Laboratory of Thin Films and Nanostructured Materials
The main research activity is related to the processing-structure-properties relationships of polymeric thin films and polymer nanocomposites. The main arguments of the scientific production is on the field of charge separation and transportation in new multifunctional carbon-based ensembles and deposition of nanostructured thin films for optoelectronics. In the last years we are particularly interested in molecular recognition as a means to control the composition, orientation, and charge-separation in polymeric nanostructured ensembles.
The main research activities are listed below:
Composites interface characterisation
Dielectric characterisation (DETA)
Surface plasma treatments
he laboratories and equipments are listed below
Laboratory of Surface Treatment of Materials
Plasma (MPA/CVD) equipment for carbon film deposition and surface treatments, spin coating and thermal evaporator for thin film deposition.
DC and AC conductivity are measurable in a broad temperature range.
Climatic chamber (-70°C – 200 °C, vacuum)
Chemical and mechanical polishing equipment for surface preparation
Optical Microscopy, UV visible and IR spectroscopy for the photoageing characterization.
Atomic force microscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy, field emission electron microscopy for the determination of the structure / property relations at the different scale levels.