Contributes to the education of scientists qualified for developing both basic and applied research.
Nanoscience and nanotechnology study the phenomenon and manipulation of materials at the atomic, molecular and macromolecular scales, at which properties differ substantially from those observed at larger scales. Its scope extends to the full spectrum of the sciences and includes fields like medicine, physics, engineering, and chemistry. Owing to their applications, these disciplines constitutes important motors of the new industry and the knowledge society.
The main goal of this research group is related to polymetallic species and molecular engineering, focused in the design, synthesis and characterization of new nanostructured materials. The main task is the study of inorganic nanostructures derived from oxides and sulphides and also hybrid organic-inorganic nanostructures of low dimensionality. The relation between composition, structure, size, shape of the nanoparticles, and also mechanisms involved in the generation of new nanostructured compounds with potential use as materials. The functionalization, doping, modification of the crystalline lattices or generation of new composites, thus permitting the modulation the electronic properties of these compounds, giving rise to a better use of their magnetic, light harvesting, catalytic, biocide and ionic exchange properties, is being developed by Line 3.
Specific research done by this group:
In summary, our experience permits us to do fundamental and applied research related to chemical nanostructures, which have been proposed to be studied as themes in the Basal Project CEDENNA, and to be used as building blocks of materials of greater complexity. These will have a transversal field of application, being useful in areas such as environmental remediation, medical applications, environmental friendly packaging, food and cosmetic industry, and catalytic industrial processes. Many of these pure and well
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