Manuela Scarselli

Name Manuela Scarselli
Work Groups
Laboratory carbon nanotube growth, STM, AFM, XPS, EELS, solar cells
Organisation University of Rome Tor Vergata- Physics department
Areas of Research carbon nanotubes, photocurrent, solar cells, carbon nanotube networks, hydrophobicity, metal nanoparticles and applications
Research Keywords scanning tunneling microsocpy; carbon nanotubes, spectroscopy, photocurrent, solar cells, carbon nanotube networks, hydrophobicity

Areas of Future Interest metal nanoparticles, carbon nanotube networks, water purification

Selected Publications:

Brief CV
Areas of expertise:
Ultra – High – Vacuum Technology; Electron spectroscopies: EELS (Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy), AES (Auger Electron Spectroscopy),LEED (Low Energy Electron Diffraction);STM (Scanning Tunneling Microscopy) in air and in UHV; AFM (Atomic Force Microscopy) in air and in UHV;
Epitaxial Growth Techniques: Si and Ge PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition)

Molecular self-assembly on metal surfaces. STM and spectroscopy studies.

Carbon nanotube (CNT) synthesis by chemical vapour deposition (CVD). Application of CNTs in: solar cells, photo-electrochemistry.
CNTs decoration with metal nanoparticles: first principle studies and applications in solar energy conversion devices.

Carbon nanotube 3D sponge-like systems. Applications: mechanical transducers, water and organic solvent purification process. Hydrophobicity studies.