Institute for chemical and physical processes (IPCF)

Research activities

Interdisciplinary research activity on chemical-physical systems exhibiting collective dynamics processes on mesoscopic scale resulting in autoaggregation and autorganization phenomena. These systems, commonly indicated as soft matter, include supramolecular structures, liquid crystals, colloids, disordered and mesoscopic systems, nanoparticle composites, biological and biomimetics systems and interfaces. These activities include: self-assembly studies, surface interactions, relaxation and transport phenomena; design and realization of materials (also multiphase) at a different complexity order with (mechanical, thermal, optical, magnetical, electrical) specific properties; theoretical and computational approaches and modelling; development of new experimental methodologies.