The spatial resolution and flexibility of the atomic force microscopy (AFM) related techniques make them central in many fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology, with special emphasis in the characterization of advanced nanomaterials. It provides not only impressive topographical images down to atomic resolution but also unparalleled versatility. On top of that, it offers valuable information on different physicochemical properties of a large variety of materials and it facilitates modes which allow sample modification at the nanometer level.

This symposium aims to bring together the AFM community to present and discuss the use, development and novel applications of AFM-based techniques for the characterization of advanced nanomaterials, both from experimental and theoretical points of view. The topics of the contributions will cover the use of AFM for the study of a wide range of nanomaterials to gain insight on their electronic, electrical, optical, magnetic and mechanical properties in different environments, from ultrahigh-vacuum to ambient conditions and liquids.

Organizing Committee:

– Elisa Palacios Lidón (Universidad de Murcia)
– Pablo Ares García (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
– Carmen Munuera López (Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, ICMM-CSIC)
– Miriam Jaafar Ruiz-Castellanos (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
– Guilherme Vilhena (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)


Tuesday, July 12th

15:00-15:05 Welcome
15:05-15:40 Agustina Asenjo Barahona (CSIC) Dissipative Magnetic Force Microscopy
15:40-15:55 Guillermo López-Polín (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) High efficiency devised based on the anomalous Nernst effect of Co/Pt magnetic multilayers with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy
15:55-16:10 Jorge Marqués Marchán (CSIC) Nucleation and current-induced bubble structures motion in PMA multilayers
16:10-16:35 Daniel Martín Jiménez (University of Giessen) Chemical bond imaging using torsional and flexural higher eigenmodes of qPlus sensors
16:35-17:00 Cesar Gonzalez Pascual  (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) Detecting molecules in defective MoS2 with SPM techniques
17:00-17:30 Coffee break
17:30-18:05 M. Teresa Cuberes Montserrat (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha) Visualization of nanostructural arrangements at organic-inorganic hybrid matrices by Ultrasonic Force Microscopy
18:05-18:20 Núria Garro (Universitat de València) Co-localized scanning probe microscopy/Raman scattering studies of hybrid plasmonic substrates
18:20-18:35 Emilio Rayón Encinas (Universitat Politècnica de València) A microstructural study by stiffness mapping using the QNM-AFM technique. A case study: Improvement of the miscibility of a PHB-PCL blend
18:35-18:50 Francisco Miguel Espinosa Barea (CSIC) Sub-10 nm patterning of few-layer MoS2 and MoSe2 nanoelectronic devices by oxidation scanning probe lithography
18:50-19:15 Eider Berganza Eguiarte (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) Writing bioactive nanostructures with Scanning Probe Lithography techniques

Wednesday, July 13th

15:00-15:55 Thilo Glatzel (University of Basel) Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy and Spectroscopy
15:55-16:30 Mónica Luna Estévez (CSIC) Unraveling the Charge Transfer and Trapping on Single Gold Metal Nanoparticles on TiO2 during photo(electro) catalytic H2 production
16:30-16:45 Ignasi Fina (CSIC) On the origin of extrinsic charging effects in piezoelectric force microscopy experiments
16:45-17:00 Horacio Vargas Guzman (Jožef Stefan Institute) Quantitative electrostatic force tomography for virus capsids in interaction with an approaching nanoscale probe
17:00-18:00 Coffe break & Poster session
18:00-18:35 Cristina Gomez-Navarro (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) Mechanics of defective 2D materials
18:35-18:50 Aitor Zambudio Sepúlveda (Universidad de Murcia) Fine Defect Engineering of 2D Monolayers Friction
18:50-19:05 Yolanda Manzanares Negro  (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) Controlling fracture properties of MoS2 by introducing atomic vacancies

Thursday, July 14th

15:00-15:35 Nuria Gavara Casas (Universitat de Barcelona) Bio-AFM is the new black in biomedical sciences
15:35-15:50 Marina Pilar López Yubero (CSIC) Effects of energy metabolism on the mechanical properties of breast cancer cells
15:50-16:05 Juan García Sánchez (CSIC) The viscoelasticity of adherent cells follows a single power-law with distinct local variations within a single cell and across cell lines
16:05-16:30 Andra C. Dumitru (CNIC) Decoding mechanical fingerprints of cellular components in pathological conditions: a multiscale perspective
16:30-16:55 Alejandro Martin-Gonzalez (Technical University of Delft) Condensin-driven loop extrusion on supercoiled DNA
16:55-17:45 Coffee break
17:45-18:00 Victor Gisbert (CSIC) High-Speed Bimodal AFM nanomechanical mapping of collagen self-assembly
18:00-18:15 Giovanni Sáenz-Arce (Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica) Nanomechanical properties of trophozoites and extracellular vesicles of the free-living amoeba Naegleria fowleri
18:15-18:40 Mercedes Hernando Pérez  (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) Physical principles of protein nanocages: AFM, a single molecule approach
18:40-18:45 Closing remarks


P1 Mª Dolores Samper Madrigal (Universitat Politècnica de València) Study of the effect of reactive/non-reactive additives on the microstructure of biopolymer blends by means of AFM-QNM
P2 Cristina Paola Pavon Vargas (Universitat Politècnica de València) AFM Surface deterioration evaluation to monitor thermoplastic starch films degradation under composting conditions
P3 Diana Méndez Arvelo (CSIC) Visualization of interfacial layers of organic molecules on graphite by Three-Dimensional Atomic Force Microscopy.
P4 Daniel Gallego Fuente  (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) Development of a technological AFM microscope for operation in UHV
P5 Diego Alonso Aldave Valle  (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) Deterministic transfer of gold nanowires in scanning probe assisted nanowire circuitries
P6 Eva Osuna Bris  (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) Nano-scale conductivity of Hi3(HITP)2 Metal-Organic Framework
P7 Miriam Jaafar Ruiz – Castellanos  (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) Unraveling Dissipation-Related Features in Magnetic Imaging by Bimodal Magnetic Force Microscopy
P8 Mario Navarro Rodríguez (Universidad de Murcia) Charge injection and conductivity measurements on highly insulating materials
P9 Ana Cros (Universitat de València) Ultraviolet light assisted Kelvin probe force microscopy of dislocations in GaN structures for power applications
P10 Pablo Ares García  (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) Isolation of Highly Stable Antimonene under Ambient Conditions
P11 Guilherme Vilhena  (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) All-Atom Single-Protein AFM Nanomechanical Spectroscopy Mapping