The activity is focused on the interfacial properties of complex systems in presence of surfactants and solid micro-nanoparticles.
Interfacial properties and citotoxicity of laser irradiated antibiotic derivatives in biomedical fabrics
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.
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.