Elena Tresso

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Herein, we are reporting a rapid one-pot synthesis of MoS2-decorated laser-induced graphene (MoS2-LIG) by direct writing of polyimide foils. By covering the polymer surface with a layer of MoS2 dispersion before processing, it is possible to obtain an in situ decoration of a porous graphene network during laser writing. The resulting material is a(More)
Titanium dioxide (TiO2) and zinc oxide (ZnO) nanostructures have been widely used as photo-catalysts due to their low-cost, high surface area, robustness, abundance and non-toxicity. In this work, four TiO2 and ZnO-based nanostructures, i.e. TiO2 nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs), TiO2 nanotubes (TiO2 NTs), ZnO nanowires (ZnO NWs) and ZnO@TiO2 core-shell structures,(More)
In this paper, a methodology for the streamlining of the sensitization procedure of flowerlike ZnO nanostructures for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) is reported. The sensitization of ZnO surface with ruthenium-based complexes is a particularly critical process, since one has to minimize the dissolution of surface Zn atoms by the protons released from the(More)
In certain polymers the graphenization of carbon atoms can be obtained by laser writing owing to the easy absorption of long-wavelength radiation, which generates photo-thermal effects. On a polyimide surface this process allows the formation of a nanostructured and porous carbon network known as laser-induced graphene (LIG). Herein we report on the effect(More)
A hybrid aerogel, composed of MoS2 sheets of 1T (distorted octahedral) and 2H (trigonal prismatic) phases, finely mixed with few layers of reduced graphene oxide (rGO) and obtained by means of a facile environment-friendly hydrothermal cosynthesis, is proposed as electrode material for supercapacitors. By electrochemical characterizations in three- and(More)
A powerful new technique is reported which enables realistic calculation of the optical energy gap of absorbing thin solid films by an analysis of measured transmittance and reflectance spectra in the fundamental absorption region. At the same time a new analytical method allows the thickness of films to be evaluated by measurements of transmittance only.
Sponge-like nanostructured ZnO layers were successfully employed as photoanodes for the fabrication of highly efficient dye-sensitized solar cells. The sponge-like ZnO layers were obtained by room temperature radio-frequency magnetron sputtering deposition of metallic zinc, followed by thermal oxidation treatment in an ambient atmosphere. The porous films(More)