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The Micro- and Nano-Carbon is a support laboratory at Elettra, born in 2004 granted by the MIUR with the FIRB project "Micro & Nano strutture a base di Carbonio". As his name implies, one of its main activity is related to the study and preparation of carbon nanotubes and other carbon based organic molecules. This facility has been developed within the role of off-line laboratory for samples preparation and analysis before using the beamlines. In general, to perform experiments at Elettra is expensive and the available time is limited. In this view it is desirable to prepare a synchrotron experiment by making preliminary measurements with conventional light sources, which is often useful to justify the request for use of synchrotron light.
Since 2005 more than 30 students have carried out experimental work at the Micro-Nano Carbon Laboratory in preparation of their master degree thesis in Physics or Chemistry, as well as in the framework of their PhD programs in collaboration with several Universities and ICTP. Also, since 2009 the Laboratory hosts part of the experimental activities of the course Laboratorio di Fisica Sperimentale for the Laurea Magistrale in Physics at the University of Trieste.

Research highlights | Publications

Molecule-substrate interaction changes upon metal inclusion into a porphyrin

In free base TPP molecules the overlap of the phenyl orbitals with the substrate is enhanced through a temperature induced reaction, thus reducing the molecule–to–substrate distance. In the metalated (with Co) compound a strong bond establishes between Co and Ag states, leaving the porphyrin macrocycle to a larger distance from the surface with the phenyls rotated even after the annealing. G. Di Santo et al.Chem. - A Europ J. 18(40), 12619–12623 (2012)

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Porphyrin picking-up substrate metal atoms: metalation of 2H-TPP on Fe and Ni

2H-tetraphenyl-porphyrins metalate at room temperature by incorporating a surface metal atom when a (sub)monolayer is deposited on 3d magnetic substrates, like Fe(110) and Ni(111). This is a novel way to form, via chemical modification and supramolecular engineering, 3d metal-organic networks on magnetic substrates with an intimate bond between the macrocycle molecular metal ion and the substrate atoms.
A. Goldoni et al. ACS Nano, 2012, 6 (12), pp 10800-7

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Electronic Properties of patterned PEDOT:PSS

A new water-vapour-assisted nanoimprint lithography (NIL) process for the patterning and electronic property control of a conductive polymer (PEDOT:PSS) has been developed. This type of polymer is widely used for  a variety of organic based opto-electronics. Nano structuration of the PEDOT:PSS layer is of key importance for device miniaturization and performance. NIL process is a strong candidate for low cost high throughput technique for PEDOT:PSS nano structuration. Specifically the process was optimized with respect to relative humidity, applied pressure and temperature (RH, P, T).  A.Radivo et al. RSC Adv., 2014,4, 34014-34025

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Gas sensitive single-walled carbon nanotubes layers for environmental monitoring of ammonia

Low-cost chemiresistor gas sensors (CGS) based on single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) layers have been prepared on different substrates, including flexible plastic foils. These CGS operate in air at room temperature, displaying an enhanced sensitivity to NH3 with a detection limit in air down to 3 ppb. When functionalized with ITO nanoparticles, a sensitivity increase is detected, along with an opposite response towards moisture. F.Rigoni et al. Analyst, 2013, 138, 7392-7399

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Alkali Metal Doped Picene Layers: Insulating Phase in Multilayer Doped Compounds

We studied the electronic structure and the geometric arrangement of picene molecules adsorbed on Ag(111). Our data suggest that the films of Kxpicene are in an insulating phase. The observed molecular orientations are in disagreement with the crystal structure of the bulk material and may explain the presence of insulating states in strongly correlated doped picene multilayers.

M. Caputo et al. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116 - 37, 19902 (2012)


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Electronic structure of organic-inorganic perovskites

In the quest for new, cost-effective photovolatic materials, the organic-inorganic perovskite MAPbI3 turned out to be an extremely efficient solar absorber. We analysed in detail the electronic structure of MAPbI3-derived compounds and interfaces, finding a thier relative energy level alignments, possible paths for charge transfer and transport, and strategies to tune the doping level, and hence the charge transfer possibility between different compounds.

 M. Caputo,, Sci Rep 9, 15159 (2019).

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MNCL Publications



Metal to insulator transition at the surface of V2O3 thin films: An in-situ view
Caputo M., Jandke J., Cappelli E., Chaluvadi S.K., Bonini Guedes E., Naamneh M., Vinai G., Fujii J., Torelli P., Vobornik I., Goldoni A., Orgiani P., Baumberger F., Radovic M., Panaccione G.
Applied Surface Science, Vol. 574, 151608 (2022)
doi: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2021.151608 (Journal Article) $$('.toclink').pick().set('text','2022');


Carbon nanotubes substrates alleviate pro-calcific evolution in porcine valve interstitial cells
Ulloa L.S., Perissinotto F., Rago I., Goldoni A., Santoro R., Pesce M., Casalis L., Scaini D.
Nanomaterials, Vol. 11 - 10, 2724 (2021)
doi: 10.3390/nano11102724 (Journal Article) Orbital mapping of semiconducting perylenes on Cu(111)
Di Santo G., Miletić T., Schwendt M., Zhou Y., Kariuki B.M., Harris K.D.M., Floreano L., Goldoni A., Puschnig P., Petaccia L., Bonifazi D.
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 125 - 44, pp. 24477-24486 (2021)
doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c05575 (Journal Article) Self-Metalation of Porphyrins at the Solid–Gas Interface
Armillotta F., D'Incecco E., Corva M., Stredansky M., Gallet J.-J., Bournel F., Goldoni A., Morgante A., Vesselli E., Verdini A.
Angewandte Chemie - International Edition (2021)
doi: 10.1002/anie.202111932 (Journal Article) Tailoring surface-supported water–melamine complexes by cooperative H-bonding interactions
Lanzilotto V., Grazioli Cesare, Stredansky Matus, Zhang Teng, Schio L., Goldoni Andrea, Floreano Luca, Motta A., Cossaro A., Puglia Carla
Nanoscale Advances, Vol. 3 - 8, pp. 2359-2365 (2021)
doi: 10.1039/D0NA01034K (Journal Article) Wavy graphene sheets from electrochemical sewing of corannulene
Bruno Carlo, Ussano Eleonora, Barucca Gianni, Vanossi Davide, Valenti Giovanni, Jackson Edward A., Goldoni Andrea, Litti Lucio, Fermani Simona, Pasquali Luca, Meneghetti Moreno, Fontanesi C., Scott Lawrence T., Paolucci Francesco, Marcaccio Massimo
Chemical Science, Vol. 12 - 23, pp. 8048-8057 (2021)
doi: 10.1039/D1SC00898F (Journal Article) $$('.toclink').pick().set('text','2022');


A new approach for synthesis of epitaxial nano-thin Pt5Gd alloy via intercalation underneath a graphene
Rybkin A.G., Rybkina A.A., Tarasov A.V., Pudikov D.A., Klimovskikh I.I., Vilkov Oleg Yu., Petukhov A.E., Usachov D.Yu., Estyunin D.A., Voroshnin Vladimir Yu., Varykhalov A., Di Santo G., Petaccia L., Schwier E.F., Shimada K., Kimura A., Shikin A.M.
Applied Surface Science, Vol. 526, p. 146687 (2020)
doi: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2020.146687 (Journal Article) Advanced Nanotechnologies for Multivariate Sensor Fabrication
Krishchenko I., Manoilov E., Snopok B., Verdini A., Goldoni A.
, pp. 97-108 (2020)
doi: 10.1007/978-94-024-2021-0_10 (Conference Proceedings) Binary Conformational Switches in a Porphyrin Chain: Tautomerization and Stereoisomerization
Feng Z., Velari S., Dri C., Goldoni A., Peressi M., Comelli G.
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 124 - 21, pp. 11376-11382 (2020)
doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c00471 (Journal Article) Enhanced ambient stability of exfoliated black phosphorus by passivation with nickel nanoparticles
Caporali M., Serrano-Ruiz M., Telesio F., Heun S., Verdini A., Cossaro A., Dalmiglio M., Goldoni A., Peruzzini M.
Nanotechnology, Vol. 31 - 27, 275708 (2020)
doi: 10.1088/1361-6528/ab851e (Journal Article) Reversible changes in the electronic structure of carbon nanotube-hybrids upon NO2exposure under ambient conditions
Fedi F., Domanov O., Shiozawa H., Yanagi K., Lacovig P., Lizzit S., Goldoni A., Pichler T., Ayala P.
Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol. 8 - 19, pp. 9753-9759 (2020)
doi: 10.1039/D0TA02749A (Journal Article) $$('.toclink').pick().set('text','2022');


Bifunctional Behavior of a Porphyrin in Hydrogen-Bonded Donor–Acceptor Molecular Chains on a Gold Surface
Feng Z., Velari S., Dri C., Goldoni A., Patera L.L., Regeni I., Forzato C., Berti F., Peressi M., De Vita A., Comelli G.
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 123 - 12, pp. 7088-7096 (2019)
doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b08939 (Journal Article) Carbon Nanotubes, Directly Grown on Supporting Surfaces, Improve Neuronal Activity in Hippocampal Neuronal Networks
Rago I., Rauti R., Bevilacqua M., Calaresu I., Pozzato A., Cibinel M., Dalmiglio M., Tavagnacco C., Goldoni A., Scaini D.
Advanced Biosystems, Vol. 3 - 5, 1800286 (2019)
doi: 10.1002/adbi.201800286 (Journal Article) Electronic structure of MAPbI3 and MAPbCl3: importance of band alignment
Caputo M., Cefarin N., Radivo A., Demitri N., Gigli L., Plaisier J.R., Panighel M., Di Santo G., Moretti S., Giglia A., Polentarutti M., De Angelis F., Mosconi E., Umari P., Tormen M., Goldoni A.
Scientific Reports, Vol. 9 - 1, 15159 (2019)
doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-50108-0 (Journal Article) Enhanced selectivity of target gas molecules through a minimal array of gas sensors based on nanoparticle-decorated SWCNTs
Freddi S., Drera G., Pagliara S., Goldoni A., Sangaletti L.
Analyst, Vol. 144 - 13, pp. 4100-4110 (2019)
doi: 10.1039/c9an00551j (Journal Article) Formation of a Metallic Ferromagnetic Thin Film on Top of an FePc-Ordered Thin Film: The Chemical and Magnetic Properties of the Interface
Annese E., Di Santo G., Choueikani F., Otero E., Ohresser P.
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 123 - 28, pp. 17521-17529 (2019)
doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b02299 (Journal Article) Iron Phthalocyanine and Ferromagnetic Thin Films: Magnetic Behavior of Single and Double Interfaces
Annese E., Di Santo G., Choueikani F., Otero E., Ohresser P.
ACS Omega, Vol. 4 - 3, pp. 5076-5082 (2019)
doi: 10.1021/acsomega.9b00214 (Journal Article) Transparent carbon nanotubes promote the outgrowth of enthorino-dentate projections in lesioned organ slice cultures
Pampaloni N.P., Rago I., Calaresu I., Cozzarini L., Casalis L., Goldoni A., Ballerini L., Scaini D.
Developmental Neurobiology (2019)
doi: 10.1002/dneu.22711 (Journal Article) $$('.toclink').pick().set('text','2022');


Advanced promising routes of carbon/metal oxides hybrids in sensors: A review
Goldoni A., Alijani V., Sangaletti L., D'Arsiè L.
Electrochimica Acta, Vol. 266, pp. 139-150 (2018)
doi: 10.1016/j.electacta.2018.01.170 (Journal Article) Deep Insight Into the Electronic Structure of Ternary Topological Insulators: A Comparative Study of PbBi4Te7 and PbBi6Te10
Pacilè D., Eremeev S. V., Caputo M., Pisarra M., De Luca O., Grimaldi I., Fujii J., Aliev Z. S., Babanly M. B., Vobornik I., Agostino R. G., Goldoni A., Chulkov V., Papagno M.
Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters, Vol. 12 - 12, 1800341 (2018)
doi: 10.1002/pssr.201800341 (Journal Article) Improved recovery time and sensitivity to H2 and NH3 at room temperature with SnOx vertical nanopillars on ITO
D’Arsié L., Alijani V., Brunelli S. T. Suran, Rigoni F., Di Santo G., Caputo M., Panighel M., Freddi S., Sangaletti L., Goldoni A.
Scientific Reports, Vol. 8 - 1, 10028 (2018)
doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-28298-w (Journal Article) Lattice Mismatch Drives Spatial Modulation of Corannulene Tilt on Ag(111)
Baby A., Lin He, Ravikumar A., Bittencourt C., Wegner H.A., Floreano L., Goldoni A., Fratesi G.
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 122 - 19, pp. 10365-10376 (2018)
doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b11581 (Journal Article) Local structure and morphological evolution of ZnTPP molecules grown on Fe(001)-p(1 × 1)O studied by STM and NEXAFS
Picone A., Giannotti D., Brambilla A., Bussetti G., Calloni A., Yivlialin R., Finazzi M., Duò L., Ciccacci F., Goldoni A., Verdini A., Floreano L.
Applied Surface Science, Vol. 435, pp. 841-847 (2018)
doi: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2017.11.128 (Journal Article) Tuning cellular functionality and mechanobiology via carbon nanotubes based scaffolds
Rago I.C.
(Thesis) Will in situ synchrotron-based approaches beat the durability issues of next-generation batteries?
Bozzini B., Goldoni A.
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol. 51 - 5 (2018)
doi: 10.1088/1361-6463/aaa13a (Journal Article) X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analysis as a tool to assess factors influencing magnetic anisotropy type in Co/MgO system with gold interlayer
Demchenko I.N., Syryanyy Y., Melikhov Y., Nittler L., Gladczuk L., Lasek K., Cozzarini L., Dalmiglio M., Goldoni A., Konstantynov P., Chernyshova M.
Scripta Materialia, Vol. 145, pp. 50-53 (2018)
doi: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2017.10.006 (Journal Article) $$('.toclink').pick().set('text','2022');


Free surfaces recast superconductivity in few-monolayer MgB2: Combined first-principles and ARPES demonstration
Bekaert J., Bignardi L., Aperis A., van Abswoude P., Mattevi C., Gorovikov S., Petaccia L., Goldoni A., Partoens B., Oppeneer P. M., Peeters F. M., Milosevic M. V., Rudolf P., Cepek C.
Scientific Reports, Vol. 7 - 1, 14458 (2017)
doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-13913-z (Journal Article) Gas sensing at the nanoscale: engineering SWCNT-ITO nano-heterojunctions for the selective detection
F R., G D., S P., E P., C P., A G., L S.
Nanotechnology, Vol. 28 - 3, 35502 (2017)
doi: 10.1088/1361-6528/28/3/035502 (Journal Article) Metal decorated carbon nanotubes for electrocatalytic water splitting
Cozzarini L., Bertolini G., Šuran-Brunelli S.T., Radivo A., Bracamonte M.V., Tavagnacco C., Goldoni A.
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 42 - 30, pp. 18763-18773 (2017)
doi: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.06.101 (Journal Article) Multi-orbital charge transfer at highly oriented organic/metal interfaces
Zamborlini G., Lüftner D., Feng Z., Kollmann B., Puschnig P., Dri C., Panighel M., Di Santo G., Goldoni A., Comelli G., Jugovac M., Feyer V., Schneider C.M.
Nature Communications, Vol. 8 - 1, 402 (2017)
doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-00402-0 (Journal Article) Time resolved resonant photoemission study of energy level alignment at donor/acceptor interfaces
Costantini R., Pincelli T., Cossaro A., Verdini A., Goldoni A., Cichoň S., Caputo M., Pedio M., Panaccione G., Silly M.G., Sirotti F., Morgante A., Dell'Angela M.
Chemical Physics Letters, Vol. 683, pp. 135-139 (2017)
doi: 10.1016/j.cplett.2017.04.033 (Journal Article) $$('.toclink').pick().set('text','2022');


Disentangling Vacancy Oxidation on Metallicity-Sorted Carbon Nanotubes
Mowbray D.J., Paz A.P., Ruiz-Soria G., Sauer M., Lacovig P., Dalmiglio M., Lizzit S., Yanagi K., Goldoni A., Pichler T., Ayala P., Rubio A.
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 120 - 32, pp. 18316-18322 (2016)
doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b06163 (Journal Article) Growth of hybrid carbon nanostructures on iron-decorated ZnO nanorods
Mbuyisa P.N., Rigoni F., Sangaletti L., Ponzoni S., Pagliara S., Goldoni A., Ndwandwe M., Cepek C.
Nanotechnology, Vol. 27 - 14, 145605 (2016)
doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/27/14/145605 (Journal Article) Manipulating the Topological Interface by Molecular Adsorbates: Adsorption of Co-Phthalocyanine on Bi2Se3
Caputo M., Panighel M., Lisi S., Khalil L., Di Santo G., Papalazarou E., Hruban A., Konczykowski M., Krusin-Elbaum L., Aliev Z.S., Babanly M.B., Otrokov M.M., Politano A., Chulkov E.V., Arnau A., Marinova V., Das P.K., Fujii J., Vobornik I., Perfetti L., Mugarza A., Goldoni A., Marsi M.
Nano Letters, Vol. 16 - 6, pp. 3409-3414 (2016)
doi: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b02635 (Journal Article) ORR stability of Mn–Co/polypyrrole nanocomposite electrocatalysts studied by quasi in-situ identical-location photoelectron microspectroscopy
Bocchetta P., Alemán B., Amati M., Fanetti M., Goldoni A., Gregoratti L., Kiskinova M., Mele C., Sezen H., Bozzini B.
Electrochemistry Communications, Vol. 69, pp. 50-54 (2016)
doi: 10.1016/j.elecom.2016.05.018 (Journal Article) Recognizing Physisorption and Chemisorption in Carbon Nanotubes Gas Sensors by Double Exponential Fitting of the Response
Calvi A., Ferrari A., Sbuelz L., Goldoni A., Modesti S.
Sensors (Switzerland), Vol. 16 - 5, 731 (2016)
doi: 10.3390/s16050731 (Journal Article) Water Formation for the Metalation of Porphyrin Molecules on Oxidized Cu(111)
Verdini A., Shinde P., Montanari G.L., Suran?Brunelli S.T., Caputo M., Di?Santo G., Pignedoli C.A., Floreano L., Passerone D., Goldoni A.
Chemistry - A European Journal, Vol. 22 - 41, pp. 14672-14677 (2016)
doi: 10.1002/chem.201602105 (Journal Article) $$('.toclink').pick().set('text','2022');


Chemical bonds and charge-transfer dynamics of a dye-hierarchical-TiO2 hybrid interface
Castellarin Cudia C., Caruso T., Maccallini E., Li Bassi A., Carrozzo P., De Luca O., Goldoni A., Lyamayev V., Prince K.C., Bondino F., Magnano E., Agostino R.G., Casari C.S.
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 119 - 16, pp. 8671-8680 (2015)
doi: 10.1021/jp5125734 (Journal Article) High-quality graphene on single crystal Ir(111) films on Si(111) wafers: Synthesis and multi-spectroscopic characterization
Struzzi C., Verbitskiy N.I., Fedorov A.V., Nefedov A., Frank O., Kalbac M., Di Santo G., Panighel M., Goldoni A., Gärtner J., Weber W., Weinl M., Schreck M., Wöll C., Sachdev H., Grüneis A., Petaccia L.
Carbon, Vol. 81 - 1, pp. 167-173 (2015)
doi: 10.1016/j.carbon.2014.09.045 (Journal Article) Instrumentation at Synchrotron Radiation Beamlines
Aquilanti G., Vaccari L., Plaisier J.R., Goldoni A.
Synchrotron Radiation: Basics, Methods and Applications, pp. 65-104 (2015)
doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-55315-8_3 (Journal Article) Nanostructured carbon-based materials for Gas sensor applications
Goldoni A.
2014 AEIT Annual Conference - From Research to Industry: The Need for a More Effective Technology Transfer, AEIT 2014 7002033 (2015)
doi: 10.1109/AEIT.2014.7002033 (Journal Article) $$('.toclink').pick().set('text','2022');


Electronic structure of Fe3Si on Si(100) substrates
Lal C., Di Santo G., Caputo M., Panighel M., Taleatu B.A., Goldoni A., Jain I.P.
AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 1591, pp. 913-915 (2014)
doi: 10.1063/1.4872800 (Journal Article) Environmental monitoring of low-ppb ammonia concentrations based on single-wall carbon nanotube chemiresistor gas sensors: Detection limits, response dynamics, and moisture effects
Rigoni F., Tognolini S., Borghetti P., Drera G., Pagliara S., Goldoni A., Sangaletti L.
Procedia Engineering, Vol. 87, pp. 716-719 (2014)
doi: 10.1016/j.proeng.2014.11.638 (Journal Article) Exploring the Surface Chemical Reactivity of Single Crystals of Binary and Ternary Bismuth Chalcogenides
Politano A., Caputo M., Nappini S., Bondino F., Magnano E., Aliev Z.S., Babanly M.B., Goldoni A., Chiarello G., Chulkov E.V.
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 118 - 37, pp. 21517-21522 (2014)
doi: 10.1021/jp506444f (Journal Article) Fabrication and electrochemical characterization of amorphous lithium iron silicate thin films as positive electrodes for lithium batteries
Quinzeni I., Ferrari S., Quartarone E., Capsoni D., Caputo M., Goldoni A., Mustarelli P., Bini M.
Journal of Power Sources, Vol. 266, pp. 179-185 (2014)
doi: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2014.05.012 (Journal Article) High sensitivity, moisture selective, ammonia gas sensors based on single-walled carbon nanotubes functionalized with indium tin oxide nanoparticles
Rigoni F., Drera G., Pagliara S., Goldoni A., Sangaletti L.
Carbon, Vol. 80 - 1, pp. 356-363 (2014)
doi: 10.1016/j.carbon.2014.08.074 (Journal Article) Metallic picene/C60 heterojunctions and the effect of potassium doping
Caputo M., Panighel M., Petaccia L., Struzzi C., Alijani V., Coreno M., De Simone M., Fratesi G., Di Santo G., Goldoni A.
Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, Vol. 90 - 20, 201401 (2014)
doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.90.201401 (Journal Article) Patterning PEDOT:PSS and tailoring its electronic properties by water-vapour-assisted nanoimprint lithography
Radivo A., Sovernigo E., Caputo M., Zilio S.D., Endale T., Pozzato A., Goldoni A., Tormen M.
RSC Advances, Vol. 4 - 64, pp. 34014-34025 (2014)
doi: 10.1039/c4ra04807e (Journal Article) Revealing the Adsorption Mechanisms of Nitroxides on Ultrapure, Metallicity-Sorted Carbon Nanotubes
Ruiz-Soria G., Perez Paz A., Sauer M., Mowbray D.J., Lacovig P., Dalmiglio M., Lizzit S., Yanagi K., Rubio A., Goldoni A., Ayala P., Pichler T.
ACS Nano, Vol. 8 - 2, pp. 1375-1383 (2014)
doi: 10.1021/nn405114z (Journal Article) Solid state effects on the electronic structure of H2OEP
Marsili M., Umari P., Di Santo G., Caputo M., Panighel M., Goldoni A., Kumar M., Pedio M.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Vol. 16 - 48, pp. 27104-27111 (2014)
doi: 10.1039/C4CP03450C (Journal Article) XPS and some surface characterizations of electrodeposited MgO nanostructure
Taleatu B.A., Omotoso E., Lal C., Makinde W.O., Ogundele K.T., Ajenifuja E., Lasisi A.R., Eleruja M.A., Mola G.T.
Surface and Interface Analysis, Vol. 46 - 6, pp. 372-377 (2014)
doi: 10.1002/sia.5425 (Journal Article) $$('.toclink').pick().set('text','2022');


Adsorption geometry, conformation, and electronic structure of 2H-octaethylporphyrin on Ag(111) and Fe metalation in ultra high vacuum
Borghetti P., Di Santo G., Castellarin-Cudia C., Fanetti M., Sangaletti L., Magnano E., Bondino F., Goldoni A.
Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 138 - 14, 144702 (2013)
doi: 10.1063/1.4798934 (Journal Article) Electronic Structure of 2H-Tetraphenylporphyrin at Fe/Si (100) Interface
Lal C., Jain I.P.
ISRN Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 2013, pp. ID 637219-ID 637219 (2013)
doi: 10.1155/2013/637219 (Journal Article) Enhancing the sensitivity of chemiresistor gas sensors based on pristine carbon nanotubes to detect low-ppb ammonia concentrations in the environment
Rigoni F., Tognolini S., Borghetti P., Drera G., Pagliara S., Goldoni A., Sangaletti L.
Analyst, Vol. 138 - 24, pp. 7392-7399 (2013)
doi: 10.1039/c3an01209c (Journal Article) Interpretation of valence band photoemission spectra at organic-metal interfaces
Giovanelli L., Bocquet F.C., Amsalem P., Lee H-, Abel M., Clair S., Koudia M., Faury T., Petaccia L., Topwal D., Salomon E., Angot T., Cafolla A.A., Koch N., Porte L., Goldoni A., Themlin J.-M.
Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, Vol. 87 - 3, 35413 (2013)
doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.87.035413 (Journal Article) Review of 2H-tetraphenylporphyrins metalation in ultra-high vacuum on metal surfaces
Panighel M., Di Santo G., Caputo M., Lal C., Taleatu B., Goldoni A.
Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 470 - 1, 12012 (2013)
doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/470/1/012012 (Journal Article) Tantalum-oxide catalysed chemical vapour deposition of single- and multi-walled carbon nanotubes
Bayer B.C., Castellarin-Cudia C., Blume R., Steiner S.A., Ducati C., Chu D., Goldoni A., Knop-Gericke A., Schlögl R., Cepek C., Robertson J., Hofmann S.
RSC Advances, Vol. 3 - 12, pp. 4086-4092 (2013)
doi: 10.1039/c3ra23304a (Journal Article) Tubular Sn-filled carbon nanostructures on ITO: Nanocomposite material for multiple applications
Arsié L.D., Fanetti M., Cepek C., Casalis L., Parisse P., Gregoratti L., Amati M., Di Santo G., Capria E., Fraleoni-Morgera A., Nicolini E., Goldoni A.
Carbon, Vol. 65, pp. 13-19 (2013)
doi: 10.1016/j.carbon.2013.07.032 (Journal Article) Water oxidation surface mechanisms replicated by a totally inorganic tetraruthenium-oxo molecular complex
Piccinin S., Sartorel A., Aquilanti G., Goldoni A., Bonchio M., Fabris S.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol. 110 - 13, pp. 4917-4922 (2013)
doi: 10.1073/pnas.1213486110 (Journal Article) XPS study of 2H-TPP at Fe/Si(111) system
Lal C., Jain I.P., Di Santo G., Caputo M., Panighel M., Taleatu B.A., Goldoni A.
AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 1512, pp. 696-697 (2013)
doi: 10.1063/1.4791228 (Journal Article) $$('.toclink').pick().set('text','2022');


Changes of the molecule-substrate interaction upon metal inclusion into a porphyrin
Di Santo G., Sfiligoj C., Castellarin-Cudia C., Verdini A., Cossaro A., Morgante A., Floreano L., Goldoni A.
Chemistry - A European Journal, Vol. 18 - 40, pp. 12619-12623 (2012)
doi: 10.1002/chem.201201640 (Journal Article) Controlled synthesis of carbon nanostructures using aligned ZnO nanorods as templates
Mbuyisa P., Bhardwaj S.P., Rigoni F., Carlino E., Pagliara S., Sangaletti L., Goldoni A., Ndwandwe M., Cepek C.
Carbon, Vol. 50 - 15, pp. 5472-5480 (2012)
doi: 10.1016/j.carbon.2012.07.034 (Journal Article) Development of low-cost ammonia gas sensors and data analysis algorithms to implement a monitoring grid of urban environmental pollutants
Chiesa M., Rigoni F., Paderno M., Borghetti P., Gagliotti G., Bertoni M., Ballarin Denti A., Schiavina L., Goldoni A., Sangaletti L.
Journal of Environmental Monitoring, Vol. 14 - 6, pp. 1565-1575 (2012)
doi: 10.1039/C2EM30102D (Journal Article) Experimental study of pristine and alkali metal doped picene layers: Confirmation of the insulating phase in multilayer doped compounds
Caputo M., Di Santo G., Parisse P., Petaccia L., Floreano L., Verdini A., Panighel M., Struzzi C., Taleatu B., Lal C., Goldoni A.
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 116 - 37, pp. 19902-19908 (2012)
doi: 10.1021/jp306640z (Journal Article) Functional K-doping of eumelanin thin films: Density functional theory theory and soft x-ray spectroscopy experiments in the frame of the macrocyclic protomolecule model
Borghetti P., Ghosh P., Castellarin-Cudia C., Goldoni A., Floreano L., Cossaro A., Verdini A., Gebauer R., Drera G., Sangaletti L.
Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 136 - 20, 204703 (2012)
doi: 10.1063/1.4719211 (Journal Article) Room Temperature Metalation of 2H-TPP Monolayer on Iron and Nickel Surfaces by Picking up Substrate Metal Atoms
Goldoni A., Pignedoli C.A., Di Santo G., Castellarin-Cudia C., Magnano E., Bondino F., Verdini A., Passerone D.
ACS Nano, Vol. 6 - 12, pp. 10800-10807 (2012)
doi: 10.1021/nn304134q (Journal Article) $$('.toclink').pick().set('text','2022');


Conformational Adaptation and Electronic Structure of 2H-Tetraphenylporphyrin on Ag(111) during Fe Metalation
Di Santo G., Castellarin-Cudia C., Fanetti M., Taleatu B., Borghetti P., Sangaletti L., Floreano L., Magnano E., Bondino F., Goldoni A.
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 115 - 10, pp. 4155-4162 (2011)
doi: 10.1021/jp111151n (Journal Article) Electro-chemical deposition of zinc oxide nanostructures by using two electrodes
Taleatu B.A., Fasasi A.Y., Di Santo G., Bernstorff S., Goldoni A., Fanetti M., Floreano L., Borghetti P., Casalis L., Sanavio B., Castellarin-Cudia C.
AIP Advances, Vol. 1 - 3, 32147 (2011)
doi: 10.1063/1.3633476 (Journal Article) Multiwalled carbon-nanotube-functionalized microelectrode arrays fabricated by microcontact printing: Platform for studying chemical and electrical neuronal signaling
Fuchsberger K., Goff A.L., Gambazzi L., Toma F.M., Goldoni A., Giugliano M., Stelzle M., Prato M.
Small, Vol. 7 - 4, pp. 524-530 (2011)
doi: 10.1002/smll.201001640 (Journal Article) Structure and Molecule¿¿¿Substrate Interaction in a Co-octaethyl Porphyrin Monolayer on the Ag(110) Surface
Fanetti M., Calzolari A., Vilmercati P., Castellarin-Cudia C., Borghetti P., Di Santo G., Floreano L., Verdini A., Cossaro A., Vobornik I., Annese E., Bondino F., Fabris S., Goldoni A.
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 115 - 23, pp. 11560-11568 (2011)
doi: 10.1021/jp2011233 (Journal Article) Support-catalyst-gas interactions during carbon nanotube growth on metallic Ta films
Bayer B.C., Hofmann S., Castellarin-Cudia C., Blume R., Baehtz C., Esconjauregui S., Wirth C.T., Oliver R.A., Ducati C., Knop-Gericke A., Schlögl R., Goldoni A., Cepek C., Robertson J.
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 115 - 11, pp. 4359-4369 (2011)
doi: 10.1021/jp102986f (Journal Article) Supramolecular engineering through temperature-induced chemical modification of 2h-tetraphenylporphyrin on Ag(111): Flat phenyl conformation and possible dehydrogenation reactions
Di Santo G., Blankenburg S., Castellarin-Cudia C., Fanetti M., Borghetti P., Sangaletti L., Floreano L., Verdini A., Magnano E., Bondino F., Pignedoli C.A., Nguyen M-, Gaspari R., Passerone D., Goldoni A.
Chemistry - A European Journal, Vol. 17 - 51, pp. 14354-14359 (2011)
doi: 10.1002/chem.201102268 (Journal Article) Surface Hubbard U of alkali fullerides
Macovez R., Hunt M.R.C., Goldoni A., Pedio M., Rudolf P.
Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, Vol. 183 - 1-3, pp. 94-100 (2011)
doi: 10.1016/j.elspec.2010.07.006 (Journal Article) Valence electronic structure of the indene molecule: Experiment vs. GW calculations
Umari P., Castellarin-Cudia C., Feyer V., Di Santo G., Borghetti P., Sangaletti L., Stenuit G., Goldoni A.
Physica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research, Vol. 248 - 4, pp. 960-963 (2011)
doi: 10.1002/pssb.201046169 (Journal Article) $$('.toclink').pick().set('text','2022');


Effects of potassium on the supramolecular structure and electronic properties of eumelanin thin films
Borghetti P., Goldoni A., Castellarin-Cudia C., Casalis L., Herberg F., Floreano L., Cossaro A., Verdini A., Gebauer R., Ghosh P., Sangaletti L.
Langmuir, Vol. 26 - 24, pp. 19007-19013 (2010)
doi: 10.1021/la102973u (Journal Article) Efficient water oxidation at carbon nanotube/polyoxometalate electrocatalytic interfaces
Toma F.M., Sartorel A., Iurlo M., Carraro M., Parisse P., Maccato C., Rapino S., Gonzales B.R., Amenitsch H., Da Ros T., Casalis L., Goldoni A., Marcaccio M., Scorrano G., Scoles G., Paolucci F., Prato M., Bonchio M.
Nature Chemistry, Vol. 2 - 10, pp. 826-831 (2010)
doi: 10.1038/NCHEM.761 (Journal Article) Sensing gases with carbon nanotubes: A review of the actual situation
Goldoni A., Petaccia L., Lizzit S., Larciprete R.
Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, Vol. 22 - 1, 13001 (2010)
doi: 10.1088/0953-8984/22/1/013001 (Journal Article) Substrate influence for the Zn-tetraphenyl-porphyrin adsorption geometry and the interface-induced electron transfer
Castellarin-Cudia C., Borghetti P., Di Santo G., Fanetti M., Larciprete R., Cepek C., Vilmercati P., Sangaletti L., Verdini A., Cossaro A., Floreano L., Morgante A., Goldoni A.
ChemPhysChem, Vol. 11 - 10, pp. 2248-2255 (2010)
doi: 10.1002/cphc.201000017 (Journal Article) Valence electronic properties of porphyrin derivatives
Stenuit G., Castellarin-Cudia C., Plekan O., Feyer V., Prince K.C., Goldoni A., Umari P.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Vol. 12 - 36, pp. 10812-10817 (2010)
doi: 10.1039/c004332j (Journal Article) $$('.toclink').pick().set('text','2022');


Mesoscopic Donor-Acceptor Multilayer by Ultrahigh-Vacuum Codeposition of Zn-Tetraphenyl-Porphyrin and C70
Vilmercati P., Castellarin-Cudia C., Gebauer R., Ghosh P., Lizzit S., Petaccia L., Cepek C., Larciprete R., Verdini A., Floreano L., Morgante A., Goldoni A.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 131 - 2, pp. 644-652 (2009)
doi: 10.1021/ja806914g (Journal Article) Metal-to-insulator transition in thin-film polymeric AC60
Macovez R., Hunt M.R.C., Shan J., Goldoni A., Pichler T., Pedio M., Moras P., Castellarin-Cudia C., Schliessung J., Venema L., Rudolf P.
New Journal of Physics, Vol. 11, 23035 (2009)
doi: 10.1088/1367-2630/11/2/023035 (Journal Article) Polymerization effects and localized electronic states in condensed-phase eumelanin
Sangaletti L., Borghetti P., Ghosh P., Pagliara S., Vilmercati P., Castellarin-Cudia C., Floreano L., Cossaro A., Verdini A., Gebauer R., Goldoni A.
Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, Vol. 80 - 17, 174203 (2009)
doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.80.174203 (Journal Article) $$('.toclink').pick().set('text','2022');


A Spectroscopic and ab Initio Study of the Formation of Graphite and Carbon Nanotubes from Thermal Decomposition of Silicon Carbide
Levita G., Petaccia L., Comisso A., Lizzit S., Larciprete R., Goldoni A., De Vita A.
Nano Letters, Vol. 8 - 12, pp. 4335-4341 (2008)
doi: 10.1021/nl8021626 (Journal Article) Characterization of indium tin oxide surfaces after KOH and HCl treatments
Gardonio S., Gregoratti L., Scaini D., Castellarin-Cudia C., Dudin P., Melpignano P., Biondo V., Zamboni R., Caria S., Kiskinova M.
Organic Electronics, Vol. 9 - 2, pp. 253-261 (2008)
doi: 10.1016/j.orgel.2007.12.002 (Journal Article) Growth of p- and n-Dopable Films from Electrochemically Generated C60 Cations
Bruno C., Marcaccio M., Paolucci D., Castellarin-Cudia C., Goldoni A., Streletskii A.V., Drewello T., Barison S., Venturini A., Zerbetto F., Paolucci F.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 130 - 12, pp. 3788-3796 (2008)
doi: 10.1021/ja0733179 (Journal Article) In-situ X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy study of catalyst-support interactions and growth of carbon nanotube forests
Mattevi C., Wirth C.T., Hofmann S., Blume R., Cantoro M., Ducati C., Cepek C., Knop-Gericke A., Milne S., Castellarin-Cudia C., Dolafi S., Goldoni A., Schloeg R., Robertson J.
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 112 - 32, pp. 12207-12213 (2008)
doi: 10.1021/jp802474g (Journal Article) Surface-bound chemical vapour deposition of carbon nanotubes: In situ study of catalyst activation
Mattevi C., Hofmann S., Cantoro M., Ferrari A.C., Robertson J., Castellarin-Cudia C., Dolafi S., Goldoni A., Cepek C.
Physica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, Vol. 40 - 7, pp. 2238-2242 (2008)
doi: 10.1016/j.physe.2007.10.024 (Journal Article) $$('.toclink').pick().set('text','2022');


Electronic Excitations in Synthetic Eumelanin Aggregates Probed by Soft X-ray Spectroscopies
Sangaletti L., Pagliara S., Vilmercati P., Castellarin-Cudia C., Borghetti P., Galinetto P., Gebauer R., Goldoni A.
Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 111 - 19, pp. 5372-5376 (2007)
doi: 10.1021/jp067415c (Journal Article) In situ Observations of Catalyst Dynamics during Surface-Bound Carbon Nanotube Nucleation
Hofmann S., Sharma R., Ducati C., Du G., Mattevi C., Cepek C., Cantoro M., Pisana S., Parvez A., Cervantes-Sodi F., Ferrari A.C., Dunin-Borkowski R., Lizzit S., Petaccia L., Goldoni A., Robertson J.
Nano Letters, Vol. 7 - 3, pp. 602-608 (2007)
doi: 10.1021/nl0624824 (Journal Article) $$('.toclink').pick().set('text','2022');


Electronic structure and molecular orientation of a Zn-tetra-phenyl porphyrin multilayer on Si(111)
Cudia C.C., Vilmercati P., Larciprete R., Cepek C., Zampieri G., Sangaletti L., Pagliara S., Verdini A., Cossaro A., Floreano L., Morgante A., Petaccia L., Lizzit S., Battocchio C., Polzonetti G., Goldoni A.
Surface Science, Vol. 600 - 18, pp. 4013-4017 (2006)
doi: 10.1016/j.susc.2006.01.115 (Journal Article) Molecular orientations, electronic properties and charge transfer timescale in a Zn-porphyrin/C70 donor-acceptor complex for solar cells
Vilmercati P., Cudia C.C., Larciprete R., Cepek C., Zampieri G., Sangaletti L., Pagliara S., Verdini A., Cossaro A., Floreano L., Morgante A., Petaccia L., Lizzit S., Battocchio C., Polzonetti G., Goldoni A.
Surface Science, Vol. 600 - 18, pp. 4018-4023 (2006)
doi: 10.1016/j.susc.2006.01.116 (Journal Article)

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By construction, the laboratory is equipped with various experimental systems for surface preparation and caracterization that can help users during or before a beamtime. These systems consist of a sample preparation system supported by a high-temperature plasma enhanced CVD apparatus, a system for photoemission (XPS and UPS), LEED and EELS, a STM microscope working in air, a UHV RT-STM microscope. Furthermore the facility shares, in collaboration with another Lab at Elettra (NanoLab), an AFM microscope system equipped with surface capaciance and work function measurements modules.

The laboratory is also available to italian and foreign students who spend part of their studies at Elettra often introducing in the lab new research topics.

The laboratory team work consists of:

  • short measurements (few days) carried out as a support of other labs/beamilnes at Elettra, or at other research institutions;
  • experiments related to long-term projects lead by the internal team or related to the staging external students course of study.
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