Sorgente di Aggregati per Nuovi Materiali


Funded by: Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze  
Calls: Bando Ricerca Scientifica 2017
Start date: 2018-10-01  End date: 2020-09-30
Total Budget: EUR 24.000,00  INO share of the total budget: EUR 24.000,00
Scientific manager:    and for INO is: Mazzotti Davide

Organization/Institution/Company main assignee: CNR – Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (INO)

other Organization/Institution/Company involved:
INRIM Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica

other INO’s people involved:
Borri Simone
Santambrogio Gabriele Raimondo Giuliano

Abstract: The aggregates of a defined number of atoms, clusters, have exceptional chemical and physical properties that strongly depend on the exact number of atoms.
Clusters are potentially usable as catalytic particles, as constituents of new electronic and photonic materials, and sensors, as binding sites for proteins on biochips, among other things.
Traditional cluster sources, if able to select by size, do not produce more than a few nanograms/hour.
In this project we intend to apply a new technology that has been demonstrated in principle for the macroscopic production of selected clusters.
The two fields to which we intend to apply the first products of this technology are heterogeneous catalysis and photonic materials.
This will allow to start a new research line at INO Florence, within the already active research branch of spectroscopy and molecule manipulation.