Gemma Rius Suñe

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Gemma Rius Suñe

Research field Nanotechnology and Materials Sciences
Keywords Carbon Nanomaterials, Nanodevices, Scanning Probe techniques, Charged Beams, Patterning, Nanofabrication
e-mail  rius.gemma@nitech.ac.jp , gemrius@gmail.com

Education

Feb. 2002 B.Sc. in Physics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain
Mar. 2008 Ph.D in Physics, Materials Science, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain
2002 Postgrau en Museologia Científica, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
2001 Course in Technologies and Applications of Particle Accelerators, European Scientific Institute (ESI), Joint Universities Accelerator School (JUAS) and CERN Accelerator School

Research experience

Jul2001-Oct2001 Practical at the Radiation Medicine Division. Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland)
Oct2001-Jan 2002 Research assistant at the National Center for Laser Applications (NCLA), Galway (Ireland)  
Mar2002-Aug2002 Documentation support for the department of Teoria del Senyal i Comunicacions, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona (Spain). Topic: Fundamentals of Raman spectroscopy.
Sep2002-Sep2003 Assistant professor for the Physics Department at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC-Terrassa) (Spain)2002-2003
Sep2002-Dec2008 Researcher of the Nanotechnology Group at the Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona, IMB-CNM-CSIC (Spain). Nanofabrication laboratory. Main responsible of Electron Beam Lithography. Development of technologies for Nanomechanical Si-based devices, Nanoelectronic C-based devices and Nanopatterning.
Jan2009-Feb2010 Researcher of Hirayama - Nuclear Spin Electronics Project, Tohoku University, Sendai (Japan). Nanoprobe and NanoNMR group. Scanning Gate Microscopy of spin sensitive systems - low temperature AFM
Mar2010-Mar2012 Postdoctoral fellow at Surface Science Laboratory, Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya (Japan). Fabrication and characterization of CNTs for SPM applications. Catalysis, engineering and applications of carbon nanomaterials.
Apr2012-present Tenure-Track Assistant Professor at Nagoya Institute of Technology

Research Achievements

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS & PROCEEDINGS [Citations]

  1. Anisotropic growth of long isolated graphene ribbons on the C face of graphite-capped 6 H-SiC N Camara, JR Huntzinger, G Rius, A Tiberj, N Mestres, F Pérez-Murano, ... Physical Review B 80 (12), 125410 [69] 2009
  2. Nanolithography on thin layers of PMMA using atomic force microscopy C Martín, G Rius, X Borrisé, F Pérez-Murano Nanotechnology 16 (8), 1016 [55] 2005
  3. Evaporation of femtoliter sessile droplets monitored with nanomechanical mass sensors J Arcamone, E Dujardin, G Rius, F Perez-Murano, T Ondarcuhu The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 111 (45), 13020-13027  [38] 2007
  4. Early stage formation of graphene on the C face of 6H-SiC N Camara, G Rius, JR Huntzinger, A Tiberj, L Magaud, N Mestres, ... Applied Physics Letters 93 (26), 263102 [35]         2008
  5. Advances in the production, immobilization, and electrical characterization of olfactory receptors for olfactory nanobiosensor development G Gomila, I Casuso, A Errachid, O Ruiz, E Pajot, J Minic, T Gorojankina, ... Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 116 (1), 66-71 [31]   2006
  6. Selective epitaxial growth of graphene on SiC N Camara, G Rius, JR Huntzinger, A Tiberj, N Mestres, P Godignon, ... Applied Physics Letters 93 (12), 123503 [27] 2008
  7. Submicron piezoresistive cantilevers in a CMOS-compatible technology for intermolecular force detection G Villanueva, J Montserrat, F Pérez-Murano, G Rius, J Bausells Microelectronic engineering 73, 480-486 [24]       2004
  8. Micro/nanomechanical resonators for distributed mass sensing with capacitive detection J Arcamone, G Rius, G Abadal, J Teva, N Barniol, F Pérez-Murano Microelectronic Engineering 83 (4), 1216-1220  [22] 2006
  9. Using electron and ion beams on carbon nanotube-based devices. Effects and considerations for nanofabrication G Rius, J Llobet, MJ Esplandiu, L Sole, X Borrise, F Perez-Murano Microelectronic Engineering 86 (4), 892-894 [18] 2009
  10. Response of carbon nanotube transistors to electron beam exposure G Rius, I Martín, P Godignon, A Bachtold, J Bausells, E Lora-Tamayo, ... Microelectronic engineering 84 (5), 1596-1600 [18] 2007
  11. Vertically aligned multi-walled carbon nanotube growth on platinum electrodes for bio-impedance applications I Martin-Fernandez, G Gabriel, G Rius, R Villa, F Perez-Murano, ... Microelectronic engineering 86 (4), 806-808 [17] 2009
  12. Effects of cap layer on ohmic Ti/Al contacts to Si< sup>+</sup> implanted GaN M Placidi, A Pérez-Tomás, A Constant, G Rius, N Mestres, J Millán, ... Applied Surface Science 255 (12), 6057-6060       [17] 2009
  13. Electron-and ion-beam lithography for the fabrication of nanomechanical devices integrated on CMOS circuits G Rius, J Llobet, J Arcamone, X Borrisé, F Pérez-Murano Microelectronic Engineering 86 (4), 1046-1049 [13] 2009
  14. Mechanical and electronic characteristics of scanning probe microscopy probes based on coaxial palladium nanowire/carbon nanotube hybrid structures IT Clark, G Rius, Y Matsuoka, M Yoshimura Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B 28 (6), 1148-1152 [10] 2010
  15. Nanostructuring of epitaxial graphene layers on SiC by means of field-induced atomic force microscopy modification G Rius, N Camara, P Godignon, F Perez-Murano, N Mestres Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B 27 (6), 3149-3152           [9] 2009
  16. Electron beam lithography at 10keV using an epoxy based high resolution negative resist C Martin, G Rius, A Llobera, A Voigt, G Gruetzner, F Pérez-Murano Microelectronic engineering 84 (5), 1096-1099         [9] 2007
  17. Controlled deposition of nanodroplets on a surface by liquid nanodispensing: application to the study of the evaporation of femtoliter sessile droplets T Ondarcuhu, J Arcamone, A Fang, H Durou, E Dujardin, G Rius, ... The European Physical Journal-Special Topics 166 (1), 15-20        [6] 2009
  18. Characterization at the nanometer scale of local electron beam irradiation of CNT based devices G Rius, A Verdaguer, FA Chaves, I Martin, P Godignon, E Lora-Tamayo, ... Microelectronic Engineering 85 (5), 1413-1416    [6] 2008
  19. Fabrication of complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor integrated nanomechanical devices by ion beam patterning G Rius, J Llobet, X Borrisé, N Mestres, A Retolaza, S Merino, ... Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B 27 (6), 2691-2697 [4] 2009
  20. Piezoresistive microcantilevers for biomolecular force detection G Villanueva, G Rius, J Montserrat, F Perez-Murano, J Bausells Electron Devices, 2007 Spanish Conference on, 212-215 [4] 2007
  21. CMOS degradation effects due to electron beam lithography in smart NEMS fabrication F Campabadal, S Ghatnekar-Nilsson, G Rius, C Fleta, JM Raf, E Figueras,... Microtechnologies for the New Millennium 2005, 667-674 [4]  2005
  22. CVD oriented growth of carbon nanotubes using AlPO< sub> 4</sub>-5 and L type zeolites I Martin, G Rius, P Atienzar, L Teruel, N Mestres, F Perez-Murano, ... Microelectronic engineering 85 (5), 1202-1205  [3] 2008
  23. Mass measurements based on nanomechanical devices: differential measurements J Arcamone, G Rius, J Llobet, X Borrisé, F Pérez-Murano Journal of Physics: Conference Series 100 (5), 052031 [3] 2008
  24. Local growth of carbon nanotubes by thermal chemical vapor deposition from iron based precursor nanoparticles I Martin, G Rius, G Gabriel, MJ Esplandiu, N Mestres, F Perez-Murano, ... Electron Devices, 2007 Spanish Conference on, 329-332 [3]     2007
  25. Synthesis of patterned nanographene on insulators from focused ion beam induced deposition of carbon G Rius, M Yoshimura, N Mestres Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B 30 (3), 03D113 [2] 2012
  26. Growth of Few Graphene Layers on 6H, 4H and 3C-SiC Substrates N Camara, JR Huntzinger, A Tiberj, G Rius, B Jouault, F Pérez-Murano, ... Materials Science Forum 615, 203-206        [2] 2009
  27. Atomic force microscopy study on the attachment of E. coli and S. aureus to a patterned surface of different materials H Zhang, A Komaromy, RI Boysen, G Rius, X Borrise, F Perez-Murano, ... Microelectronics, MEMS, and Nanotechnology, 679903-679903-10 [2] 2007
  28. Structured nanocarbon on various metal foils by microwave plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition G Rius, M Yoshimura Journal of Physics: Conference Series 417 (1), 012010 [1] 2013
  29. Robust operation and performance of integrated carbon nanotubes atomic force microscopy probes G Rius, IT Clark, M Yoshimura Journal of Physics: Conference Series 417 (1), 012072 [1] 2013
  30. Interfacing resistances in conducting probe atomic force microscopy with carbon nanotubes functionalised tips G Rius, M Yoshimura Micro & Nano Letters 7 (4), 343-347 [1]    2012
  31. Cooperative multiwalled carbon nanotubes for enhanced force spectroscopy G Rius, M Yoshimura e-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology 10 (0), 341-345 [1] 2012
  32. Synthesis control for carbon nanowalls on copper supports pro development of green energy applications G Rius, M Yoshimura e-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology 10 (0), 305-309 [1] 2012
  33. Fabrication of nanomechanical devices integrated in CMOS circuits by ion beam exposure of silicon G Rius, J Llobet, X Borrisé, F Pe´ rez-Murano, FD McDaniel, BL Doyle AIP Conference Proceedings-American Institute of Physics 1336 (1), 239 [1] 2011
  34. Determining radial breathing mode frequencies of single-walled carbon nanotubes with an atomic force microscope J Fraxedas, G Rius, F Pérez-Murano, A Verdaguer EPL (Europhysics Letters) 78 (1), 16001 [1] 2007
  35. Nanocantilevers with integrated CMOS: Effects of electron beam lithography on NMOS transistors F Campabadal, S Ghatnekar-Nilsson, G Rius, E Figueras, J Esteve Electron Devices, 2005 Spanish Conference on, 213-216        [1] 2005
  36. Patterning of nanometer-scale cantilevers integrated in CMOS circuit by e-beam lithography G Rius, M Villarroya, J Verd, J Teva, G Abadal, E Figueras, J Esteve, .. Proceedings of the 2nd Nanospain conference 1       1 2005
  37. Tailoring Carbon Nanostructure for High Frequency Supercapacitor Operation P Hiralal, G Rius, P Andrew, M Yoshimura, GAJ Amaratunga Journal of Nanomaterials 2014       2014
  38. Formation of Graphene onto Atomically Flat 6H-SiC G Rius, N Mestres, Y Tanaka, H Miyazaki, O Eryu, P Godignon Materials Science Forum 778, 1158-1161 2014
  39. Focused ion beam as a tool for graphene technology: Structural study of processing sequence by electron microscopy G Rius, AH Tavabi, N Mestres, O Eryu, T Tanji, M Yoshimura Japanese Journal of Applied Physics 53 (2S), 02BC22 2014
  40. Graphene crystal growth by thermal precipitation of focused ion beam induced deposition of carbon precursor via patterned-iron thin layers G Rius, F Perez-Murano, M Yoshimura Nanofabrication 1 (1) 2014
  41. Contact end resistance test structure applied for nanocontact measurements J Santander, I Martin-Fernandez, X Borrisé, G Rius, C Cané Microelectronic Engineering 99, 18-22 2012
  42. Post-CMOS Integration of Nanomechanical Devices by Direct Ion Beam Irradiation of Silicon F Pérez-Murano, G Rius, J Llobet, X Borrisé MRS Proceedings 1354, mrss11-1354-ii09-02 2011
  43. Raman spectroscopy of long isolated graphene ribbons grown on the C face of 6H-SiC A Tiberj, JR Huntzinger, B Jouault, B Jabakhanji, J Camassel, N Camara, ... Nanospain Conf 2010 2010
  44. Ohmic Contacts to implanted GaN M Placidi, A Pérez-Tomás, A Constant, G Rius, N Mestres, J Millán, ... Electron Devices, 2009. CDE 2009. Spanish Conference on, 57-60 2009
  45. Very large monolayer graphene ribbons grown on SiC N Camara, G Rius, JR Huntzinger, A Tiberj, N Mestres, FP Murano, ... International workshop on 3C-SiC hetero-epitaxy (HeteroSiC'09) 2009
  46. Investigation of Long Monolayer Graphene Ribbons grown on Graphite Capped 6H-SiC (000-1) N Camara, G Rius, JR Huntzinger, A Tiberj, N Mestres, F Pérez-Murano, ... arXiv preprint arXiv:0812.4351 2008
  47. Atomic force microscopy study on the attachment of E. coli and S. aureus to a patterned surface of different materials [6799-02] H Zhang, A Komaromy, RI Boysen, G Rius, X Borrise, F Perez-Murano, ... PROCEEDINGS-SPIE THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR OPTICAL ENGINEERING 6799, 6799 2008
  48. 3D micro and nanostructuring of an epoxy based resist by electron beam lithography G Rius, J Bausells, C Martín, A Llobera, F Pérez-Murano 4M2008 Proceedings  2008
  49. CMOS integrated nanomechanical mass sensors: determination of evaporation rate of femtoliter droplets J Arcamone, T Ondarçuhu, E Dujardin, G Rius, F Pérez-Murano Microprocesses and Nanotechnology, 2007 Digest of papers, 522-523 2007
  50. Monitoring the evaporation of femtoliter droplets with CMOS integrated nanomechanical mass sensors J Arcamone, G Rius, F Perez-Murano, E Dujardin, T Ondarcuhu Sensors, 2007 IEEE, 1160-1163 2007
  51. Piezoresistive cantilevers for intermolecular force detection G Villanueva, G Rius, J Montserrat, F Peerez-Murano, J Bausells 3rd International Workshop on Nanomechanical Sensors (NMC) 2006
  52. E-beam defined polysilicon piezoresistive cantilevers for intermolecular force detection G Villanueva, G Rius, J Bausells, J Montserrat, F Perez-Murano 4th Spanish Conference on Electron Devices (CDE), 495-498 2003
  53. Ampacity and electrical properties of thermally treated ultrathin carbon membranes grown by focused ion beam induced deposition of phenanthrane G. Rius et al. (Submitted IEEC-INEC 2014)
  54. Role of graphene flakes and layers as modifier of metal surfaces for electrochemical cell charge storage G. Rius et al J Nanomaterials (Submitted J Nanomaterials 2014)

BOOK CHAPTERS, REVIEWS & OTHERS

  1. Metal-Induced Crystallization of Focused Ion Beam-Induced Deposition for Functional Patterned Ultrathin Nanocarbon G Rius, X Borrisé, N Mestres FIB Nanostructures, 123-159 2013 DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-02874-3_6
  2. Report de la Nanociència i Nanotecnologia a Catalunya període 2003-2009. Francesc Perez-Murano, Jordi Fraxedas, Gemma Rius Observatori de Recerca – Institut d’Estudis Catalans 2013 ISBN 978-84-9965-201-6 DOI 10.2436/15.0110.16.12
  3. Breaking topics. Gemma Rius J. Surf. Sci. Soc. Japan vol 34, no 6, pp 324-325 (2013) (Invited commentary)
  4. Nanographene patterns from focused ion beam induced deposition. Structural characterization of graphene materials by XPS and Raman scattering. M Castellino, Gemma Rius, A Virga, A Tagliaferro. Handbook of Graphene Science, Taylor and Francis Ed. - Book chapter (Editing)
  5. Graphene based Electrochemical Capacitors. P Hiralal, Gemma Rius, M Yoshimura, G Amaratunga Handbook of Graphene Science, Taylor and Francis Ed. - Book chapter (Editing)
  6. Technology Basis and Perspectives on Focused Electron Beam Induced Deposition and Focused Ion Beam Induced Deposition. Gemma Rius. Special Issue of NIMB. Proceedings of E-MRS 2013 –Topical review (Accepted)
  7. Carbon for sensing devices. Gemma Rius: Chapter on Carbon materials synthesis and processing. Springer Ed (Editing)
  8. Nanocantilever beam fabrication for CMOS technology integration (chapter). Gemma Rius and F. Perez-Murano. Book on Nanocantilever Beams: Modeling, Fabrication and Applications. Pan Stanford Publishing (Editing)

Invited talks

Role of graphene as a modifier of metal surfaces for electrochemical cell charge storage

Gemma Rius - EMN Spring 2014, Las Vegas, USA 2014

 

Focused ion beam induced deposition of carbon as a technique for transfer-free graphene. A processing approach.

Gemma Rius - EMN east 2013 Peking, PR China 2013

 

Metal-induced Crystallization of Focused Ion Beam Induced Deposition – Carbon

Gemma Rius, Masamichi Yoshimura, Osamu Eryu, Narcís Mestres - EMRS 2013, Strasbourg, France 2013

 

Fabrication of nanomechanical devices integrated in CMOS circuits by ion beam exposure of silicon

Gemma Rius, J Llobet, X Borrise, F Perez-Murano - CAARI 2010, Fort Worth, USA 2010

 

Ion beam modified Silicon for Nanomechanics

Gemma Rius, J Llobet, X Borrise, F Perez-Murano - MRS-Japan, Yokohama, Japan 2010

 

Fabrication of nanomechanical systems

Gemma Rius, Arcamone, J.; Borrisé, X.; Martin, C.; Bausells, J.; Pérez-Murano, F. - 11th CIMTEC, Sicily, Italy. 2006

Awards

Focused Ion Beam as a Tool for Graphene Technology. Structural Study of Processing Sequence by Electron Microscopy.

G. Rius, N. Mestres, A. H Tavabi, O. Eryu, M. Yoshimura EM-NANO, Kanazawa, Japan June 2013 (Poster)

 

Transfer free graphene films from polymer at relatively low temperatures

R. Tiwari, G. Rius, M. Yoshimura SPM 2012, Okinawa, Japan December 2012 (Poster)

 

Response of carbon nanotube transistors to electron beam exposure

G Rius et al. MNE 2006, Barcelona, Spain September 2006 (Poster)

Research Theme

 

Integral Nanostructuring of Carbon Materials:

through Controlled Synthesis, using Technological Approaches, and for Energy Management

 

Since the isolation of graphene, a strong interest for its fundamental and technological investigation has been generated. Additionally, graphene is the building block of other relevant nanosized carbon materials, such as fullerenes, carbon nanotubes and carbon nanowalls. The investigation of present project aims to explore and utilize the process of graphitization and how this can lead to the different nano-C morphologies by various methods. This strategy can be applied to address complex nanotechnology approaches, being rooted on selected physical and chemical methods, original approaches and complemented by conventional methods, such as chemical vapor deposition.

The potential applications of nanostructured materials can play a major role for the ultimate performance of devices. Specifically, nanosized crystalline C materials show promise for batteries, supercapacitors, field emission, connections, etc. One of the goals is to enable the creation of databases of synthetic processes for nanostructured C elements, to establish their thermodynamics relation to the metal catalysts and deposition technique, and to explore novel and optimal routes for their growth, including precise determination of their morphologies and physical characteristics which determine their properties. Based on this, post-processing methodologies and integration into compound systems by nanofabrication processing is applied, in order to generate innovative schemes and prototypes of functional, operative architectures, toward practical and energy efficient devices.

Table below is a summarizing graphical abstract of the main research actions which are currently being addressed.

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