Physical sciences and technologies of matter

The Cnr Department of Physical science and material technologies coordinates the physical-material area. The fundamental thematic research areas are the development of nano-structures based on semiconductors, oxides, organic and magnetic materials, superconductors and hybrids, laser and photonic systems, sensors and devices with microelectronics applications, energy, health care and ict; advances instrumentation and new methods of investigation in order to extend the knowledge regarding the science of soft condensed material, the complex material and the biological systems at all levels.

In the quantum science and technology field, the technologies that concern the manipulation and transfer of information have a great part, having the ultimate aim of contributing to the realization of devices for the data processing, with unmatchable characteristics, if compared to the classical systems.

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Accurate theoretical modeling unravels profound changes in molecules that interact with quantum light

News 07/12/2020

Using novel theoretical methodologies and computational simulations, an international team of researchers - for Italy, of Scuola Normale Superiore (Sns) and Istituto per i Processi Chimico-Fisici of Cnr (Ipcf-Cnr) in Pisa - revealed that the ground- and excited-state chemistry of molecules can be modified by a confinement in space. The work, published in Physical Review X

BioMaH - Biomaterials and Novel Technologies for Healthcare, 3rd International Conference

Event 19/10/2021

The 3rd BioMaH (Biomaterials and Novel Technologies for Healthcare) Conference is an international interdisciplinary forum of major experts in the field of healthcare sciences, contributing in solving challenging problems in medicine. Conference sessions:Advanced materials in orthopaedics;Bioactive glasses;Biofabrication;Biomedical implants;Imaging, modelling and spectroscopic techniques for clinics;Materials in cardiovascular surgery;Materials in dentistry;Materials in paediatric dentistry. Important dates:Abstract submission deadline - April 18th, 2021Early registration deadline - July

Cnr-Spin and Covid-19

Institutional area

The Cnr-Spin Institute launched a website aimed at understanding the current pandemic and providing support to scientists, policy makers and society at its large, by comparing and interpreting publicly available data with an original approach

Solid states actuators for micro/nanorobotics

Institutional Area

Cnr-Spin coordinates this project aimed at exploring new materials and working principles for high-performance micromechanical actuators in view of applications in the growing field of micro and nanorobotics. The project has been selected as significant research project within the Executive Programme of Cooperation in the field of science and technology between the Italian government of Italy and the government of Japan for the years 2017-2019

National Enterprise for nanoScience and nanoTechnology

Institutional Area

NEST is an interdisciplinary research and training centre where physicists, chemists and biologists investigate scientific issues at the nanoscale. This knowledge is exploited to develop innovative nanobiotechnological tools, nanoelectronic and photonic devices and architectures. The Italian Natounal Research Council supports the NEST initiative with the Institute of nanosciences 

Graphene Factory

Institutional Area

Graphene Factory is a Cnr portal focused on graphene and two-dimensional materials research. The aim is to promote and support this research throughout the CNR network, offering information and services to the scientific community, industrial partners and citizens