Gabriele D'Avino

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The increasing use of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) calls for solutions for mastering the complexity due to WSN heterogeneity and differentiated user needs. This paper presents an architecture, named iCAAS, designed to collect, to store, to manage and to make available to users data received from heterogeneous WSNs. The aim of the architecture is to(More)
In this work, we study in detail the hydrodynamics and the Brownian motions of a spheroidal particle suspended in a Newtonian fluid near a flat rigid wall. We employ 3D Finite Element Method (FEM) simulations to compute how the mobility tensor of the spheroid varies with both the particle-wall separation distance and the particle orientation. We then study(More)
The stress tensor for a dilute suspension of buoyancy-free, inertialess, non-Brownian, rigid spheres immersed in a viscoelastic liquid is determined via a perturbative expansion. The perturbation parameter is the Deborah number De, giving the ratio between the characteristic time of the liquid and the characteristic time of the imposed flow. The stress is(More)
The extraordinary semiconducting properties of conjugated organic materials continue to attract attention across disciplines including materials science, engineering, chemistry, and physics, particularly with application to organic electronics. Such materials are used as active components in light-emitting diodes, field-effect transistors, or photovoltaic(More)
Fc-PTM is a valence tautomeric radical, where the ferrocene (Fc) group, a good electron donor, is linked by an ethylenic spacer to a perchlorotriphenylmethyl radical (PTM(*)), a good electron acceptor. In solution this compound exists mainly in the neutral Fc-PTM(*) form which can be photoexcited through an intramolecular electron transfer to the(More)
We present a theoretical investigation of the anomalous ferroelectricity of mixed-stack charge transfer molecular crystals, based on the Peierls-Hubbard model, and first-principles calculations for its parametrization. This approach is first validated by reproducing the temperature-induced transition and the electronic polarization of TTF-CA, and then(More)
Diffuse x-ray data for mixed-stack organic charge-transfer crystals approaching the neutral-ionic phase transition can be quantitatively explained as due to the softening of the optical phonon branch. The interpretation is fully consistent with vibrational spectra, and underlines the importance of electron-phonon coupling in low-dimensional systems with(More)
To fully exploit the promise of molecular materials for NLO applications, inter- and supramolecular interactions must be accounted for. We review our recent work on electrostatic interchromophore interactions in multichromophores for NLO applications. The discussion is based on a bottom-up modeling strategy: each chromophore is described in terms of an(More)
The molecular organization of functional organic materials is one of the research areas where the combination of theoretical modeling and experimental determinations is most fruitful. Here we present a brief summary of the simulation approaches used to investigate the inner structure of organic materials with semiconducting behavior, paying special(More)
Current research in organic electronics is clearly evidencing that the strive to produce efficient organic electronic devices requires high performance materials that can only be realized through a rational design [Special11]. Although polymer-based systems are at the moment the most appealing for market applications, mainly because of their solution(More)