Benito Santos, with a PhD from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (2011), has just joined the group. Benito worked as a postdoc at the nanospectroscopy line of the Elettra synchrotron, where he studied the structural, reactivity and magnetic properties of very thin metallic films by combining X-ray spectroscopy and electron microscopy and diffraction (LEED, LEEM) analytical methods. He’s also spent research periods in Berkeley Lab, Sandia National Lab and the University of New Hampshire, and used STM and XPS for surface and chemical characterization.
Benito will be involved in the growth and the structural and magnetic characterization of metallic nanoparticles by gas-phase synthesis methods. Welcome to Ciudad Real!