Our goal is to probe the fundamental properties of two-dimensional (2D) structures, such as graphene and boron nitride. In particular, we focus on the study of the electronic properties of such structures when they are combined/assembled together in order to form 2D hetero-structures. Chemical vapor deposition and magnetron-sputtering are the techniques used to grow these structures in an ultra-high-vacuum (UHV) environment. The UHV allows us to probe the intrinsic properties of these materials. Scanning tunneling microscopy and X-ray photoemission spectroscopy are the main techniques we employ for our investigation.
F.R. Lamastra*, F. Nanni, L. Camilli, R. Matassa, M. Carbone, G. Gusmano, Morphology and structure of electrospun CoFe2O4/multi-wall carbon nanotubes composite nanofibers. Chemical Engineering Journal, 162, 430-435 (2010)
L. Camilli, M. Scarselli*, S. Del Gobbo, P. Castrucci, F. Nanni, E. Gautron, S. Lefrant, M. De Crescenzi, The synthesis and characterization of carbon nanotubes grown by chemical vapor deposition using a stainless steel catalyst, Carbon, 49, 3307-15 (2011)
L. Camilli*, M. Scarselli, S. Del Gobbo, P. Castrucci, F.R. Lamastra, F. Nanni, E. Gautron, S. Lefrant, F. D'Orazio, F. Lucari, M. De Crescenzi. High coercivity of iron-filled cabon nanotubes synthesized on austenitic stainless steel. Carbon, 50, 718-721 (2012)
M. Scarselli*, L. Camilli, P. Castrucci, F. Nanni, S. Del Gobbo, E. Gautron, S. Lefrant, M. De Crescenzi. In-situ formation of noble metal nanoparticles on multiwalled carbon nanotubes and its implication in metal-nanotube interactions. Carbon, 50, 875-884 (2012)
M. Scarselli*, L. Camilli, L. Persichetti, P. Castrucci, S. Lefrant, E. Gautron, M. De Crescenzi Strain analysis of noble metal islands grown on multiwalled carbon nanotubes. Carbon, 50, 3616-3621 (2012)
L. Camilli*, C. Pisani, M. Passacantando, V. Grossi, M. Scarselli, P. Castrucci, M. De Crescenzi. Pressure-dependent electrical conductivity of freestanding three-dimensional carbon nanotube network. Applied Physics Letters, 102, 183117 (2013)