Josep Nogués Sanmiquel

Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2)

Engineering Sciences

ICREA Research Professor and Group Leader of the Magnetic Nanostructures group at the Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia. Graduated in Physics from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 1986, earned his PhD in Condensed Matter Physics from the Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden) in 1993. He was post-doc fellow at the University of California San Diego from 1993 to 1997. From 1997-2001 research associate at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and since 2001 ICREA Research Professor at the same university. In 2007 he moved to the ICN2 - Institut Català de Nanociencia I Nanotecnologia. His research interests are on the magnetic properties of lithographed nanostructures and nanoparticles and the exchange coupling between dissimilar magnetic materials.

Research interests

We study the magnetic properties of different types of exchange coupled nanostructures, e.g., lithographically patterned structures and core-shell type nanoparticles. The idea is to use magnetic interactions that arise between different magnetic materials to improve the overall magnetic properties of the materials. We correlate the different structural, morphological or magnetic parameters with the enhanced magnetic properties. We also investigate magnetoplasmonic nanostructures for biomedical applications (e.g., hyperthermia).

Selected publications

– Zeeshan MA, et al. 2016, ‘Electrochemically synthesized amorphous and crystalline nanowires: dissimilar nanomechanical behavior in comparison with homologous flat films’, Nanoscale, 8, 3, 1344-1351

– Agramunt-Puig S et al. 2016, ‘Modeling the collective magnetic behavior of highly-packed arrays of multi-segmented nanowires’, New Journal of Physics, 18, 1, 013026

– Zhang, J et al., 2016, ‘Tailoring Staircase-like Hysteresis Loops in Electrodeposited Trisegmented Magnetic Nanowires: a Strategy toward Minimization of Interwire Interactions’, Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces, 8, 6, 4109 – 4117.

– Serra, A et al. 2016, ‘Effective ionic-liquid microemulsion based electrodeposition of mesoporous Co-Pt films for methanol oxidation catalysis in alkaline media’, Journal Of Materials Chemistry A, 4, 20, 7805 – 7814.

– Golvano-Escobal, I et al. 2016, ‘Spontaneous formation of spiral-like patterns with distinct periodic physical properties by confined electrodeposition of Co-In disks’, Scientific Reports, 6, 30398.

– Torruella P et al. 2016, ‘3D visualization of the iron oxidation state in FeO/Fe3O4 core-shell nanocubes from electron enerrgy loss tomography’ Nano Letters, 16, 8,  5068–5073

– Salazar-Alvarez, G et al. 2016, ‘Tunable High-Field Magnetization in Strongly Exchange-Coupled Freestanding Co/CoO Core/Shell Coaxial Nanowires’, Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces, 8, 34, 22477 – 22483.

– Serra, A et al. 2016, ‘Highly efficient electrochemical and chemical hydrogenation of 4-nitrophenol using recyclable narrow mesoporous magnetic CoPt nanowires’, Journal Of Materials Chemistry A, 4, 40, 15676 – 15687.

Selected research activities

Selected Invited Talks:

– ‘New Reversal Mode in Exchange Coupled Antiferromagnetic/Ferromagnetic Disks: Distorted Viscous Vortex’ – Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials / International Magnetics Conference, San Diego USA
– ‘Magneto-plasmonic nanoparticles for enhanced hyperthermia applications’, Brazilian Materials Research Society Meeting, Campinas, Brazil