Course about Introduction to the research in Optics

José Olivares Villegas, CMAM research, organizes the XXVI course about Introduction to the research in Optics. This course is directed towards university students interested in research.

This activity will be hosted by CSIC Institute of Optics (, which is part of CSIC's network of research centres.

Thanks to this course, you will be able to know theirs laboratories and theirs scientific objectives include every aspect of Optics and Photonics, with particular emphasis in areas such as Oftalmic and Physiological Optics, Image Processing, Optical Metrology, Light-Matter interaction, Non-linear Dynamics of Optical Systems, Nanophotonics and Optical Communications.

The registration is free and you can do it until 1th March. 

More information here.
1st Supervision Audit to ISO 9001:2008 for the Delivery of Ion Beams of CMAM after its renovation

The CMAM quality management system has been recently re-submitted for external annual review by the company SGS ICS Ibérica, after renovation in 2015.

One year more, this certification the QMS has proveed to be solid and efficient passing the review without zero no-conformity.

New Thesis at CMAM

New thesis at CMAM about "Development of biofunctional patterns on Si and TiN with ion beam" will be defended by Esther Punzón Quijorna at the Faculty of Sciences of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid on 18th December 2015.

Abstract about this thesis: The recent breakthrough in Biomedicine implies an intrinsically interdisciplinary approach. In this context, science and technology of surfaces opens new opportunities to exploit the biomaterials potential. The possibility to selectively modify the surface, by chemical or topographic patterns, allows controlling factors that govern cell behavior in contact with the biomaterial.

In this work, the use of biofunctional patterns on Si and TiN as platforms to study cell response is presented. To obtain such patterns ion implantation through metallic masks has been used as main tool, following two differentiated strategies.

The Si/PSi patterns have been obtained by the MeV implantation process, which inhibits PSi formation at irradiated areas, followed by an electrochemical etching. In order to obtain the TiN/TiNO patterns the incorporation of keV oxygen ions at surface level has been employed. Both types of patterns have been optimized, studying composition, structure and morphology, paying special attention to the implantation effects. The obtained patterns have allowed controlling the response of human mesenchymal cells varying the patterns dimensions, in the case of Si/PSi, or by means of applied external potentials in the case of TiN/TiNO.



Open day in Physics Degree

CMAM participates in the Open day in Physics Degree for high school and IVET students that will take place on 16th December, 2015 by the Faculty of Sciences. As a part of day, which included visits to different deparments of UAM Physics, the students will visit the accelerator and will be able to carry out a small illustrative experiment using the accelerator and specially our Internal Microbeam line.

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