Antonino Scandurra

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Silicon dioxide surfaces, both bulk and porous, were used to anchor the enzyme glucose oxidase. The immobilization protocol was optimized and the samples characterized using X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Energy Dispersive X-rays coupled to scanning electron microscopy and enzymatic activity measurements. We show that a uniform layer was obtained by(More)
A process to immobilize the enzyme glucose oxidase on SiO2 surfaces for the realization of integrated microbiosensors was developed. The sample characterization was performed by monitoring, step by step, oxide activation, silanization, linker molecule (glutaraldehyde) deposition, and enzyme immobilization by means of XPS, AFM, and contact angle(More)
A very strong improvement of the cell adhesion, spreading and proliferation was observed for ion beam irradiated surfaces of polyethersulphones and polyurethane. The improvement shows a characteristic ion fluence-dependence with a threshold around 1 x 10(15) ions cm-2. We have compared this improvement of surface cytocompatibility with the various(More)
Monolayer field-effect transistors based on a high-mobility n-type polymer are demonstrated. The accurate control of the long-range order by Langmuir-Schäfer (LS) deposition yields dense polymer packing exhibiting good injection properties, relevant current on/off ratio and carrier mobility in a staggered configuration. Layer-by-layer LS film transistors of(More)
In spite of more than two-decades of studies of molecular self-assembly, the achievement of low cost, easy-to-implement and multi-parameter bottom-up approaches to address the supramolecular morphology in three-dimensional (3D) systems is still missing. In the particular case of molecular thin films, the 3D nanoscale morphology and function are crucial for(More)
The aim of this paper is to summarize the efforts carried out so far in the fabrication of Si-based biosensors by a team of researchers in Catania, Italy. This work was born as a collaboration between the Catania section of the Microelectronic and Microsystem Institute (IMM) of the CNR, the Surfaces and Interfaces laboratory (SUPERLAB) of the Consorzio(More)
A high-nuclearity polyoxopalladate compound, [Pd(II)(2)⊂{H(7)Pd(II)(15)O(10)(PO(4))(10)}](9-) {Pd(II)(17)}, comprising a {Pd(15)} host occupied by a {Pd(2)} guest and the parent pristine "empty" [H(7)Pd(II)(15)O(10)(P(V)O(4))(10)](13-) {Pd(15)} cluster have both been prepared and characterized by single-crystal X-ray crystallography, (31)P NMR, CSI-MS, and(More)
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