Gas/Solid Interfaces Group

The "Gas/Solid Interfaces" group is devoted to understand the different mechanisms that
determine the reactivity of atoms and small molecules at surfaces. The group has a large and solid
background in studying and modeling the interaction of radiation and fast ions with solids,
surfaces and nanostructures. Processes such as energy loss, electron emission, and charge
transfer are crucial to understand the fundamentals of such interactions, and, therefore, to
interpret and extract information from measurements performed with modern photon and ion
spectroscopies. In recent years, the group has extended its research interests to a close-related field: the
interaction of low-energy molecules with solids and surfaces and performs state-of-the-art molecular dynamics simulations of different physical and chemical processes that take place on surfaces, such as dissociative adsorption, molecular adsorption, molecular reflection, diffusion of chemical species, etc.

Main specialization

Scientific Area:
ERC discipline:
  • PE3 Condensed Matter Physics
Industrial Leadership:
  • 2. Nanotechnologies
  • 2.1. Developing next generation nanomaterials, nanodevices and nanosystems
Societal Challenges:
  • 3. Secure, clean and efficient energy
  • 3.5. New knowledge and technologies