The Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM) is an institute of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC) (Spanish National Research Council) founded in December 1986, that belongs to the Area of Science and Technology of Materials, one of the eight Areas in which the CSIC divides its research activities.


Our mission is to create new fundamental and applied knowledge in materials of high technological impact, their processing and their transfer to the productive sectors at local, national and European scales (the true value of materials is in their use), the training of new professionals, and the dissemination of the scientific knowledge.



Forthcoming Events


Innovaciones de género en ciencia y tecnología
Eulalia Pérez Sedeño  read more>


Ballistic transport in quantum wires

K. Schönhammer  read more>


Micromagnetic models for high-temperature magnetization dynamics
Pablo Nieves Cordones  read more>


Superconductividad: física cuántica que puedes ver Por M. J. Calderón del ICMM.

read more>


Superconductividad de Alta Temperatura en Materiales de Hierro Proyecto del grupo de Superconductividad del ICMM.

read more>


Décimo cuarto capítulo de la serie ¿Qué sabemos de... Nanotecnología? "Materiales Nanoestructurados: cerámica y vidrio". Pedro A. Serena, ICMM.

read more>

Mechanical and optical properties of ultralarge flakes of a metal–organic framework with molecular thickness

J. I. Martínez et al

The isolation of 2D-materials is already a success for graphene, graphene oxide, boron nitride and a few clays or metal chalcogenides, however despite the fact that some of them show very interesting physical properties, they lack useful functionalities. Metal–Organic Frameworks (MOFs) are multifunctional materials showing a wide range of physical and chemical properties that can be structurally designed by suitable selection of their building-blocks. This strategy may allow the production of layers with a variety of useful electronic and molecular recognition functionalities. Herein we isolate 2D-MOF flakes with areas of hundreds of square microns and an excellent control of the molecular thickness (from single up to ca. 50 layers). The samples exhibit such good photoluminescence and mechanical properties as to allow free-standing characterization of few layers’ flakes.

Chem. Sci., 2015

Publications Highlights

ICMM-2015 - Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, 3, Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid, Spain. Tel: +34 91 334 9000. Fax: +34 91 372 0623. info@icmm.csic.es