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Dipartimento di Fisica e Scienze della Terra

SOFT MATTER PHYSICS

We are a young and dynamic group. We study complex molecular systems on the nanoscale. We have different research lines: sometimes we are "curiosity driven", aiming at some basic research problems, while in other cases we are motivated by some form of technological challenge.

On the fundamental side, we are interested in the dynamics of nanostructured and disordered systems, with particular reference to glasses and other arrested systems in restricted dimensionality, e.g. at surfaces and interfaces.
Our favorite applications are in the fields of food science, biotechnology and biomedicine.
We make extensive use of microscopies (SEM / EDX, AFM, Epifluo) and of spectroscopies (XPCS, confocal micro Raman, Fluorescence)