Morellón, Mario; Anselmetti, Flavio; Valero-Garcés, Blas L.; Giralt, Santiago; Ariztegui, Daniel; Sáez, Alberto; Mata, M. Pilar; Barreiro-Lostres, Fernando; Rico, María Teresa; Moreno Caballud, Ana
Banyoles (42°08'N, 2°45'E) is the largest and deepest lake of karstic-tectonic origin in the Iberian Peninsula. The lake comprises two basins and six sub-circularly shaped sub-basins fed by subaquatic springs. Periods of intense groundwater inflow in the deepest sub-basins lead to the fluidization and re-suspension of previously deposited sediments and subsequent settling forming homogenite deposits on the southern basin intermediate platforms. The multiproxy analysis of sediment cores combined with high resolution seismic stratigraphy (3.5kHz pinger and multi-frequency Chirp surveys) allows a precise reconstruction of depositional environments and related hydrological variability and groundwater inflow during the last ca. 7.6cal kyr BP....
Merino-Mateo, Pablo; Pinardi, Anna Lisa; Méndez, Javier; López, María Francisca; Pérez, Rubén; Martín-Gago, José A.
Understanding the connection of graphene with metal surfaces is a necessary step for developing atomically precise graphene-based technology. Combining high-resolution STM experiments and DFT calculations, we have unambiguously unveiled the atomic structure of the boundary between a graphene zigzag edge and a Pt(111) step. The graphene edges minimize their strain by inducing a 3-fold edge-reconstruction on the metal side. We show the existence of an unoccupied electronic state that is mostly localized on the C-edge atoms of one particular graphene sublattice, which could have implications in the design of graphene based devices. © 2014 American Chemical Society.
Pinardi, Anna Lisa; Martínez, José I.; López, María Francisca; Méndez, Javier; Martín-Gago, José A.
We report on the stepwise formation of N-doped nanohelicenes, nanographenes, nanodomes and graphenes from the same heteroaromatic precursor through subsequent dehydrogenations on Pt(111) upon thermal annealing. The combined experimental (UHV-STM) and computational (DFT) studies provide a full atomistic description of the intermediate reaction stages. This journal is © The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Sánchez-Sánchez, Carlos; Martínez, José I.; Lanzilotto, Valeria; Biddau, Giulio; Gómez-Lor, Berta; Pérez, Rubén; Floreano, Luca; López, María Francisca; Martín-Gago, José A.
The thermal induced on-surface chemistry of large polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) deposited on dielectric substrates is very rich and complex. We evidence temperature-assisted (cyclo)dehydrogenation reactions for C 60H30 molecules and the subsequent bottom-up formation of assembled nanostructures, such as nanodomes, on the TiO2(110) surface. To this aim we have deposited, under ultra-high vacuum, a submonolayer coverage of C60H30 and studied, by a combination of experimental techniques (STM, XPS and NEXAFS) and theoretical methods, the different chemical on-surface interaction stages induced by the increasing temperature. We show that room temperature adsorbed molecules exhibit a weak interaction and freely diffuse on the...
Pinardi, Anna Lisa; Otero, Gonzalo; Palacio, Irene; Martínez, José I.; Sánchez-Sánchez, Carlos; Tello Ruiz, Marta; Rogero, Celia; Gómez-Lor, Berta; López, María Francisca; Méndez, Javier; Martín-Gago, José A.
Otero, Gonzalo; Biddau, Giulio; Sánchez-Sánchez, Carlos; Caillard, Renaud; López, María Francisca; Rogero, Celia; Palomares, F. Javier; Cabello, Noemí; Basanta, Miguel A.; Ortega, José; Méndez, Javier; Echavarren, Antonio M.; Pérez, Rubén; Gómez-Lor, Berta; Martín-Gago, José A.
4 pages.-- Final full-text version of the paper available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature07193.
Blanco-Rey, María; Abad, José; Rogero, Celia; Méndez, Javier; López, María Francisca; Román García, Elisa Leonor; Martín-Gago, José A.; Andrés, Pedro L. de
4 pages, 2 figures, 1 table.-- PACS nrs.: 61.14.Hg; 68.35.Bs; 68.47.Gh.