The group is working on the characterization by means of low temperature scanning tunnelling microscopy and spectroscopy (LT-STM/STS) the surface of epitaxial 2D materials and topological insulators.
Chemistry on graphene
We have been exploring the covalent bonding of chemical species to the epitaxial graphene in ultra-high vacuum conditions. Another research line is the use of epitaxial graphene as a playground to study the interaction between individual molecules deposited on the graphene films (Science Advances 4, eaau9366 (2018)).
Tuning the electronic structure of graphene
We have been working on the growth of graphene on different transition metals and the resulting crystallographic and electronic properties. The intercalation of foreign atoms between graphene and the substrate opens the way for further tune the properties of the graphene overlayer (2D Materials 5, 035029 (2018)).
We have been exploring the superconductivity on thin films and the interaction with electron acceptor molecules.
Integration of graphene in devices
Taking advantage of the clean room facilities of the Campus of Excellence UAM-CSIC located in the building of IMDEA Nanoscience, we have investigated the manufacture of electronic devices with graphene. (ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 10, 8190 (2018) & ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 10, 6805 (2018)).