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Nanostructures for energy and biomedical applications

Country of origin:
Country: 
SPAIN
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TOES20200619001
Published
29/06/2020
Last update
06/07/2020
Expiration date
07/07/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Coatings
Biobased materials
Nanomaterials
Biochemistry / Biophysics
Micro- and Nanotechnology related to Biological sciences
Drug delivery and other equipment
Photovoltaics
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Summary

Summary: 
A research group from Spain working on physical chemistry has developed nanotechnology solutions applied to different fields, including photovoltaic devices and biomedical applications, achieving enhanced performance and superior flexibility in the design. They are interested in collaborating with public and private companies with expertise in the nanotechnology field under license, financial and research cooperation agreement.

Description

Description: 

The Spanish researchers work intensively in the modification of surfaces using a nanotechnological approach. They can design on-demand coating for organic and metallic surfaces, and have experience on tuning: hydrophobicity, electrical and optical properties, cell adhesion, chemical functionality and biochemical recognition. They have wide experience in building and characterizing monomolecular and thin films, both at air/liquid and air/solid interfaces.

They work with metallic nanoparticles for: drug delivery, hyperthermia and biosensing.

The Research group also design metallic nanoparticles for electrocatalysis for renewable energy and the hydrogen economy, mainly as cathode materials in the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR), oxygen evolution reaction (OER), and hydrogen evolution reaction (HER).

In another line of research, experts are focused on the fabrication of solar devices based on innovative materials, especially hybrid perovskites with subtle modification of their structure. They are able to deposit the different layers via the spin-coating method and by evaporation of metallic contacts for the counterelectrodes. They have a glovebox for the preparation of the devices to control the atmosphere at which the cells are fabricated.

Also they are specialized in the photophysical characterization of novel materials, including absorption measurements, diffuse reflectance, steady-state photoluminescence, time-resolved emission and nanosecond flash photolysis.

The researchers are interested in collaborating with public and private companies with expertise and knowledge oriented to the nanotechnology area under license, financial and research cooperation agreement, in order to commercialize the products and explore new research lines and applications.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
- The enhanced performance and superior flexibility in the design provided by the nanotechnological approach in materials. - The perovskite solar cells (third generation solar cells) currently fabricated are cost-effective versus silicon devices but with a reduced stability. This research is focused on the enhancement of the stability of the perovskite, reducing the degradation mechanisms on the perovskite material.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Project already started

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
- Private companies in the field of nanotechnology applications for license or funding agreement with the objective of transferring the innovative technology to the industry and collaborating with the commercialization activities. - Public or private entities for research or technical cooperation agreements, with the objective of exploring new research lines and applications of the new technology

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500