Francesco Mauri

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Graphene is the two-dimensional building block for carbon allotropes of every other dimensionality. We show that its electronic structure is captured in its Raman spectrum that clearly evolves with the number of layers. The D peak second order changes in shape, width, and position for an increasing number of layers, reflecting the change in the electron(More)
QUANTUM ESPRESSO is an integrated suite of computer codes for electronic-structure calculations and materials modeling, based on density-functional theory, plane waves, and pseudopotentials (norm-conserving, ultrasoft, and projector-augmented wave). The acronym ESPRESSO stands for opEn Source Package for Research in Electronic Structure, Simulation, and(More)
We have constructed and operated the ICARUS T600 liquid argon (LAr) time projection chamber (TPC). The ICARUS T600 detector is the largest LAr TPC ever built, with a size of about 500 tons of fully imaging mass. The design and assembly of the detector relied on industrial support and represents the applications of concepts matured in laboratory tests to the(More)
We demonstrate that graphite phonon dispersions have two Kohn anomalies at the Gamma-E(2g) and K-A'1 modes. The anomalies are revealed by two sharp kinks. By an exact analytic derivation, we show that the slope of these kinks is proportional to the square of the electron-phonon coupling (EPC). Thus, we can directly measure the EPC from the experimental(More)
Graphene1 is the physical realization of many fundamental concepts and phenomena in solid-state physics2. However, in the list of graphene’s many remarkable properties3–6, superconductivity is notably absent. If it were possible to find a way to induce superconductivity, it could improve the performance and enable more efficient integration of a variety of(More)
Density functional theory is demonstrated to reproduce the 13C and 11B NMR chemical shifts of icosahedral boron carbides with sufficient accuracy to extract previously unresolved structural information from experimental NMR spectra. B4C can be viewed as an arrangement of 3-atom linear chains and 12-atom icosahedra. According to our results, all the chains(More)
The incorporation of Mg in hydroxyapatite (HA) was investigated using multinuclear solid state NMR, X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and computational modeling. High magnetic field (43)Ca solid state NMR and Ca K-edge XAS studies of a ∼10% Mg-substituted HA were performed, bringing direct evidence of the preferential substitution of Mg in the Ca(II)(More)
The 1H, 13C and 19F magic-angle spinning NMR spectra have been recorded for Form 1 of flurbiprofen. In the case of 19F, spinning sideband analysis has produced data for the components of the shielding tensor. The chemical shift of the hydrogen-bonded proton was found to be 14.0 ppm. Shielding parameters for all three nuclei have been calculated using(More)
We determine from first principles the finite-temperature properties-linewidths, line shifts, and lifetimes-of the key vibrational modes that dominate inelastic losses in graphitic materials. In graphite, the phonon linewidth of the Raman-active E(2g) mode is found to decrease with temperature; such anomalous behavior is driven entirely by electron-phonon(More)