The seat carries out research and technology transfer in different areas of chemistry, materials and energetics




Research activity in Milan concerns the properties and technology of structural and functional materials, fluid dynamics, and diagnostics or reactive systems.


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ICMATE-Genoa has expertise in the fields of physical chemistry of interfaces and in the preparation of powders, ceramics and composites of functional oxides.


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ICMATE-Lecco is one of the few centers in Italy able to operate in the secondary metallurgy of advanced metallic materials


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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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11st International Symposium on Electrochemical Impedance Analysis 2017

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.

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Green Catalysis by Design

Winter School & Conference

Padua - Italy, 21 to 24 February 2017

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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.

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Studies of the physico-chemical properties of the solid-liquid interfaces at high temperatures, in particular wetting and reactivity, and of the related mechanisms.

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A relevant part of the research activity is focused on the optimization of innovative "wet chemistry" synthesis processes through three general approaches:

  1. hydrothermal
  2. miniemulsion
  3. 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.

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