Lucia Ciabini

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The chemical transformation of crystalline benzene into an amorphous solid (a-C:H) was induced at high pressure by employing laser light of suitable wavelengths. The reaction was forced to occur at 16 GPa, well below the pressure value (23 GPa) where the reaction normally occurs. Different laser sources were used to tune the pumping wavelength into the red(More)
Success in designing and tailoring solid-state reactions depends on the knowledge of the mechanisms regulating the reactivity at the microscopic level. In spite of several attempts to rationalize the reactivity of crystals, the question of the existence of a critical distance for a reaction to occur remains unsolved. In this framework, the role of lattice(More)
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