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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...

Carbon-based nanostructures and nanocomposite polymeric membranes for water purification applications.

Among the functional nanostructured materials carbon-based nanostructures have an important place in water treatments for purification purposes. Their large aspect ratio and the...

Plasma technology for advanced materials

We exploit the capabilities of plasma to produce advanced materials for several applications, ranging from solar cells to advanced nanostructured materials to be integrated in state of the art...

Two-dimensional materials for flexible electronics

One of the prime applications for novel two-dimensional (2D) materials is their use in flexible electronics. In fact, one of the main characteristics of this new class of materials (graphene,...

Sensors based on electrical transduction systems and electromagnetic manipulation for environmental and biological applications

Carbon-based nanostructures and porous metal oxides are investigated as sensitive layers for the fabrication of electrical sensors for environmental and biological applications. Furthermore, an...

Hybrid architectures for Dye and Perovskite Solar Cells

Dye (DSC) and Perovskite (PSC) solar cells are revolutionizing views and perspectives in the photovoltaics field so that their efficiency has been raised up to ~22% in only 8 years since the first...

Characterization of materials for Phase Change Memories and ReRam

Phase change materials

Phase change materials are interesting candidates for emerging applications in memories, photonics, displays, ovonic threshold switch selectors and non von Neumann...

SiC growth and new applications

In the actual Power Devices market, 4H-SiC is the emerging material. The main limitations for an extensive application of this SiC polytype in many power applications are the cost of the material...

Advanced methods for nanoelectronics processing

The demand for low voltage, low power, high performance and increased functionalities has issued severe challenges for the integration progress of nanoelectronic devices so new disruptive...

AlN-based flexible pressure sensors

It is well assessed that AlN-based (inorganic) flexible pressure sensors represent a highly competitive alternative to polymers-based piezoelectric devices, since, in spite of their relatively...

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