Materials

NANOTEC is engaged in various aspects of materials research for advanced applications. Research activities are focused on growth and synthesis with various physical and chemical methodologies (CVD, MOCVD, MBE, PVD, PECVD, self-assembling, sol-gel, etc); based on fundamental research, we elucidate principles underpinning processing-structure-property relationships in functional materials and nanomaterials both inorganic and organic, and their hybrids and nanocomposites, with interesting electronic, magnetic, optical, mechanical or catalytic properties; we exploit those relationships to introduce new functionalities in materials science and build a basis for “predicting” new materials based on the established principles. Topics covered include III-V semiconductors, Si-based alloys, organic semiconductors, dielectrics, piezoelectrics, ferroelectrics, nanomaterials, graphene, 2D-materials, nanocomposites, colloidal nanocrystals, non-crystalline solids, self-assembled monolayers and functional surfaces. Through these efforts, NANOTEC aims to create advanced materials that contribute to society functional innovations.

Inorganic Semiconductors

Our objective here at CNR-Nanotec is the development of new semiconducting materials and nanostructures representing the foundation of more efficient, high performance, low power consumption optoelectronics…

Organic Materials

Organic materials π-conjugated with photo- and electroactive properties have a crucial role in field of organic electronics including applications such as organic solar cells (OSC), organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs)…

Graphene & Other 2D- Materials

The work on Graphene and related 2D layered materials in the Apulian Graphene Lab at CNR-NANOTEC institute is addressed minly to the development of methodologies of Production and Material Processing. We also develop simple devices…

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Multifunctional Oxides & Smart Coatings

A wide range of metal-oxides exhibit intriguing properties and multiple functionalities. These materials are the subject of many experimental and theoretical studies, since they have found broad applications…

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Nanostructures & Self-Assembling

Nanomaterials are coming into use in healthcare, electronics, cosmetics, catalysis and other areas, because they bring novel  mechanical, electrical, thermal, optical, electrochemical, catalytic properties…

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Colloidal Inorganic Nanocrystals

Colloidal Inorganic Nanocrystals otherwise known as ‘artificial atoms’ because the density of their electronic states, which controls many physical properties, can be regularly tuned by maneuvering the chemical composition…

Complex and anisotropic fluids

Liquid crystals are versatile materials, with outstanding anisotropic properties which can be a model for turbulence, a guide for the self assembling of nanoparticles or quantum dots…

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MCS 2017

International Workshop on Micropropulsion and CubeSats

Bari, Italy, 26 - 27 June 2017

Program - MSC2017

This narrow-field, invited-only meeting is the first attempt to bring together the Materials and Micropropulsion communities with a view to contribute to the development of the Global Materials and Micropropulsion Roadmap, and set such meetings to a regular basis.

Workshop annuale d'Istituto - II ed.

Workshop annuale d'Istituto - II ed.

Cetraro (CS), 3 -5 maggio 2017

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La tre giorni dedicata ai risultati di ricerca conseguiti e alle strategie scientifiche da intraprendere nel prossimo futuro.

Nanotechnology day

Nanotechnology day

Lecce, 11 aprile 2017

CNR NANOTEC c/o Campus Ecotekne

Torna con un calendario denso di appuntamenti, tra seminari, mostre, dimostrazioni sperimentali, visite ai laboratori  il tradizionale appuntamento con la “Settimana della cultura scientifica”, in programma all'Università del Salento dal 5 al 11 aprile 2017, nato dalle linee guida del progetto ministeriale “Piano Lauree Scientifiche”, al quale l’Ateneo salentino aderisce sin dalla fondazione nel 2003 per i Corsi di Laurea in Fisica e in Matematica.

Oltre millecinquecento studenti attesi dalle scuole superiori di Lecce, Brindisi e Taranto per partecipare agli incontri in programma che si terranno presso le sede del Dipartimento di Matematica e Fisica “Ennio De Giorgi” e il CNR Nanotec.

L’obiettivo della “Settimana della cultura scientifica”, che si aprirà con una giornata interamente dedicata alle Nanotecnologie, è quello di avvicinare i giovani alla Scienza.

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