3rd International Summer School on “Carbon and related nanomaterials: synthesis, characterization, properties and applications in energy”

Fecha evento: 
11/07/2022 al 15/07/2022

Raúl Arenal, ARAID Senior Researcher ARAID, Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón (INMA) CSIC Universidad de Zaragoza.
Wolfgang Maser, Profesor, Instituto Carboquímica (ICB-CSIC, Zaragoza)

Horas lectivas totales: 
Horas lectivas presenciales: 
Tarifa general: 
130 euros
Tarifa reducida: 
110 euros


This multidisciplinary course offers an introduction into the field of carbon nanomaterials and related systems of great actual interests (e.g. 2D, perovskites, among others). This is a topic of great scientific and technological relevance, especially in what concerns energy related applications.

This course is aimed at students interested in nanoscience and nanotechnology, studies in physics, chemistry or engineering. It offers a broad and comprehensive overview on the mentioned nanomaterials. In a step by step approach it will provide (i) the scientific base to understand the fascinating properties of these materials as well as of experimental and theoretical characterization techniques, (ii) insight into techniques of how to transfer these nanomaterials in the macroscopic scale, and (iii) understanding on their relevance for technological products and applications, with special focus on the field of energy. The topics of the classes include a very systematic description of the nanomaterials, the synthesis methods, their chemistry and functionalization possibilities, the most important characterization techniques, macroscopic assembly approaches and, last but not least, applications in the field of energy (photovoltaics) and sensing technologies.
The overall objective of the course refers to demonstrate the important contribution of carbon nanomaterials and related systems for scientific and technological progress. The participants also should become aware of the need for inter- and multidisciplinary efforts of scientists and technologists in different disciplines to exploit the full potential of these unique nanomaterials. In this way, it will be shown that these nanomaterials represent unique objects to obtain broad scientific and technological knowledge.


Lunes, 11 de Julio

  • 19:30 h. Introduction to carbon nanostructures. [12]

Martes, 12 de Julio

  • 09:00 h. Introduction to 2D Materials [10]
  • 09:30 h. Graphene oxide [12]
  • 10:00 h. TEM studies on carbon and related nanomaterials (structural and compositional analyses). [11]
  • 11:30 h. Chemistry of Carbon Nanostructures. [4]
  • 12:30 h. Other carbon nanomaterials [7]
  • 19:30 h. Electronic structure of nanomaterials (Introduction to band-structure theory). [3]

Miércoles, 13 de Julio

  • 09:00 h. Introduciton to Raman spectroscopy of carbon nanostructures. [8]
  • 10:00 h. Theoretical spectroscopy of nanomaterials (optical and vibrational spectroscopy). [3]
  • 11:30 h. TEM studies on carbon and related nanomaterials (Physical properties investigations). [10]
  • 12:30 h. Carbon nanomaterials for organic and hybrid photovoltaic technologies (I): materials for active layers and electrodes. [5]
  • 19:30 h. Application of Raman spectroscopy to the characterizaiton of carbon nanotubes and graphene. [8]

Jueves, 14 de Julio

  • 09:00 h. Carbon nanomaterials for organic and hybrid photovoltaic technologies (II): device architecture and impact on power conversion efficiency and stability of the solar cells. [5]
  • 10:00 h. Atomic Foce Microscopy: The nanolaboratory on the tip (introduction). [6]
  • 11:30 h. Carbon nanostructures for energy applications. [2]
  • 12:30 h. Halide Perovskite Solar Cells: from materials to stable and efficient devices. [9]
  • 19:30 h. Dynamic Atomic Force Microscopy: Modelling tip-sample interaction. [6]

Viernes, 15 de Julio

  • 09:00 h. Functional materials based on carbon based nanoparticles. [1]
  • 10:00 h. Carbon Nanostructures for Sensing Applications. [2]
  • 11:30 h. Carbon-based electrodes for Perovskite solar cells. [9]
  • 12:30 h. Layer by Layer assembly of graphene and related materials at the air-water interface. [1]



1. Alan Dalton, Catedrático, Sussex University (Sussex, UK)
2. Alejandro Ansón Casaos, Científico Titular, Instituto de Carboquímica, ICB-CSIC
3. Alejandro Molina Sánchez, Research Fellow. International Iberian Nanotechnological Laboratoy, Braga (Portugal)
4. Ana Benito Moraleja, Investigador Científico del CSIC; Instituto de Carboquímica (CSIC – Zaragoza)
5. Antonio Urbina Yeregui, Catedrático de la Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena
6. Jaime Colchero Paetz, Profesor titular Universidad de Murcia (Murcia)
7. José Miguel González Domínguez, Research Scientist, Instituto de Carboquímica (ICB-CSIC, Zaragoza, Spain)
8. Matthieu Paillet, Científico Titular del CNRS, Uniersite de Montpellier (Montpellier, France)
9. Mónica Lira Cantú, Científico Titular CSIC
10. Raúl Arenal, ARAID Senior Researcher ARAID, Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón (INMA) CSIC Universidad de Zaragoza.
11. Simon Hettler, MSCA Postdoc, Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón (INMA), CSIC, Universidad de Zaragoza
12. Wolfgang Maser, Profesor, Instituto Carboquímica (ICB-CSIC, Zaragoza)


Students of last year (physics, chemistry, materials, engineering, electronics)
Master students
PhD students

Reconocimiento de créditos: 

The recognition of credit points 0.5 ECTS by the University is requested.

1. The participants can request the recognition of the realized activity as permanent Training
2. Recognition as ECTS credit points by the Universities (group G-9). More information at https://cursoextraordinarios.unizar.es (Credit Section)
3. ECTS credit points in other Universities
Students interested in the recognition of ECTS credit points of the International Summer Course of the University of Zaragoza, should consult with the corresponding Faculty or School

Procedimiento de evaluación: 

Examination in the form of a test will be realized. A cut-off mark of 5/10 is required to pass the test.

Lugar de celebración: 

The course takes place at the University Residence of Jaca
C/ Universidad 3,
22700 Jaca, Spain
(Jaca is a town located in the Pyrenees, about 150 km from Zaragoza. (1.5h by car, 2.5 h by regular coach connection (Avanzabus)).


Information about booking of lodging:
Phone: 974 36 01 96
e-mail: resijaca@unizar.es