AFM-Raman Training at Renishaw

Wotton-under-Edge (UK), October 30 – November 15, 2017. ESRs Manuela Meloni, Giuseppe Fratta, Yuman Sayed-Ahmad Baraza, Daniel Funes and Sebastian Nufer visited Renishaw plc to learn about state of the art Raman imaging and combined Raman-AFM imaging, including TERS (Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy). ESR Dominik Winterauer and his supervisor Tim Batten guided the group on a…

EnEx secondments still running!

Two weeks ago ESR Manuela Meloni from University of Sussex (Brighton, UK) visited partner ICB-CSIC in Zaragoza (March 7-17, 2017). The occasion for her to follow a training course on XPS analysis by Ana Benito. Manuela’s personal page is here – University of Sussex presentation page is here. And ICB-CSIC presentation page is here.

IMN PhD student learnt the basis of Raman spectroscopy

Wotton-under-Edge (UK), October 24-28 2016. Daniel Funes Hernando has spent one week in Renishaw plc. There, he learnt from Dominik Winterauer, Tim Batten and the rest of the crew of the Bristish company.   Although he had already received formation in Raman spectroscopy during his career, he discovered a new world during his stay. They…

Nanocarbon Materials from Athens to Zaragoza

Athens (Greece), September 26 – October 7, 2016. ITN student Ana Santidrián from Instituto de Carboquímica ICB-CSIC (Zaragoza, Spain) travelled to National Hellenic Research Foundation (Athens, Greece) in September to complete a 2-week secondment working on Nanocarbon Materials. During her stay, Ana had the opportunity to learn about Nanocarbon Materials and characterization techniques. She worked…

Multidisciplinary training in Renishaw

Wotton-under-Edge/Bristol (UK), July 5-15 2016. Mario Peláez Fernández from the Institute of Nanosciences of Aragon (INA), took part in an exchange to Renishaw plc to transfer image processing techniques from Raman imaging to transmission electron microscopy (TEM) imaging; as well as getting some insight on Raman spectroscopy.

From standard gold to gold standard

Nantes (France), June 16-27, 2016. ITN student Dominik Winterauer from Renishaw plc (Wotton-under-Edge, UK) learned from ITN student Daniel Funes Hernando from the Institute des Matériaux Jean Rouxel in Nantes (IMN) how to grow gold nanowires. Nanowires appear to be promising samples for future experiments on Raman microscopy mapping. Daniel prepared the required instrumentation and…

Treatment of selected CNT-thin films by laser irradiation

Oxford (UK), May 17-27, 2016. ITN student Ana Santidrián from Instituto de Carboquímica ICB-CSIC (Zaragoza, Spain) travelled to M-Solv (Oxford, UK) in May to complete a 2-week secondment working on laser treatments with the ITN student Sebastian Nufer and Dr. Adam Brunton. In this period, Ana had the opportunity to learn about laser devices, laser…

We will discover novel optical properties

Zaragoza (Spain), April 11-May 7 2016. Daniel Funes Hernando, from Institute of Materials of Nantes (IMN), went to Carboquímica in Zaragoza to combine his nanostructures with the ones produced there. He coupled his metal-containing nanosystems with the organic species from Lorenzo Vallan and Emin Istif. They expect to obtain new amazing optical properties from these…

DFT Simulations at IMN

Nantes (France), April 11-25, 2016. The 2 week secondment of Sebastian from M-Solv to the IMN in Nantes targeted the simulation of the interaction of graphene with selected molecules. Different types of defects were introduced into the graphene sheet and the binding energy with the molecules were computed. The theoretical results need to be confirmed…