Andrea Centrone

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The ability of one structural type to perform multiple medical diagnostic or therapeutic functions is often cited as an advantageous characteristic of nanomaterials that cannot be achieved with organic small molecules. [1–3] Although there are now many examples of nanosystems that integrate multiple functions into a single structure, the designs can reduce(More)
Multifunctional nanomaterials have the potential to integrate the clinical paradigms of imaging and therapy to enable real-time visualization of therapeutic biodistributions in patients. For cancer therapy, nanomaterials with capacities to be remotely detected and triggered for therapy could also close the loop between tumor detection and treatment. In this(More)
We report a strategy for realizing tunable electrical conductivity in metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) in which the nanopores are infiltrated with redox-active, conjugated guest molecules. This approach is demonstrated using thin-film devices of the MOF Cu3(BTC)2 (also known as HKUST-1; BTC, benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxylic acid) infiltrated with the molecule(More)
CH3NH3PbI(3-x)Cl(x) perovskites enable fabrication of highly efficient solar cells. Chloride ions benefit the morphology, carrier diffusion length, and stability of perovskite films; however, whether those benefits stem from the presence of Cl(-) in the precursor solution or from their incorporation in annealed films is debated. In this work, the(More)
Surface-enhanced infrared absorption (SEIRA) spectroscopy exploits the locally enhanced field surrounding plasmonic metamaterials to increase the sensitivity of infrared spectroscopy. The light polarization and incidence angle are important factors for exciting plasmonic nanostructures; however, such angle dependence is often ignored in SEIRA experiments,(More)
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