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Quantum Hardware: noise and advanced control

Developing Quantum Technologies (QT) requires protection of coherence and quantum correlations, as entanglement, from effects of the environmental noise due to uncontrolled degrees of freedom....

Innovative graphene based structures

We are investigating new graphene based structures to be potentially used in sensing. In particular, the attention is focused on the realization and characterization of 3D grafene structures like...

Light emission from silicon nanostructures

Many efforts of the scientific community working in the field of nanophotonics are currently devoted towards the development of a Si-based light source able to be used for the...

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...

Low-cost sensors based on transition metal-oxide nanostructures

Low-cost synthesis (chemical or electrochemical bath deposition) of nanostructures joins with simple sensor fabrication in lab to exploit the large potentialities of these innovative materials....

Advanced doping processes of Ge for microelectronics and photonics

Germanium is experiencing a renaissance during the last decade for several advanced applications such as high- mobility non-Si CMOS transistors to overcome the limits of Si scaling, infrared...

Photocatalytic nanomaterials for water purification

The main concept of the present activity is the synthesis and application of photocatalytic nanostructured materials for water treatment. Several nanostructures, such as nanofilms, nanoparticles,...

Rare-earth doped Si-based materials for photonics and lightning

One of the bottlenecks for the widespread application of Si photonics, and for the merging of electronic and optical functions on the same chip, is the lack of efficient light...

Innovative metal-based nanostructures for sensing applications

 

Plasmonic effects in metal nanostructures have known an increasing employment in the realization of sensing devices for gas detection. Surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) are evanescent...

Metallic nanostructures and metallic-based nanocomposites for energy conversion devices

The interest in assembling metal nanoparticles (NPs) onto conductive transparent substrates, as fluorine doped-tin-oxide (SnO2:F, FTO), has increased as the resulting interfaces show interesting...

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