Facilities & Labs

Lecce research infrastructure features more than 12000 sqm of labs and clean rooms, organized in seven facilities for the development of innovative inorganic, organic, and biological materials, and their employment towards novel devices and functional systems.

A wide suite of bottom-up approaches for nano-material synthesis are mainly pursued in the Advanced Materials and Chemistry Labs, whereas their translation into operating devices is accomplished in the Nanofabrication and Device Labs by nanotechnology/last generation lithographic techniques. The Bio Lab is equipped for the synthesis and engineering of multifunctional biological systems and cell manipulation. The Characterization Lab offers a broad range of analysis techniques for nano-materials, devices and cell studies, whereas high resolution optical investigations are present in the Photonics Lab.

Main Facilities at P.LAS.M.I. Lab @ Bari are:

• HPC Cluster to support computational job on Plasma Modelling and a web-based database of state-selected dynamical information for elementary processes relevant to the state-to-state kinetic modelling of ionized gases
• Spectroscopy facilitiy for laser diagnostics of plasmas
• Facility for Single and Double Pulse Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)
• Micro-Wave Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (MWPECVD) facility

Le attività scientifiche sono focalizzate sulla fisica e la chimica della materia soffice e sulle sue applicazioni in sistemi strutturati per Advanced Micro / nano-ottica / fotonica / fluidica.
I nuovi materiali nanostrutturati compositi sono realizzati attraverso bottom-up e processi ibridi bottom-up / top-down. materiali plasmonici, metamateriali e micro / nano materiali ingegnerizzati strutturati, con metodi diversi, sono fabbricare e utilizzato in molti campi, come la raccolta di energia, nuove piattaforme di rilevamento e bio-medicina.

The SliM Lab focuses on (a) the experimental and theoretical study of soft matter, (b) structuring surfaces for environmental applications, (c) functional organic devices, (d) aging dynamics in complex fluids, (e) statistical mechanics of disordered and glassy systems, (f) photonics in random media, (g) bone tissue and cell engineering, (h) bio-fluids, (i) active matter, (j) quantitative biology, (k) cellular metabolism, (l) neurodegerative diseases, (m) biomarkers for early detection of pathologies, and (n) cultural heritage. Among the techniques that are developed and employed in our labs at Rome/Sapienza and at ESRF/Grenoble are: at the experimental level, X-ray tomography and diffraction, atomic force microscopy, confocal and holographic 3D microscopy on the imaging field, as well as soft lithography, two photon lithography, holographic optical trapping and microfluidics in the fabrication and manipulation framework from the nano- to the meso-scale, and optical trapping; and, at the theoretical level, bio-network algorithms, Monte Carlo, multi scale and optics numerical simulations.

Facilities @ NanoCheM  sono distribuite su 8 laboratori.

Tre laboratori sono dedicati alla crescita di materiali e lavorazione per mezzo di processi assistiti da plasma: •Graphene and 2D Materials Lab,  •Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) Lab,  •Plasma Technologies Lab. Un laboratorio include facilities per la manipolazione di interazioni cellulari con biomateriali:  •Bio Lab. Un laboratorio accessorio è dedicato a •wet chemistry. Gli altri tre laboratori sono dedicati alla caratterizzazione avanzata: •Chemical-Structural,  •Optical and  •Electrical characterizations. Oltre alle attrezzature presenti in questi laboratori ve ne sono disponibili altre presso il Dipartimento di Chimica dell’Università di Bari,  (SEM, XPS, Caratterizzazione chimica, e altri).

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