L'attivitÓ di ricerca del gruppo si sviluppa in collaborazione con colleghi del Dipartimento, di altri Dipartimenti e di altri Atenei italiani e stranieri ed Enti pubblici e privati. La attivitÓ di ricerca pu˛ essere illustrata tramite alcune delle pubblicazioni pi¨ recenti, raggruppate rispetto alle finalitÓ principali della ricerca:

Sintesi di nanomateriali con caratteristiche controllate

Nanoparticelle di biossido di titanio (TiO2) tramite metodiche innovative

Patterning of polymer brushes made easy using titanum dioxide: direct and remote photocatalytic lithography.
Chemical Communication, 51 (2015) 7313-7316

Electrochemically assisted deposition of transparent, mechanically robust TiO2 films for advanced applications.
Journal of Nanoparticle Research,  15 (2013) 2087. DOI 10.1007/s11051-013-2087-21

Block copolymers  for the synthesis of pure and Bi-promoted nano-TiO2 as active photocatalysts.
Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 14 (8) (2012) art.no. 1086

Probe-based electro-oxidative lithography of OTS SAMs deposited on to transparent ITO substrates.
Advanced Functional Materials, 22 (2012) 4376-4382. DOI:10.1002/adfm.201200673.

Salvaguardia dell'ambiente

Processi di bonifica dell'aria

Impregnation versus Bulk Synthesis: How the Synthetic Route Affects the Photocatalytic Efficiency of Nb/Ta:N Codoped TiO2 Nanomaterials.

J. Phys. Chem C, 119, (2015) 24104.

Photocatalytic remediation of indoor pollution by transparent TiO2 films.
Catalysis Today, 230 (2014) 35-40

Processi di bonifica delle acque

The role played by different TiO2 features on the photocatalytic degradation of paracetamol.
Applied Surface Sci, 2017 in press.

Emerging pollutant mixture mineralization by TiO2 photocatalysts. The role of the water medium.
Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences,16 (2017) 60.

Zn-vs-Bi based oxides for o-toluidine photocatalytic treatment under solar light.
Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24 (2017) 8287.

Green and low cost tetracycline degradation processes by nanometric and immobilized TiO2 systems.
Catalysis Today, 281 (2016)  38-44


Modulazione delle caratteristiche di bagnabilitÓ di solidi

A close look at the structure of the TiO2-APTES interface in Hybrid nanometrials and its degratation pathway: An experimental and theoretical study.
J. Phys. Chem C,
121 (2017) 430

Engineered organic/inorganic hybrids for superhydrophobic coating by wet and vapor procedures.
Journal of Material Science,
49 (2014) 2734-2744


Sensori e indagini  "ab initio" applicate a semiconduttori nanometrici

Eletrochemical characterization of insulating silica-modified electrodes: transport properties and physicochemical features.
Electrochem. Commun.,
81 (2017) 102-105

Photorenewable electroanalytical sensor for neurotransmitters detection in body fluid mimics.
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 
408 (2016) 7339

Self-cleaning properties in engineered sensors for dopamine electroanalytical detection.
Analyst, 1
40 (2015) 1486-1494

Unraveling the cooperative mechanism of visible-light absorption in bulk N, Nb codoped  N-doped TiO2 powders of nanomaterials
Journal of Physical Chemistry C,
118 (2014) 24152-24164     

Conversione e accumulo dell'energia

Materiali compositi nanostrutturati a base di ossido di stagno (SnO2) drogato per la conversione ed accumulo dell'energia

Ad hoc tailored electrocatalytic MnO2 nanorods for the oxygen reduction in aqueous and organic media
Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry,
(2017), in press.

IrO2-based disperse-phase electrocatalysts: a complementary study by means of the cavity-microelectrode and the ex-situ X-ray absorption spectroscopy
Journal of Physical Chemistry A, (2012), dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp212310v, in press.


Chimica delle formulazioni

TiO2 nanoparticles. Traditional and novel synthetic methods for photocatalytic paint formulations.
In: Nanoparticles: Properties, Classification Characterization and Fabrication.   Editor: A. E. Kestell, G. T. De Lorey, Nova Science Publishers Inc. (New York). Published: July 2010, pp. 213-254.