POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AT ESISNA GROUP

THE “INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES BASED ON NANOSCOPIC SYSTEMS” GROUP (ESISNA) (http://www.icmm.csic.es/esisna/) OF THE “ Institute of Materials Science of Madrid (ICMM-CSIC)” IS SEEKING THREE POST-DOCS 1.- Surface photochemistry: In the framework of a Synergy Project, we are seeking a postdoc with experience in STM (or nc-AFM), XPS and other surface characterization…

Continue reading

OFERTA DE CONTRATO PREDOCTORAL

Se ofrece contrato predoctoral de 4 años (contrato FPI asociado a proyecto) para la realización de una tesis doctoral en el consorcio ESISNA (http://www.icmm.csic.es/esisna/) / SENELC, pertenecientes al Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM-CSIC) y a la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM).   La tesis doctoral se enmarca…

Continue reading

SYNTHESIS OF LONG-CHAIN ALIPHATIC HYDROCARBONS USING A GAS-PHASE METAL-FREE APPROACH (NAT. COMM. 2021)

Nowadays, there is an urgent need for the development of sustainable processes to produce synthetic chemicals, including long-chain aliphatic hydrocarbons. Whereas current industrial processes make use of non-abundant metal catalysts and high temperatures and pressures, we have explored an alternative gas-phase synthesis using only atomic carbon and molecular hydrogen along…

Continue reading

Surfaces open new routes: unexpected formation of m-PANI oligomers from p-aminophenol (ANGEW. CHEM. 2020)

Surfaces never fail to surprise. Once more, they have demonstrated that chemistry on 2D metallic surfaces behaves differently to that on solution (3D). We have shown that highly unspecific solution-based Michael addition transforms into highly selective when carried out on a Pt(111) surface. In this way, we are able to…

Continue reading

Inducing Intermolecular C-C Covalent Bonds between PAHs by Exposure to Atomic Hydrogen (JACS 2019)

The ESISNA group, in collaboration with the Nanotech@surfaces group from Empa (Switzerland), has demonstrated the catalytic role that atomic hydrogen can play in the formation of new intermolecular C-C covalent bonds on relatively inert surfaces. For this purpose, we have annealed a Au(111) surface, previously covered with different PAHs, in…

Continue reading

Comparative structural characterization of two types of graphene layers on SiC (Appl. Surf. Sci. 2019)

We have studied epitaxial graphene grown on SiC by chemical vapour deposition. In the work, two kinds of graphene layers were evaluated, a single layer graphene and a quasi-free-standing graphene obtained by hydrogen intercalation under the buffer layer. To evaluate the influence of the different nature of both graphene layers…

Continue reading