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Surname: 
Ruffino
Firstname: 
Francesco
Position: 
Associate
Profile: 
Researcher
Phone: 
+390953785461
Activity: 
1) Fabrication and characterization (structural and electrical) of nanostructures-based electronic devices (with particular emphasis on metallic nanostructures). 2) Development of self-organization techniques towards nanomaterials fabrication. 3) Hybrid organic/inorganic nanocomposites. 4) Mesoscopic physics. 5) Metal-graphene nanocontacts. 6) Scanning probe techniques.
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Scientific Productions

Antonino Scandurra, Francesco Ruffino, Salvatore Sanzaro, Maria Grazia Grimaldi

Laser and Thermal Dewetting of Gold Layer onto Graphene Paper for non-Enzymatic Electrochemical Detection of Glucose and Fructose

Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical [Elsevier], Volume: 301 Pages: 127113

M Censabella, V Torrisi, S Boninelli, C Bongiorno, MG Grimaldi, F Ruffino

Laser ablation synthesis of mono-and bimetallic Pt and Pd nanoparticles and fabrication of Pt-Pd/Graphene nanocomposites

Applied Surface Science [North-Holland], Volume: 475 Pages: 494-503

V Torrisi, F Ruffino

Chemical structure and growth law of micrometric phases in poly (styrene-bt-butyl acrylate) Langmuir Blodgett films

Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures [North-Holland], Volume: 107 Pages: 18-23

Vanna Torrisi, Maria Censabella, Giovanni Piccitto, Giuseppe Compagnini, Maria Grazia Grimaldi, Francesco Ruffino

Characteristics of Pd and Pt Nanoparticles Produced by Nanosecond Laser Irradiations of Thin Films Deposited on Topographically-Structured Transparent Conductive Oxides

Coatings [Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute], Volume: 9 Issue: 2 Pages: 68

Martina Ussia, Francesco Ruffino, Elena Bruno, Emanuela Spina, Irene Conticello, Vittorio Privitera, Sabrina Carola Carroccio

The role of solvent on the formulation of graphene/polyporphyrin hybrid material versus photocatalytic activity

Polymer Bulletin [Springer Berlin Heidelberg], Pages: 1-15

M Censabella, MG Grimaldi, F Ruffino

Shape design of supported Au nanorods through morphological evolution: Coalescence, instability, reshaping

Materials Characterization [Elsevier], Volume: 147 Pages: 101-115

V Torrisi, F Ruffino

Chemical structure and growth law of micrometric phases in poly (styrene-bt-butyl acrylate) Langmuir Blodgett films

Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures [North-Holland],

M Censabella, MG Grimaldi, F Ruffino

Shape design of supported Au nanorods through morphological evolution: Coalescence, instability, reshaping

Materials Characterization [Elsevier],

G Sanzone, M Zimbone, G Cacciato, F Ruffino, Robert Carles, V Privitera, MG Grimaldi

Ag/TiO2 nanocomposite for visible light-driven photocatalysis

Superlattices and Microstructures [Academic Press], Volume: 123 Pages: 394-402

Francesco Ruffino, Maria Grimaldi

Morphological Characteristics of Au Films Deposited on Ti: A Combined SEM-AFM Study

Coatings [Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute], Volume: 8 Issue: 4 Pages: 121

Martina Ussia, Elena Bruno, Emanuela Spina, Daniele Vitalini, Giovanna Pellegrino, Francesco Ruffino, Vittorio Privitera, Sabrina C Carroccio

Freestanding photocatalytic materials based on 3D graphene and polyporphyrins

Scientific reports [Nature Publishing Group], Volume: 8 Issue: 1 Pages: 5001

Maria Censabella, Francesco Ruffino, Massimo Zimbone, Elena Bruno, Maria G Grimaldi

Self‐Organization Based Fabrication of Bimetallic PtPd Nanoparticles on Transparent Conductive Oxide Substrates

physica status solidi (a) [], Volume: 215 Issue: 3 Pages: 1700524

Maria Censabella, Francesco Ruffino, Massimo Zimbone, Elena Bruno, Maria G Grimaldi

Self‐Organization Based Fabrication of Bimetallic PtPd Nanoparticles on Transparent Conductive Oxide Substrates

physica status solidi (a) [], Volume: 215 Issue: 3 Pages: 1700524

F Ruffino, MG Grimaldi

Roughness evolution in dewetted Ag and Pt nanoscale films

Superlattices and Microstructures [Academic Press], Volume: 113 Pages: 430-441

Giovanna Pellegrino, Sabrina Carola Carroccio, Francesco Ruffino, Guglielmo G Condorelli, Giuseppe Nicotra, Vittorio Privitera, Giuliana Impellizzeri

Polymeric platform for the growth of chemically anchored ZnO nanostructures by ALD

RSC advances [Royal Society of Chemistry], Volume: 8 Issue: 1 Pages: 521-530

F Ruffino, MG Grimaldi

Roughness evolution in dewetted Ag and Pt nanoscale films

Superlattices and Microstructures [Academic Press],

F Ruffino, V Torrisi

Ag films deposited on Si and Ti: how the film-substrate interaction influences the nanoscale film morphology

Superlattices and Microstructures [Academic Press], Volume: 111 Pages: 81-89

D Spucches, M Zimbone, G Cacciato, F Ruffino, V Privitera, MG Grimaldi

Optical and morphological evolution of black TiOx synthesized in water by Nd: YAG laser

physica status solidi c [WILEY‐VCH Verlag Berlin GmbH], Volume: 14 Issue: 9 Pages: 1700134

Francesco Ruffino

Experimental Analysis on the Molten-Phase Dewetting Characteristics of AuPd Alloy Films on Topographically-Structured Substrates

Metals [Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute], Volume: 7 Issue: 9 Pages: 327

Sijia Gu, Xin Zhou, Tianjun Lin, Henri Happy, Tuami Lasri

Broadband non-contact characterization of epitaxial graphene by near-field microwave microscopy

Nanotechnology [IOP Publishing], Volume: 28 Issue: 33 Pages: 335702

G Cacciato, M Zimbone, F Ruffino, V Privitera, MG Grimaldi

Morphology study of nanoporous black TiOx synthesized by laser‐based method

physica status solidi (b) [], Volume: 254 Issue: 7 Pages: 1600835

V Torrisi, F Ruffino

Nanoscale structure of submicron-thick sputter-deposited Pd films: Effect of the adatoms diffusivity by the film-substrate interaction

Surface and Coatings Technology [Elsevier], Volume: 315 Pages: 123-129

F Ruffino, V Torrisi, R Grillo, G Cacciato, M Zimbone, G Piccitto, MG Grimaldi

Nanoporous Au structures by dealloying Au/Ag thermal-or laser-dewetted bilayers on surfaces

Superlattices and Microstructures [Academic Press], Volume: 103 Pages: 28-47

Stefano Boscarino, Giacomo Torrisi, Isodiana Crupi, Alessandra Alberti, Salvatore Mirabella, Francesco Ruffino, Antonio Terrasi

Ion irradiation of AZO thin films for flexible electronics

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms [North-Holland], Volume: 392 Pages: 14-20

R Grillo, V Torrisi, F Ruffino

Nanoporous Au: An experimental study on the porosity of dealloyed AuAg leafs

Superlattices and Microstructures [Academic Press], Volume: 100 Pages: 780-791

F Ruffino, A Gentile, M Zimbone, G Piccitto, R Reitano, MG Grimaldi

Size-selected Au nanoparticles on FTO substrate: Controlled synthesis by the Rayleigh-Taylor instability and optical properties

Superlattices and Microstructures [Academic Press], Volume: 100 Pages: 418-430

S Mirabella, IP Oliveri, F Ruffino, G Maccarrone, S Di Bella

Low-cost chemiresistive sensor for volatile amines based on a 2D network of a zinc (II) Schiff-base complex

Applied Physics Letters [AIP Publishing], Volume: 109 Issue: 14 Pages: 143108

F Ruffino, P Maugeri, G Cacciato, M Zimbone, MG Grimaldi

Metal nanostructures with complex surface morphology: The case of supported lumpy Pd and Pt nanoparticles produced by laser processing of metal films

Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures [North-Holland], Volume: 83 Pages: 215-226

Francesco Ruffino

One‐Dimensional Silica Nanostructures and Metal–Silica Nanocomposites: Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications

Advanced Materials Interfaces [John Wiley & Sons, Inc.], Pages: 149-203

A Gentile, F Ruffino, C D’Andrea, PG Gucciardi, R Reitano, MG Grimaldi

Solid-State Synthesized Nanostructured Au Dendritic Aggregates Towards Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy

Journal of Electronic Materials [Springer US], Volume: 45 Issue: 6 Pages: 2815-2825

Maria Cantarella, Ruy Sanz, Maria Antonietta Buccheri, Francesco Ruffino, Giancarlo Rappazzo, Silvia Scalese, Giuliana Impellizzeri, Lucia Romano, Vittorio Privitera

Immobilization of nanomaterials in PMMA composites for photocatalytic removal of dyes, phenols and bacteria from water

Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry [Elsevier], Volume: 321 Pages: 1-11

G Cacciato, F Ruffino, M Zimbone, R Reitano, V Privitera, MG Grimaldi

Au thin films nano-structuration on polycrystalline anatase and rutile TiO 2 substrates towards photocatalytic applications

Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing [Pergamon], Volume: 42 Pages: 40-44

F Ruffino, G Meli, MG Grimaldi

Nanoscale electrical characteristics of metal (Au, Pd)–graphene–metal (Cu) contacts

Solid State Communications [Pergamon], Volume: 225 Pages: 1-6

V Torrisi, F Ruffino, A Liscio, MG Grimaldi, G Marletta

Emerging interface dipole versus screening effect in copolymer/metal nano-layered systems

Applied Surface Science [North-Holland], Volume: 359 Pages: 637-642

F Ruffino, V Torrisi, MG Grimaldi

Experimental study on the coalescence process of SiO 2 supported colloidal Au nanoparticles

Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures [North-Holland], Volume: 74 Pages: 388-399

S Spampinato, G Cacciato, M Zimbone, F Ruffino, MG Grimaldi

Quantitative evaluation of surface topographical changes of Au thin films after DNA immobilization

Chemical Physics Letters [North-Holland], Volume: 639 Pages: 120-125

F Ruffino, V Torrisi, MG Grimaldi

Twinned Si nanowires grown by high temperature annealing of Au/Si system in vacuum

Superlattices and Microstructures [Academic Press], Volume: 85 Pages: 592-598

A Gentile, F Ruffino, S Boninelli, MG Grimaldi

Silica nanowire–Au nanoparticle pea-podded composites: Synthesis and structural analyses

Thin Solid Films [Elsevier], Volume: 589 Pages: 755-763

Francesco Ruffino, Maria Grazia Grimaldi

Controlled dewetting as fabrication and patterning strategy for metal nanostructures

physica status solidi (a) [], Volume: 212 Issue: 8 Pages: 1662-1684

F Ruffino, MG Grimaldi

Dewetting process of Au films on SiO 2 nanowires: Activation energy evaluation

Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures [North-Holland], Volume: 69 Pages: 121-126

A Gentile, G Cacciato, F Ruffino, R Reitano, G Scapellato, M Zimbone, MG Grimaldi, S Lombardo, A Battaglia, C Gerardi, M Foti

Electrical properties modulation of thin film solar cell using gold nanostructures at textured FTO/p–i–n interface

Functional Materials Letters [World Scientific Publishing Company], Volume: 8 Issue: 02 Pages: 1550017

G Cacciato, M Zimbone, F Ruffino, A Sciuto, MG Grimaldi

Growth dynamics of quasi-one-dimensional confined Au nanoparticles on SiO 2 surface

Materials Letters [North-Holland], Volume: 141 Pages: 347-350

F Ruffino, M Censabella, V Torrisi, MG Grimaldi

Size-selected growth of ultrathin SiO2 nanowires on surface and their decoration by Au nanoparticles

Materials Research Express [IOP Publishing], Volume: 2 Issue: 2 Pages: 025003

Francesco Ruffino, Maria Grazia Grimaldi, Dirk J Kok, Klaus Irmscher, Martin Naumann, Christo Guguschev, Zbigniew Galazka, Reinhard Uecker

Recent and forthcoming publications in pss

Phys. Status Solidi A [], Volume: 212 Issue: 7 Pages: 1406

Francesco Ruffino, Maria Grazia Grimaldi, Dirk J Kok, Klaus Irmscher, Martin Naumann, Christo Guguschev, Zbigniew Galazka, Reinhard Uecker

Recent and forthcoming publications in pss

Phys. Status Solidi A [], Volume: 212 Issue: 7 Pages: 1406

A Gentile, G Cacciato, F Ruffino, R Reitano, G Scapellato, M Zimbone, S Lombardo, A Battaglia, C Gerardi, M Foti, MG Grimaldi

Nanoscale structuration and optical properties of thin gold films on textured FTO

Journal of materials science [Springer US], Volume: 49 Issue: 24 Pages: 8498-8507

Francesco Ruffino, MG Grimaldi

Self-organized patterned arrays of Au and Ag nanoparticles by thickness-dependent dewetting of template-confined films

Journal of Materials Science [Springer US], Volume: 49 Issue: 16 Pages: 5714-5729

A Gentile, F Ruffino, L Romano, S Boninelli, R Reitano, G Piccitto, MG Grimaldi

Structural and optical properties of solid-state synthesized Au dendritic structures

Applied Surface Science [North-Holland], Volume: 296 Pages: 177-184

F Ruffino, G Cacciato, MG Grimaldi

Surface diffusion coefficient of Au atoms on single layer graphene grown on Cu

Journal of Applied Physics [AIP], Volume: 115 Issue: 8 Pages: 084304

F Ruffino, V Torrisi, G Marletta, MG Grimaldi

Micro-patterned nanoscale Au films on PMMA: fabrication and effect of PMMA dewetting on Au patterning

Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics [Springer US], Volume: 25 Issue: 2 Pages: 1138-1147

V Torrisi, MA Squillaci, F Ruffino, I Crupi, MG Grimaldi, G Marletta

Schottky barrier height tuning by Hybrid organic-inorganic multilayers

MRS Online Proceedings Library Archive [Cambridge University Press], Volume: 1660

F Ruffino, G Piccitto, MG Grimaldi

Simulations of the light scattering properties of metal/oxide core/shell nanospheres

Journal of Nanoscience [Hindawi], Volume: 2014

V Torrisi, F Ruffino, G Isgrò, I Crupi, G Li Destri, MG Grimaldi, G Marletta

Polymer/metal hybrid multilayers modified Schottky devices

Applied Physics Letters [AIP], Volume: 103 Issue: 19 Pages: 193117

S Bini, B Spataro, A Marcelli, S Sarti, VA Dolgashev, S Tantawi, AD Yeremian, Y Higashi, MG Grimaldi, L Romano, F Ruffino, R Parodi, G Cibin, C Marrelli, M Migliorati, C Caliendo

Molybdenum sputtering film characterization for high gradient accelerating structures

Chinese Physics C [IOP Publishing], Volume: 37 Issue: 9 Pages: 097005

F Ruffino, MG Grimaldi

Au nanoparticles decorated SiO2 nanowires by dewetting on curved surfaces: facile synthesis and nanoparticles–nanowires sizes correlation

Journal of nanoparticle research [Springer Netherlands], Volume: 15 Issue: 9 Pages: 1909

F Ruffino, I Crupi, E Carria, S Kimiagar, F Simone, MG Grimaldi

Nanostructuring thin Au films on transparent conductive oxide substrates

Materials Science and Engineering: B [Elsevier], Volume: 178 Issue: 9 Pages: 533-541

F Ruffino, MG Grimaldi

Template-confined dewetting of Au and Ag nanoscale films on mica substrate

Applied Surface Science [North-Holland], Volume: 270 Pages: 697-706

Francesco Ruffino, Egidio Carria, Salimeh Kimiagar, Isodiana Crupi, Maria Grazia Grimaldi

Rayleigh-instability-driven dewetting of thin Au and Ag films on indium–tin-oxide surface under nanosecond laser irradiations

Micro & Nano Letters [IET Digital Library], Volume: 8 Issue: 3 Pages: 127-130

F Ruffino, A Pugliara, E Carria, C Bongiorno, MG Grimaldi

Light scattering calculations from Au and Au/SiO 2 core/shell nanoparticles

Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures [North-Holland], Volume: 47 Pages: 25-33

Y Xu, B Spataro, S Sarti, VA Dolgashev, S Tantawi, AD Yeremian, Y Higashi, MG Grimaldi, L Romano, F Ruffino, R Parodi, C Caliendo, A Notargiacomo, G Cibin, A Marcelli

Structural and morphological characterization of Mo coatings for high gradient accelerating structures

Journal of Physics: Conference Series [IOP Publishing], Volume: 430 Issue: 1 Pages: 012091

Paolo Cardile, Maria Miritello, Francesco Ruffino, Francesco Priolo

Structural and optical properties of highly Er-doped Yb-Y disilicate thin films

Optical Materials Express [Optical Society of America], Volume: 3 Issue: 1 Pages: 11-20

F Ruffino, V Torrisi, G Marletta, MG Grimaldi

Patterning of templated-confined nanoscale Au films by thermal-induced dewetting process of a poly (methylmethacrylate) underlying layer

Journal of Applied Physics [AIP], Volume: 112 Issue: 12 Pages: 124316

F Ruffino, EF Pecora, MG Grimaldi

Generation and Self-Organization of Bimetallic Pd/Au Nanoparticles on SiO2 by Sequential Sputtering Depositions and Annealing Processes

Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology [American Scientific Publishers], Volume: 12 Issue: 11 Pages: 8537-8545

F Ruffino, A Pugliara, E Carria, C Bongiorno, C Spinella, MG Grimaldi

Formation of nanoparticles from laser irradiated Au thin film on SiO 2/Si: Elucidating the Rayleigh-instability role

Materials Letters [North-Holland], Volume: 84 Pages: 27-30

F Ruffino, A Pugliara, E Carria, L Romano, C Bongiorno, G Fisicaro, A La Magna, C Spinella, MG Grimaldi

Towards a laser fluence dependent nanostructuring of thin Au films on Si by nanosecond laser irradiation

Applied Surface Science [North-Holland], Volume: 258 Issue: 23 Pages: 9128-9137

Giuliana Impellizzeri, Lucia Romano, Beatrice Fraboni, Erika Scavetta, Francesco Ruffino, Corrado Bongiorno, Vittorio Privitera, Maria Grazia Grimaldi

Nanoporous Ge electrode as a template for nano-sized (< 5 nm) Au aggregates

Nanotechnology [IOP Publishing], Volume: 23 Issue: 39 Pages: 395604

F Ruffino, E Carria, S Kimiagar, I Crupi, F Simone, MG Grimaldi

Formation and evolution of nanoscale metal structures on ITO surface by nanosecond laser irradiations of thin Au and Ag films

Science of Advanced Materials [American Scientific Publishers], Volume: 4 Issue: 7 Pages: 708-718

Simone Bini, Virgilio Chimenti, Augusto Marcelli, Luigi Palumbo, Bruno Spataro, VA Dolgashev, S Tantawi, AD Yeremian, Y Higashi, MG Grimaldi, L Romano, F Ruffino, R Parodi

Development of X-band accelerating structures for high gradients

Chinese physics C [IOP Publishing], Volume: 36 Issue: 7 Pages: 639

F Ruffino, V Torrisi, G Marletta, MG Grimaldi

Effects of the embedding kinetics on the surface nano-morphology of nano-grained Au and Ag films on PS and PMMA layers annealed above the glass transition temperature

Applied Physics A [Springer-Verlag], Volume: 107 Issue: 3 Pages: 669-683

L Romano, G Impellizzeri, L Bosco, F Ruffino, M Miritello, MG Grimaldi

Nanoporosity induced by ion implantation in deposited amorphous Ge thin films

Journal of Applied Physics [AIP], Volume: 111 Issue: 11 Pages: 113515

I Crupi, FS Ruggeri, A Grasso, F Ruffino, G Catania, AM Piro, S Di Marco, S Mirabella, F Simone, F Priolo

Influence of the electro-optical properties of an α-Si: H single layer on the performances of a pin solar cell

Thin Solid Films [Elsevier], Volume: 520 Issue: 11 Pages: 4036-4040

F Ruffino, MG Grimaldi

Control of the Kinetic Roughening in Nanostructured Ag Films by Oblique Sputter-Depositions

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters [American Scientific Publishers], Volume: 4 Issue: 3 Pages: 309-315

F Ruffino, L Romano, G Pitruzzello, MG Grimaldi

High‐temperature annealing of thin Au films on Si: Growth of SiO2 nanowires or Au dendritic nanostructures?

Applied Physics Letters [AIP], Volume: 100 Issue: 5 Pages: 053102

F Ruffino, A Pugliara, E Carria, L Romano, C Bongiorno, C Spinella, MG Grimaldi

Novel approach to the fabrication of Au/silica core–shell nanostructures based on nanosecond laser irradiation of thin Au films on Si

Nanotechnology [IOP Publishing], Volume: 23 Issue: 4 Pages: 045601

F Ruffino, L Romano, E Carria, M Miritello, MG Grimaldi, V Privitera, F Marabelli

A Combined Ion Implantation/Nanosecond Laser Irradiation Approach towards Si Nanostructures Doping

Journal of Nanotechnology [Hindawi], Volume: 2012

Vanna Torrisi, Francesco Ruffino, Antonino Licciardello, Maria Grazia Grimaldi, Giovanni Marletta

Memory effects in annealed hybrid gold nanoparticles/block copolymer bilayers

Nanoscale research letters [Springer New York], Volume: 6 Issue: 1 Pages: 167

Francesco Ruffino, Vanna Torrisi, Giovanni Marletta, Maria Grazia Grimaldi

Atomic force microscopy investigation of the kinetic growth mechanisms of sputtered nanostructured Au film on mica: towards a nanoscale morphology control

Nanoscale research letters [Springer New York], Volume: 6 Issue: 1 Pages: 112

F Ruffino, Vanna Torrisi, Giovanni Marletta, MG Grimaldi

Growth morphology of nanoscale sputter-deposited Au films on amorphous soft polymeric substrates

Applied Physics A [Springer-Verlag], Volume: 103 Issue: 4 Pages: 939

F Ruffino, MG Grimaldi

Self-organization of bimetallic PdAu nanoparticles on SiO2 surface

Journal of Nanoparticle Research [Springer Netherlands], Volume: 13 Issue: 6 Pages: 2329-2341

Francesco Ruffino, Mario Vincenzo Tomasello, Maria Miritello, Riccardo De Bastiani, Giuseppe Nicotra, Corrado Spinella, Maria Grazia Grimaldi

Analyses of the As doping of SiO2/Si/SiO2 nanostructures

physica status solidi c [WILEY‐VCH Verlag], Volume: 8 Issue: 3 Pages: 863-866

F Ruffino, I Crupi, F Simone, MG Grimaldi

Formation and evolution of self-organized Au nanorings on indium-tin-oxide surface

Applied Physics Letters [AIP], Volume: 98 Issue: 2 Pages: 023101

F Ruffino, I Crupi, A Irrera, MG Grimaldi

Room‐Temperature Electrical Characteristics of Pd/SiC Diodes with Embedded Au Nanoparticles at the Interface

AIP Conference Proceedings [AIP], Volume: 1292 Issue: 1 Pages: 103-106

F Ruffino, Vanna Torrisi, Giovanni Marletta, MG Grimaldi

Kinetic growth mechanisms of sputter-deposited Au films on mica: from nanoclusters to nanostructured microclusters

Applied Physics A [Springer-Verlag], Volume: 100 Issue: 1 Pages: 7-13

F Ruffino, MG Grimaldi

Island-to-percolation transition during the room-temperature growth of sputtered nanoscale Pd films on hexagonal SiC

Journal of Applied Physics [AIP], Volume: 107 Issue: 7 Pages: 074301

F Ruffino, MV Tomasello, M Miritello, G Nicotra, C Spinella, MG Grimaldi

As doping of Si-based low-dimensional systems

Applied Physics Letters [AIP], Volume: 96 Issue: 9 Pages: 093116

F Ruffino, A Irrera, R De Bastiani, MG Grimaldi

Room-temperature grain growth in sputtered nanoscale Pd thin films: Dynamic scaling behaviour on Si O 2

Journal of Applied Physics [AIP], Volume: 106 Issue: 8 Pages: 084309

Francesco Ruffino, AM Piro, G Piccitto, MG Grimaldi, C Bongiorno, C Spinella

Tuning the electron transport mechanism in metal nanoparticles arrays by the manipulation of the electronic coupling and structural disorder

Applied Physics A [Springer-Verlag], Volume: 97 Issue: 1 Pages: 63-72

Francesco Ruffino, Isodiana Crupi, Alessia Irrera, Maria Grazia Grimaldi

Pd/Au/SiC nanostructured diodes for nanoelectronics: room temperature electrical properties

IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology [IEEE], Volume: 9 Issue: 4 Pages: 414-421

Francesco Ruffino, Isodiana Crupi, Alessia Irrera, Maria Grazia Grimaldi

Pd/Au/SiC nanostructured diodes for nanoelectronics: Room temperature electrical properties

IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology [IEEE], Volume: 9 Issue: 4 Pages: 414-421

F Giannazzo, F Roccaforte, F Iucolano, V Raineri, F Ruffino, MG Grimaldi

Nanoscale current transport through Schottky contacts on wide bandgap semiconductors

Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures Processing, Measurement, and Phenomena [AVS], Volume: 27 Issue: 2 Pages: 789-794

F Ruffino, MG Grimaldi, F Giannazzo, F Roccaforte, V Raineri, C Bongiorno, C Spinella

Kinetic mechanisms of the in situ electron beam-induced self-organization of gold nanoclusters in SiO2

Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics [IOP Publishing], Volume: 42 Issue: 7 Pages: 075304

F Ruffino, MG Grimaldi, F Giannazzo, F Roccaforte, V Raineri

Atomic force microscopy study of the kinetic roughening in nanostructured gold films on SiO2

Nanoscale research letters [SpringerOpen], Volume: 4 Issue: 3 Pages: 262

F Ruffino, MG Grimaldi, C Bongiorno, F Giannazzo, F Roccaforte, V Raineri, C Spinella

Normal and abnormal grain growth in nanostructured gold film

Journal of Applied Physics [AIP], Volume: 105 Issue: 5 Pages: 054311

F Giannazzo, F Roccaforte, V Raineri, F Ruffino, MG Grimaldi

Atomic Force Microscopy Study of the Kinetic Roughening in Nanostructured Gold Films on SiO&60; sub&62; 2&60;/sub&62

Nanoscale Research Letters [Directory of Open Access Journals], Volume: 4 Issue: 3 Pages: 262-268

F Ruffino, A Canino, MG Grimaldi, F Giannazzo, F Roccaforte, V Raineri

Au/Si nanodroplets towards Si nanowires formation: Characterization of the thermal-induced self-organization mechanism

IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering [IOP Publishing], Volume: 6 Issue: 1 Pages: 012032

F Ruffino, MG Grimaldi, F Giannazzo, F Roccaforte, V Raineri

Thermodynamic Properties of Supported and Embedded Metallic Nanocrystals: Gold on/in SiO2

Nanoscale research letters [Springer New York], Volume: 3 Issue: 11 Pages: 454

F Ruffino, MG Grimaldi, C Bongiorno, F Giannazzo, F Roccaforte, V Raineri

Microstructure of Au nanoclusters formed in and on SiO 2

Superlattices and Microstructures [Academic Press], Volume: 44 Issue: 4-5 Pages: 588-598

F Ruffino, A Canino, MG Grimaldi, F Giannazzo, F Roccaforte, V Raineri

Kinetic mechanism of the thermal-induced self-organization of Au/Si nanodroplets on Si (100): size and roughness evolution

Journal of Applied Physics [AIP], Volume: 104 Issue: 2 Pages: 024310

F Giannazzo, F Roccaforte, V Raineri, F Ruffino, MG Grimaldi

Thermodynamic Properties of Supported and Embedded Metallic Nanocrystals&58; Gold on/in SiO&60; sub&62; 2&60;/sub&62

Nanoscale Research Letters [Directory of Open Access Journals], Volume: 3 Issue: 11 Pages: 454-460

F Ruffino, A Canino, MG Grimaldi, F Giannazzo, F Roccaforte, V Raineri

Electrical properties of self-assembled nano-Schottky diodes

Journal of Nanomaterials [Hindawi], Volume: 2008

F Ruffino, C Bongiorno, F Giannazzo, F Roccaforte, V Raineri, MG Grimaldi

Effect of surrounding environment on atomic structure and equilibrium shape of growing nanocrystals: gold in/on SiO2

Nanoscale research letters [Springer New York], Volume: 2 Issue: 5 Pages: 240

F Ruffino, R De Bastiani, MG Grimaldi, C Bongiorno, F Giannazzo, F Roccaforte, C Spinella, V Raineri

Self-organization of Au nanoclusters on the SiO 2 surface induced by 200keV-Ar+ irradiation

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms [North-Holland], Volume: 257 Issue: 1-2 Pages: 810-814

F Ruffino, A Canino, MG Grimaldi, F Giannazzo, C Bongiorno, F Roccaforte, V Raineri

Self-organization of gold nanoclusters on hexagonal SiC and Si O 2 surfaces

Journal of applied physics [AIP], Volume: 101 Issue: 6 Pages: 064306

F Ruffino, MG Grimaldi

Structural and electrical characterization of gold nanoclusters in thin SiO 2 films: Realization of a nanoscale tunnel rectifier

Microelectronic engineering [Elsevier], Volume: 84 Issue: 3 Pages: 532-537

F Ruffino, AM Piro, G Piccitto, MG Grimaldi

Electronic collective transport in disordered array of C 49-phase Ti Si 2 nanocrystals in Si

Journal of applied physics [AIP], Volume: 101 Issue: 2 Pages: 024316

C Bongiorno, F Giannazzo, F Roccaforte, V Raineri, F Ruffino, MG Grimaldi

Effect of surrounding environment on atomic structure and equilibrium shape of growing nanocrystals&58; gold in/on SiO&60; sub&62; 2&60;/sub&62

Nanoscale Research Letters [Directory of Open Access Journals], Volume: 2 Issue: 5 Pages: 240-247

F GIANNAZZO, C BONGIORNO, F ROCCAFORTE, V RAINERI, F RUFFINO, A CANINO, MG GRIMALDI

SELF-ORGANIZATION OF GOLD NANOCLUSTERS ON HEXAGONAL SIC AND SIO 2 SURFACES

JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS [American Institute of Physics], Volume: 101 Issue: 6

F Ruffino, MG Grimaldi, F Giannazzo, F Roccaforte, V Raineri

Nanoscale voltage tunable tunnel rectifier by gold nanostructures embedded in Si O 2

Applied physics letters [AIP], Volume: 89 Issue: 26 Pages: 263108

F Ruffino, MG Grimaldi, F Giannazzo, F Roccaforte, V Raineri

Size-dependent Schottky Barrier Height in self-assembled gold nanoparticles

Applied physics letters [AIP], Volume: 89 Issue: 24 Pages: 243113

Antonino Scandurra, Francesco Ruffino, Maria Grazia Grimaldi

Graphene Paper-Gold Nanostructured Electrodes Obtained by Laser Dewetting for High Sensitive Non-Enzymatic Glucose Sensing

Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute Proceedings [], Volume: 15 Issue: 1 Pages: 1

S Mirabella, IP Oliveri, F Ruffino, G Maccarrone, S Di Bella

A nanostructured Zn (II) Schiff-base complex for chemoresistive sensing of volatile amines

Symposium V-Design and hierarchical assemblies of nanomaterials (nanoparticles, carbon materials, molecules) towards energy, sensing, electronic, catalysis and detection applications [], Pages: V. 3.7.

IP Oliveri, S Mirabella, F Ruffino, G Maccarrone, S Di Bella

A Vapochromic and Chemoresistive Molecular Material for Sensing Volatile Amines

Materials 2016 [], Pages: 83-84

Francesco Ruffino, Filippo Giannazzo, Fabrizio Roccaforte, Vito Raineri, Maria Grazia Grimaldi

Clustering of gold on 6H-SiC and local nanoscale electrical properties

Solid State Phenomena [Trans Tech Publications], Volume: 131 Pages: 517-522

Giuseppe Cacciato, Massimo Zimbone, Francesco Ruffino, Maria Grazia Grimaldi

TiO2 Nanostructures and Nanocomposites for Sustainable Photocatalytic Water Purification

Green Nanotechnology-Overview and Further Prospects [IntechOpen],

Francesco Ruffino, Filippo Giannazzo, Fabrizio Roccaforte, Vito Raineri, Maria Grazia Grimaldi

Self-Assembled Metal Nanostructures in Semiconductor Structures

Toward Functional Nanomaterials [Springer, New York, NY], Pages: 127-171