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Functional Nanostructured Materials

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: Miritello Maria

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...

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...

Nonlinear optical properties of nanostrucutures

The investigation of Nonlinear properties at the nanoscale is a growing field of research of great importance from both fundamental and applicative point of view. Concerning the...

Functional Nanostructured Materials - Lecce Unit

At Lecce Unit there is a long time experience in both the Synthesis and the Advanced Characterization techniques applied to Functional Nanomaterials.

 

Synthesis of Advanced...

Thin, scalable, reliable metallic contacts based on Ni-Si compounds

Nickel-Silicon compounds, as most of the transition metal silicides, show peculiar thermodynamic and kinetic behaviours. The large effort devoted to the comprehension of the phenomena governing Ni...

Low temperature nanostructured materials for advanced applications

We exploit the capabilities of plasma to produce advanced materials for several applications ranging from amorphous solar cells, HIT solar cells, to advanced nanocsryalline materials to be...

Multifunctional nanostructured materials for photonics, biomedicine and energy harvesting

Naples Unit is focused on development of novel multifunctional nanomaterials for applications ranging from photonics to biomedicine.

Gold nanoparticles...

Structural, compositional and functional properties of nanostrucutred materials: characterization and modeling

 

The research activity is mainly focused on two main topics: (i) the characterization of structural, compositional and functional properties of...

Synthesis of innovative nanostructured materials

 

1. Nanoparticles produced by pulsed  laser

In this activity we will develop Pulsed Laser Ablation in Liquid (PLAL) methodologies to produce metal (Au, Ag (Fig. 1(a))) and metal...

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