For more than 40 years, the research groups at the NanoCheM Unit have served as a national and international leader in plasma science and technology devoted to the development of multifunctional materials by advancing the study of innovative chemical and plasma processes for the synthesis, surface functionalization and engineering of materials, nanostructures and devices.
The research activities are focused on the following 4 objectives:
- Functional Chemistry of Graphene and other Bidimensional materials;
- Tailoring of Chemical processes and Interface Phenomena in heterojunctions, hybrids and multicomponents systems for photonics, nano- and opto-electronics;
- Advanced materials for Energy and Environment;
- Plasmachemistry processes for health science
The facilities available for the research activity @ NanoCheM are organized in 8 labs.
Three labs are dedicated to material growth and processing also by plasma assisted processes: •Graphene and 2D Materials Lab, •Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) Lab, •Plasma Technologies Lab. One lab includes facilities for the manipulation of cellular interactions with biomaterials: •Bio Lab. Three labs are for advanced characterizations of •Chemical-Structural, •Optical and •Electrical characterizations. An ancillary lab dedicated to •wet chemistry
In addition to the equipment presents in these Labs, extensive facilities of Chemistry Dpt of Bari University (SEM, XPS, Chemical Characterization, and others) are available.