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Francisco Muñoz

Phone(s): (56-2) 9787292 , (56-2) 9787292 (Fax)
Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Chile.
Las Palmeras 3425, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile.

Professional Degree

  • Licenciado en Física, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
  • Doctor en Fisica, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Research Areas

  • Propiedades magnéticas de nanoestructuras.
  • Clusters metalicos.
  • Colisiones de nanoestructuras.
  • Nanotubos y nanohilos.

Conferences (2006 to date)

  • “Magnetic anisotropy energy of Fe-filled carbon nanotubes”, F. Muñoz, J. Mejía-López, T. Pérez-Acle, and A. H. Romero, IX Workshop on Magnetism, Magnetic Materials and their Applications (LAW3M2010), July 2010, Manizales, Colombia.
  • “Rearrangement collisions in gold clusters: a DFT study”, F. Munoz, M. Kiwi, J. Rogan, R. Ramirez, SOLIDOS’09, 2009, Valparaiso, Chile.
  • “Exchange bias and reconstruction of magnetite nanospheres. A simulation study”, F. Muñoz, J. Mazo-Zuluaga, J. Restrepo, J. Mejia-Lopez, Y. Labaye, XVI Simposio Chileno de Fisica (SOCHIFI), 2008, Valparaiso, Chile.
  • “Stable magnetic field configurations in stars”, Reisenegger, Andreas; Munoz, Francisco; Santos, Raul, VI Reunion Anual Sociedad Chilena de Astronomia (SOCHIAS), 2007, Chile.


  1. R.I. González, F.J. Valencia, J. Rogan, J.A. Valdivia, J. Sofo, M. Kiwi, F. Múñoz
    Bending energy of 2D materials: graphene, MoS2 and imogolite
    RSC Adv., 2018,8, 4577-4583
  2. F.J. Valencia, E.E. Hernandez-Vazquez, E.M. Bringa, J.L. Moran-Lopez, J. Rogan, R.I. Gonzalez, F. Muñoz
    Growth of Ni nanoclusters on irradiated graphene: a molecular dynamics study
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018,20, 16347-16353

  1. P. Díaz, E.E. Vogel, F. Muñoz
    Magnetic phases at the molecular scale: the case of cylindrical Co nanoparticles
    J. Nanopart. Res. (2017) 19:188 | Published Jun
  2. F.J. Muñoz, S.K. Turitsyn, Y.S. Kivshar, M.I. Molina
    Topology-driven nonlinear switching in Möbius discrete arrays
    Phys. Rev. A 95, 033833 | Published 24 Mar 2017

  1. S. Singh, A.C. Garcia-Castro, I. Valencia-Jaime, F. Muñoz, A.H. Romero
    Prediction and control of spin polarization in a Weyl semimetallic phase of BiSb
    Phys. Rev. B 94, 161116(R) | Published 18 Oct 2016
  2. F. Muñoz, H.P. Ojeda Collado, Gonzalo Usaj, Jorge O. Sofo, C.A. Balseiro
    Bilayer graphene under pressure: Electron-hole symmetry breaking, valley Hall effect, and Landau levels
    Phys. Rev. B 93, 235443; Published 27 Jun 2016
  3. S. López-Moreno, J. Mejía-López, F. Múñoz, A. Calles, J.L. Morán-López
    Energetics and the magnetic state of Mn2 adsorbed on Au(111): Dimer bond distance dependence
    Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 403 (2016) 172–180; published 1 April 2016
  4. F. Muñoz, M.G. Vergniory, T. Rauch, J. Henk, E.V. Chulkov, I. Mertig, S. Botti, M.A.L. Marques, A.H. Romero
    Topological Crystalline Insulator in a New Bi Semiconducting Phase
    Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 21790 (2016); Published 24 Feb 2016

  1. F. Muñoz, A. Varas, J. Rogan, J.A. Valdivia, M. Kiwi
    Au13nAgn clusters: a remarkably simple trend
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015,17, 30492-30498; Published 11 Nov 2015
  2. F. Munoz, A.H. Romero, J. Mejia-Lopez, I. Roshchin, R.I. Gonzalez, M. Kiwi
    Surface states of FeF2 (110) and its uncompensated magnetization
    Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 393 (2015) 226–232; Published 1 Nov 2015

  1. R.I. González, R. Ramírez, J. Rogan,J.A. Valdivia, F. Munoz, F. Valencia, M. Ramírez, M. Kiwi
    Model for Self-Rolling of an Aluminosilicate Sheet into a Single-Walled Imogolite Nanotube
    J. Phys. Chem. C, 2014, 118 (48), pp 28227–28233; Published 4 Dec 2014
  2. J. Mejía-López, J. Mazo-Zuluaga, S. López-Moreno, F. Muñoz, L. F. Duque, A. H. Romero
    Physical properties of quasi-one-dimensional MgO and Fe3O4-based nanostructures
    Physical Review B 90, 035411

  1. F. Muñoz, J. Rogan, J. A. Valdivia, A. Varas, and M. Kiwi
    Binary cluster collision dynamics and minimum energy conformations
    Physica B - Condensed Matter 427, 6-84
  2. F. Muñoz, C. Cárdenas, J. Rogan, J.A. Valdivia, P. Fuentealba and M. Kiwi
    Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Ti2 on C20 Collisions and C20Ti2 Configurations
    The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117, 4287-4291
  3. F. Muñoz, A. H. Romero, J. Mejía-López, J. L. Morán-López
    Finite size effects on the magnetocrystalline anisotropy energy in Fe magnetic nanowires from first principles
    Journal of Nanoparticle Research 15:1524
  4. F. Muñoz, M. Kiwi, D. Altbir and J.L. Morán-López
    Properties of Fe(8-n) Co(n) nanoribbons and nanowires: a DFT approach
    Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (2013) 339, 75–80; Published Aug 2013

  1. C. Cárdenas, F. Muñoz, M. Muñoz, A. Bernardin and P. Fuentealba
    A new isomer of C20 and a way to a new C240
    Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 14, 14810-14814
  2. M. Kiwi, F. Muñoz, G. García, R. Ramírez, J. Rogan, J.A. Valdivia
    Nanocluster Collisions as a Way to Understand the Role of d-Shell Polarization
    European Physics Journal D 25, 2205
  3. M. Pérez, F. Muñoz, J. Mejía-López, G. Martínez
    Physical and chemical properties of Con-mCum nanoclusters with n = 2 – 6 atoms via ab-initio calculations
    J. Nanopart Res. 14, 933

  1. F. Muñoz, J. Mejía-López, T. Pérez-Acle, A.H. Romero
    Uniaxial Magnetic Anisotropy Energy of Fe Wires Embedded in Carbon Nanotubes
    ACS Nano, 2010, 4 (5), pp 2883–2891; Published May 2010

  1. F. Muñoz, J. Rogan, G. García, M. Ramírez, J.A. Valdivia, R. Ramírez and M. Kiwi
    Collisions between a single gold atom and a 13 atom gold clusters: an ab initio approach
    European Journal of Physics D, 61 87-93
  2. F. Muñoz, J. Rogan, G. Garcia, J. A. Valdivia, R. Ramírez, M. Kiwi
    The role of d-orbital polarization on Rhodium cluster collisions
    European Phys. J. D. DOI 10114
  3. F. Muñoz, A.H. Romero, J. Mejía-López, J. Morán-López
    Monoatomic and dimer Mn adsorption on the Au(111) surface from first principles
    Phys. Rev. B, 83 205423

  1. F. Muñoz, A.H. Romero, J.Mejía-López, J.L. Morán-López
    First-principles theoretical investigation of monoatomic and dimer Mn adsorption on noble metal (111) surfaces
    Phys. Rev. B 85, 115417


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