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Dr. Pablo Cayado

Research associate
room: 203 (Geb. 257)
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Research Topics

  • Synthesis and characterization of REBa2Cu3O6+x (REBCO) thin films by Chemical Solution Deposition (CSD).
  • Synthesis and characterization of REBCO nanocomposite thin films by CSD using the in-situ and the ex-situ approaches.
  • Synthesis and characterization of magnetic (MnFe2O4 y CoFe2O4) and non-magnetic (CeO2 y ZrO2) NPs for their use in superconducting films.
  • Study of the oxygen diffusion in REBCO and in REBCO nanocomposite films by in-situ resistance measurements.

Curriculum Vitae

since 07.2016 Post-doctoral Researcher at Institute for Technical Physics at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology  (KIT), department Superconducting Materials and Energy Applications, Group Superconducting Films

PhD in Material Sciences within the Superconducting materials and large scale nanostructures (SUMAN) group at Material Science Institute of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) under the supervision of Prof. Xavier Obradors. PhD thesis on “Multifunctional nanostructured superconductors by chemical routes: towards high current conductors”

12.2011 - 12.2015 Project researcher at Material Science Institute of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
07.2012 Master in Nanotechnology and Material Science at Barcelona Autonomous University: “Preparation of GdBa2Cu3O7 superconducting films by chemical solution deposition”
10.2006 - 07.2011 Graduation diploma in Physics with specialization in materials physics at Oviedo University, Bachelor thesis: "Fabrication of tridimensional microstructures by lithographic techniques"
10.2006 - 07.2011 Under-graduate research fellow (Thales Alenia Space fellowship) at Oviedo University


Publications since 2017

Improved Performance of CSD-Grown Y₁₋ₓGdₓBa₂Cu₃O₇-BaHfO₃ Nanocomposite Films on Ni5W Substrates.
Cayado, P.; Rijckaert, H.; Thersleff, T.; Erbe, M.; Hanisch, J.; Van Driessche, I.; Holzapfel, B.
2020. IEEE transactions on applied superconductivity, 30 (4), Article no: 6600204. doi:10.1109/TASC.2020.2966429
Rapid Pyrolysis of SmBa2Cu3O7-δ Films in CSD-MOD Using Extremely-Low-Fluorine Solutions.
Li, M.; Cayado, P.; Erbe, M.; Jung, A.; Hänisch, J.; Holzapfel, B.; Liu, Z.; Cai, C.
2020. Coatings, 10 (1), 31. doi:10.3390/coatings10010031
Superconducting HfO₂-YBa₂Cu₃O₇₋δ Nanocomposite Films Deposited Using Ink-Jet Printing of Colloidal Solutions.
Rijckaert, H.; Cayado, P.; Nast, R.; Diez Sierra, J.; Erbe, M.; López Dominguez, P.; Hänisch, J.; De Buysser, K.; Holzapfel, B.; Van Driessche, I.
2020. Coatings, 10 (1), 17. doi:10.3390/coatings10010017
CSD-Grown Yv₁₋ₓGdₓBa₂Cu₃O₇₋δ-BaHfO₃ Nanocomposite Films on Ni5W and IBAD Technical Substrates.
Cayado, P.; Rijckaert, H.; Erbe, M.; Langer, M.; Jung, A.; Hänisch, J.; Holzapfel, B.
2020. Nanomaterials, 10 (1), 21. doi:10.3390/nano10010021
Untangling surface oxygen exchange effects in YBa₂Cu₃O₆₊ₓ thin films by electrical conductivity relaxation.
Cayado, P.; Sánchez-Valdés, C. F.; Stangl, A.; Coll, M.; Roura, P.; Palau, A.; Puig, T.; Obradors, X.
2017. Physical chemistry, chemical physics, 19 (21), 14129–14140. doi:10.1039/C7CP01855J
Epitaxial superconducting GdBa2Cu3O7−δ /Gd2O3 nanocomposite thin films from advanced low-fluorine solutions.
Cayado, P.; Mundet, B.; Eloussifi, H.; Vallés, F.; Coll, M.; Ricart, S.; Gázquez, J.; Palau, A.; Roura, P.; Farjas, J.; Puig, T.; Obradors, X.
2017. Superconductor science and technology, 30 (12), 125010. doi:10.1088/1361-6668/aa8ffe
Large critical current densities and pinning forces in CSD-grown superconducting GdBa₂Cu₃O₇₋ₓ-BaHfO₃nanocomposite films.
Cayado, P.; Erbe, M.; Kauffmann-Weiss, S.; Bühler, C.; Jung, A.; Hänisch, J.; Holzapfel, B.
2017. Superconductor science and technology, 30 (9), 094007. doi:10.1088/1361-6668/aa7e47

Selected Publications until 2016

Epitaxial YBa2Cu3O7-x Nanocomposite Thin Films from Colloidal Solutions.
Cayado P., De Keukeleere K., Garzón A., Perez-Mirabet L., Meledin A., De Roo J., Vallés F., Mundet B., Rijckaert H., Pollefeyt G., Coll M., Ricart S., Palau A., Gázquez J., Ros J., Van Tendeloo G., Van Driessche I., Puig T., Obradors X.
2015. Superconductor Science and Technology, 28, 124007.
Magnetic stability against calcining of microwave-synthesized CoFe2O4 nanoparticles.
Bartolomé E., Cayado P., Solano E., Ricart S., Gázquez J., Mundet B., Coll M., Puig T., Obradors X., Valvidares M., Herrero-Martín J., Gargiani P., Pellegrin E.
2016. New Journal of Chemistry, 40, 6890.