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Electrodeposition and modification of compact or porous (nano- and micro-structured) metals and alloys to obtain high surface electrodes for applications in catalysis and sensors.

Preparation, modification and characterization of porous gold thin layers mainly used as optical sensors.

Preparation and characterization of 3D electrodes obtained modifying Ni foams with noble metals (Pd, Pt, Rh…) for application in electrocatalysis (hydrogen evolution reaction, oxidation of alcohols, reduction of nitrate…)

Experimental study of electrochemical systems with distributed properties by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and development of models for data analysis.

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    • Comisso N., Cattarin S., Guerriero P., Mattarozzi L., Musiani M., Verlato E.
      Oxygen bubble-templated anodic deposition of porous PbO2
      Electrochem. Comm. 60 (2015) 144-147.
    • L. Mattarozzi, S. Cattarin, N. Comisso, R. Gerbasi, P. Guerriero, M. Musiani, L. Vázquez-Gómez, E. Verlato
      Hydrogen evolution assisted electrodeposition of porous Cu-Ni alloy electrodes and their use for nitrate reduction in alkali
      Electrochim. Acta 140 (2014) 337-344.
    • M. E. Orazem, I. Frateur, B. Tribollet, V. Vivier, S. Marcelin, N. Pébère, A. L. Bunge, E. A. White, D. P. Riemer, M. Musiani
      Dielectric properties of materials showing constant-phase-element (CPE) impedance response
      J. Electrochem. Soc. 160 (2013) C215-C225.
    • Verlato E, Cattarin S, Comisso N, Gambirasi A, Musiani M, Vazquez-Gomez L
      Preparation of Pd-modified Ni foam electrodes and their use as anodes for the oxidation of alcohols in basic media
      Electrocatalysis 3 (2012) 48-58.
    • Rouya E., Cattarin S., Reed M.L., Kelly R.G., Zangari G.
      Electrochemical characterization of the surface area of nanoporous gold films
      J. Electrochem. Soc. 159 (2012) K97-K102.

    • Project MiSE “Valutazione e utilizzazione dei biocombustibili ottenuti da residui o scarti agricoli di scarso valore intrinseco e di alghe per l’applicazione in impianti di cogenerazione basati su microturbine” – Accordo di Programma CNR – MiSE per il sistema elettrico.

    • Collaboration with LISE CNRS (Paris), CIRIMAT, ENSIACET (Toulouse) and with the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, for the study of electrochemical systems with distributed properties by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy.
    • Research regarding gold porous film is carried out in collaboration with IIT, Dipartimento Nanostrutture (Genova) and with University of Virginia, Materials Science and Engineering Department.