Vittorio Morandi

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We present the science and technology roadmap for graphene, related two-dimensional crystals, and hybrid systems, targeting an evolution in technology, that might lead to impacts and benefits reaching into most areas of society. This roadmap was developed within the framework of the European Graphene Flagship and outlines the main targets and research areas(More)
A conventional scanning electron microscope equipped with a LaB6 source has been modified to operate in a scanning transmission mode. Two detection strategies have been considered, one based on the direct collection of transmitted electrons, the other on the collection of secondary electrons resulting from the conversion of the transmitted ones. Two types(More)
Experimental and theoretical results on image contrast of semiconductor multi-layers in scanning electron microscopy investigation are reported. Two imaging modes have been considered: backscattered electron imaging of bulk specimen and scanning transmission imaging of thinned specimens. The following main results have been reached. The image resolution of(More)
While the unique elastic properties of monolayer graphene have been extensively investigated, less knowledge has been developed so far on folded graphene. Nevertheless, it has been recently suggested that fold-induced curvature (without in-plane strain) could possibly affect the local chemical and electron transport properties of graphene, envisaging a(More)
A nanomemristor based on SiO(2) is fabricated in situ with spatial control at the nanoscale. The proposed system exhibits peculiar properties such as the possibility to be regenerated after being stressed or damaged and the possibility to expose the metal and the oxide interfaces by removing the top electrodes.
We study the mechanism of surface adsorption of organic dyes on graphene, and successive exfoliation in water of these dye-functionalized graphene sheets. A systematic, comparative study is performed on pyrenes functionalized with an increasing number of sulfonic groups. By combining experimental and modeling investigations, we find an unambiguous(More)
A major obstacle in the field of nanotoxicology is the development of an in vitro model that accurately predicts an in vivo response. To address this concern, rat liver precision-cut slices were used to assess the impact of 5-nm gold nanoparticles (GNPs) coated with polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) on the mammalian liver, following exposure to different(More)
The main advantage for applications of graphene and related 2D materials is that they can be produced on large scales by liquid phase exfoliation. The exfoliation process shall be considered as a particular fragmentation process, where the 2D character of the exfoliated objects will influence significantly fragmentation dynamics as compared to standard(More)
We present a novel additive process, which allows the spatially controlled integration of nanoparticles (NPs) inside silicon surfaces. The NPs are placed between a conductive stamp and a silicon surface; by applying a bias voltage a SiO(2) layer grows underneath the stamp protrusions, thus embedding the particles. We report the successful nanoembedding of(More)
Multifunctional materials can be engineered by combining multiple chemical components, each conferring a well-defined function to the ensemble. Graphene is at the centre of an ever-growing research effort due to its combination of unique properties. Here we show that the large conformational change associated with the trans-cis photochemical isomerization(More)