EspLORE is a project focusing on the potential of novel forms of carbon with an application-oriented approach. The project is hosted at Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy), at the Department of Energy and is funded for 5 years by the European Reseach Council - ERC under the Consolidator Grant scheme (Grant N°724610) and is coordinated by the principal investigator Prof. Carlo S. Casari.
What are sp-Carbon wires?
Carbon films, graphite, diamond and Carbon Fiber Composites (CFC), play a leading role in many technology and engineering fields. In the last 30 years, fullerenes, nanotubes and graphene pushed further the opportunities of nanotechnology applications. Carbon-atom wires, based on sp-hybridization, are the ultimate 1D carbon nanostructures (1-atom diameter) with amazing properties. The design and control of wire structure open the way to build materials with tunable properties, which is at present a largely unexplored topic.
By means of a multdisciplinary approach, merging competencies in physics, nanotechnology materials science and engineering, EspLORE aims at addressing the potential of carbon-atom wires for developing novel functional coatings in an application-oriented approach. The activity includes fabrication, advanced characterization, thin film deposition, assessment of functional properties and performance test in devices.
Talk entitled: “Ultrafast coherent manipulation of free electrons via quantum interaction with shaped optical fields” given by Giovanni Vanacore from the University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan (Italy) When: Tuesday 15th November 2022…
Winners of the Startcup Lombardia 2022 with the team ENIGMA composed by Sonia Peggiani, Alessandro Vidale, Anna Facibeni and Carlo Casari. ENIGMA is an outcome of the PoC project PROTECHT in the framework of the ERC Consolidator Grant EspLORE.
Sonia Peggiani has been interviewed in the podcast Penso Dunque Realizzo. She talked about her research work experience about Carbon atomic wires in the framework of the EspLORE project. The…
At PoliMi answers – Questions to science C. Casari answers to the question about 2D Materials what they are and why they are so special. Look here for more info
The 22° the 22nd international vacuum congress has been held in Sapporo Japan in the period 9-16 September 2022. The EspLORE team participated with two oral contributions