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.
Recently, the research group of P. Ferraro and co-workers at Isasi-Cnr (Naples) developed a “pocket holographic microscope” that enables the high-throughput screening of fluid samples. This is attained embedding micro-optics directly onto the so-called Lab on a Chip device, a pocket plastic slide made of microchannels where liquid samples can be let flow and analyzed. Thanks to the holographic imaging sensor, the pocket microscope can provide 3D quantitative information of large liquid volumes, permitting accurate analysis of biological fluids like blood, urine, and saliva
Meganne Christian from Imm-Cnr is involved in an exciting experiment in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) to test the viability of graphene for space applications. Follow her activity on the blog of the experiment
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market
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