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.
08/07/2014: GRAPHENE WEEK 2015 announced in Manchester, 22-26 June 2015
01/07/2014: Cinzia got promoted - she is a Reader!
25/06/2014: Roberto is back! He is going to work as research assistant for 3 months in our group.
23/06/2014: NEW paper accepted in Angewandte Chemie! Harnessing the Liquid-Phase Exfoliation of Graphene using Aliphatic Compounds: A Supramolecular Approach, in collaboration with Prof Samori,
28/05/2014: NEW paper accepted in Nano Letters!
Heterostructures produced from nanosheet-based inks, http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nl501355j
12/05/2014: NEW paper in 2D Materials! Dielectric nanosheets made by liquid-phase exfoliation in water and their use in graphene-based electronics
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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