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Functional Materials and Devices

The research activity is oriented towards goals that include modeling, design, characterization and production of chemical, physical, biological sensors; multi-sensory systems based on electrical, electro-optic, magneto-optic transducers for applications in the fields of food quality control, medical, environmental, cultural heritage, space, industrial and transportation. All researches   are  characterized by a multidisciplinary activity that includes physical skills, chemistry, engineering, computer science, biology. In particular, it ranges from innovative sensitive materials also through interaction with the Gdl7. Research activities based onto innovative transduction techniques lead to very competitive sensory performance. The main finality is the transfer of sensitive layers onto optimized MEMS or MOEMS devices for the realization of dedicated prototypes to specific applications, through direct cooperation with GdL4 and GdL6.

NIR silicon photonic devices to be integrated with electronic circuitry

The activity is mainly focused on the design, fabrication and characterization of silicon-compatible photonic devices based on materials that can be deposited at low temperature...

Nanostructured semiconductors based sensors for chemical, physical and biological monitoring

Scientific research activity is focused on three main lines: ZnO nanowires based gas sensors; porous silicon based sensors and biosensors; hybrid silicon-graphene based light sensors.

ZnO-...

Nonlinear optical properties of nanostrucutures

The investigation of Nonlinear properties at the nanoscale is a growing field of research of great importance from both fundamental and applicative point of view. Concerning the...

Optical monitoring of pollutants and time-evolving biological processes.

The versatility of optical sensors allows their application in a wide range of fields, from environmental sciences to the quantitative analysis of biological samples.

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Fiber optic based devices for biosensing and industrial applications

 

Naples Unit is focused on development of innovative fiber optic based devices and systems for applications ranging from biomedicine to structural...

Multifunctional Microsystems based on Integrated Circuit Technology.

The Unit of Naples is involved in design, manufacturing and characterization of multifunctional microsystems; a promising platform where different functionalities and materials...

Multifunctional nanostructured materials for photonics, biomedicine and energy harvesting

Naples Unit is focused on development of novel multifunctional nanomaterials for applications ranging from photonics to biomedicine.

Gold nanoparticles...