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Synthesis of advanced materials

The synthesis of advanced materials is one of the main activities of IMM. Several state of the art equipment are running in our Institute, as well as many methodologies for the realization of advanced materials are developed for various applications. Particular interest is devoted to low dimensional materials (0D, 1D e 2D, 3D) such as metals, oxides, Si and Ge nanoparticles, metal core-shell colloids; TiO2, ZnO, CuO, Si, SiO2, C nanowires, nanotubes and nanorods, core-(multi)shell III-V and chalcogenide nanowires; graphene, silicene, phosphorene, exagonal Boron nitride; graphene and NiO foams. All of these materials represent potential candidates for energy, environment, electronics, sensing, biomedical applications, and their use is inflected according to the specific function they have to assume. Furthermore, advanced materials, such as hybrid perovskites and transparent conductive oxides, are realized, also as nanostructures, for photovoltaics, whereas non conventional transition metal chalcogenides (MoS2, WS2) are developed for nanoelectronics. Flexible polymeric semiconductors are obtained for large area electronics and biomedicine, while polymeric nanocomposites are synthesized for photocatalytic applications aimed to environmental use and protection of the cultural heritage. Thin film synthesis is employed for realizing rare earth oxides and silicates, group IV semiconductor QDs in silica, undoped and rare earth doped Si oxycarbide for photonic applications. The synthesis activities are described in more details in the contributions of each Unit reported below.

 

Coordinator: Massimo Longo

Synthesis of advanced materials at Naples Unit

Facilities in the Clean Room environment (class 100 and 1000)

-Magnetron sputtering LS300 SISTEC equipped with four independent sources that allows co-...

Chemical Synthesis of Advanced Nanomaterials

Sol-gel/solvothermal synthesis of colloidal oxide nanostructures in energy conversion/storage systems: copper oxide (CuO) nanocrystals as active components in nanofluids for enhancing the heat...

MBE for graphene and 2D heterostructures
UHV-MBE reactor mod. Riber Compact 21 CLS for graphene and graphene-like materials

The MBE reactor consists of a Riber Compact 21 system working under ultra high vacuum (UHV) specifically designed...

MOVPE of III-V semiconductors nanostructures
  AIXTRON mod. AIX200 MOVPE system for III-V compounds

The 20-years research experience in the field of materials synthesis has been focussed on the MOVPE growth initially of wide band-gap II-VI...

Synthesis of advanced materials at Roma Unit

The activity of material synthesis at IMM Roma has two main objectives:

i. development  of one-dimensional (1D)  structures, including Si nanowires, Si...

Synthesis of Advanced Materials at Bologna Unit

The long standing experience on the synthesis of materials for electronic applications of IMM Bologna has been devoted to the development of different CVD type of equipment and methodologies for...

Synthesis of Advanced Oxides, Nitrides, Oxynitrides, Metals, Carbon and Silicon-based Materials

 

The pervasive dissemination of low-cost technologies into the society demands the development of high throughput and reliable processes to produce innovative stable materials. In this...
Synthesis of Advanced Materials - Agrate Unit

The synthesis of advanced materials is traditionally one of the core-business actions at the Agrate Unit. It is devoted to the optimization and study of a variety of materials,...

Catania Unit

 

The synthesis of advanced materials is a long standing key activity of the Catania Unit. Several state of the art equipment are installed, as well as...