Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

From surfaces to devices: novel perspectives from nanostructured oxides and carbon materials

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9:00 -17:30
International Workshop




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Nanostructured oxides and carbon materials represent an extremely rich playground for many applications, ranging from sensing to photodetectors, from photovoltaics to photocatalysis. These materials are expected to meet the requirements on sustainability practices and the need for new ideas to boost the energy transition.
In this Workshop, we will focus on nanostructured oxides and carbon materials addressing their role in applications and devices. Attention will be paid to functionalization and doping, as well as to the opportunity provided by ab-initio calculations to disclose the mechanisms underlying devices operation.
Bringing together junior and senior scientists from the nanoscience research community we aim to offer participants a perspective on novel approaches to device development starting from nanomaterials surfaces and interfaces.
The workshop will host three Sessions: nanostructured oxides, nanostructured carbon, and ab-initio methods.



Antonio TRICOLI, University of Sydney (Australia)
Manuela SCARSELLI, Università degli studi di Roma - Tor Vergata
Elena SPAGNOLI, Università di Ferrara
Vincenzo GUIDI, Università di Ferrara
Andrea CASOTTO, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore,  University of Notre Dame (USA)
Barbara FABBRI, Università di Ferrara
Hakimeh PAKDEL, Università degli studi di Brescia
Gilbert NESSIM, Bar Ilan University (Israel)
Steven DE FEYTER, KU Leuven (Belgium)
Mario TRIONI, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche CNR
Daniele PERILLI, Università di Milano Bicocca
Aldo UGOLOTTI, Università di Milano Bicocca
Sonia FREDDI, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore


Organizing committee:

Luigi SANGALETTI (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore), Elisabetta COMINI (Università degli studi di Brescia), Stefania PAGLIARA (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)



Monday 12 December 2022

Ore 8:50 Welcome

Ore 9:00 Antonio TRICOLI, University of Sydney, Australia
               MOF-Seminconductor Nanocomposite Architectures for Selective Gas Sensing

Ore 9:40 Manuela SCARSELLI, Università degli Studi di Roma – Tor Vergata, Italy
                Synthesis and applications of 3D multifunctional carbon nanotube networks

Ore 10:20 Elena SPAGNOLI, Università degli studi di Ferrara, Italy
                 Influence of Morphology in WO3-Based Gas Sensors for Selective Detection of Alcohols

Ore 10:40 Coffee break

Ore 11:10 Vincenzo GUIDI, Università degli studi di Ferrara, Italy
                 Gas-sensor characterization assisted by operando DRIFT-FTIR spectroscopy

Ore 11:50 Andrea CASOTTO, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy;  University of Notre Dame, USA
                 Interrogating the acetone adsorption on complex ZnO nanowire-based surfaces: a NAP-XPS study addressing selective-gas sensing mechanism                

Ore 12:10 Barbara FABBRI, Università di Ferrara, Italy
                 Chemical gas sensors for precision agriculture

Ore 12:30 Hakimeh PAKDEL, Università degli studi di Brescia, Italy
                 Synthesis of WO3 nanomaterials and their gas sensing properties

Ore 12:50 Lunch break

Ore 14:00 Gilbert NESSIM, Bar Ilan University, Israel
                 Insights on the synthesis of carbon nanotubes

Ore 14:40 Steven DE FEYTER, KU Leuven, Belgium
                 2D carbon surfaces and molecules: a good marriage?

Ore 15:20 Mario TRIONI, Consiglio Nazionale delle ricerche CNR, Italy
                 WO3 chemiresistors for acetone gas sensing: a theoretical study.

Ore 16:00 Coffee break

Ore 16:30 Daniele PERILLI, Università degli studi di Milano – Bicocca, Italy 
                 Combining theoretical modeling and experiments to characterize graphene-based nanosystems

Ore 16:50 Aldo UGOLOTTI, Università degli studi di Milano – Bicocca, Italy
                 Structural, electronic and spectroscopic properties of graphitic carbon nitride: interplay between theory and experiments

Ore 17:10 Sonia FREDDI, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
                E-nose based on functionalized graphene for NO2 discrimination

Ore 17:30 Conclusions