• Gels: formation, structure and utilization in crystal growth 

      Demadis, Konstantinos (2015-09-29)
      Gels are ubiquitous in Nature and everyday life. This presentation will focus on the utilization of gels in the art of crystal growing. Several scientific disciplines depend on formation and characterization of crystals. ...
    • High ionic conductivity in confined heterostructures 

      Sanna, Simone (2017-04-27)
      The charge transport in oxide thin films could be tuned by the lattice strain engineering resulting in a new class of materials that can be considered fundamental bricks of new generation of devices for energy storage, ...
    • Inorganic materials in industrial processes 

      Demadis, Konstantinos (2015-09-29)
      Although inorganic materials represent a small number to the extreme number of the organic ones, they play a number of crucial roles in several processes of industrial interest. Two significant technologically processes ...
    • Laboratorio de química forense medio ambiental del Servicio de Criminalística de la Guardia Civil 

      Alamilla Orellana, Francisco (2017-12-14)
      El Servicio de Criminalística de la Guardia Civil, situado en Madrid da servicio especializado a Policía Judicial en toda España, dispone de Laboratorios Provinciales y se estructura en departamentos técnicos: Ingeniería ...
    • Materials chemistry: design and synthesis of luminescent and biologically active materials 

      Hix, Gary B. (2018-10-02)
      The need to synthesise new materials is driven by the need for materials with specific properties. Those properties are determined by the final application. In this talk we will explore the design of materials which are ...
    • Materials chemistry: Design, Synthesis and Functionality 

      Hix, Gary (2017-09-28)
      The need to synthesise new materials is driven by the need for materials with specific functionality, which is in turn driven by the intended final application. In this talk we will explore the design of materials based ...
    • Metal Phosphonate MOFs: Attractive properties for exploitation 

      Demadis, Konstantinos (2017-09-28)
      The field of phosphonate-based MOFs has known a significant renaissance during the last decade. Apart from academic curiosity, such materials are sought for their superior properties, stability (towards high Ts and hydrolysis) ...
    • Metallic ceramics: a new "Old generation" of catalysts with tunable selectivity 

      Giordano, Cristina (2017-03-06)
      One of the key conditions for a successful catalytic process is the catalyst itself. This apparently naïve assertion in fact holds a great implication, such as the possibility to have a fine control on crucial chemical ...
    • Powder diffraction at ALBA synchrotron 

      García-Aranda, Miguel Ángel (2017-03-17)
      This talk is devoted to explain the uses of powder diffraction at MSPD (material science and powder diffraction) of ALBA synchrotron light source. General characteristics of the beamline are: Station 1 - High Pressure ...
    • Powder diffraction at ALBA synchrotron 

      García-Aranda, Miguel Ángel (2015-03-23)
      This talk is devoted to explain the uses of powder diffraction at MSPD (material science and powder diffraction) of ALBA synchrotron light source. General characteristics of the beamline are: Station 1 - High Pressure ...
    • Processing and characterisation of calcium sulphoaluminate ecocements containing Microencapsulated Phase Change Materials 

      Santacruz-Cruz, Maria Isabel; Romero-Espinosa, Andrea; Sanfelix, Susana G.; Cuesta-Garcia, Ana Maria; Gomez-de-la-Torre, Maria de los Angeles; [et al.] (2018-07-17)
      Calcium SulphoAluminate (CSA) cements can be considered as ecocements, since their production releases up to 40% less CO2 than Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) [1]. In addition, Microencapsulated Phase Change Materials (MPCM) ...
    • Quantitative analysis of cementitious materials by X-ray ptychographic nanotomography 

      Shirani, Shiva; Cuesta, Ana; De la Torre, Ángeles G.; da Silva, Julio Cesar; Karpov, Dmitry; [et al.] (2021)
      Cement manufacturing is responsible for ~7% of the anthropogenic CO2 emissions and hence, decreasing the CO2 footprint, in a sustainable, safe, and cost-effective way, is a top priority. It is also key to develop more ...
    • Rheology of fresh mortar 

      Banfill, Phillip F.G. (2016-05-25)
      Resumen: Los materiales basados en cementos presentan una enorme importancia tecnológica. Para una correcta utilización es necesario que sea posible su transporte y conformado en un estado “fresco”, por lo que es fundamental ...
    • ¿Se pueden conseguir plásticos barrera a medida? 

      López González, M. Mar C. (2015-11-09)
      La Industria del Envase y Embalaje forma parte de uno de los sectores principales de aplicación de los materiales polímeros. De todos es conocido que el vidrio, papel y metales que durante muchos años se utilizaron en el ...
    • Síntesis, caracterización y propiedades de las zeolitas 

      Rey, Fernando (2014-04-10)
      El Dr. Fernando Rey, Profesor Científico del Instituto Universitario mixto de Tecnología Química de Valencia (CSIC-UPV), es especialista en síntesis y caracterización de zeolitas, campo en el que cuenta con más de un ...
    • Solar Energy Harvesting on S- and N-doped nanoporous Carbons 

      Bandosz, Teresa J. (2015-04-15)
      Nowadays heteroatom-containing carbonaceous materials such as graphene or CNT have gained more and more attention of the scientists searching for inexpensive substitutes of the catalysts for energy related applications ...
    • Synchrotron Radiation and ALBA Facility 

      García-Aranda, Miguel Ángel (2017-03-17)
      ALBA synchrotron light source (www.cells.es) is the largest Spanish research infrastructure that started full operation of its first 7 beamlines on February 2013. I will divide the talk in three parts: i) the general ...
    • Synchrotron radiation: science & applications 

      García-Aranda, Miguel Ángel (2015-03-23)
      This general talk is devoted to briefly introduce the main uses and applications of synchrotron radiation. An initial introduction will be dedicated to describe a synchrotron as a Large Facility devoted to produce photons ...
    • Synthesis of active Belite-Alite-Ye'elimite clinker (BAY) 

      Zea-Garcia, Jesus D.; García-Aranda, Miguel Ángel; Gomez-de-la-Torre, Maria de los Angeles; Santacruz-Cruz, Maria Isabel (2016-06-29)
      Ordinary Portland cement (OPC) is an environmentally contentious material, as for every ton of OPC produced, on average, 0.97 tons of CO2 are released. Ye'elimite-rich cements are considered as eco-cements because their ...
    • Synthesis of porous graphene/TiO2 by use of recycled graphite 

      Jiménez-Jiménez, José; Algarra-González, Manuel; Rodríguez-Aguado, Elena; Rodriguez-Castellon, Enrique (2016-09-16)
      Graphene-based nanomaterials are a kind of new technological materials with high interest for physicists, chemists and materials scientists. Graphene is a two-dimensional (2-D) sheet of carbon atoms in a hexagonal configuration ...