Andrea Bearzotti

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Platinum nanoparticles (PtNPs), with diameters of 3-10 nm, were synthesized by water phase reduction, using 3-mercapto-1-propanesulfonate (3MPS) as a hydrophilic capping agent. PtNPs were deposited by a dipcoating technique on titania nanofibers (TiO2NFs), obtained by electrospinning. The investigated properties of the Pt-TiO2 hybrid at room temperature(More)
In this study the sensorial performances of a four-channel quartz crystal microbalance implemented on a single quartz plate are reported and compared with those of four independent quartz crystal microbalances. Particular attention has been devoted to both cross talk in responses and sensor sensitivity. A recently synthesized nanostructured polymer,(More)
The aim of the present study is to combine a bio-inspired nanofibrous artificial epithelium to the electronic nose (e-nose) principles. The sensing device set up was an electronic nose consisting of an array of 9 micro-chemoresistors (Cr-Au, 3×3) coated with electrospun nanofibrous structures. These were comprised of doped polyemeraldine base blended with 3(More)
Chemical interactive materials (CIM), based on poly(methylmethacrylate-co-bis(benzocyclobutene)) P(MMA-co-BCB) and poly(styrene-co-bis(benzocyclobutene)) P(S-co-BCB) nanoparticles, have been prepared through modified emulsion technique. Experimental conditions, in particular the co-monomer ratio and reaction time, have been tuned to modulate nanoparticles'(More)
Nanostructured composite materials based on polyaniline (PANI) and gold nanoparticles have been prepared by means of an osmosis based method. Several morphologies have been obtained for the pristine nanoPANI and for nanoPANI-Au composite, ranging from amorphous to sponge-like and spherical shapes. On the basis of this morphological investigation, different(More)
This paper presents the VISTA (Volatile In Situ Thermogravimetry Analyser) instrument, conceived to perform planetary in-situ measurements. VISTA can detect and quantify the presence of volatile compounds of astrobiological interest, such as water and organics, in planetary samples. These measurements can be particularly relevant when performed on primitive(More)
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