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Research group


Solid State Group

Academic Unit: Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences

Colombian Ministry of Science








Natural sciences


Physical sciences

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Strategic Focus

To research multifunctional magnetic nanoparticles synthesis methods and applications in medicine and remediation of polluted water.

To improve studies on collection and characterization of thin films of various materials. To develop research related to the study of infectious diseases.

To advance towards the construction of Raman, Mössbauer, magnetic measurements and MOKE equipment, and a semi-industrial camera for hard coatings.

To research in simulation of magnetic materials. To study various types of materials by means of first-principles calculations.

Research Areas and Topics

  • Mössbauer Spectroscopy.                                                                                                       
  • Nanostructured Materials.                                                                                         
  • Thin Films.       

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Group Coordinator

Cesar Augusto Barrero Meneses, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Physics.

Ghent University – Belgium.

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Scientific Cooperation

Collaborative Relationships

  • CIDEMAT (Center for Research, Innovation, and Development of Materials).
  • Malaria Group.
  • Scientific and Microelectronics Instrumentation.
  • Physical Metallurgy and Phase Transitions Theory Group.                          
  • Condensed Matter Group – UdeA.         

Notable Projects

  • Nanostructured solar cells: development and application of technologies in non-interconnected or intermittent electricity schools of the Department of Antioquia.
  • Study of mechanical and thermodynamic properties of materials in architectural structures.
  • Theoretical study of first-principles of redox potentials of the CO2 molecule for conversion and storage of solar energy.
  • Study of Inorganic, Biological and Pharmaceutical Systems through Mössbauer Spectroscopy and Magnetic Measurements.

Main Research Results

  • Influences of As(V), Sb(III), and Hg(II) ions on the nucleation and growth of akageneite. V. Villacorta et al. CrystEngComm, 21 (2019) 7155–7165. DOI: 10.1039/c9ce01345h
  • Ferromagnetism above room temperature in bulk and transparent thin films of Mn-doped ZnO, P. Sharma et al. Nature Materials, 2 (2003) 673–677. DOI: 10.1038/nmat984
  • Influence of Surface Treatment on Magnetic Properties of Fe3O4 Nanoparticles Synthesized by Electrochemical Method, T. Marín et al., The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 120 (27) (2016) 6634-6645. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b01796
  • Structural Relaxation and Crystalline Phase Effects on the Exchange Bias Phenomenon in FeF2/Fe Core/Shell Nanoparticles. E.A. Velásquez et al. Advanced Materials, Volume7, Issue17 September 10, 2020. DOI: 10.1002/admi.202000862

Research Portafolio

  • Advisory.
  • Training.
  • Technical Services.
  • Analysis Services.

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