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Prof. Amadeo L. Vázquez de Parga

Position: Associate Research Professor
PhD: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Double Affiliation: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Spain
Research: Graphene growth and spectroscopy with low-T STM
Researcher ID: L-2418-2013
Joining Date: March, 2008
User Name: al.vazquezdeparga
Telephone: +34 91 299 88 75
Vázquez de Parga

Amadeo L. Vázquez de Parga obtained his PhD in Physics1992 at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). He carried out a postdoc stay at IBM Research Laboratory in Rüschlikon (Switzerland) working on the characterization of the light emitted by the tunneling junction in a Scanning Tunneling Microscope. From 1999 Prof. Vázquez de Parga is Associate Professor in Condensed Matter Physics at the UAM and from 2008 Associated Senior Researcher at IMDEA Nanociencia. In 2002 and 2003 was a visiting researcher at the Radboud University, Nijmegen (The Netherlands), working on spin polarized STM. Dur- ing his career he made short research stays at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, California in 1990, Max Planck Institute in Halle (Germany) in 2000, the Gakushuin University in Tokio (Japan) in 2004 and the Chiba University (Japan) in 2015.

Research Lines

The group is working on the characterization by means of low temperature scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy (LT-STM/STS) the surface of epitaxial 2D materials and topological insulators.

Chemistry on graphene

We have been exploring the covalent bonding of chemical species to the epitaxial graphene in ultra-high vacuum conditions. Another research line is the use of epitaxial graphene as a playground to study the interaction between individual molecules deposited on the graphene films (Science Advances 4, eaau9366 (2018)).

Tuning the electronic structure of graphene

We have been working on the growth of graphene on different transition metals and the resulting crystallographic and electronic properties. The intercalation of foreign atoms between graphene and the substrate opens the way for further tune the properties of the graphene overlayer (2D Materials 5, 035029 (2018)).


We have been exploring the superconductivity on thin films and the interaction with electron acceptor molecules.

Integration of graphene in devices

Taking advantage of the clean room facilities of the Campus of Excellence UAM-CSIC located in the building of IMDEA Nanociencia, we have investigated the manufacture of electronic devices with graphene. (ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 10, 8190 (2018) & ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 10, 6805 (2018)).

Relevant publications

  • "Encapsulating Chemically Doped Graphene via Atomic Layer Deposition". Black, A., Urbanos, F.J., Osorio, M.R., Miranda, R., Vázquez De Parga, A.L., Granados, D. (2018) ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 10 (9), pp. 8190-8196. DOI: 1021/acsami.7b18709
  • "Large-Area Heterostructures from Graphene and Encapsulated Colloidal Quantum Dots via the Langmuir-Blodgett Method". Black, A., Roberts, J., Acebrón, M., Bernardo-Gavito, R., Alsharif, G., Urbanos, F.J., Juárez, B.H., Kolosov, O.V., Robinson, B.J., Miranda, R., Vázquez De Parga, A.L., Granados, D., Young, R.J. (2018) ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 10 (8), pp. 6805-6809. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b17102. Open Access
  • "Evidence of large spin-orbit coupling effects in quasi-free-standing graphene on Pb/Ir(1 1 1)". Otrokov, M.M., Klimovskikh, I.I., Calleja, F., Shikin, A.M., Vilkov, O., Rybkin, A.G., Estyunin, D., Muff, S., Dil, J.H., Vázquez De Parga, A.L., Miranda, R., Ochoa, H., Guinea, F., Cerdá, J.I., Chulkov, E.V., Arnau, A. (2018) 2D Materials, 5 (3), art. no. 035029. DOI: 1088/2053-1583/aac596. Open Access
  • “Spatial variation of a giant spin-orbit effect induces electron confinement in graphene on Pb islands”, F. Calleja, H. Ochoa, M. Garnica, S. Barja, J.J. Navarro, A. Black, M.M. Otrokov, E.V. Chulkov, A. Arnau, A.L. Vázquez de Parga, F. Guinea, R. Miranda, Nature Physics 11, 43 (2015)
  • “Probing the Site-Dependent Kondo Response of Nanostructured Graphene with Organic Molecules”, M. Garnica, D. Stradi, F. Calleja, S. Barja, C. Díaz, M. Alcamí, A. Arnau, A. L. Vázquez de Parga, F. Martín, R. Miranda, Nanoletters 14, 4660 (2014)
  • “Long-range magnetic order in a purely organic 2D layer adsorbed on epitaxial graphene”, M. Garnica, D. Stradi, S. Barja, F. Calleja, C. Díaz, M. Alcamí, N. Martín, A.L. Vázquez de Parga, F. Martín, R. Miranda, Nature Physics 9, 368 (2013)
  • “Elastic Response of Graphene Nanodomes”, S. Koch, D. Stradi, E. Gnecco, S. Barja, S. Kawai, C. Díaz, M. Alcamí, F. Martín, A. L. Vázquez de Parga, R. Miranda,T. Glatzel, E. Meyer, ACS Nano 7, 2927 (2013)
  • “Periodically rippled graphene: Growth and spatially resolved electronic structure.” A.L. Vázquez de Parga, F. Calleja, B. Borca, M.C.G. Passeggi Jr, J.J. Hinarejos, R. Miranda Physical Review Letters 100, 056807 (2008).

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