Research

To enhance the understanding of materials properties and behaviour is a primary aim of Chem4Tech Laboratory .

 The aims of our research are:

· a general understanding of the structure and properties of matter;

· the relationships between structure, properties and chemical reactivity;

· control of chemical reactions (kinetics, energetics, chemical design and synthesis);

· the role of chemistry and chemical technology in the industrialised world; and

· an appreciation of the health, safety and environmental issues associated with chemistry.

 

In particular, the activities are focused to develop and to optimise experimental techniques, methods, and protocols for studying new materials/devices. Researches cover a very wide variety of materials (metal, ceramic, glass, semiconductor, polymers and bio-organic materials) and they are carried out in collaboration with several national and international researchers belonging to government as well as private research laboratories. Several facilities are available at Chem4Tech for physical, chemical, functional and mechanical characterization of materials.

The main projects developed in these years at Chem4Tech Lab are:

Synthesis and characterization of coatings by Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD)

High performance materials used in multifunctional heterostructures, nanostructures, thin films and multilayers are at the core of new and improved technologies. The advancement of our understanding coupled with the development of more efficient processes, better characterization tools, and newer functionalities for these materials are required to meet future challenges.

 

Synthesis of new functional materials

This research aims to explore novel possibilities for detection of small biomolecules by exploiting some of the key functional properties achievable through the synthesis and the integration of nanostructured systems. The project outlines are specifically addressed to a fundamental research activity which could open to completely new perspectives.

 

Nanotechnologies for medical application

Microcantilever (MC) are innovative and versatile micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS). In the last few years they have been implemented for nanomechanical transduction of biochemical reactions, allowing for sensitive, label-free, direct, real-time and multiplexed detection of biomolecules as well as for investigations of biomolecule interactions and properties.

 

Inertisation processes for fly ashes containing metals

New inertisation processes of fly ashes based on colloidal silica are developed. A goal is to verify the potentiality of the obtained powder as a new filler for different matrices (as mortar, cement, rubber, plastic, ecc).

 

Innovative analytical techniques applied to archaeometry and conservation science

Research and testing activities are developed for the preservation on the virtual restoring of cultural heritage. Modern laboratory and portable equipment can operate on microsamples with an excellent sensitivity and lateral resolution, and unconventional methods, such as synchrotron techniques, can be developed and optimized to studies on Cultural Heritage.

 

   

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Welcome to the newborn spinoff Smart Solutions srl!!!

 

Welcome to the new PhD Students Nicolò, Veronica and Andrea!