The PhD, defended by chemist Sonia Moralejo Garca at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), achieved a well-defined line for the manufacture of nanomagnets and other magnetic devices of wide industrial application.
It is well known that current technology tends to design tools that are ever smaller and that nanotechnology, although it its infancy, is a theme that is very much in fashion in our society. Who has not heard of nanotubes, nanoparticles and nanomagnets, etc"
The PhD thesis by Ms Sonia Moralejo Garca, defended at the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), used various techniques to analyse the manufacture of nanomagnets and magnetic devices of widespread industrial application.
The PhD entitled, Nanofabricacin y propiedades magnticas de nanoimanes patronados de pelculas delgadas (The nanomanufacture and magnetic properties of nanomagnets patterned with thin films) was led by Professor Fernando Castao Almendral and doctor Fernando Castao Snchez, and obtained excellent cum laude. The researcher has had the advantage of a number of study-stays in various laboratories: the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics in Germany and the Cavendish Laboratory of the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom which contributed to completing her PhD thesis.
Sonia Moralejo Garca is a graduate in Chemical Sciences from the University of the Basque Country and currently continues to do her research at the Department of Chemical Sciences at the university.
This work in the field of nanotechnology combines two multidisciplinary experimental worlds, the technological and the scientific. The technological is related to the manufacture of nanomagnets and magnetic devices, for which a complete series of techniques have been developed and/or made ready and which enable, from start to finish, the obtaining of samples by conventional method
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