Tag: 2014


Magneto-optic responses boosted by plasmons



OndřejVlašín, OanaPascu, Anna Roig, and GervasiHerranz

Phys. Rev. Applied 2, 054003 (2014)  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.2.054003


We show that very diluted dispersions of ferromagnetic metal nanoparticles in diamagnetic hosts show a large, linear response under an applied magnetic field, which is of interest for emerging applications in sensing, integrated optical communications, and magneto-optical current transformers and transducers.  We present also a theory that describes accurately these results and that can be further extended to describe the optical properties of e.g., metal inclusions in polymers or glasses.

Mengdi Qian

Mengdi Qian from Sichuan University, has joined our group to do a PhDThesis. Welcome Mengdi 🙂

David Pesquera

We are very please to inform that the successfully defended Thesis “Strain, and interface-induced charge, spin and orbital orderings in transition-metal oxide perovskites” by David Pesquera, has received the maximum qualification: ” EXCEL·LENT CUM LAUDE”. Congratulations David !


Two-Dimensional Electron Gases at LaAlO3/SrTiO3 Interfaces: Orbital Symmetry and Hierarchy Engineered by Crystal Orientation



D. Pesquera, M. Scigaj, P. Gargiani, A. Barla, J. Herrero-Martín, E. Pellegrin, S. M. Valvidares, J. Gázquez, M. Varela, N. Dix, J. Fontcuberta, F. Sánchez, and G. Herranz

Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 156802 (2014), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.156802


Quantum wells at the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 interface with tunable electron states

Quantum wells with d-electrons at the LaAlO3(LAO)/SrTiO3(STO) interface exhibit physical properties, such as superconductivity or magnetism, unseen in conventional semiconductors (Si, Ge, GaAs, …). We have demonstrated that the symmetry of the conduction band inside the QWs can be selected at whish. This opens up novel perspectives to manipulate the electronic properties of QWs at the LAO/STO interface.


Spin Hall magnetoresistance at Pt/CoFe2O4 interfaces and texture effects



MirenIsasa, Amilcar Bedoya-Pinto, Saül Vélez, Federico Golmar, Florencio Sánchez, Luis E. Hueso, Josep Fontcuberta, and Fèlix Casanova
Applied Physics Letters 105, 142402 (2014) 

 SPINTRONICS WITH NON-MAGNETIC MATERIALS. The neighborhood   makes all difference

It has been discovered that  electric resistance of a nonmagnetic metal (Pt in our case) is depending on  magnetization state of neighboring insulating ferromagnetic layer, namely on the atomic planes forming the interface and their crystallographic orientation.

Conference of M Scigal at E-MRS Fall Meeting at Warzaw (Poland)

Multiferroic CoFe2O4-BaTiO3 epitaxial heterostructures on Si (001))
Authors: M. Scigal, N. Dix, I. Fina, R. Bachelet, V. Sumryev, G. Herranz, J. Fontcuberta and F. Sánchez.
Symposium J: “Alternative semiconductors integration on Si microelectronics” E-MRS Fall Meeting 15-17th September 2014 at Warzaw (Poland).

Invited Conference of Josep Fontcuberta at E-MRS Fall Meeting at Warzaw (Poland)

Orbital and magnetic ordering in half-doped manganite thin films: the crucial role of strain and bandwidth
Authors: G. Radaelli, D. Guitierrez, D. Pesquera, A. Barla, F. Bondino, E. Magnano, F. Sánchez, R. Bertacco and Josep Fontcuberta
Symposium O: “Recent progress in new high-Tc superconcductors and related multifunctional and magnetic materials” E-MRS Fall Meeting 15-17th September, 2014 at Warzaw (Poland)

Invited Conference of Josep Fontcuberta at E-MRS Fall Meeting

Electronic reconstructions at oxide surfaces and interfaces
Authors: D. Pesquera, M. Valvidares, J. Herrero, P.Gargiani, E. Pellegrin, A. Barla, F.  Bondino, E. Magnano, F. Sánchez, G. Herranz, and J. Fontcuberta
Symposium V: “Functional perovskite systems” E-MRS Fall Meeting 15-17th September 2014. Warzaw (Poland)

Carlos Rubio

Final project of the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology degree (UAB).

2013 – 2014.

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