• Av. Ignacio Morones Prieto 4500, University of Monterrey

    66238 San Pedro Garza García


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  • 145 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
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Research interests


Synthesis of materials via Sol-gel, reactive sputtering RF and DC, as well as PVD. Study of the chromogenic properties of different semiconductor oxides aside from the study of photocatalytic properties, focused on the generation of sustainable environments and renewable energies.



Mainly in photo-electron spectroscopy emitted by X-ray (XPS), UV-Vis-NIR spectroscopy and Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy (RBS). As a complement to these characterizations: photo-acoustic, Raman spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy (AFM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS).

Nivel SNI

Level I

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Sciences in Nanosciences and Nanotechnology

Master in Science. Specialty in Physics

Physical Engineering, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana

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Thin films Chemical Compounds
thin films Physics & Astronomy
Magnetron sputtering Chemical Compounds
Reactive sputtering Chemical Compounds
Argon Chemical Compounds
Methylene Blue Chemical Compounds
Chromogenics Chemical Compounds
durability Physics & Astronomy

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Research Output 2008 2019

  • 145 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
  • 14 Article
  • 1 Conference article
2 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of a CdSe Layer on the Thermo- A nd Photochromic Properties of MoO3 Thin Films Deposited by Physical Vapor Deposition

Morales-Luna, M., Arvizu, M. A., Pérez-González, M. & Tomás, S. A., 20 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 123, 28, p. 17083-17091 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cadmium selenides
Physical vapor deposition
vapor deposition
Thin films
2 Citations (Scopus)

Improved adsorption and photocatalytic removal of methylene blue by MoO3 thin films: Role of the sputtering power, film thickness, and sputtering working pressure

Pérez-González, M., Morales-Luna, M., Santoyo-Salazar, J., Crotte-Ledesma, H., García-Tinoco, P. E. & Tomás, S. A., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Catalysis Today.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Methylene Blue
Film thickness
Thin films

Optoelectronic properties of undoped and Al, B and Ga-doped In2S3 thin films grown by CBD on flexible PET/ITO substrates

Rodríguez-Hernández, P. E., Quiñones-Galván, J. G., Marasamy, L., Morales-Luna, M., Santos-Cruz, J., Arias-Cerón, J. S., Zelaya-Angel, O. & de Moure-Flores, F., 15 Nov 2019, In : Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing. 103, 104600.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ITO (semiconductors)
Optoelectronic devices
Thin films
thin films
5 Citations (Scopus)

Chromogenic MoO3 thin films: thermo-, photo-, and electrochromic response to working pressure variation in rf reactive magnetron sputtering

Martín, V. C. S., Morales-Luna, M., García-Tinoco, P. E., Pérez-González, M., Arvizu, M. A., Crotte-Ledesma, H., Ponce-Mosso, M. & Tomás, S. A., 1 Sep 2018, In : Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics. 29, 18, p. 15486-15495 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reactive sputtering
Magnetron sputtering
magnetron sputtering
6 Citations (Scopus)

Development of phase-pure CuSbS2 thin films by annealing thermally evaporated CuS/Sb2S3 stacking layer for solar cell applications

Medina-Montes, M. I., Campos-González, E., Morales-Luna, M., Sánchez, T. G., Becerril-Silva, M., Mayén-Hernández, S. A., de Moure-Flores, F. & Santos-Cruz, J., 15 Jun 2018, In : Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing. 80, p. 74-84 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Solar cells
solar cells
Thin films