Experimental and applied physics

The research activity within the area of the Experimental Physics Group at Verona University concerns the study of mesoscopic phenomena in condensed matter physics. Our research topics span over the study of structural and dynamical (mechanical, vibrational, electrical, electronic and optical) properties of solid state systems, either in form of crystalline compounds or of composite nanostructured films, of bio-molecular systems, and advanced optical materials. Specifically, current research topics are: (i) Study and development of photonic devices and energy generators using piezoelectricity at the nanoscale, for self-powered devices in biomedical applications. (ii) Development of functional nanostructured films for photovoltaic applications. (iii) Development of spatial light modulators with high contrast of refractive index in the near infrared and of multipurpose advanced optical techniques. (iv) Interdisciplinary applications of Infrared Spectroscopy and Microspectroscopy including use of multivariate statistical analysis techniques. (v) Study of vibrational dynamics of micro-crystalline solids. (vi) Study of the optical and electronic properties of nano-structured systems for opto-electronics and bio-medical applications. Research activities in applied physics include medical imaging and cultural heritage applications. The first include advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging techniques, as Diffusion Tensor Imaging and functional MRI, Optical Imaging, including Cerenkov Imaging, Positron Emission Tomography and multi-modal imaging approaches to biomedical problems. Cultural heritage applications are focused on the implementation and use of optical techniques for nondestructive diagnostics including: multi-modal imaging in infrared/thermal bands, multispectral imaging, three dimensional survey of surfaces through laser conoscopy micro-profilometry, characterization of art works through infrared spectroscopy.

Documents

pdf Brochure di presentazione dell'area  (pdf,  it, 230 KB)
pdf Presentazione Research Day 2017  (pdf,  it, 6167 KB)
Federico Boschi
Temporary Assistant Professor
Claudia Daffara
Assistant Professor
Nicola Daldosso
Assistant Professor
Gino Mariotto
Full Professor
Pasquina Marzola
Associate Professor
Francesca Monti
Associate Professor
Stefania Residori
Full Professor
Alessandro Romeo
Associate Professor
Marco Zanatta
Temporary Assistant Professor
Skills
Topic People Description ISI-CRUI
Applied physics - Applied physics to cultural heritage
Optical techniques for cultural heritage applications Claudia Daffara
Francesca Monti
Cultural heritage applications are focused on the implementation and use of optical techniques for nondestructive diagnostics including: multi-modal imaging in infrared/thermal bands, multispectral imaging, three dimensional survey of surfaces through laser conoscopy micro-profilometry, characterization of art works through infrared spectroscopy. Physics
Applied physics - Applied physics to medicine
Magnetic Resonance Imaging techniques Pasquina Marzola
Research activities in biomedical imaging include advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging techniques, as Diffusion Tensor Imaging, functional MRI and in vivo localized spectroscopy. Multimodal imaging approaches to biomedical problems are also developed including Optical Imaging, Cerenkov Imaging and Positron Emission Tomography. Physics
Applied physics - Optical Imaging and Optical Microscopy
Optical Imaging and Optical Microscopy Federico Boschi
Research activities in: biomedical Optical Imaging (Fluorescence, Bioluminescence, Cerenkov imaging), Optical Microscopy (Confocal Microscopy, Multi-photon Microscopy) and multimodal imaging techniques including Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Positron Emission Tomography. Physics
Condensed matter physics - Infrared spectroscopy
Spectroscopy, microspectroscopy and imaging in the near and mid-infrared Claudia Daffara
Francesca Monti
Infrared spectroscopy studies are carried out at the IRIS (infra Red for Interdisciplinary Studies) Lab dedicated to spectroscopy, microspectroscopy and imaging in the near and mid-infrared. The Lab equipment includes a Bruker Optics Vertex 70 FTIR spectrometer coupled to a Bruker Optics Hyperion 3000 microscope with detectors for the near and mid-infrared and with a mid-infrared 64 x 64 pixel MCT Focal Plane Array detector. The interdisciplinary research activities include biotechnological applications of FTIR spectroscopy and use of multivariate statistical analysis techinques. Physics
Condensed matter physics - Interactions of matter with particles and radiation
Interactions of matter with particles and radiation Nicola Daldosso
Photoluminescence and Fluorescence techniques are used to study the optical and structural properties of matter. In particular, material properties and energy transfer processes are investigated by time-resolved spectroscopy toghether with quantum yield assessment of light emitting materials. Physics
Condensed matter physics - Lattice dynamics
Lattice dynamics Gino Mariotto
Study of vibrational dynamics of micro-crystalline solids. Physics
Condensed matter physics - Micro- and nano-scale materials
Micro- and nano-scale materials Gino Mariotto
Marco Zanatta
Micro-Raman spectroscopy provides a unique tool to study the vibrational properties of micro- and nano-scaled materials. The so-obtained vibrational spectra allow to identify the composition of the material and convey information on both atomic dynamics and structural arrangement. Typical applications range from the phase identification of micro-crystalline minerals in rocks to the study of the properties of carbon nano-structures such as graphene and quantum dots Physics
Micro- and nano-scale materials - Electrical properties Alessandro Romeo
Development of functional nanostructured films for photovoltaic applications. Thin film deposition, thin film solar cell device fabrication (CdTe and CIGS thin film solar cells), electrical characterization of solar cells, atomic force microscopy for inorganic and organic nanomaterials. Physics
Micro- and nano-scale materials - Electronic properties Valerio Dallacasa
Study and development of photonic devices and energy generators using piezoelectricity at the nanoscale, for self-powered devices in biomedical applications. Physics
Optical and electronic properties of nano-structured systems Nicola Daldosso
Alessandro Romeo
Study of the optical and electronic properties of nano-structured systems for opto-electronics and bio-medical applications. Physics
Condensed matter physics - Optical and vibrational properties
Disordered systems – Structural and vibrational properties Marco Zanatta
Disordered systems represent a broad class of materials including glasses, polymers, biological material, and geological systems such as magmas. The study of their vibrational properties is an open issue in condensed matter physics, with fundamental and technological implications. Raman spectroscopy allows to tackle this study and can be further complemented by structural and dynamical information obtained by x-rays and neutrons experiments at International Research Facilities. Physics
Optical and vibrational properties Gino Mariotto
Physics
Condensed matter physics - Optics
Nonlinear optics and liquid crystal systems Stefania Residori
Physics
Optical techniques Francesca Monti
Development and optimization of multitple purpose optical techniques, namely a portable conoscopic profilometry system with micrometric resolution; an eye-tracking system optimized for studying perceptive and cognitive mechanisms; a multispsectral imaging system in the near infrared (OpDATe Lab). Physics
Spatial light modulators Francesca Monti
Stefania Residori
Development of spatial light modulators with high contrast of refractive index in the near infrared, based on the coupling of a liquid crystal to a photoconductive material sensitive in the near infrared (OpDATe Lab) in collaboration with the Nice non linear institute (INLN). Physics
Gruppi di ricerca
Name Description URL
Biomedical Imaging Tecniche di Imaging sperimentali e traslazionali principalmente sulle tecniche di Imaging a Risonanza Magnetica e Imaging Ottico
IRIS Lab - Infra Red for Interdisciplinary Studies Spettrosocpia Microspettroscopia e imaging nell'Infrarosso
LAPS (Laboratory for Photovoltaics and Solid State Physics) Thin film deposition, polycristalline growth and electrical and morphological characterization http://profs.sci.univr.it/~romeo/index.html
OpDATe Lab - Optical Devices and Advanced Techniques Sviluppo di Dispositivi Ottici e Tecniche Ottiche Avanzate
QUILAB Quantum Informatics Laboratory
Projects
Title Managers Sponsors Starting date Duration (months)
AdOpTeCH - Advanced Optical Techniques for Cultural Heritage Francesca Monti Fondazione Cariverona 9/1/11 18
ALPINE - Advanced Lasers for Photovoltaic INdustrial processing Enhancement Alessandro Romeo Unione Europea 9/1/09 36
Analisi di nanoparticelle con microscopia a forza atomica-Progetto Nanomedicina Alessandro Romeo Fondazione Cariverona 9/1/11 36
Caratterizzazione elettronica di Celle Solari ad alta efficienza di CdTe/CdS Alessandro Romeo Ministero dell'Istruzione dell'Università e della Ricerca 2/28/05 12
Celle solari flessibili di CdTe monoliticamente integrate in configurazione superstrato (PRIN 2009) Alessandro Romeo PRIN VALUTATO POSITIVAMENTE 7/15/11 24
Indagini non invasive degli affreschi di Leonardo della Sala delle Asse (Castello Sforzesco, Milano) mediante Thermal Quasi-Reflectography per la caratterizzazione degli strati superficiali Claudia Daffara Comune di Milano 5/27/14 12
Indagini non invasive degli affreschi di Veronese (Chiesa di San Sebastiano, Venezia) mediante imaging nel Near-IR, Mid-IR, e UV per la caratterizzazione degli strati superficiali Claudia Daffara Save Venice Inc. 3/6/13 12
LCVIR - Realizzazione di valvole a cristalli liquidi per radiazione infrarossa (LCVIR) - Joint Project 2009 Francesca Monti Adaptica s.r.l., Ateneo 12/1/09 18
NANOCAD - CdTe solar cells by pulse jet deposition - Joint Projects 2012 Alessandro Romeo CINQUEPASCAL S.r.l., Noivion s.r.l. 12/1/13 12
Ricerca e sviluppo atto alla realizzazione di un processo produttivo di moduli fotovoltaici flessibili e in vetro con celle solari sferiche al silicio Alessandro Romeo Officine di Energia s.r.l. 2/16/11 8
Scan4Reco - Multimodal Scanning of Cultural Heritage Assets for their multilayered digitization and preventive conservation via spatiotemporal 4D Reconstruction and 3D Printing Claudia Daffara Unione Europea 10/1/15 36
SOLSA - Sonic Drilling coupled with Automated Mineralogy and chemistry On-Line-On-Mine-Real-Time Gino Mariotto Unione Europea 2/1/16 48
Studio ed implementazione di laser scribing per la produzione di celle solari a film sottile Alessandro Romeo Arendi S.p.A. (Euroenergy Group, Marcegaglia) 12/1/07 24
Studio ed implementazione di laser scribing per la produzione di celle solari a film sottile Alessandro Romeo Arendi S.p.A. (Euroenergy Group, Marcegaglia) 12/1/07 24
Studio e sviluppo di celle solari flessibili di CdTe/CdS a film sottile per evaporazione termica in vuoto. (PRIN 2007) Alessandro Romeo Ministero dell'Istruzione dell'Università e della Ricerca 9/22/08 24
Studio e sviluppo di celle solari flessibili di CdTe/CdS a film sottile per evaporazione termica in vuoto. (PRIN 2007) Alessandro Romeo Ministero dell'Istruzione dell'Università e della Ricerca 9/22/08 24
Tecniche ottiche per una diagnostica avanzata delle opere d'arte in situ: il "Cantiere Intelligente" Claudia Daffara Fondo Sociale Europeo e Regione Veneto 3/28/14 12
The Sibyls by Paolo Veronese in the Church of San Sebastiano in Venice, Italy Claudia Daffara Save Venice Inc. 12/15/15 6
Tin Film SnS solar cells by Ionized Jet Deposition - Joint Projects 2015 Alessandro Romeo CINQUEPASCAL S.r.l., Noivion s.r.l. 3/1/16 12
TINJET - Tin Sulphide solar cells by Ionized Jet Deposition Alessandro Romeo Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Trento e Rovereto 11/1/15 24
TINJET - Tin Sulphide solar cells by Ionized Jet Deposition Alessandro Romeo Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Trento e Rovereto 11/1/15 24
Tumor metabolism and response to therapies using innovative MRI techniques - Joint Projects 2015 Pasquina Marzola Ateneo, Nerviano Medical Sciencies s.r.l. 3/1/16 24

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