Group type: Experiment

Research description: The “2D-Foundry” is a research team of Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid belonging to CSIC. The main mission of this Institute is to create new fundamental and applied knowledge in materials of high technological impact, their processing and their transfer to the productive sectors at local, national and International scales, the training of new professionals, and the dissemination of the scientific knowledge.

Our team is active along three main research lines:

1.- Magnetic materials, Optical materials and Superconductors

2.- 2D Heterostructures and devices with application in Spintronics, with particular emphasis in interface effects, Graphene and other 2D materials .

3.- 2D Materials and Heterostructures with application in Optoelectronics.

The group has acquired a strong background over the years in the structural, morphological, magnetic, electronic transport and optoelectronic characterization of materials, nanostructures and devices. We provide state of the art characterization techniques, at a macroscopic as well as microscopic scales, along with an in depth expertise in the interpretation and modelling of the above mentioned systems properties. The laboratory is associated to Prof. Jacobo Santamaría group at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and to Dr. Hermann Suderow at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Keywords: Magnetism and spintronics; Nanoelectronics; Nanostructures; Optical properties: Optoelectronics, Photonics, Plasmonics; Two-dimensional materials; Surfaces and interfaces

Affiliation: Materials Science Factory, Instituto de Ciencia de los Materiales de Madrid (ICMM-CSIC), Madrid, E28049, Spain


Prof. Mar García-Hernández (
Dr. Andres Castellanos-Gomez (

 Group Members:

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@Andres_2DMat (Twitter)