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.
14/11/2014: News from GRAPHENE WEEK 2015 conference: ABSTRACT SUBMISSION NOW OPEN!
03/11/2014: NEW paper just accepted in SMALL! A supramolecular strategy to leverage the liquid-phase exfoliation of graphene in the presence of surfactants: unraveling the role of the length of fatty acids, Haar et al, ASAP, in collaboration with Prof. Samorì, Strasbourg.
31/10/2014: Cinzia receives the MARLOW MEDAL at the RSC in London
28/10/2014: NEW paper just accepted in App. Phys. Lett! Insights into hydrogenation of graphene: effect of Hydrogen plasma, ASAP in collaboration with Dr Felten, University of Namur.
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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
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,
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