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Talk “Ab initio study of the stability of H- and O-functionalized graphene” at Nanoinnovation 2016

The Nanoinnovation 2016 Conference and Exhibition will take place on September, 20 – 23 in the Renaissance Cloister by Sangallo at the Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome. In the session TS.II.E Simulation and Modeling for Nanotechnology … Continue reading

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Ab initio calculations for graphene derivatives and bio/inorganic materials: recent updates at NanoItaly 2015

I will bring the following technical contribution on  September 23,Wednesday, during the session IV.4 ‘Molecular dynamics and atomistic simulation ‘ ( 11:20-13:15)   of the NanoItaly 2015 Conference taking place on 21-24 September in Rome. Ab-initio calculations to support ENEA’s surface laboratory activities Ab-initio methods alongside experiments can … Continue reading

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Graphene based Heaters

Next heaters in our houses will be made also of graphene? Not a bad idea! More information here!

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DOE’s Institutes is digging for raw materials solutions

The critical raw materials issue is felt not only in Europe. Also researchers in the Critical Materials Institute (CMI) at the DOE’s Ames Laboratory are looking for innovative answers to rare-earth supply problems. CMI teams are also exploring chemical substitutions … Continue reading

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Application-oriented atomistic design of nanomaterials at Nanoforum 2013

Today in Rome the Nanoforum 2013 conference is starting. The full program can be found here. Caterina Arcangeli and I will present our work in the Design & Modelling at the Nanoscale section. Here are title, authors and abstract. Application-oriented atomistic design of … Continue reading

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In attesa dell’higgsone

Quando è stata diffusa la notizia tanto attesa della “scoperta del bosone di Higgs”, la battuta che ho twittato è stata che non capivo: e se fosse stata un’altra particella di un’altra teoria che per puro caso avesse avuto la … Continue reading

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New graphene batteries proposal

We have already underlined in this blog the discrepancy between the rapid evolution of the computational power and bit storage capabilities in computers, following Moore’s Law, and the quite stable energy storage density in batteries. It would be so necessary to … Continue reading

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New paper with insights into electrical bistability of organic films

An article has been issued last month in the journal Theoretical Chemistry Accounts, discussing new insights into electrical bistability of organic films, in particular fluorescein dyes. The title of the paper is “New insights into oxidation properties and band structure … Continue reading

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PI Day!

Pi, Greek letter (), is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Day is celebrated by math enthusiasts around the world on March 14th. With the use of computers, Pi has been calculated to … Continue reading

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Graphene based and LED heat energy converters

Heat into electricity and heat into light energy converters It’s just curious, but two innovative energy converters from heat to another form of energy have been claimed at the start of this month. The first one I discuss and I … Continue reading

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