Graphene Task Force

The ICMM “Graphene Task Force” is an initiative launched at a local level by the Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM)/CSIC, to sustain and promote the high impact that Graphene studies at ICMM have already achieved in the international community. It settles the basis for a high profiled research on Graphene encompassing and inbreeding the theoretical and experimental activities on the subject at ICMM.

The main contributors to the ICMM Graphene task force are:

  • Theory

    Related Research Activity
    Electronic , magnetic and transport properties of Graphene, Graphene nanostructures and heterostructures and nanotubes (metal interfaces , topological insulators, magnetic impurities, tunnel junctions). Mechanical and vibrational properties and strain effects in Graphene and Graphene nanostructures
    Methods
    DFT , tight binding , Green functions and model Hamiltonians, (Theory of Elasticity, lattice dynamics and molecular dynamics).

  • Growth and Surphace Physics

    Related Research Activity
    Growth of epitaxial Graphene, deposition of Graphene flakes from solution, Graphite ( Graphene)/h-Boron nitride.
    Methods
    MBE, PVC ,CVD, Magnetron Sputtering, Cluster Gun STM, AFM y XPS, XANES, UPS, AES, Thermal Desorption Spectroscopy, UHV Tribology, LEED, ARUPS, XMCD

  • Optical properties and Photonics

    Related Research Activity
    Graphene for optoelectronics and photovoltaics, optical characterization of Graphene, templating for submicron structuration in photonics materials
    Methods
    Micro-Raman spectroscopy, Photoluminescence, photocurrent, time resolved spectroscopies, electrical measurements, optical microscopy.

  • Magnetism, Tranport and Spintronics

    Related Research Activity
    Strain effects on Graphene, spin injection, graphite exotic magnetism, CNT
    Methods
    SQUID Magnetometry, Low temperature & High magnetic field AFM, MFM, PFM and AFM extended measurement of the conductivity

  • Chemistry

    Related Research Activity
    Synthesis of graphenoids in confined media from carbohidrates and proteins,Chemical functionalization, Nanocomposites. Fullerenes Methods
    Thermal treatments under controlled atmosphere of organic precursors in porous supports.

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