I am an experimental physicist in the area of condensed matter. I am most interested in the properties of matter in the nanoscopic scale. There I have made most of my contributions in the study of electronic properties of atomic-sized contacts.
In this moment I am an associate profesor (Prof. Titular de Universidad) at the
Applied Physics Department
Universidad de Alicante
(Spain). Here I have founded the new
Laboratory of Low Temperatures and Nanostructures
where we did our first experiments on the spring of 2005.
- Molecular electronics. (More...)
- Magnetism in atomic-sized structures
- Chains of atoms (More...)
- Magnetic nanowires (More...)
- Mechanics and the atomic bond (More...)
- Electrochemical formation of atomic-sized contacts
Currently I also have collaborations with different groups in Europe:
- Laboratorio de Bajas Temperaturas. UAM , Madrid (Spain). Here I made my Ph.D. My collaboration is specially with Prof. Dr. Nicolas Agraït, Prof. Dr. Gabino Rubio-Bollinger and Prof. Dr. Sebastian Vieira . They helped me to start the laboratory in Alicante. We collaborate in the areas of molecular electronics, chains of atoms and in the study of mechanics and the atomic bond.
- Kamerling Onnes Laboratorium (web). Leiden (The Netherlands). Here I made three years of Post-doc with Prof. Dr. Jan van Ruitenbeek, working in close collaboration with R.H.M. Smit. We are currently collaborating in the areas of molecular electronics , magnetism in atomic-sized structures and chains of atoms. (more...)
- Grupo de Física de Materiales Complejos (web). UCM, Madrid (Spain). With Prof. Jacobo Santamaria. We have recently started a line of collaboration to study magnetismin atomic-sized conductors and proximity effects in manganites.
- Molecular Science Institute (web) UVA, Valencia (Spain). With Prof. Eugenio Coronado. We have recently started a line of collaboration within a CONSOLIDER project of the Spanish MEC to study magnetism in molecules deposited on flat surfaces.
Universidad de Zaragoza. Zaragoza (Spain). With Dr. Fernando Luis I worked in the areas of magnetic nanowires.
Karlsruhe Universiteit, Karlsruhe (Germany). With Dr. Juan Carlos Cuevas in the area of molecular electronics.