Filippo Fabbri

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The increasing need for new materials capable of solar fuel generation is central in the development of a green energy economy. In this contribution, we demonstrate that black TiO(2) nanoparticles obtained through a one-step reduction/crystallization process exhibit a bandgap of only 1.85 eV, which matches well with visible light absorption. The electronic(More)
Although generally ascribed to the presence of defects, an ultimate assignment of the different contributions to the emission spectrum in terms of surface states and deep levels in ZnO nanostructures is still lacking. In this work we unambiguously give first evidence that zinc vacancies at the (1010) nonpolar surfaces are responsible for the green(More)
A very bright room-temperature cathodoluminescence (CL) signal, tunable in the visible range by changing the Eu(2+) concentration, has been observed in Eu-doped SiOC films. Depth-resolved CL measurements demonstrate that a bilayer consisting of two SiOC films containing different Eu concentrations allows the continuous tuning of the Eu(2+) emission from(More)
Tailoring the structural and electronic properties of 3D nanostructures via bottom-up techniques would pave the way for novel low-cost applications. One of such possibilities is offered by ZnO branched nanostructures like tetrapods, that have recently attracted attention for nanodevice applications from nanoelectronics to drug delivery. The conventional(More)
It is demonstrated that boron-doped nanowires have predominantly long-term stable wurtzite phase while the majority of phosphorus-doped ones present diamond phase. A simplified model based on the different solubility of boron and phosphorus in gold is proposed to explain their diverse effectiveness in retaining the wurtzite phase. The wurtzite nanowires(More)
The development of innovative nanosystems opens new perspectives for multidisciplinary applications at the frontier between materials science and nanomedicine. Here we present a novel hybrid nanosystem based on cytocompatible inorganic SiC/SiOx core/shell nanowires conjugated via click-chemistry procedures with an organic photosensitizer, a(More)
Depth-resolved cathodoluminescence spectroscopy of silicon supersaturated with sulfur. Article is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use. The MIT Faculty has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story(More)
We report the influence of the native amorphous SiO(2) shell on the cathodoluminescence emission of 3C-SiC/SiO(2) core/shell nanowires. A shell-induced enhancement of the SiC near-band-edge emission is observed and studied as a function of the silicon dioxide thickness. Since the diameter of the investigated SiC cores rules out any direct bandgap optical(More)
Silicon, the mainstay semiconductor in microelectronic circuitry, is considered unsuitable for optoelectronic applications owing to its indirect electronic band gap, which limits its efficiency as a light emitter. Here we show the light emission properties of boron-doped wurtzite silicon nanowires measured by cathodoluminescence spectroscopy at room(More)
The growth of SiOx nanowires (NWs) with intense white emission is reported. Due to carbon monoxide gas being used as a dopant precursor, carbon-doped under-stoichiometric silicon dioxide NWs are obtained. The doping of the NWs is studied by means of x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, which allows to assess the presence of carbon atoms in the silicon oxide(More)