Dr Mario C.G. Passeggi director of the Surface Physics Group of the Institute of Technological Development for the Chemical Industry (INTEC, CONICET, Argentina) made a secondment to the University of Zaragoza/INMA in the framework of the Ultimate I project. The research lines of his group are directed at studying the surface properties of materials comprising both the surface physics and interfaces laboratories and the theoretical physics of surfaces. The second included meetings with Spanish researchers, evaluation of the ESR research already done in the past two years of the project, and setting precise targets for the remaining project period.
The Surface Physics Group is part of the Institute, the Instituto de Física del Litoral (IFIS Litoral), maintaining the double dependence on CONICET and the Universidad Nacional del Litoral.