Antonio Miotello

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Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles with average size of ~7.5nm were synthesized to investigate their interaction with bovine serum albumin (BSA) at different temperatures. Fluorescence quenching, synchronous and polarization spectroscopy along with UV-vis absorption, circular dichroism and resonance light scattering spectroscopy techniques were used to(More)
We present the first high-resolution sub-millimeter survey of both dust and gas for a large population of protoplanetary disks. Characterizing fundamental properties of protoplanetary disks on a statistical level is critical to understanding how disks evolve into the diverse exoplanet population. We use the Atacama Large Millimeter/ Submillimeter Array(More)
Copper nanoparticles (NPs) of average size of ~7.5nm were synthesized by chemical reduction method. Fluorescence spectroscopy in synchronous and polarization modes were used to examine the nature of interaction between Cu NPs and bovine serum albumin (BSA) at different temperatures. Fluorescence quenching results suggest that Cu NPs interact with BSA(More)
Here we consider what, in our terminology, we designate as normal vaporization, normal boiling, and phase explosion. In the case of vaporization, one is dealing with the emission of particles (atoms or molecules) from the extreme outer surface of either a solid or liquid for any temperature exceeding 0 K. In the case of boiling, one is (at least ideally)(More)
Amorphous iron oxide nanoparticles were synthesized by pulsed-laser deposition (PLD) for functionalization of indium-tin oxide surfaces, resulting in electrodes capable of efficient catalysis in water oxidation. These electrodes, based on earth-abundant and nonhazardous iron metal, are able to sustain high current densities (up to 20 mA/cm2) at reasonably(More)
To gain insight on the mechanistic aspects of the palladium-catalyzed hydrolysis of NaBH(4) in alkaline media, the kinetics of the reaction has been investigated by (11)B NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) measurements taken at different times during the reaction course. Working with BH(4)(-) concentration in the range 0.05-0.1 M and with a(More)
Some quantitative aspects of laser-irradiated pure metals, while approaching phase explosion, are still not completely understood. Here, we develop a model that describes the main quantities regulating the liquid-vapor explosive phase transition and the expulsion of liquid nanodroplets that, by solidifying, give rise to nanoparticle formation. The model(More)
Diamond-like carbon (DLC) films have been prepared by pulsed laser deposition (PLD) (wavelength 248 nm), ablating highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG) at room temperature in a vacuum of 10.2 Pa, at fluences between 0.5 and 35 Jcm. Films have been deposited on Si(100) with and without a SiC interlayer. Structural analysis, such as visible and UV Raman,(More)
Recombination of photogenerated charges is the main factor affecting the photocatalytic activity of TiO2. Here, we report a combined strategy of suppressing both the bulk as well as the surface recombination processes by doping TiO2 with tungsten and forming a nanocomposite with reduced graphene oxide (rGO), respectively. Sol-gel method was used to dope and(More)
Multilayers of titanium oxide on conductive glasses (silica, covered with indium/tin and tin oxides) were obtained by different methods (from suspension, by sol–gel, by vacuum sputtering). X-ray diffraction and positron annihilation depth-resolved characterization of these samples are presented. The data allow us to determine optimal deposition parameters,(More)