntheses

- Understanding the structure‒property relationships in nanomaterials

- Unconventional magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications

- p-Type metal-oxide semiconductor nanoparticle-based devices

- Nanostructured metal phosphide electrocatalysts

- Nanostructured metal sulphides for Li-battery electrodes

- Magnetically separable catalysts by tethering active phase to magnetic nanoparticles

- Nanosized superconductors and superconductivity at the nanoscale

- Conducting and semiconducting inks

- Local distortions in doped nanocrystals

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