<em>PADUA</em>

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

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PADUA PADUA
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<em>MILAN</em>

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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MILAN MILAN
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<em>GENOA</em>

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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GENOA GENOA
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<em>LECCO</em>

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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LECCO LECCO
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Featured researches

3D POROUS Cu–Zn ALLOYS AS ALTERNATIVE ANODE MATERIALS FOR LI-ION BATTERIES WITH SUPERIOR LOW T PERFORMANCE

A joint team between ICMATE CNR Padova and Helmholtz Institute Ulm for Electrochemical Energy Storage has developed a novel class of lithium-ion battery (LIB) anodes based on Zn-rich porous CuxZn1-x intermetallic compounds. The carbon- and binder-free electrodes produced by a cheap and scalable electrodeposition procedure in aqueous media exhibit an extraordinary lithium storage capability at low temperature. These findings pave the way for more efficient, safer and faster charging of LIB-powered vehicles in regions with cold climates.

A.  Varzi,  L.  Mattarozzi,  S.  Cattarin,  P.  Guerriero,  S.  Passerini
Advanced Energy Materials 8 (2018) 1701706.

News & Events

69th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), Bologna, 2-7 September 2018

Organized by a committee chaired by doctor Marco Musiani, ICMATE CNR, and professor Francesco Paolucci, Bologna University and ICMATE associate, the 69th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) has taken place in Bologna, on 2-7 September 2018. The participation of 2033 delegates, from 55 countries, has been the largest in the ISE history.

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1st International Conference on Nanofluids (ICNf) and the 2nd European Symposium on Nanofluids (ESNf)

24th – 26th June 2019, Castellon (Spain)

www.icnf2019.com

These are a series of international conferences under the auspices of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action - NANOUPTAKE (CA15119, www.nanouptake.eu). Focuses of ICNf 2019 include production and characterization of nanofluids and liquid-based nanocomposites, nanofluid-based heat transfer and storage of thermal energy, as well as industrial applications.

Simona Barison, ICMATE CNR, is a member of the Scientific Committee and will be glad to provide information on the Conference.

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KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Editor’s choice in Journal of Cultural Heritage, Volume 33, 2018

Reversal film is a type of film that produces a positive image on a transparent celluloid base. Given its low processing cost, during the last four decades of the 20th century, reversal films have been very popular in many parts of the world, being used for both educational and recreative purposes. The Romanian Animafilm studios published throughout the decades an impressive collection of such films on various subjects, mostly animated stories, but also with historical or educational topics, and many of them are archived in many educational and cultural institutions. They are today a part of the 20th century legacy, in the same time containing images of sights, monuments, panoramas that can no longer be seen in the real world, and their reversal film images are sometimes the only thing preserving their heritage.

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THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS

The research group of Dr. Barreca has an internationally recognized know-how in the fabrication and modification of nanoarchitectures with variable dimensionality by chemical vapor deposition (CVD), either thermal- or plasma-enhanced (PE-CVD), Radio Frequency (RF)-Sputtering and their original combinations. In this regard, attention is also devoted to the synthesis of molecular precursors, endowed with high volatility, stability to air/moisture and clean decomposition patterns under both CVD and PE-CVD conditions.

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The main activity is focused on the production and processing of metallic materials through advanced manufacturing processes, mainly based on laser technology.

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Biomedical fabrics with antibacterial or, more generally, therapeutic purposes are a challenging manufacturing task in textile industries. From one side, the fabric itself hosts the bacteria acting as a medium between the human organism and the microorganisms; on the other hand, it is regarded as a well assessed tool for drug delivery in contact of skin for external applications.

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