Force Probe Microscopy and Surface Nanoengineering Group

Group Leader: Jordi Fraxedas

Main Research Lines

  • Force probe spectroscopy and metrology
  • Self-sustained motion and catalytic micropumps
  • Interfacial water
  • Polymer-based interfaces
  • Nanoparticles of organic superconductors

In 2017 the group has participated in the European project Nanoscience Foundries and Fine Analysis (NFFA-EUROPE), where a prototype of a fast-scan AFM is being developed and successfully tested for scan frequencies above two frames per second. At the Spanish level, the group has participated in the project entitled Light-induced motion of micro-nano/objects in water, supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (MINECO), to study the mass transport of water induced via electro-kinetic and diffusion-osmotic processes.

Group Leader

Jordi Fraxedas

CSIC Research Scientist

Jordi Fraxedas (Tarragona, 1962) graduated in physics from the University of Zaragoza in 1985 and obtained his PhD (Dr rer. nat.) in 1990 from the Universität Stuttgart (Germany). His thesis work was performed at the Max Planck Institut for Solid State Research and at the Berliner Speicherring für Synchrotronstrahlung (BESSY), under the supervision of Prof. M. Cardona.

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