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Characterization of Materials (CM)

Research Lines

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Our research is focused in the study of metaestable and nanocrystalline materials, new and ancient. We study the production processes, microstructural development and properties of materials obtained far from the thermodynamic equilibrium. That includes nanoparticulate materials, amorphous, vitreous (metallic or on a ceramic substrate), multicomponent, and micro or nanostructured materials.

The group belongs to the global research group of Characterization of Materials of Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.

The main research lines of the group of researchers working at the INTE are the following ones:

Research Team


  • Laboratory of Mössbauer Spectroscopy.
  • Dinamo-mechanical analyzer.
  • Arc melter.
  • Melt spinner.
  • Ovens.
  • Sample preparation equipment
  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter.
  • Electrochemical corrosion equipment.
  • Infrared spectrophotometer.
  • Optical microscopy.


PhD Thesis

  • Leila Panahi. "Study of relaxation phenomena and local structure evolution in metallic glasses by means of mossbauer and mechanical spectroscopy".
  • Mehran Nabahat. "Effect of zinc in increasing the glass formation ability of binary Cu-Zr metallic glasses".
  • Maahin Mirzay. "Catalytic properties of amorphous alloys".
  • Neda Shojaei. "Corrosion studies of metallic glasses for biomedical applications".


GCM's publications can be found here