Francisco Muñoz Fraile

Tenured Scientist
Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, CSIC (Spanish Research Council)
Kelsen 5, 28049 Madrid (Spain)


PhD Inorganic Chemistry, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (2003)
BSc Chemistry, Universidad de Alicante (1997)

Former positions

JAE Doc-CSIC, Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio (CSIC) (Spain) (2006-9)
Marie Curie Fellow, Otto-Schott Institut, Friedrich-Schiller Universität (Germany) (2005-6)
Attaché Temporaire d'Enseignement et Recherche, Unité de Catalyse et Chimie du Solide, Université de Lille 1 (France) (2004-5)
Postdoc CNRS, Laboratoire Verres et Céramiques, Université de Rennes 1 (France) (2003-4)


Technical Committee on Glass Structure (TC03) of the International Commission on Glass (ICG). Chair from 2011 to 2013
Sociedad Española de Cerámica y Vidrio

Research interests

Phosphate glasses, oxynitride glasses, laser glasses, solid state electrolytes, bioresorbable materials, atomic structure of glasses

Current Projects

Influence of processing and structure on the properties of glasses and glass-ceramics with photonic applications (MINECO-MAT2013-48246-C2-1-P). Ceramics and Glass Institute (CSIC), 2014-2016.

Phosphate glasses for optics and high power laser applications (CSIC-i-link+0959). Participants: Spanish Research Council (CSIC), Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China), Ehime University (Japan), Université de Lille 1 (France), 2015-2016.

Selected publications (full list)

New insights into the structure of NaPON oxynitride phosphate glasses by 17-Oxygen NMR,
F. Muñoz, L. Montagne, L. Delevoye, T. Charpentier, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 363 (2013) 134-139, 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2012.12.028.

Comments on the structure of LiPON thin-film electrolytes,
F. Muñoz, J. Power Sources 198 (2012) 432-433, doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2011.09.009.

Effect of nitridation on the aqueous dissolution of Na2O-K2O-CaO-P2O5 metaphosphate glasses,
Q. Riguidel, F. Muñoz, Acta Biomaterialia, 7 (2011) 2631-2636, doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2011.03.025.

Composition and structure effects on the properties of lithium borophosphate glasses showing boron anomaly,
F. Muñoz, L. Montagne, L. Pascual, A. Durán, J. Non-Cryst. Solids, 355 (2009) 2571-2577.

Crystal growth in a multicomponent lithia aluminosilicate glass,
R. Würth, F. Muñoz, M. Müller, C. Rüssel, Mat. Chem. Phys 116 (2009) 433-437.

Structure and properties of high Li2O-containing aluminophosphate glasses,
F. Moreau, A. Durán, F. Muñoz, J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 29 (2009) 1895-1902.

Increased electrical conductivity of LiPON glasses produced by ammonolysis,
F. Muñoz, A. Durán, L. Pascual, L. Montagne, B. Revel, A.C.M. Rodrigues, Solid State Ionics 179 (2008) 574-579.

A study on the anisotropy of phosphate glass fibres,
F. Muñoz, O. Pritula, J. Sedláek and C. Rüssel, European Journal of Glass Science and Technology Part A: Glass Technology, 49(1) (2008) 47-52.

Phosphate speciation in sodium borosilicate glasses studied by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance,
F. Muñoz, L. Delevoye, A. Durán, L. Pascual, S. Crystol, J.-F. Paul and L. Montagne, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 352 (2006) 2958-2968.

Compositional and viscosity influence on the nitrogen/oxygen substitution reactions in phosphate melts,
F. Muñoz, L. Pascual, A. Durán and R. Marchand, Phys. Chem. Glasses 46 (1) (2005) 39-45.

Silicon oxynitride glasses produced by ammonolysis from colloidal silica,
F. Muñoz, D. Benne, L. Pascual, J. Rocherullé, R. Marchand, C. Rüssel and A. Durán, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 345&346 (2004) 647-652.

Structural study of phosphorus oxynitride glasses LiNaPbPON by nuclear magnetic resonance and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy,
F. Muñoz, L. Pascual, A. Durán, L. Montagne, R. Berjoan, G. Palavit and R. Marchand, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 324 (2003) 142-149.