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Functional Materials and Devices description

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...

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....

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,...

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...