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Adrián Crespo will defend his PhD Thesis on 25 Nov 2022 at ICMAB

The PhD researcher Adrián Crespo Villanueva from the Crystallography of Magnetic and Electronic Oxides and Surfaces (CMEOS) group at ICMAB-CSIC, will defend his PhD thesis on Friday, 25 November 2022 at 10:30 am at ICMAB.

Anna May
22 November 2022

Epitaxial growth of (001)-oriented anatase films on ferroelectric buffer layers


Adrián Crespo Villanueva, Crystallography of Magnetic and Electronic Oxides and Surfaces (CMEOS) group at ICMAB-CSIC

Date: Friday, 25 November 2022
Time: 10:30 AM
Venue: Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles


The study of the structural and electronic properties of TiO2 (001) anatase surfaces requires highly crystalline samples suitable for advanced surface characterization techniques, such as diffraction and photoemission under operando conditions.

The main objectives of this project is to gain a deep understanding of the growth process of anatase (001) thin films to produce large and ordered surface terraces to be used as model systems. Heteroepitaxial growth of anatase with ferroelectric (FE) films is also of interest to increase the lifetime of photocarriers in surface anatase films.


  • Xavier Torrelles, ICMAB-CSIC
  • Francesco Carla, Diamond Light Source
  • Felip Sandiumenge, ICMAB-CSIC

PhD Comittee:

  • President: Salvador Ferrer Fábregas, ALBA Synchrotron
  • Secretary: Jordi Llorca Piqué, UPC
  • Vocal: Jordi Fraxedas Calduch, ICN2

University: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
PhD Programme: Materials Science

Foto portada Adrian Crespo Villanueva

Illustration of the obtained BFO nanoislands | Adrián Crespo

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