FINE Group history
The FINE Group was founded by Javier Piqueras (Professor Emeritus) in 1986. Since then, the group has been growing with the incorporation of doctors trained in the group and from Attraction Talent programs. In its beginnings, its research work has been directed to the study of various families of semiconductors by techniques associated with scanning electron microscopy (SEM) as cathodoluminescence (CL) techniques, electron beam induced current (EBIC) and electroacoustic scanning microscopy, which have been implemented in our group. Later on, near field microscopy techniques (scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM)) and confocal optical microscopy were incorporated.
Currently, our research involves both the synthesis of oxide nanostructures (nanowires, nanotubes, laminar materials, nanocomposites...) and characterization of these electronic nanomaterials, oriented to several application fields as energy generation and storage, chemical sensors or photocatalysis. The equipment has been acquired through competitive projects during its lifetime and the FINE team manages these facilities on an independent basis.
Madrid, June 2019