The Plasmas and Nanomaterials Group, PLASNAMAT


Stephen Muhl, Sandra E. Rodil, Agileo Hernández-Gordillo


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The PLASNAMAT research group belongs to the Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales, IIM (Materials Research Institute) of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM.

Our aim is to advance the knowledge about materials science, particularly when the materials are synthesized using plasma-assisted techniques. We develop experimental techniques and methods to create new coatings and look into their possible applications.

As part of the university,  we are also compromised with the training for the next generation of materials scientists.



“Deposition and Characterization of Functional Thin Films and Coatings for diverse applications such as…”
  • Hard Coatings
  • Wear and Corrosion Resistance coatings
  • Tribological Coatings
  • Biocompatible Coatings
  • Anti-Bacterial surfaces
  • Water remediation: Photocatalytic Thin Films
  • H2 production by Photo-Induced Water Dissociation
  • Ionic  Thin Film Conductors

2. Fundamental Research about the growth and properties of different thin films.
3. Development of plasma-based new deposition systems
4. Plasma Characterization

UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) 96

UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) 96 (Photo credit: verifex)

English: The Central Library of the National A...

English: The Central Library of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Español: La Biblioteca Central de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

H2 production reaction system