The group has a leading activity on the application of Raman spectroscopy to carbon films, nanotubes and graphene. This technique is used as non-destructive characterization tool in order to probe and tune the properties of carbon-based nanostructures for technological applications.
Currently the group is exploring new 2-dimensional materials, such as graphene, dichalcogenides, and their combination in superlattices and hetero-structures in order to develop new electronic devices and photovoltaics compatible with low cost and flexible substrates. The group is also working on new functional materials to enable fabrication of biosensors and solar cells, by combining the properties of graphene with the processability and tunability of the properties of organic molecules.
24/10/2014: NEW paper just accepted in ACS Nano! Bottom-Up Synthesis of Liquid-Phase-Processable Graphene Nanoribbons with Near-Infrared Absorption, in collaboration with Prof Muellen and Dr Feng, MPI Mainz (Germany).
ACS Nano, DOI: 10.1021/nn5049014
10/09/2014: NEW paper just accepted in ACS Nano, Raman Modes of MoS2 Used as Fingerprint of van der Waals Interactions in 2D Crystal-Based Heterostructures
06/08/2014: Cinzia is a new member of the EPSRC Early Career Forum in Manufacturing Research.http://ecfmanufacturing.com/news/
08/07/2014: GRAPHENE WEEK 2015 announced in Manchester, 22-26 June 2015
01/07/2014: Cinzia got promoted - she is a Reader!
28/05/2014: NEW paper accepted in Nano Letters!
Heterostructures produced from nanosheet-based inks, http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nl501355j
06/05/2014: Cinzia has been awarded the 2014 MARLOW AWARD and MEDAL by RSC. This is in recognition of her pioneering work on the use of Raman spectroscopy to characterise carbon-based nanostructures.
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