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Functional Nanomaterials

During the last few years there was a growing interest in the realization of nanostructured materials that absolve specific functionalities. The progress in the synthesis techniques and in the fabrication methods has permitted the development of this new class of materials. Thus peculiar electrical, optical, magnetic and chemical properties have been exploited by already finding applications in several fields.

CNR-IMM Institute has developed a great experience in several classes of functional nanostructured materials, such as nanowires, nanoparticles, nanotubes, two-dimensional materials and nanometric films. The accurate control of the synthesis is obtained by sophisticated techniques and by low cost chemical and electrochemical methods, always potentially scalable at industrial and commercial level. The  Institute is also devoted to the development of tailored and innovative detection techniques and devices in order to control the materials properties at the nanometric scale. Thus the control of the nanomaterials properties through the process parameters is our main strength. Moreover the developed peculiar functionalities have found application in many fields, such as microelectronics, sensing, energy, optoelectronics, water purification and so on.

In this research area, a great part of the activity is carried out inside national and international projects. The major areas of work at IMM are below reported.

 

Coordinator: Carroccio Sabrina Carola

Multifunctional IoT-ready systems for healthcare and quality of life

The research activities are addressed to the design and prototyping of:

1. active (Time-of-Flight, Structured Light, RGB-D) and passive (RGB) vision systems for critical event prediction-...

Materials and Enabling Technologies for "Smart Systems Integration (SSI)"

 

Materials and Enabling Technologies for Smart Systems Integration (SSI)

The activity looks towards the integration of sensors and micro-components in smart...

Multifunctional chemical systems for food analysis and biomedical applications (breath analysis & metabolomics)

 

The development of future multifunctional chemical sensing devices requires multidisciplinary integration of different skills (physics, engineers, biologists, chemists, physicians) and...

Multifunctional acrylic flexible film with embedded low dimensional ZnO structures

 

This research activity at CNR-IMM in Lecce aims at preparing innovative composite thin coatings that exhibit piezoelectric features for the...

Active miniaturized system for flow separation control in aeronautics applications

 

Present research activity is devoted to design, fabrication and functional tests of low cost capacitive pressure sensors coupled with dielectric...

Flexible thermoelectric generator for wearable sensors applications

 

 

Present research topic at IMM-CNR in Lecce is related to design, optimization and development of wearable and flexible...

Forest of SiO2 nanowires covered by a TiO2 thin film for an efficient photocatalytic water treatment

The novelty of the research is in the exploitation of  SiO2 NWs as support for TiO2 film for the creation of a performing photocatalytic material. The morphological and optical properties of this...

Semiconductor Nanowires

Semiconducting nanowires will become important building blocks of the next generation of miniaturized devices. Devices like sensors, light emitters, photovoltaic cells will take advantage of the...

Scanning Microwave Microscopy for Material and Life Sciences

The research and study of microwave signals and technology have a huge impact in the society, as they form the basis for communication, remote sensing and modern navigation systems. In addition,...

Si and C based nanostructured materials: synthesis and material properties

 

C based nanostructured materials (1D to 3D)

The research activity at IMM Bologna Unit is mainly focused on the C-CVD synthesis of the following materials and...

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