Personnel of the ICMAB

Name:Fuertes Miquel, Amparo
Date of assignement:27 abril 2006
Date and place of birth:1959, Valencia

University degrees:
Chemistry, University of Valencia, 1981
Doctorat, universitat i any:
Chemistry, University of Valencia, 1986
Inorganic materials, oxides, nitrides, oxynitrides
perovskites, layered materials
superconductivity, electronic Properties, optical properties, catalysis
Most significative academic merits:
Member of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry
Member of the Catalan Society of Chemistry
Member of the Materials Research Society
Vicepresident of the Solid State Chemistry Group, Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry
Extraordinary Doctorate Award, University of Valencia, 1987
Latin American Award of Crystallography , 1986
Number of published articles:100

Most significatives scientific articles:
Crystal Structure of the Host Lattices of the Superconductors LixMNX (M= Zr, Hf; X= Cl, Br)
Authors:A.Fuertes, M.Vlassov, D.Beltrán-Porter, P.Alemany, E.Canadell, N.Casañ-Pastor and M.R.Palací­n
Reference:Chemistry of Materials, 11 , 203-306 (1999).

The New Family of Ruddlesden-Popper Strontium Niobium Oxynitrides: (SrO)(SrNbO2-xN)n (n=1,2)
Authors:G.Tobí­as, J.Oró-Solà, D.Beltrán-Porter and A.Fuertes.
Reference:Inorganic Chemistry, 40, 6867-6869 (2001).

Prediction of Anion Distributions Using Pauling’s Rule
Reference:Inorganic Chemistry, 45, 9640-9642 (2006).

Large Coupled Magnetoresponses in EuNbO2N
Authors:A.B.Jorge, J.Oró-Solé, A.M.Bea, N.Mufti, T.T.Palstra, J.A.Rodgers, J.P.Attfield and A.Fuertes
Reference:Journal of the American Chemical Society, 130, 12572-12573 (2008)

Anion Order in Perovskite Oxynitrides
Authors:M.Yang, J.Oró-Solé, J.A. Rodgers, A. B. Jorge, A.Fuertes, and J. P.Attfield
Reference:Nature Chemistry, 3, 47 (2011).

Last update: 2011-09-13 14:27:03

Research Fields:

My scientific profile covers crystal chemical and preparative aspects of inorganic materials. My current research interests are focused in the field of nitrides, oxynitrides and halonitrides of transition metals and electropositive elements which exhibit new or improved physical properties with respect to oxides. The similarities in electronegativity, polarizability, ionic radius and coordination numbers for oxygen and nitrogen allow the formation of the same structural types when combined with cations as well as the mutual substitution of both anions on the same crystallographic sites. This can result in the formation of solid solutions where the formal valence of one or more cations would change according to the O/N ratio. The design of new nitrides or oxynitrides based on phases and crystal structures already known for oxides is consequently a useful tool for exploring and/or modifying a large variety of physical properties, either through the formation of completely new compounds or of solid solutions.

Contact Data:

+ 34 935 801 853
Internal Phone Number:
P.O. Box:
+ 34 935 805 729
amparo (at)
Solid State Chemistry
Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

Campus de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

08193 Bellaterra

Catalunya, Espanya