Group’s papers


  1. Nano-voids in epoxy resins: Role in the transport of light gases, Polymer 113, 147-155 (2017)

  2. Co-Mo-B Nanoparticles as a non-precious and efficient Bifunctional Electrocatalyst for Hydrogen and Oxygen Evolution, Electrochimica Acta, 232, 64-71 (2017)

  3. Simulation of phase explosion in the nanosecond laser ablation of aluminum, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 489, 126-130 (2016)


  1. On the thermodynamic path enabling a room-temperature, laser-assisted graphite to nanodiamond transformation, Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group) 6, 35244 (2016)

  2. Dynamics of liquid nanodroplet formation in nanosecond laser ablation of metals, Applied Surface Science, in press (2016)

  3. Dependence of photocatalysis on charge carrier separation in Ag doped and decorated TiO2 nano-composites, Catalysis Science and Technology, accepted manuscript (2016)

  4. On the effect of Sn-doping in hematite anodes for oxygen evolution, Electrochimica Acta 214, 345-353 (2016)

  5. Porous versus Compact Nanosized Fe(III)-Based Water Oxidation Catalyst for Photoanodes Functionalization, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8, 20003-20011 (2016)

  6. Charge Carrier Recombination Dynamics of Semiconductor Photocatalysts, Application Note of Edinburgh Instruments Ltd. (June 2016)
  7. Synthesis and Characterization of Cu and N Co-Doped RF-Sputtered TiO2 Films: Photoluminescence Dynamics of Charge Carriers Relevant for Water Splitting. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 120, 12042-12050 (2016)

  8. Physical vapor deposition of mixed-metal oxides based on Fe, Co and Ni as water oxidation catalysts, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, 42, 155 (2016)

  9. Second order optical nonlinearity in silicon by simmetry breaking, Applied Physics Reviews, 3, 011104 (2016)

  10. Efficient Co-B-codoped TiO2 photocatalyst for degradation of organic water pollutant under visible light, Applied Catalysis B: Environ. 183, 242 (2016)

  11. Effect of annealing and nanostructuring on pulsed laser deposited WS2 for HER catalysis, Appl. Catal. A: Gen. 510, 156 (2016)
  1. In Situ X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy-X-ray Diffraction Investigation of Nb-H Nanoclusters in MgH2 during Hydrogen Desorption, J. Phys. Chem. C, 119, 7765 (2015)
  2. Influence of nano-level molecular packing on the gas transport properties in amine-modified epoxy resins, Polymer, 58, 130 (2015)
  3. Progress in Co-B related catalyst for hydrogen production by hydrolysis of boron-hydrides: A review and the perspectives to substitute noble metals, 40, 1429 (2015)
  4. Improvement of the electron collection efficiency in porous hematite using a thin iron oxide underlayer: towards efficient all-iron based photoelectrodes, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17, 29661 (2015)

  5. Experimental and Theoretical Investigations on the Activity and Stability of Substitutional and Interstitial Boron in TiO2 Photocatalyst, Journ. Phys. Chem. C, 119, 18581 (2015)
  6. Cobalt-Boride: An efficient and robust electrocatalyst for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction, Journ. Pow. Sources, 279, 620 (2015)
  7. CO2 Laser irradiation of GeO2 planar waveguide fabricated by rf-sputtering, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (ICMST 2012)  Book Series: IOP Conference Series-Materials Science and Engineering   Volume: 73     Article Number: 012006   Published: 2015
  8. Ruthenium nanoparticles supported over carbon thin film catalyst synthesized by pulsed laser deposition for hydrogen production from ammonia borane, Applied Catalysis A: General 495, 23 (2015)
  9. Highly photo-catalytically active hierarchical 3D porous/urchin nanostructured Co3O4 coating synthesized by Pulsed Laser Deposition, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 166-167, 475 (2015)

  10. Liquid nanodroplet formation through phase explosion mechanism in laser-irradiated metal targets. Phys. Rev. E 92, 031301(R) (2015)

  11. Copper and Nitrogen co-doped TiO2 photocatalyst with enhanced optical absorption and catalytic activity, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 168, 333 (2015)
  12. Rapid hydrogenation of amorphous TiO2 to produce efficient H-doped anatase for photocatalytic water splitting, Applied Catalysis A: General 500, 69 (2015)

  13. Synthesis of mesoporous ITO/TiO2 electrodes for optoelectronics, Materials Letters 139, 355 (2015)
  1. Formation of an intermediate band in the energy gap of TiO2 by Cu-N-codoping: First principles study and experimental evidenceSolar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 125,120 (2014)
  2. Multilayer films of Indium Tin Oxide/TiO2 codoped with Vanadium and Nitrogen for efficient photocatalytic water splitting, International Journal of Nanotechnology 11, 1017 (2014)
  3. Efficient photocatalytic degradation of organic water pollutants using V-N-codoped TiO2 thin films, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 150, 74 (2014)
  4. Pulsed-laser deposition of nanostructured Iron-Oxide catalysts for efficient water oxidation, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 6, 6186 (2014)
  5. Comprehensive studies on the interaction of copper nanoparticles with bovine serum albumin using various spectroscopies, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 113, 276 (2014)
  6. Esterase activity of BSA-ZnO nanoparticle complex, AIP Conference Proceedings 1591, 205 (2014)
  7. Gas transport through nanocomposite membrane composed by polyethylene with dispersed graphite nanoplatelets, Journal of Membrane Science 463, 196 (2014)
  8. Nano-cluster assembled films, produced by pulsed laser deposition, for catalysis and the photocatalysis, Springer Series in Materials Science 191, 213 (2014)
  9. Pulsed laser deposition of Co3O4 nanocatalysts for dye degradation and CO oxidation, Applied Surface Science 302, 105 (2014)
  10. Upgraded production of (1R,5S)-1-hydroxy-3,6-dioxa-bicyclo[3.2.1]octan-2-one from cellulose catalytic pyrolysis and its detection in bio-oils by spectroscopic methodsJournal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis 110, 285 (2014)
  11. Structural Evolution and Medium Range Order in Permanently Densified Vitreous SiO2, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 045501
  12. AEgIS experiment: Towards antihydrogen beam production for antimatter gravity measurementsThe European Physical Journal D, 68, 41 (2014)
  13. Depth profiling and morphological characterization of AlN thin films deposited on Si substrates using a reactive sputter magnetronThe European Physical Journal Applied Physics 67, 21301 (2014)
  14. Detection of low energy antiproton annihilations in a segmented silicon detector, Journ. Instrument. 9, P06020 (2014)
  15. A moire´ deflectometer for antimatter, Nature Communications 5, 4538 (2014)
  16. Positronium cooling at cryogenic temperature for advanced experimentsJournal of Physics: Conference Series, 505, 012038 (2014)
  17. Positron bunching system for producing positronium clouds  into vacuumJournal of Physics: Conference Series 505 012031 (2014)
  18. GeO2 glass ceramic planar waveguides fabricated by RF-sputteringProc. SPIE 8982, Optical Components and Materials XI, 89820D (2014)
  19. Development of nuclear emulsions operating in vacuum for the AEgIS experiment, Journ. Instrument. 9 C01061 (2014)
  20. AE(g)over-barIS Experiment: Measuring the acceleration g of the earth’s gravitational field on antihydrogen beam, THE EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL CONFERENCES 71, 00128 (2014) 
  21. Investigation of silicon sensors for their use as antiproton annihilation detectors, Nucl. Instr. and Meth. in Phys. Res. A 765, 161 (2014).
  1. Pulsed laser deposition of cluster-assembled films for catalysis and the photocatalysis relevant to energy and the environment, Applied Surface Science 278, 19 (2013)
  2. Study of interaction of ZnO nanoparticles with human serum albumin using fluorescence spectroscopy, AIP Conference Proceedings 1512, 130 (2013)
  3. Backscattered electrons from gold surface films deposited on silicon substrates: a joint experimental and computational investigation to add new potentiality to electron microscopy, Surface and Interface Analysis 45, 677 (2013)
  4. Cobalt/cobalt oxide nanoparticles-assembled coatings with various morphology and composition synthesized by pulsed laser deposition, Surface and Coatings Technology 235, 784 (2013)
  5. Co-B nanoparticles supported over FSM type mesoporous silica: an efficient nanocatalyst for hydrogen production by hydrolysis of Ammonia Borane, AIP Conference Proceedings 1512, 284 (2013)
  6. Caratterizzazione chimico fisica delle scritte dei pastori del monte Cornon in val di Fiemme, ISBN 9788887115765
  7. Mesoporous Co-B nanocatalyst for efficient hydrogen production by hydrolysis of sodium borohydride, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 38, 14685 (2013)
  8. Construction method and optical characterization of parabolic solar modules for concentration systems, Solar Energy 94, 19 (2013)
  9. Magnesium growth in magnesium deuteride thin films during deuterium desorption, Journal of Alloys and Compunds 581 S1, S29 (2013)
  10. Co-B catalyst supported over mesoporous silica for hydrogen production by catalytic hydrolysis of Ammonia Borane: A study on influence of pore structure, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 140– 141, 125 (2013)
  11. Visible light photocatalytic degradation of 4-chlorophenol using vanadium and nitrogen Co-doped TiO2, AIP Conference Proceedings 1512, 280 (2013)
  12. A new apparatus for carbon monoxide oxidation studies performed over thin film catalysts, Measurement Science and Technology 24, 125901 (2013)
  13. Improved H2 production rate by hydrolysis of Ammonia Borane using quaternary alloy catalysts, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 38, 3313 (2013)
  14. Co3O4 nanoparticles assembled coatings synthesized by different techniques for photo-degradation of methylene blue dye, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 132– 133, 204 (2013)
  15. Systematic investigation on the interaction of bovine serum albumin with ZnO nanoparticles using fluorescence spectroscopy, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 102, 257 (2013)
  16. Study of Positronium formation in nano-channelled silicon as a function of sample temperature, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 443, 012061 (2013)
  17. Optimization of a multi-ring detector for Ps time of flight measurements, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 443, 012074 (2013)
  18. Particle tracking at 4K: The Fast Annihilation Cryogenic Tracking (FACT) detector for the AEgIS antimatter gravity experiment, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 732, 437 (2013)
  19. Development of nuclear emulsions with spatial resolution for the AEgIS experiment, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 732, 325 (2013)
  20. CO_2 Laser irradiation of GeO_2 planar waveguide fabricated by rf-sputtering, Optical Materials Express 3, 1561 (2013)
  21. AEgIS experiment commissioning at CERN, AIP Conference Proceedings 1521, 144 (2013)
  22. Prospects for measuring the gravitational free-fall of antihydrogen with emulsion detectors, Journal of Instrumentation 8, P08013 (2013)