Marinella Striccoli

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Organic capped luminescent CdSe@ZnS nanocrystals (NCs) have been incorporated in block copolymer micelles, formed by polyethylene glycol modified phospholipids (PEG lipids). The obtained water soluble NC including PEG lipid micelles have been conjugated with bovine serum albumine (BSA). The entire process has been investigated by using optical, structural(More)
The aim of this study is to identify current knowledge gaps in fate, exposure, and toxicity of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs), highlight research gaps, and suggest future research directions. Humans and other living organisms are exposed to ENMs during production or use of products containing them. To assess the hazards of ENMs, it is important to assess(More)
The performance of all metamaterial-based applications is significantly limited by the inherent and strong energy dissipation present in metals, especially in the visible range. In fact, these materials suffer from rather strong damping of the plasmon fields which can become obstructive for most optical and photonic applications. Therefore, eliminating(More)
In the past decade, semiconductor nanoparticles have attracted much attention arising from the fundamental scientific interest in understanding the transition of material properties from the bulk to molecular-like clusters and their potential applications. The main issue in the preparation of semiconductor nanocrystals is a careful control of particle size(More)
Inkjet technology is a compelling method for the flexible and cost-effective printing of functional inks. We show that nanocomposite solutions based on polystyrene and differently sized core/shell-type nanocrystals (NCs) formed by a CdSe core coated with a shell of ZnS (CdSe@ZnS) in a single solvent, chloroform, can be reliably dispensed into luminescent,(More)
Original nanocomposites have been obtained by direct incorporation of pre-synthesized oleic acid capped TiO(2) nanorods into properly functionalized poly(methyl methacrylate) copolymers, carrying carboxylic acid groups on the repeating polymer unit. The presence of carboxylic groups on the alkyl chain of the host functionalized copolymer allows an highly(More)
Asymmetric binary nanocrystals (BNCs) formed by a spherical γ-Fe(2)O(3) magnetic domain epitaxially grown onto a lateral facet of a rodlike anatase TiO(2) nanorod have been functionalized with PEG-terminated phospholipids, resulting in a micellar system that enables the BNC dispersion in aqueous solution. The further processability of the obtained(More)
The fabrication of highly monodisperse silica coated Au NPs by the microemulsion approach and the selection of the nanostructure morphology have been described. Several experimental conditions, synthetic parameters and post-preparative strategies such as reaction time, precursor concentration, size selection techniques and NP surface treatments have been(More)
In this work, single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) have been chemically functionalized at their walls with a membrane protein, namely the mutated bacteriorhodopsin D96N, integrated in its native archaeal lipid membrane. The modification of the SWNT walls with the mutant has been carried out in different buffer solutions, at pH 5, 7.5 and 9, to investigate(More)