The Institute of Condensed Matter Chemistry and Technologies for Energy (ICMATE) is a highly interdisciplinary institute, with high expertise in basic sciences such as Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science and Engineering.
The broad engineering and technological expertise, combined with a vast park of scientific instruments, promotes the great contribution that ICMATE, following programs drawn by the National Research Council, can provides for the advancement of the country system.
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November 6-10 2017 - Hotel Cenobio dei Dogi
Camogli - Genova - Portofino Coast - Italy
The 11st International Symposium on Electrochemical Impedance Analysis (EIA11) is the next link of well established chain of EIA conferences held every three years. This edition in organized by DICCA-University of Genoa and ICMATE-National Research Council - Italy.
Winter School & Conference
Padua - Italy, 21 to 24 February 2017
This week's featured researches
3D catalytic systems obtained through the deposition of Pd, Pt or Rh nanoparticles onto Ni or Fe-Cr-Al alloy foams are effective toward both electrochemical processes and gas phase oxidation reactions.
Studies of the physico-chemical properties of the solid-liquid interfaces at high temperatures, in particular wetting and reactivity, and of the related mechanisms.
A relevant part of the research activity is focused on the optimization of innovative "wet chemistry" synthesis processes through three general approaches:
- nucleation and growth from solution
A first approach is based on the combination of hydrothermal treatments with oxalates co-precipitation. This approach has been used for the production of nanomaterials with interesting magnetic properties, in particular ferrites and manganites, with crystallite domains with average sizes ranging between 5 and 50 nm.