The NanoMatMicro laboratory is integrated into the Institute of Materials Science of Seville, a joint centre of the Spanish Research Council CSIC and the University of Seville.
The laboratory develops its research within the CSIC scientific area A6: Science and Technology of Materials.
Main scientific objectives of the laboratory are:

  • Development of sputtering technology for manufacturing supported nanostructures. Mainly coatings with controlled porosity, catalytic coatings and nanocomposite structures. Thin-Film and coatings Technology.
  • Development of materials, catalysts and photocatalysts for hydrogen storage, hydrogen production and catalytic combustion of Hydrogen. Hydrogen Technology.
  • Microstructural and chemical charaterization of materials. Mainly using advanced electron microscopy facilities, in conjuction with other techniques such as XPS spectroscopy or X-Ray diffraction. Nanoscopies and Spectroscopies.


Low gas consumption fabrication of 3He solid targets for nuclear reactions
Asunción Fernández, Dirk Hufschmidt, Julien L. Colaux, Jose Javier Valiente-Dobón, Vanda Godinho, Maria C. Jiménez de Haro, David Feria, Andrés Gadea, Stéphane Lucas
Materials & Design, Volume 186, 2020, 108337 - OPEN ACCESS
Exchange bias and two steps magnetization reversal in porous Co/CoO layer
Jesús G. Ovejero, Vanda Godinho, Bertrand Lacroix, Miguel A. García, Antonio Hernando, Asunción Fernández
Materials & Design, Volume 171, 5 June 2019, 107691 - OPEN ACCESS
Strong activation effect on a Ru-Co-C thin film catalyst for the hydrolysis of sodium borohydride
G. M. Arzac, M. Paladini, V. Godinho, A. M. Beltrán, M. C. Jiménez de Haro & A. Fernández
Scientific Reports, 8, Article number: 9755 (2018) - OPEN ACCESS
Nanoporous Pt-based catalysts prepared by chemical dealloying of magnetron-sputtered Pt-Cu thin films for the catalytic combustion of hydrogen
F. Giarratano, G.M. Arzac, V. Godinho, D. Hufschmidt, M.C. Jiménez de Haro, O. Montes, A. Fernández
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental,  Volume 235, November 2018, Pages 168–176
The nanostructure of porous cobalt coatings deposited by magnetron sputtering in helium atmosphere
B. Lacroix, V. Godinho, A. Fernández
Micron,  2018, Volume 108, May 2018, Pages 49-54
The role of cobalt hydroxide in deactivation of thin film Co-based catalysts for sodium borohydride hydrolysis
M. Paladini, G.M. Arzac, V. Godinho, D. Hufschmidt, M.C. Jiménez de Haro, A.M. Beltrán, A. Fernández
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Volume 210, 5, August 2017, Pages 342–351
Pt-impregnated catalysts on powdery SiC and other commercial supports for the combustion of hydrogen under oxidant conditions
G.M. Arzac, O. Montes, A. Fernández
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Volume 201, February 2017, Pages 391–399