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University of Barcelona
Physical Chemistry Department

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08028 Barcelona
Phone: 934 021 231
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Faculty of Pharmacy
Joan XXIII s/n
08028 Barcelona
Phone: 934 035 986
Fax: 934 035 987

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Violinista Vellsolà s/n
08222 Terrassa
Phone: 937 398 043

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Status: Associated researcher



Scientific-technical Services
Nanometric Techniques Unit
University of Barcelona
phone: +34 93 402 1352
fax: +34 93 402 1398


MSc in Chemistry (1999) and PhD in Chemistry (2004) by the Universidad of Barcelona (UB), Spain. Engineering of Materials by the University Polytechnic of Catalunya (UPC). During his PhD he worked in the preparation of cube textured Cu and Cu-Ni tapes as possible substrates for YBCO films deposition (it´s possible to find part of this work in the Spanish Patent ES 2 170 727 A1). All hismy work was supported by the European project Novel Sol Gel technology for long length super conducting coated tapes (GROWTH PROGRAM).

He is currently a technic of Microscopy (Interferometry and SPM) at the University of Barcelona in the Serveis CientificoTècnics. Her main interest is the study of polymers using AFM and spectroscopy (He presented his Final Project in Engineering (PFC) based in this subject.

Most relevant recent work:


M.Basas, J.Diaz, M.J.Prieto, A. Manresa
Based linseed oil polyhydroxyalkanoates accumulated by Pseudomonas aeruginosa 42A2: from an intracellular inclusion to a crosslinked. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (2008) 78: 587-596

A.Villares, S.Martins, I.Giner, J.Diaz, D.Lydon, P.Low, Pcea
Fabrication of Mixed LB films containing a Molecular Wire Candidate and Direct Imaging of the Molecular Distribution using Scanning Polarization Force Microscopy. Soft Matter (2008)

Díaz, J.; Segarra, M.; Espiell, F.; Pinol, S. Preparation of biaxially cube textured Ag, Cu-Au and Cu-Au-Ag films on Cu substrates for HTS coated conductor applications. Superconductor Science and Technology, 14(8) (2001) 576-582.

Pinol, S.; Díaz, J.; Segarra, M.; Espiell, F. Preparation of biaxially cube textured Cu substrate tapes for HTS coated conductor applications. Superconductor Science and Technology, 14(1) (2001) 11-15.

M. Segarra, L. Miralles, J. Díaz, H. Xuriguera, J.M. Chimenos, F. Espiell, S. Piñol. Copper and CuNi alloys substrates for HTS coated conductor applications protected from oxidation.


Marta Haro, Jordi Daz
Estudio nanoscpico para discernir la existencia de separacin de fases en pelculas mixtas: mezclas conteniendo una esponja protnica y un cido graso
Workshop SPM. University of Zaragoza, Spain. December 2006.

Gorka Pera, Ana Villaresa, Jordi Daz, Paul J. Low ,Pilar Cea
Optimizacin de las condiciones de preparacin de pelculas ultradelgadas mediante Microscopia de Fuerza Atmica
Workshop SPM. NANOARACAT. COSMOCAIXA. Barcelona, Spain. March 2007.

M. Bassas Gali, J. Diaz. M.J. Espuny, A.M. Marqus, M.J. Prieto, A. Manresa
Characterization of native and crosslinked PHA produced from linseed oil by Pseudomonas aeruginosa 42A2. Journal of Biotechnology.13th European Congrees of Biotechnology. Barcelona, Spain. September 2007

M. Bassas, J. Diaz, E. Rodrguez, M.J. Espuny, A. Manresa
Structural Modification in the Curing Process of PHA Produced by Pseudomonas 42A2 from Linseed Oil. 4th European Symposium on Biopolymers.

J.Diaz, M.Bassas , J. del Barrio.
Analysis of ordered polymers structures in the SCT by means of AFM: mcl-PHA and copolymers studies. Internation SPM User Meeting. Barcelona, Spain. Mayo 2008


THERMEC'03. International Conference on Processing & Manufacturing of Advanced Materials, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid., Madrid (ESP), Julio 2003. Internacional. M. Segarra, J. Díaz, H. Xuriguera, L. Miralles, J.M.Chimenos, A.I. Fernández S. Piñol.

Preparation of biaxially cube textured Cu-Ni tapes for YBCO coated conductors. EUCAS'03. 6th European Conference on Applied Superconductivity.,Sorrento (ITA). Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia.,eptiembre 2003. Internacional

J. Díaz, L. Haurie y D. Gonzalo Adhesion force behaviour with temperature for thermoplastics by Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) 7th European Adhesion Conference - EURADH 2004, Freiburg im Breisgau (ALE), Septiembre 2004.J. Diaz, L.Haurie

Aplicaciones de la Microscopía de Fuerza Atómica (AFM) cómo método de caracterización de polímeros IV Congreso Español de Fuerzas y Túnel, Vic (ESP), SOCIEDAD ESPAÑOLA DE MICROSCOPA, Septiembre 2004.

Seminar: "SPM techniques: advanced applications". Workshop SPM NANOARACAT. University of Zaragoza. Spain 2006. Invited Speaker

Seminar: "SPM techniques: fundamentals and applications". University of Barcelona, Spain 2007.

Stays abroad:

Department of Materials Science and Technology of Polymers, University of Tente (March-April 2008