Prof. Nicolás Agraït


Catedrático - Full Professor
Laboratorio de Bajas Temperaturas
Departamento de Física de la Materia Condensada
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid




34-91  497 6196


34-91  497 3961


Depto.  Física de la Materia Condensada Mod 3-610
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
28049 Madrid, Spain

Researcher at IMDEA-nanociencia

 (Madrid Institute for Advanced Research)

TEACHING ( Docencia





Quantum transport through single-molecule junctions:




Quantum transport through single-molecule junctions:

Engineering the thermopower

Atomic chains:

Quantum transport, mechanical properties

Inelastic scattering in atomic chains
Graphene: local probe experiments

Selected publications

Laura Rincón-García, Ali K. Ismael, Charalambos Evangeli, Iain Grace, Gabino Rubio-Bollinger, Kyriakos Porfyrakis, Nicolás Agraït, and Colin J. Lambert, 
Molecular design and control of fullerene-based bi-thermoelectric materials (accepted in Nature Mater. 2015)
Siya Sherif, Gabino Rubio-Bollinger, Elena Pinilla-Cienfuegos, Eugenio Coronado, Juan Carlos Cuevas and Nicolás Agraït,   
Current rectification in a single molecule diode: the role of electrode coupling, Nanotechnology  2015, 26, 291001 (6pp).
                   DOI:10.1088/0957-4484/26/29/291001.  (pdf)
Charalambos Evangeli, Manuel Matt, Laura Rinco´n-García, Fabian Pauly, Peter Nielaba, Gabino Rubio-Bollinger, Juan Carlos Cuevas, and Nicola´s Agraït,
Quantum Thermopower of Metallic Atomic-Size Contacts at Room Temperature,
Nano Lett., 15, 1006-1011, 2015                                       
                                      DOI: 10.1021/nl503853v               (pdf)          
Edmund Leary, Andrea La Rosa, M. Teresa Gonzaález, Gabino Rubio-Bollinger,
Nicolás Agraït and Nazario Martín,
Incorporating single molecules into electrical circuits. The role of the chemical anchoring group, 
Chem. Soc. Rev., 44, 920, 2015      DOI: 10.1039/c4cs00264d   (pdf)     
Charalambos Evangeli, Katalin Gillemot, Edmund Leary, M. Teresa Gonza´lez, Gabino Rubio-Bollinger, Colin J. Lambert, and Nicola´s Agraït
Engineering the Thermopower of C60 Molecular Junctions
Nano Letters 13, 2141-5 (2013)     (pdf)
A. Castellanos-Gomez,  M. Poot, G.A. Steele, H.S. J. van der Zant, N. Agraït, and G. Rubio-Bollinger
Elastic Properties of Freely Suspended MoS2 Nanosheets
Adv. Mater. 24, 772–775 (2012)
E Leary, MT González, C van der Pol, MR Bryce, S Filippone, N Martín, G Rubio-Bollinger and N Agraït
Unambiguous One-Molecule Conductance Measurements Under Ambient Conditions
Nano Letters 11 , 2236-2241 (2011) (pdf)

Carlos R Arroyo, Edmund Leary, Andrés Castellanos-Gomez, Gabino Rubio-Bollinger, MT González, N Agraït
Influence of Binding Groups on Molecular Junction Formation
JACS 133, 14313-14319 (2011)    (pdf)

 A Castellanos-Gomez, N Agraït and G Rubio-Bollinger
Optical identification of atomically thin dichalcogenide crystals
Applied Phys. Lett. 96, 213116 (2010)
Hihath J, Arroyo C. R., Rubio-Bollinger G., Tao, NJ, Agrait N
Study of electron-phonon interactions in a single molecule covalently connected to two electrodes
Nano Letters 8, 1673-1678  (2008
L. de la Vega, A. Martin-Rodero, N. Agrait, A. Levy Yeyati
Universal features of electron-phonon interactions in atomic wires
Phys. Rev. B 73, 075428 (2006)

G. Rubio-Bollinger, P. Joyez, N. Agraït
Metallic adhesion in atomic size junctions
Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 116803 (2004)

N. Agrait, A. Levy-Yeyati, J.M. van Ruitenbeek
Quantum properties of atomic-sized conductors
Phys. Reps. 377, 81-380 (2003)     (pdf)

N. Agraït, C. Untiedt, G. Rubio-Bollinger, S. Vieira
Onset of energy dissipation in ballistic atomic wires
Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 216803 (2002)     (pdf)

G. Rubio-Bollinger, S.R. Bahn, N. Agraït, K.W. Jacobsen, S. Vieira
Mechanical properties and formation mechanisms of a wire of single gold atoms
Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 026101(2001)     (pdf)

 A.I. Yanson, G. Rubio Bollinger, H.E. van den Brom, N. Agraït, J.M. van Ruitenbeek
Formation and manipulation of a metallic wire of single gold atoms
Nature 395, 783 (1998)   (pdf)

E. Scheer, N. Agraït, J.C. Cuevas, A. Levy-Yeyati, B. Ludolph, A. Martín-Rodero, G. Rubio Bollinger,  J.M. van Ruitenbeek, C. Urbina
The signature of chemical valence in the electrical conduction through a single- atom contact
Nature 394,154 (1998)     (pdf)

More publications by N. Agraït

G. Rubio-Bollinger, C. de las Heras, E. Bascones, et al.
Single-channel transmission in gold one-atom contacts and chains
Phys. Rev. B  (2003)    (pdf)

C. Untiedt, A. I. Yanson, R. Grande, G. Rubio-Bollinger, N. Agraït, S. Vieira, J.M. van Ruitenbeek
Calibration of the length of a chain of single gold atoms
Phy. Rev. B, 66, 085418-1--6 (2002)    (pdf)

N. Agraït, C. Untiedt, G. Rubio-Bollinger, S. Vieira
Electron transport and phonons in atomic wires
Chem. Phys. 281, 231 (2002)     (pdf)

J.C. Cuevas, A. Levy-Yeyati, A. Martín-Rodero, G. Rubio Bollinger, C. Untiedt,  N. Agraït
Evolution of Conducting Channels in Metallic Atomic Contacts under Elastic Deformation
Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 2990 (1998)   (pdf)

C. Untiedt, G. Rubio, S. Vieira, and N. Agrait
Fabrication and characterization of metallic nanowires
Phys. Rev. B 56, 2154 (1997)     (pdf)

G. Rubio, N. Agrait, S. Vieira
Atomic-sized metallic contacts: mechanical properties and electronic transport
Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 2302-5 (1996)       (pdf)

R.W. Carpick, N. Agrait, D.F. Ogletree and M. Salmeron
Variation of the interfacial shear strength and adhesion of a nanometer-sized contact
Langmuir 12, 3334 (1996) (pdf)

R.W. Carpick, N. Agrait, D.F. Ogletree and M. Salmeron
Measurement of interfacial shear (friction) with an ultra-high vacuum atomic force microscope
J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 14, 1289 (1996)  (pdf)

N. Agrait, G. Rubio y S. Vieira
Plastic deformation of nanometer-scale gold connective necks
Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 3995-3999 (1995)   (pdf)                      

  N. Agrait, J.G. Rodrigo y S. Vieira  
Conductance steps and quantization in atomic-size contacts
Phys. Rev. B 47, 12345-12348 (1993)    (pdf)            


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