News


    2024

    • 23/6 - 28/6 JFR, Joao Carlos Henriques and Luisa Madail attend  the III INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NOVEL 2D MATERIALS EXPLORED VIA SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPY& SPECTROSCOPY (2D-SPM), in San Sebastian, Spain. JFR gives 45m invited talk "Probing entanglement and fractionalization with scanning probe microscopy".  Joao and Luisa present their work in the poster session
    • 20/6  FUNLAYERS mid-term review is hold at INL
    • 18/6-19/6 JFR gives opening talk at the FUNLAYERS stakeholder workshop, at INL 
    • 06/06 JFR gives 30m keynote speaker talk "Atomic scale magnetometry with STM-ESR" in NanoSpain 2024
    • 03/06 JFR gives 40m invited talk "Nanographenes as building blocks for exotic electronic states" in the On-Surface Synthesis 2024 workshop, in San Feliu de Guixols, Girona, Spain
    • 06/5-10/5 Joao Carlos Henriques visits Departamento de Física Aplicada, Universidad de Alicante
    • 07/5-10/5 Yelko del Castillo gives a contributed talk " Probing spin fractionalization with ESR-STM absolute magnetometry" at the Quantum Matter 2024 conference, in San Sebastian  (Spain)
    • 3/5 JFR gives seminar "Usando ordenadores cuánticos para resolver la ecuación de Schrödinger" in Departamento de Física Aplicada, Universidad de Alicante (Spain)
    • 21-25/4. Mar Ferri and Yelko del Castillo present their works at the European School on Superconductivity and Magnetism in Quantum Materials, in Gandía (Valencia), Spain. Yelko gave a 15m talk "Probing spin fractionalization with absolute magnetometry ESR-STM".  Mar  presented a poster "Detection of the two-dimensional valence bond solid state with STM spectroscopy"
    • 7/3 JFR and Antonio Costa submit 2 pathfinder proposals, one with INL as coordinator, the other as partner
    • 1/3 Antonio Costa submits an FCT proposal 
    • 1/3 New publication (2) "Designer spin models in tunable two-dimensional nanographene lattices"  in Nano Letters, with Joao  Henriques and Mar Ferri-Cortés
    • 29/2  Bruno Murta defends successfully his PhD thesis "Quantum many-body ground states via digital quantum simulation" at Universidade do Minho.  Congrats Dr Murta
    • 21/2 Gonçalo Catarina receives the award  "Tesis de Merito ECUM" from the School of Science of U. Minho. Congrats Gonçalo !!. 
    • 19/2 JFR goes to Oxford to participate in PhD Viva and proposal discussions. 
    • 18/1 Mar Ferri goes for a 2 month stay at AALTO, in the group of Jose Lado
    • 16/1 New publication (1)  "From Heisenberg to Hubbard: An initial state for the shallow quantum simulation of correlated electrons" in Physical Review B, with Bruno Murta. 
    • 15-16/1 Joao Henriques, Antonio Costa and JFR participate in Pimag project meeting in Zurich and give three 25m talks
    • 2/1-5/1 Antonio Costa gives 45 minute invited talk  "Theory of Spin excitations in Van der Waals Heterostructures" in the 803 Walter Hereus Seminar   "Towards Functional van der Waals Magnets by Unlocking Synergies with Orbitronics, Magnonics, Altermagnetism, and Optics", organized in the Bad Honnef Center of Physics,  in Germany. 

    2023

    • 13/13 Leander Reascos defends successfully his Master Thesis "Quantum Simulation of spin systems on Quantum Computers " at U. Minho, and obtains the maximal grade.  Congratulations !!
    • 11/12 New publication (12) "Broken-symmetry magnetic phases in two-dimensional triangulene crystals", in Physical Review Research, with Gonçalo  Catarina, Joao Henriques, Alejandro Molina and Antonio Costa, all members or ex-members of the TQN group. Very proud of this one: we study the properties of interacting electrons in triangulene lattices, combining a variety of different techniques. All give consistent results, portraying triangulenes as a platform for spin model engineering. 
    • 29/11 JFR gives talk "Usando ordenadores cuánticos para resolver la ecuación de Schrödinger" in the Universo GEFES, a cycle of talks targeting undergrad Physics students.  Talk available online here.
    • 22/11 New publication (11)" Strong magnetic proximity effect in van der Waals heterostructures driven by direct hybridization" with ex-TQN Claudia Cardoso,  Allan Macdonald  (UT Austin) and Antonio Costa. First paper with Allan since 2004.  About the science: we propose a new type of spin proxmity effect based on spin-dependent hybridization.  We study this for CrI3 /graphene junctions, but it is probably relevant in a much broader context. 
    • 26/10 New publication (10)  "Quantum circuits to measure scalar spin chirality", in Physical Review Research, with  Leander Reascos, Bruno Murta, and Ernesto  F. Galvão. This is the core of the work of the master thesis of Leander at U. Minho. This paper is also my first paper with Ernesto Galvao, leader of the group of  Quantum and Linear-Optical Computation at INL. 
    • 23-25/10  JFR, and a three members of the Group of Theory of Quantum Nanostructures participate in the FUNLAYERS workshop "Emergent Properties in Heterostructures" in Max Planck Institute in Halle, Germany. 
      • Antonio Costa gives 30m invited talk "Spin excitations in 2D van der Waals magnets and heterostructures"
      • Joao Henriques and Luisa Madail present their work in the poster session (one poster each)
    • 20/10 New publication (9) "Anatomy of linear and nonlinear intermolecular exchange in S=1 nanographene" with Joao  Henriques, in Physical Review B.  We have derived,  using perturbation theory the non linear and non-linear exchange Hamiltonian for S=1 nanographenes.   We finally understand the origin of the non-linear term found in our Nature 2021 paper. 
    • 16-20/10 JFR participates in Lorentz Center workshop on Quantum magnetic materials as chair of two discussion sessions, Leiden, The Netherlands. Very fruitful and interesting workshop
    • 12-10 New publication (8) "Nonperturbative indirect exchange in spin valley coupled two-dimensional crystals", in Physical Review B, with  María Losada, A Costa,  and Blanca Biel (U. Granada).  We provide a very thorough analysis of the Heisenberg, Ising and DM exchange mediated by electrons spin-valley coupled two-dimensional crystals, such as transition metal dichalcogenides. 
    • 11-10 New publication (7), "Exchange Interactions and Intermolecular Hybridization in a Spin-1/2 Nanographene Dimer", in Nano Letters.  This is a collaboration with groups in  EMPA (Roman Fasel & Pascal Ruffieux) and U. Zurich (Michal Juricek), as well as David Jacob.  The paper provide a very deep understanding of the exchange interactions of S=1/2 phenaleny dimers on surfaces. 
    • 4/10  JFR and TQN member Nuno Peres  featured in the 2022 "updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators" as the 2% most cited researcher in their field. JFR and Nuno were also featured in the previous two editions of the ranking.  This is reflection of our great coworkers and collaborators.
    • 18/9 -20/9   The group has a very strong representation in the super-interesting  SPRING23 workshop, in San Sebastian, with tons of exciting new results in nanographene spin physics (and chemistry):. 
    • 11/9-15/9  Mar Ferri and Yelko del Castillo attend the Third Spins on Surfaces Workshop, in San Sebastian, Spain, and present their work in the poster session. Link to the group picture.
    • 7/9  New publication (6) "Certifying entanglement of spins on surfaces using ESR-STM",  with Y. del Castillo in Physical Review B.  We show how to use STM to certify the presence of entanglement for spins on surfaces.   Surface science meets quantum information, cool stuff. 
    • 30/8-1/9 JFR imparts 25m invited talk "Strong magnetic proximity effect in Van der Waals heterostructures driven by direct hybridization" in "International Workshop on Superconductivity and Magnetism in Two Dimensional Films and Heterostructures", in Bath (UK). 
    • 19/7 New publication (5) "Electric‐Field‐Driven Spin Resonance by On‐Surface Exchange Coupling to a Single‐Atom Magnet", in Advanced Science. This is a collaboration with the experimental groups of Andreas Heinrich at  IBS-QNS(Seoul) and  Chris Lutz at  IBM (Almaden, California), and Alejandro Ferrón at Conycet (Corrientes, Argentina).  On-surface exchange can also drive single-spin resonance with STM. This enables to excite single-spins electrically, without showering the atom with electrons. 
    • 14/7 Jaime Santos, colleague from U. Minho and regular attendant of our group meetings, passes away. We are in shock.  He will be missed.
    • 10/7-14/7 JFR attends Condensed Matter in The City 2023   in London and gives 90m invited talk "Bottom-up design of quantum matter with nanographenes" [video] [slides]"
    • 6-7 Antonio Costa presents gives contributed talk  "Spin excitations in all-carbon nanostructures" at FyT2023 conference, in Zamora  (Spain)
    • 1/7  María Losada leaves the group
    • 22/06 Hongjie Dai visits INL and gives colloquium talk "Carbon-based nanoscience"
    • 8/6- 10/6  JFR gives 35m  invited talk "Probing entanglement and fractionalization with STM-ESR" at the SP-STM 8th international conference, in Columbus, Ohio
    • 29/5-1/6. JFR attends the ICE-8 conference and imparts 50m invited talk "Quantum Simulation in Quantum Computers, an introduction".  Mar Ferri also attends the conference and presents a poster
    • 11/5  New publication (4)  "Strongly Coupled Magnon–Plasmon Polaritons in Graphene-Two-Dimensional Ferromagnet Heterostructures" in Nano Letters, with Antonio Costa, Mikhail Vasilevskiy and Nuno Peres
    • 9-11/5 Ivan Brihuega (U. Autónoma de Madrid) visits the group at INL and imparts a seminar
    • 19-21/4 JFR gives three lectures, one-hour long each, in the workshop CUANTOS 5, in Córdoba, Argentina. 
    • 7/4 New publication (3) "Optimizing tip-surface interactions in ESR-STM experiments" in Phys. Rev. B, with Alejandro Ferrón and his group in Corrientes (Argentina). 
    • 1/4 Gonçalo Catarina starts his postdoc at EMPA
    • 27/3 Antonio Costa and Yelko Hernández present the results of the group at the DPG
    • 20/3 Joao Henriques visits  David Jacob at UPV/CSIC in San Sebastian (Spain)
    • 20/3 New publication (2)  "Preparing valence-bond-solid states on noisy intermediate-scale quantum computers" in Physical Review Research, with Bruno Murta and Pedro Cruz.  This is paper number 100 since I arrived to INL
    • 10/3. JFR participates in the PhD defense jury of Eva Cortés del Río, in Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.  
    • 8/3  New publication "Electrically detected single-spin resonance with quantum spin Hall edge states ", in Physical Review B, with Fernando Delgado. 
    • 2/3 JFR gives the Condensed Matter Physics seminar (45m) at the Department of Physics of the University of Oxford 
    • 24/2 Gonçalo Catarina defends his PhD  "Correlated electronic phases in low-dimensional materials"at U. Minho. Congrats, Gonçalo !. 
    • 1-3/2 María Rodríguez Losada gives contributed talk at GEFES, in Salamanca (Spain) presenting our work about indirect exchange in TMD.  Yelko presents a poster on our entanglement certification paper in the same conference.
    • 25/1 JFR imparts 30m talk  "New Ideas in Magnetic 2D materials" in Funlayers workshop at INL
    • 24-26/1 The kick-off meeting and the Funlayer diagnosis workshop are ran at INL.  Our partners from ALBA and Max Planck visit INL, impart talks, and interact with INLers.    
    • 18/1 JFR, Antonio Costa and Joao Carlos Henriques participate in PIMAG project meeting  at ETH, Zurich
    • 13/1 This website reaches the mark of 10 years since the first post in 13/1/2013.
    • 11/1 JFR imparts 4-hour class in the Master of Molecular Nanoscience at U. Autónoma de Madrid
    • 1/1 FUNLAYERS project, coordinated by JFR, starts (D.O.I.). The project is a CSA twinning action that  will run for 3 years, and seeks to boost INL research in the area of functional two-dimensional materials, with the help of Max Planck Institute (Halle) and ALBA (Barcelona) 

    2022

    • 20/12 JFR reaches the mark of 10.000 citations in Google Scholar
    • 6/12. New publication (7) "Theory of triangulene two-dimensional crystals" in 2D materials, with Ricardo Ortiz and Gonçalo Catarina.  We find out a variety of flat-bands, both at E=0 and finite energy, in triangulene 2D crystals
    • 28/11 JFR imparts (on-line) the AALTO Colloquium on Atomic Scale Quantum Materials, "Certyifying entanglement of surface-spin arrays with STM-ESR
    • 16/11 Mar Ferri joins the group as PhD student at U. Alicante, funded by Generalitat Valenciana predoctoral contracts. Welcome on board !
    • 12/11 JFR reaches the mark of h=50 in Google Scholar 
    • 7/11 New publication (6) "Theory of intermolecular exchange in coupled spin-1/2 nanographenes" published in Physical Review B, with David Jacob.  We figure out the different  mechanisms for distant electrons to talk to each other in open shell molecules
    • 04/11 INL receives the visit of Portugal's prime minister Antonio Costa,   Spain's  president Pedro Sánchez, and the ministries of Science, Elvira Fortunato and Diana Morant
    • 03/10 Joao Carlos Henriques joins PIMAG project with a 4 years PhD position

    • 24/8  JFR gives 30m invited talk "Towards measurement based quantum computing with graphene triangulenes" at MOLQUEST conference, in Ascona (Switzerland)
    • 14/7 Former group member Ricardo Ortiz gives talk at the Bienal Conference of the RSEF as recipient of the award to the best theoretical condensed matter physics thesis in 2021 (ex-aequo), in Murcia (Spain)
    • 5-9/7 Gonçalo Catarina gives talk at the Graphene 2022 conference, in Aachen
    • 1/7 Antonio T. Costa recruited as staff researcher at INL
    • 24/6 New publication (5) "One-to-one correspondence between thermal structure factors and coupling constants of general bilinear Hamiltonians" in Physical Review E, with Bruno Murta.
    • 23/6 JFR gives 45 invited talk "Triangulenes as building blocks for non-trivial quantum matter" at the "II Second International Conference on  Novel 2D Materials Explored via Scanning Probe Miscroscopy and Spectroscopy", in San Sebastian (Spain)
    • 21/6 New publication (4) "Ising and XY paramagnons in two-dimensional 2H−NbSe2" in Physical Review B, with Antonio Costa and Marcio Costa. 
    • 10-12/05 JFR participates in IBM quantum meeting in Zurich
    • 10/05 JFR gives seminar at EMPA (Zurich) "STM-ESR: mechanisms, applications, and their relevance to probe pi magnetism"
    • 9/05 JFR and Antonio Costa participate in Kick-Off meeting workshop of PIMAG project (Funded by Swiss  SNF Synergia program) at EMPA (Zurich)
    • 09/04 JFR gives online lecture (1h) "Quantum Materials: the challenges" in the Toddler's school of Quantum Matter.  
    • 14-18/03. JFR and Gonçalo Catarina present talks at APS March Meeting, in Chicago
    • 28/2-2//3. JFR gives 45m invited talk "Magnetic 2D crystals: magnons and interlayer coupling" at the  3rd Condensed Matter Physics National Conference, in Lisbon
    • 28/2-2/3 Gonçalo Catarina presents 15m talk "“Hubbard parent model for Haldane spin-1 chains" at the  3rd Condensed Matter Physics National Conference, in Lisbon, 
    • 28/2 New publication (2) "Hubbard model for spin-1 Haldane chains" in Physical Review B, with Gonçalo Catarina.  We show that you can interpolate between free fermions and Haldane spin chains.  Really cool stuff. 
    • 20/1 JFR gives  30m invited talk "Quantum magnetism in nanographenes"  at the IUMA workshop at Universidad de Alicante,
    • 19/1 New publication (1)  "Frustrated magnetic interactions  in a cyclacene crystal " in Physical Review Materials, with Ricardo Ortíz Cano and Juan Carlos Sancho-García
    • 18/1 JFR participates (as coordinator) in HE Twinning submission
    • 12/1 JFR imparts 4-hour class in the Master of Molecular Nanoscience at U. Valladolid
    • 12/1 Ricardo Ortiz Cano receives (ex-aequo) the Award to the Best Doctoral Thesis in Condensed Matter theory from GEFES (Spanish Royal Society).  Congrats Ricardo !. 
    • 1/1 The FCT project PTDC/FIS-MAC/2045/2021 "Exciations in 2D quantum materials", coordinated by JFR starts. The project will run for 3 years and will fund our research on magnons, excitons and plasmons in 2D materials

    2021

    • 29/11 New publication (9) "Quantum-coherent nanoscience" in Nature Nanotechnology. This is a perspective article, published with 10 colleagues from some of the top institutions worldwide, trying to define what is quantum-coherent nanoscience and the role of nano in the second quantum revolution
    • 16/11 JFR partner in MC-ITN proposal
    • 10/11 JFR coordinates ERC-synergy proposal.  
    • 28/10 JFR gives invited talk "Triangulene quantum matter " (on-line) at CECAM workshop Computational materials discovery of unconventional magnets
    • 13/10. New publication (8). "Observation of fractional edge excitations in nanographene spin chains",  with Gonçalo Catarina and Ricardo Ortiz in my group, and in collaboration with Roman Fasel (EMPA), Xinliang Feng (TUD),  David Jacob (UPV), published in Nature. Super happy about this one.
    • 29/09  Ricardo Ortíz also defends his PhD thesis at Universidad de Alicante. Two students graduate in one week !.  Congrats Ricardo. 
    • 28/09  Noel García defends his PhD thesis at Universidad de Alicante. Congratulations, Dr García
    • 28/09 New publication (7) " Testing complementarity on a transmon quantum processor", with Pedro Cruz, published in Physical Review A.  Testing the wave vs particle mystery with quantum computers it's tons of fun. 
    • 16/9  JFR gives keynote speaker opening talk "Organic Chemistry meets quantum magnetism" at NanoPortugal online conference 2021
    • 03/08 New publication (6)  "Renormalization of spin excitations and Kondo effect in open-shell nanographenes", in collaboration with  David Jacob, Ricardo Ortiz, in Physical Review B.
    • 16/7 New publication (5) "Electronic and magnetic properties of VOCl/FeOCl antiferromagnetic heterobilayers" with Fayssal Marouche and Alejandro Molina Sánchez, in 2D Materials.  This was the outcome of a the hard work of Fayssal, who arrived to the group in the worst possible momentt, when covid nightmare started. 
    • 21/06 New publication (4) "Gutzwiller wave function on a digital quantum computer", with Bruno Murta, in physical Review B. We keep learning on how to do many body simulations with quantum computers.
    • 01/06 Yelko del Castillo Hernández starts his QPI predoctoral fellowship under my supervision at INL.  Welcome on board. 
    • 01/06 JFR partner in two Quantera proposals (phase 1)
    • 25/05 JFR coordinates Pathfinder proposal
    • 10/05 New publication (3) "Giant magnetic exchange coupling in rhombus-shaped nanographenes with zigzag periphery", with Ricardo, in collaboration with Roman Fasel group at EMPA, Klaus Müllen at MPI Mainz, Xinliang Feng at TUD,  and many others, in Nature Chemistry. 
    • 03/05 JFR gives (online) 45m seminar "Quantum magnetism in bottom-up engineered nanographenes " at CAMD (DTU)
    • 23/04 New publication (2) "Observation of Yu-Shiba-Rusinov states in superconducting graphene", in  Advanced Materials,  a collaboration that includes Ivan Brihuega's group at UAM and Jose Lado at AALTO. 
    • 12/4  JFR gives (online) 30m  invited talk at ALBA workshop on 2D materials "Magnons in magnetic 2D materials"
    • 6-9/4 JFR attends (online) workshop on ESR-STM organized by QNS
    • 10/3 JFR submits FCT proposal
    • 15-19/3  4 contributed online talks at APS March Meeting 2021, presented by Gonçalo Catarina (link), Pedro Cruz (link), Bruno Murta (link) and  Ricardo Ortiz (link)
    • 10-3 JFR coordinates FCT proposal
    • 2/3 New publication (1)  "Extrinsic room-temperature ferromagnetism in MoS2", in Journal of Material Science, with  my experimental colleagues at INL,  Saha  Sabyasayashi , Manuel Bañóbre, Oleksandr Bonadarchuk and Leonard Sabyasachi , in  Journal of  Materials Science 
    • 11/2  FCT/Alba proposal approved, in a record time.  We shall now hire a postdoc to carry out (mostly)  experimental work on magnetic 2D materials at ALBA
    • 4/2 We start a slack page at the group. 
    • 29/1 Yelko del Castillo Hernández is awarded with the Quantum Portugal Initiative predoctoral fellowship to work under my supervision towards his PhD. Congratulations Yelko
    • 29/1  FCT/Alba proposal submitted
    • 25/1 María Rodriguez Losada starts her PhD contract at U. Granada, under the join supervision of professor Blanca Biel and myself, funded by grant from Andalucía Region. María, welcome to the team

    2020

    2019

    2018

    • 28/12 Claudia Carodoso gets a permanent position in CNR Modena (Italy). Congratulations !!
    • 18/12 JFR imparts 3 hour training  hand-on session on Quantum Computing to  undergraduate Physics students at Universidad de Alicante, using IBM Quantum Experience.  First time at UA, perhaps first time in Spain.  
    • 17/12 Pedro Cruz presents is Master Thesis at Universidade do Porto, "Digital Quantum Simulation of Few-body   Hamiltonians on a Noisy Quantum   Computer".  This is our first quantum computing master thesis, very proud of this one. Congrats to Pedro. 
    • 19/11 JFR gives invited seminar "Graphene as a platform for artificial quantum matter" at EMPA,  Zurich,  Switzerland
    • 14/11 JFR presents result of the group at the 1st INL research symposium
    • 5/11 New publication "Electrically controlled nuclear polarization of individual atoms", in Nature Nanotechnology, with José Lado and Alejandro Ferrón, in collaboration with the IBM-Almaden STM group of Chris Lutz, and the QNS-IBS group of Andreas Heinrich and Arzhang Ardavan in Oxford.  STM is now manipulating nuclear spins !!.  
    • 23,24/10 JFR organizes the IBM-QuantaLab school on Quantum Computing at INL. More than 80 participants and 15 speakers. Ronan Gautier (summer  student at INL)  and Pedro Cruz (master student in the group)  present our first quantum computations. 
    • 18/10 New publication "Hyperfine interaction of individual atoms on a surface ", in Science,  with  José Lado and Alejandro Ferrón, in collaboration with the IBM-Almaden STM group of Chris Lutz, and the QNS-IBS group of Andreas Heinrich and Arzhang Ardavan in Oxford.  STM is now probing nuclear spins !!. 
    • 17-20/9 JFR participates in the meeting "Defining Quantum Nanoscience", in Seoul, organized by IBS-QNS.
    • 11/9 JFR gives invited talk "Towards Electrical Quantum Control of Surface Spins in the 2nd workshop on “Spins on surfaces”, in San Sebastian (Spain),  September 11 (2018) 
    • 30/8 ERC grant submitted. 
    • 8/8 Gonçalo Catarina earns a PhD fellowship from FCT-Portugal. Congratulations!.
    • 7/8 New publication  "Van der Waals Spin Valves", in Physical Review Letters, with Claudia Cardoso, David Soriano and Noel García,  selected as Editors' Suggestion
    • 1/8 Ricardo Rama starts his summer internship at my group at INL, working on magnons in magnetic 2D Crystals
    • 27/7 Ricardo Ortiz earns a PhD fellowship from Valencia Regional Government. Congratulations!.
    • 25/7  JFR gives 30 m invited talk  "Magnons in CrI3", at  workshop 2018 TAMU-Princeton-Baylor Summer School on Quantum Science and Engineering, celebrating the 80th birthday of professor Lu Sham, in Casper, Wyoming (USA)
    • 16/7 Ronan Gautier starts his summer internship at my group at INL working on Quantum Digital Simulation
    • 15/7 Claudia Cardoso gives contributed talk "Van der Waals spin valves" at the International Conference of Magnetism (ICM), in San Francisco (CA, USA) 
    • 25/6 JFR gives invited talk "Probing magnetism in 2D van der Waals crystallineinsulators via electron tunneling "  at the  International Conference of Novel 2D materials explored via scanning probe microscopy & spectroscopy, in San Sebastian (Spain)
    • 6/6 JFR gives invited seminar "Understanding magnetism in flatland" at Department of Physics of UT Austin, in Austin (TX, USA)
    • 17/5 New publication (second on the same day !) "Electron and Cooper-pair transport across a single magnetic molecule explored with a scanning tunneling microscope", in Phys. Rev. B., with José Lado, in collaboration with the experimental group of Jörg Kroger, from Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany.
    • 17/5  New publication "Electrical spin manipulation in graphene nanostructures", in Phys. Rev. B.  with Ricardo Ortíz, Noel García and  José Lado .  
    • 10,11/5  Claudia Cardoso and JFR give invited talks in workshop on "New Structures for Microelectronics and Spintronics", at University of Alicante, talking about van der Waals spintronics. 
    • 3/5 New publication "Probing magnetism in 2D van der Waals crystalline insulators via electron tunneling", in Science, with José Lado and David Soriano, in collaboration with Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, from MIT. 
    • 19/4 JFR and Claudia Cardoso give invited talks, presenting  our research on magnetic 2D materials, at the Workshop Quantum Field Theory and Condensed Matter Physics,  held at University of Minho.  
    • 11/4 JFR gives invited talk in the workshop of the  SP2.es network for 2D Materials
    • 28/3 New publication "Real-space mapping of topological invariants using artificial neural networks", in Phys. Rev. B.  with Diana Carvalho (summer student) , José Lado and Noel García.  This is our first work using machine learning.
    • 28/3 JFR coordinates submission or a INTERREG project Quantum Mission  
    • 15/3 JFR gives 30 keynote speaker talk at ImagineNano 2018/NanoSpain 2018 on "Van der Waals spintronics with magnetic 2D crystals", in Bilbao (Spain)
    • 25/2 Ricardo Ortíz joins the group at INL
    • 16/2 New publication, in collaboration with IBM Almaden and QSN-IBS (Seoul), "Probing quantum coherence in single-atom electron spin resonance", in Science Advances. 
    • 12/2  JFR gives 30m lecture on "Exchange rules of nanographene diradicals" in the "XVII escuela Nacional de Materiales Moleculares", in Torremolinos, Málaga, (Spain)
    • 24-26/1  JFR and David Soriano participate in X GEFES  Meeting, in Valencia (Spain) 
    • 17/1 JFR  lectures in Molecular Nanoscience Master in Toledo (Spain) 
    • 17/1 JFR coordinates submission of  Marie Curie ITN proposal on "Solid State Quantum Technologies"

    2017 

    2016

    2015

    2014

    • 8/12-12/12  JFR, Noel García and José Lado attend 2nd Spinograph School  in Aachen. Noel and José give 30m talks on their research projects.    
    • 5/12  JFR gives invited seminar "Designer Nanomagnets" at IFIMAC (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
    • 4/12 JFR gives internal seminar at INL about 5 year strategy of theory group
    • 17/11-21/11  JFR invited one week at the London Center for Nanotechnology (LCN) by the UCLQ.  JFR imparts  seminar "Magnetic Graphene", available in Youtube
    • 13/11 JFR gives invited seminar "Magnetic graphene" on the  Institute fur Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany.
    • 7/11 JFR gives invited seminar "Electronic properties of nanographenes" at CIQUS, Universidad de Santiago, Spain
    • 1/11 Pawel Potasz returns to his position in Wroclaw
    • 1/11 Fernando Delgado starts at his new position as Ikerbasque fellow
    • 29/10 JFR gives invited talk about "Orbital Nanomagnets" in 2D Materials workshop, in Gandia, Spain
    • 27/10 JFR gives keynote speaker talk about "Designer Nanomagnets" in TNT2014, in Barcelona, Spain.
    • 23-24/10 JFR lectures 6 hours in  the Molecular Nanoscience master, in Valencia, Spain
    • 20-10/25-11  J. L. Lado visits the group of Paco Guinea at  ICMM-CSIC for collaborative research within SPINOGRAPH
    • 21-10/10 New publication in Physical Review B
    • 6-10/10  J. L. Lado and N. García present their work at the "Correlations, criticality, and coherence in quantum systems" workshop, Evora, Portugal. JFR attends the workshop as  part of the scientific committee.  
    • 26/9 JFR attends the meeting of the Board of directors of the RSEF
    • 25/9 JFR gives 15m talk about "Atomic Scale Electronics" at INL-Argentina meeting, at INL. 
    • 11-12/9  JFR gives invited talk at the DIPC SPM week in San Sebastian (Spain)
    • 25-29/8  J. L. Lado and N. García attend SPINOGRAPH event in Groningen
    • 25/8 JFR gives talk at the CMD25/JMC14 conference in Paris 
    • 31/7- 8/8  José Lado attends EXCITING workshop in Berlin
    • 31/7 and 3/8 Jhon W. González visits the group
    • 30/7 JFR participates, via teleconference, on the PhD committee of Alejandro Roldán Molina (Universidad Pontificia de Chile)
    • 24/7 Our designer spin waves make it to cover of Nature Materials
    • 23/7 New publication in Surface Science
    • 16/7 JFR gives invited talk at the 5th SP-STM conference, Huron, Ohio, July 15-19 
    • 14/7 JFR gives a seminar at ICMM-CSIC (Madrid)
    • 10/7 New publication in Physical Review Letters
    • 7/7 Fernando Delgado is awarded a Ikerbasque Research Fellow  5 year position
    • 6/7  New publication in Nature Materials
    • 16/6-20/6 N. García attends Quantum Espresso Workshop in Penn State Universtiy
    • 6/5-9/5 N. García and J. Lado present their results at Graphene 2014 conference in Toulouse
    • 2/5  Pawel Potasz joins the group for a 6 month postdoc. 
    • 22/4  JFR gives invited talk at MRS spring meeting,  San Francisco
    • 25-28/3  1st SPINOGRAPH school held at INL.  JFR imparts simulation class.
    • 24/3 SPINOGRAPH  Kick-off Meeting held at INL
    • 14/3 JFR attends the meeting of the Board of directors of the RSEF
    • 3/3-7/3 F. Delgado and J. Lado present their results at the APS March Meeting in Denver
    • 28/2 JFR becomes member of the Editorial Board of 2D Materials
    • 14/2 JFR gives lecture at "New Frontiers in Magnetism" school at Benasque
    • 13/2 JFR gives seminar at Instituto Catalán de Nanociencia y Nanotecnología (ICN2), Barcelona.
    • 6/2 JFR gives seminar at London Center for Nanotechnology
    • 5/2  New publication in Physical Review B
    • 24/1  J. Lado obtains an award to the best posters in VIII GEFES meeting.
    • 22-24/1  F. Delgado,  A. Ferrón and J. Lado present their results at the VIII GEFES meeting, in Ciudad Real (Spain)
    • 14/1 JFR gives presentation at INL during visit of spanish Secretary of State.
    • 7/1 David Jacob visits the group for 3 days
    • 1/1  Noel García joins the group, through a ESR position within SPINOGRAPH. 

    2013

    • 30/12 Krzysztof Kosmider leaves the group, and moves to a postdoc position at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 
    • 23/12 New publication in Physical Review B
    • 13/12 Daniel Gosálbez obtains his PhD degree (Univ. Alicante).  
    • 8/12 New publication in Nature Nanotechnology
    • 11/11 Fernando Delgado gives invited talk in Bad-Honnef workshop
    • 16/10  JFR gives Colloquium and condensed matter seminar at IST, in Lisbon.
    • 14/10 New publication  in Physical Review Letters
    • 01/10 José Lado joins the group, through a ESR position within SPINOGRAPH
    • 20/09 New publication in Physical Review B
    • 17/09 Alejandro Ferrón joins the group
    • 17/09 Prof. A. Núñez (U. Chile) and Maria José Santander (U. Chile) visit the group for 2 weeks
    • 15/09 Jhon González leaves the group and moves to his new position in San Sebastian
    • 01/09 SPINOGRAPH Marie Curie Initial Training Network starts
    • 31/07 New publication in Physical Review B
    • 19/07 Elected member of the Board of Directors of the  Spanish Royal Society
    • 17/07-18/07 JFR organizes Symposium at RSEF Meeting "Electronic properties of semiconductors,  graphene and two  dimensional crystals".
    • 8/07-12/07  JFR lectures at Spin and Charge Dynamics School in Cluj (Rumania)
    • 18/06 JFR gives talk in Workshop "Portugal and the graphene flagship", U. Minho, braga 
    • 10/06-14/06 JFR gives invited talk at "Novel 2D materials" workshop, in Bremen.  
    • 22/05 New publication in Nature Materials
    • 21/05-23/05  JFR gives invited talk at  "Nanostructured Graphene", Antwerp (Belgium)
    • 15/05  JFR gives Colloquium at U. Minho, Braga. 
    • 25/04 JFR gives talk in Graphene-2013 (ImagineNano), Bilbao. 
    • 23/04 New publication in Physical Review Letters
    • 28/02 New publication in Physical Review B
    • 20/02 New publication in Physical Review B
    • 13/02-15/02 JFR gives Keynote talk at NanoPortugal 2013 and J. W. González gives contributed talk. 
    • 11/02 New publication in Applied Physics Letters
    • 13/01 Prof. Simone Fratini (Institute Neel, CNRS, Grenoble) visits the group for 1 week