Asociación – Centro de Investigación Cooperativa en Nanociencias – CIC nanoGUNE

NGU is a multidisciplinary, non-profit research centre performing world-class basic and applied nanoscience research, and it is one of the leading centres in its field in Spain. The research areas cover a broad spectrum of topics in physics, chemistry, biosciences, and engineering disciplines. Currently, NGU hosts almost 100 employees and about 30 guest researchers clustered around ten research groups.



Main tasks: Identification, mapping, and characterization of spin radicals in graphene systems; spins interactions, and electronic transport through model systems;

Expertise/profile: Low temperature scanning tunnelling spectroscopy, including spin-sensitive methods to identify and characterize spin states in molecular open shell systems; OSS of graphene nanoribbons; single molecule transport measurements.


Uncovering the triplet ground state of triangular graphene nanoflakes engineered with atomic precision on a metal surface

Jingcheng Li, Sofia Sanz, Jesus Castro-Esteban, Manuel Vilas-Varela, Niklas Friedrich, Thomas Frederiksen, Diego Peña, Jose Ignacio Pascual
Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 177201 (2020)
[ ] [ DOI ] [ Open Access ]

Magnetism of topological boundary states induced by boron substitution in graphene nanoribbons

Niklas Friedrich, Pedro Brandimarte, Jingcheng Li, Shohei Saito, Shigehiro Yamaguchi, Iago Pozo, Diego Peña, Thomas Frederiksen, Aran Garcia-Lekue, Daniel Sánchez-Portal, José Ignacio Pascual
arXiv:2004.10280v1 (2020)
[ ] [ Open Access ]

Band depopulation of graphene nanoribbons induced by chemical gating with amino groups

Jingcheng Li, Pedro Brandimarte, Manuel Vilas-Varela, Nestor Merino-Díez, Cesar Moreno, Aitor Mugarza, Jaime Saez Mollejo, Daniel Sanchez-Portal, Dimas Garcia de Oteyza, Martina Corso, ́Aran Garcia-Lekue, Diego Peña, and Jose Ignacio Pascual
ACS Nano 14, 1895 (2020)
[ DOI ] [ Supplementary Information ]

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