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Sanchez Barrera

Contact Data

Phone: + 34 935 801 853
Ext: 327
Fax: + 34 935 805 729
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Dep: Magnetic Materials and Functional Oxides

Research interest

My research activities pivote around the development of functional oxides thin films, mainly magnetic and ferroelectric, and their integration into epitaxial complex heterostructures, with particular interest in the integration with silicon. 



University Degrees

Degree in Physics from University of Barcelona

Doctorate, University and Year:

PhD in Physics from University of Barcelona


Epitaxy of oxides

Integration of ferroelectrics with oxides

Functional oxides - structural properties


Number Articles: 185
Number Citations: 3000
Number Theses: 5
Hfactor: 30

Scientific Highlights

·      E. Khestanova, N. Dix, I. Fina, M. Scigaj, J.M. Rebled, C. Magén, S. Estradé, F. Peiró, G. Herranz, J. Fontcuberta, F. Sánchez, Untangling electrostatic and strain effects on the polarization of ferroelectric superlattices, Advanced Functional Materials 26, 6446 (2016)

·      M. Scigaj, N. Dix, J. Gázquez, M. Varela, I. Fina, N. Domingo, G. Herranz, V. Skumryev, J. Fontcuberta, F. Sánchez, Monolithic integration of room-temperature multifunctional BaTiO3-CoFe2O4 epitaxial heterostructures on Si(001), Scientific Reports 6, 31870 (2016)

·       F. Sánchez, C. Ocal, J. Fontcuberta, Tailored surfaces of perovskite oxide substrates for conducted growth of thin films, Chemical Society Reviews 43, 2272 (2014)

·       M. Scigaj, N. Dix, I. Fina, R. Bachelet, B. Warot-Fonrose, J. Fontcuberta, F. Sánchez, Ultra-flat BaTiO3 epitaxial films on Si(001) with large out-of-plane polarization, Applied Physics Letters 102, 112905 (2013)  

·     N. Dix, R. Muralidharan, J.M. Rebled, S. Estradé, F. Peiró, M. Varela, J. Fontcuberta, F. Sánchez, Selectable spontaneous polarization direction and magnetic anisotropy in BiFeO3- CoFe2O4 epitaxial nanostructures, ACS Nano 4, 4955 (2010)