Educational Background

  • BS Chemisty (2002) Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • MS Inorganiz Materials (2005) Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Ph.D. in Inorganic Materials (2008) Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Research Interests

  • Topochemical solid state polymerization in diacetylenes and their applications.
  • Carbon nanotube yarns for multifunctional applications including energy harvesting and energy storage
  • Multifunctional graphene-based materials
  • Superconducting materials
  • Structure-property relationships in functional materials

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-6460
Fax: 972-883-6529
Office: BE3.305
Mail Stop: BE 26

Elizabeth Castillo-Martinez


Selected Publications

Spinel to CaFe2O4 Transformation: Mechanism and Properties of β-CdCr2O4 A. M. Arévalo-López, A. Dosantos-Garcia,  E. Castillo-Martínez, A. Duran, M. A. Alario-Franco. Inorg. Chem. 49 (2010) 2827.


Modifying the kinetics of nanoscale diacetylene polymerization for time-temperature indicator applications E. Castillo-Martínez, Joseph H. Reibenspies, Lee J. Hall, Mikhail Kozlov, Michael C.Biewer, Andrew C. Harrington, Javier Carretero-Gonzalez, Dawn E. Smith, Brian Huffman, Thaddeus Prusik, Frederik Grabiner, and Ray H. Baughman. Nanotech conference and expo 2009 Vol 2, Technical Prodeedings-Nanotechnology (2009) 461.


The A(II)Cr(IV)O3 (A<>Sr, Ca, Pb) Simple Perovskites. Structure and Properties: Magnetic Structure of CaCrO3 M. A. Alario-Franco, E. Castillo-Martínez, A. M. Arévalo-López. High Pressure Research 29, (2009) 254.


EELS in ACrO3 (A=Ca, Sr and Pb) perovskites A. M. Arévalo-López,  E. Castillo-Martínez, M. A. Alario-Franco J. Phys Condens. Matter 20 (2008) 505207.

Increasing the Structural Complexity of Cr(IV) Oxides by High Pressure and High Temperature Reactions of CrO2 E. Castillo-Martínez, A. M. Arévalo-López, R. Ruiz-Bustos, M. A. Alario-Franco. Inorganic Chemistry 47 (2008) 8526.


Structure and microstructure of the high pressure synthesised misfit layer compound [Sr202][Cr02]1.85 E. Castillo-Martínez, A. Schönleber, S. van Smaalen, A. M. Arévalo-López, M. A. Alario-Franco. Journal of Solid State Chemistry 181 (2008) 1840.


Structure, microstructure and magnetic properties of Sr1-xCaxCrO3 (0≤x≤1) E. Castillo-Martínez, A.Durán and M. A. Alario-Franco. Journal of Solid State Chemistry 181, (2008) 895.


Revisiting the Sr-Cr(IV)-O system at high pressure and temperature with special reference to Sr3Cr2O7 E. Castillo-Martínez, Miguel Angel Alario-Franco. Solid State Sciences 9, 7. (2007) 564.


High-temperature neutron diffraction study of the cation ordered perovskites TbBaMn2O5+x and TbBaMn2O5.5_y E. Castillo-Martínez, Anthony J. Williams, J. Paul Attfield. Journal of Solid State Chemistry 179 (2006) 3505–3510.


Optical and morphological study of disorder in opals E. Palacios-Lidón, B. H. Juárez, E. Castillo-Martínez, and C. López. Journal of Applied Physics, 97 (2005) 063502.

Optical study of the pseudogap in thickness and orientation controlled artificial opals J. F. Galisteo-López, E. Palacios-Lidón, E. Castillo-Martínez, and C. López. Physical  Review B 68  (2003) 115109.


Updated: November 1, 2010

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