Research. Materials for Information Technologies

Materials for Information Technologies


The objective is the development of new, knowledge-based materials and heterostructures for applications in information technologies: computer memories, sensors and actuators, and magnetoelectronic and optoelectronic devices. Equally important, the research is aimed at the improvement of existing fundamental knowledge on the preparation processes and the structure, properties and mechanisms present in these materials. Given their direct impact on applications, the transfer of this knowledge to industry is contemplated as a general objective.


  • Alkaline Niobates, structure and ferroelectric properties in the (Na1-xSrx/2)NbO3 solid solution
  • Characterization of nanostructures by scanning probe microscopy
  • Chemical and photochemical solution deposition (CSD and PCSD) for the processing of ferroelectric thin films at temperatures compatible with the Si-technology and the flexible microelectronics
  • Colossal magnetoresistance in double perovskites
  • Elastic and optical properties of nanocomposites studied by high resolution Brillouin spectroscopy
  • Elastic and piezoelectric characterization of ferro-piezoelectric films: complementary use of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and complex impedance measurements at resonance
  • Elastic properties of technological thin films: Macro and micro Brillouin spectroscopy studies
  • High pressure stabilization of metastable oxides
  • “Lead-free”: ferro-piezoelectric ceramics of industrial interest
  • Magnetic arrays of nanowires, nanotubes and nanoholes in anodic alumina, titania and niquel membranes
  • Magnetic microwires
  • Nanoferroelectrics integrated with substrates; thin/ultrathin film and self-assembled nanoislands
  • Nanostructured thin films for spintronics
  • Ni perovskites, RNiO3
  • Novel ferroelectric ceramic materials with very high piezoelectricity: texturing and low tolerance factor perovskites
  • Novel multiferroic materials for magnetoelectricity
  • Organic+inorganic materials and devices for flexible electronics
  • Size effects in submicron- and nanostructured ceramics of ferroelectric materials with very high piezoelectricity
  • The Spark Plasma Sintering technique for the nanostructuration of ceramic materials




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