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Biodegradable and Insoluble Cellulose Photonic Crystals and Metasurfaces.

Vincenzo Caligiuri, Giacomo Tedeschi, Milan Palei, Mario Miscuglio, Beatriz Martin-Garcia, Susana Guzman-Puyol, Mehdi Keshavarz Hedayati, Anders Kristensen, Athanassia Athanassiou, Roberto Cingolani, Volker J Sorger, Marco Salerno, Francesco Bonaccorso, Roman Krahne, José Alejandro Heredia-Guerrero,

The replacement of plastic with eco-friendly and biodegradable materials is one of the most stringent environmental challenges. In this respect, cellulose stands out as a biodegradable polymer. However, a significant challenge is to obtain biodegradable materials for high-end photonics that are robust in humid environments. Here, we demonstrate the fabrication ... Read more >>

ACS Nano (ACS nano)
[2020, 14(8):9502-9511]

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Triggering Cation Exchange Reactions by Doping.

Urko Petralanda, Luca De Trizio, Graziella Gariano, Roberto Cingolani, Liberato Manna, Sergey Artyukhin,

Cation exchange (CE) reactions have emerged as a technologically important route, complementary to the colloidal synthesis, to produce nanostructures of different geometries and compositions for a variety of applications. Here it is demonstrated with first-principles simulations that an interstitial impurity cation in CdSe nanocrystals weakens nearby bonds and reduces the ... Read more >>

J Phys Chem Lett (The journal of physical chemistry letters)
[2018, 9(17):4895-4900]

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Ultrafast dissolution and creation of bonds in IrTe2 induced by photodoping.

Shin-Ichiro Ideta, Dongfang Zhang, Arend G Dijkstra, Sergey Artyukhin, Sercan Keskin, Roberto Cingolani, Takahiro Shimojima, Kyoko Ishizaka, Hiroyuki Ishii, Kazutaka Kudo, Minoru Nohara, R J Dwayne Miller,

The observation and control of interweaving spin, charge, orbital, and structural degrees of freedom in materials on ultrafast time scales reveal exotic quantum phenomena and enable new active forms of nanotechnology. Bonding is the prime example of the relation between electronic and nuclear degrees of freedom. We report direct evidence ... Read more >>

Sci Adv (Science advances)
[2018, 4(7):eaar3867]

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Cutin from agro-waste as a raw material for the production of bioplastics.

José A Heredia-Guerrero, Antonio Heredia, Eva Domínguez, Roberto Cingolani, Ilker S Bayer, Athanassia Athanassiou, José J Benítez,

Cutin is the main component of plant cuticles constituting the framework that supports the rest of the cuticle components. This biopolymer is composed of esterified bi- and trifunctional fatty acids. Despite its ubiquity in terrestrial plants, it has been underutilized as raw material due to its insolubility and lack of ... Read more >>

J. Exp. Bot. (Journal of experimental botany)
[2017, 68(19):5401-5410]

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Cellulose-polyhydroxylated fatty acid ester-based bioplastics with tuning properties: Acylation via a mixed anhydride system

José A Heredia-Guerrero, Alexander Davis, Andreas Koschella, Antonio Heredia, Athanassia Athanassiou, Ilker S. Bayer, José J. Benítez, Luca Ceseracciu, Luca Goldoni, Roberto Cingolani, Thomas Heinze,

The synthesis of microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) and 9,10,16-hydroxyhexadecanoic (aleuritic) acid ester-based bioplastics was investigated through acylation in a mixed anhydride (trifluoroacetic acid (TFA)/trifluoroacetic acid anhydride (TFAA)), chloroform co-solvent system. The effects of chemical interactions and the molar ratio of aleuritic acid to the anhydroglucose unit (AGU) of cellulose were investigated. ... Read more >>

(Carbohydrate polymers.)
[2017, 173:312-320]

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Cellulose-polyhydroxylated fatty acid ester-based bioplastics with tuning properties: Acylation via a mixed anhydride system.

José A Heredia-Guerrero, Luca Goldoni, José J Benítez, Alexander Davis, Luca Ceseracciu, Roberto Cingolani, Ilker S Bayer, Thomas Heinze, Andreas Koschella, Antonio Heredia, Athanassia Athanassiou,

The synthesis of microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) and 9,10,16-hydroxyhexadecanoic (aleuritic) acid ester-based bioplastics was investigated through acylation in a mixed anhydride (trifluoroacetic acid (TFA)/trifluoroacetic acid anhydride (TFAA)), chloroform co-solvent system. The effects of chemical interactions and the molar ratio of aleuritic acid to the anhydroglucose unit (AGU) of cellulose were investigated. ... Read more >>

Carbohydr Polym (Carbohydrate polymers)
[2017, 173:312-320]

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Microsurgery robots: addressing the needs of high-precision surgical interventions.

Leonardo S Mattos, Darwin G Caldwell, Giorgio Peretti, Francesco Mora, Luca Guastini, Roberto Cingolani,

Robotics has a significant potential to enhance the overall capacity and efficiency of healthcare systems. Robots can help surgeons perform better quality operations, leading to reductions in the hospitalisation time of patients and in the impact of surgery on their postoperative quality of life. In particular, robotics can have a ... Read more >>

Swiss Med Wkly (Swiss medical weekly)
[2016, 146:w14375]

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Report on First International Workshop on Robotic Surgery in Thoracic Oncology.

Giulia Veronesi, Robert Cerfolio, Roberto Cingolani, Jens C Rueckert, Luc Soler, Alper Toker, Umberto Cariboni, Edoardo Bottoni, Uberto Fumagalli, Franca Melfi, Carlo Milli, Pierluigi Novellis, Emanuele Voulaz, Marco Alloisio,

A workshop of experts from France, Germany, Italy, and the United States took place at Humanitas Research Hospital Milan, Italy, on February 10 and 11, 2016, to examine techniques for and applications of robotic surgery to thoracic oncology. The main topics of presentation and discussion were robotic surgery for lung ... Read more >>

(Frontiers in oncology)
[2016, 6:214]

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A Thermochromic Superhydrophobic Surface.

Pietro Cataldi, Ilker S Bayer, Roberto Cingolani, Sergio Marras, Ryad Chellali, Athanassia Athanassiou,

Highly enhanced solid-state thermochromism is observed in regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene), P3HT, when deposited on a superhydrophobic polymer-SiO2 nanocomposite coating. The conformal P3HT coating on the nanocomposite surface does not alter or reduce superhydrophicity while maintaining its reversible enhanced thermochromism. The polymeric matrix of the superhydrophobic surface is comprised of a blend ... Read more >>

Sci Rep (Scientific reports)
[2016, 6:27984]

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Continuous-wave biexciton lasing at room temperature using solution-processed quantum wells.

Joel Q Grim, Sotirios Christodoulou, Francesco Di Stasio, Roman Krahne, Roberto Cingolani, Liberato Manna, Iwan Moreels,

Solution-processed inorganic and organic materials have been pursued for more than a decade as low-threshold, high-gain lasing media, motivated in large part by their tunable optoelectronic properties and ease of synthesis and processing. Although both have demonstrated stimulated emission and lasing, they have not yet approached the continuous-wave pumping regime. ... Read more >>

Nat Nanotechnol (Nature nanotechnology)
[2014, 9(11):891-895]

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An advanced lithium-ion battery based on a graphene anode and a lithium iron phosphate cathode.

Jusef Hassoun, Francesco Bonaccorso, Marco Agostini, Marco Angelucci, Maria Grazia Betti, Roberto Cingolani, Mauro Gemmi, Carlo Mariani, Stefania Panero, Vittorio Pellegrini, Bruno Scrosati,

We report an advanced lithium-ion battery based on a graphene ink anode and a lithium iron phosphate cathode. By carefully balancing the cell composition and suppressing the initial irreversible capacity of the anode in the round of few cycles, we demonstrate an optimal battery performance in terms of specific capacity, ... Read more >>

Nano Lett (Nano letters)
[2014, 14(8):4901-4906]

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The road ahead.

Roberto Cingolani,

Nat Nanotechnol (Nature nanotechnology)
[2013, 8(11):792-793]

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Nanocomposite pattern-mediated magnetic interactions for localized deposition of nanomaterials.

Despina Fragouli, Bruno Torre, Francesca Villafiorita-Monteleone, Athanasia Kostopoulou, Gabriele Nanni, Andrea Falqui, Alberto Casu, Alexandros Lappas, Roberto Cingolani, Athanassia Athanassiou,

We present a method to create, align, and locate magnetic wires throughout and on the surface of patterned polymer matrices, following the magnetophoretic transport and self-assembly of ferromagnetic nanoparticles under a static magnetic field during laser photopolymerization of monomer/nanoparticle casted solutions. The resulting films have the ability to attract and ... Read more >>

ACS Appl Mater Interfaces (ACS applied materials & interfaces)
[2013, 5(15):7253-7257]

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Subnanometer local temperature probing and remotely controlled drug release based on azo-functionalized iron oxide nanoparticles.

Andreas Riedinger, Pablo Guardia, Alberto Curcio, Miguel A Garcia, Roberto Cingolani, Liberato Manna, Teresa Pellegrino,

Local heating can be produced by iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) when exposed to an alternating magnetic field (AMF). To measure the temperature profile at the nanoparticle surface with a subnanometer resolution, here we present a molecular temperature probe based on the thermal decomposition of a thermo-sensitive molecule, namely, azobis[N-(2-carboxyethyl)-2-methylpropionamidine]. Fluoresceineamine ... Read more >>

Nano Lett. (Nano letters)
[2013, 13(6):2399-2406]

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Nanotechnology tools for antibacterial materials.

Loris Rizzello, Roberto Cingolani, Pier Paolo Pompa,

The understanding of the interactions between biological systems and nanoengineered devices is crucial in several research fields, including tissue engineering, biomechanics, synthetic biology and biomedical devices. This review discusses the current knowledge of the interactions between bacteria and abiotic nanostructured substrates. First, the effects of randomly organized nanoscale topography on ... Read more >>

Nanomedicine (Lond) (Nanomedicine (London, England))
[2013, 8(5):807-821]

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Non-blinking single-photon generation with anisotropic colloidal nanocrystals: towards room-temperature, efficient, colloidal quantum sources.

Ferruccio Pisanello, Godefroy Leménager, Luigi Martiradonna, Luigi Carbone, Stefano Vezzoli, Pascal Desfonds, Pantaleo Davide Cozzoli, Jean-Pierre Hermier, Elisabeth Giacobino, Roberto Cingolani, Massimo De Vittorio, Alberto Bramati,

Blinking and single-photon emission can be tailored in CdSe/CdS core/shell colloidal dot-in-rods. By increasing the shell thickness it is possible to obtain almost non-blinking nanocrystals, while the shell length can be used to control single-photon emission probability. ... Read more >>

Adv Mater (Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.))
[2013, 25(14):1974-1980]

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Tailoring the morphology of poly(ethylene oxide)/silver triflate blends: from crystalline to self-assembled nanofibrillar structures.

Vincenzo Caramia, Ilker S Bayer, George C Anyfantis, Roberta Ruffilli, Farouk Ayadi, Luigi Martiradonna, Roberto Cingolani, Athanassia Athanassiou,

Interaction of polyethylene oxide (PEO) with transition metal triflates is a newly emerging research area due to its numerous application fields, such as thin-film power conversion devices and sensors. In the present study, we demonstrate, for the first time, that PEO can solvate silver triflate organic salts in large quantities ... Read more >>

Nanotechnology (Nanotechnology)
[2013, 24(5):055602]

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Controlled antiseptic release by alginate polymer films and beads

Ioannis Liakos, Athanassia Athanassiou, Ilker S. Bayer, Loris Rizzello, Pier Paolo Pompa, Roberto Cingolani,

Biodegradable polymeric materials based on blending aqueous dispersions of natural polymer sodium alginate (NaAlg) and povidone iodine (PVPI) complex, which allow controlled antiseptic release, are presented. The developed materials are either free standing NaAlg films or Ca2+-cross-linked alginate beads, which properly combined with PVPI demonstrate antibacterial and antifungal activity, suitable ... Read more >>

(Carbohydrate polymers.)
[2013, 92(1):176-183]

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Electrical response from nanocomposite PDMS-Ag NPs generated by in situ laser ablation in solution.

Maria Kalyva, Susmit Kumar, Rosaria Brescia, Simona Petroni, Carola La Tegola, Giovanni Bertoni, Massimo De Vittorio, Roberto Cingolani, Athanassia Athanassiou,

Laser ablation technique is employed in order to generate polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)/Ag NPs in situ, starting from a silver target in a solution of PDMS prepolymer and toluene. The produced surfactant-free nanoparticles are characterized by high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) and scanning TEM-high angle annular dark field (STEM-HAADF) imaging modes, ... Read more >>

Nanotechnology (Nanotechnology)
[2013, 24(3):035707]

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Controlled release of doxorubicin loaded within magnetic thermo-responsive nanocarriers under magnetic and thermal actuation in a microfluidic channel.

Manuel Pernia Leal, Andrea Torti, Andreas Riedinger, Rocco La Fleur, Daniela Petti, Roberto Cingolani, Riccardo Bertacco, Teresa Pellegrino,

We report a procedure to grow thermo-responsive polymer shells at the surface of magnetic nanocarriers made of multiple iron oxide superparamagnetic nanoparticles embedded in poly(maleic anhydride-alt-1-ocatadecene) polymer nanobeads. Depending on the comonomers and on their relative composition, tunable phase transition temperatures in the range between 26 and 47 °C under ... Read more >>

ACS Nano (ACS nano)
[2012, 6(12):10535-10545]

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Tactile multisensing on flexible aluminum nitride.

Simona Petroni, Francesco Guido, Bruno Torre, Andrea Falqui, Maria Teresa Todaro, Roberto Cingolani, Massimo De Vittorio,

The integration of a polycrystalline material such as aluminum nitride (AlN) on a flexible substrate allows the realization of elastic tactile sensors showing both piezoelectricity and significant capacitive variation under normal stress. The application of a normal stress on AlN generates deformation of the flexible substrate on which AlN is ... Read more >>

Analyst (The Analyst)
[2012, 137(22):5260-5264]

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Optical properties of in-vitro biomineralised silica.

Alessandro Polini, Stefano Pagliara, Andrea Camposeo, Roberto Cingolani, Xiaohong Wang, Heinz C Schröder, Werner E G Müller, Dario Pisignano,

Silicon is the second most common element on the Earth's crust and its oxide (SiO(2)) the most abundant mineral. Silica and silicates are widely used in medicine and industry as well as in micro- and nano-optics and electronics. However, the fabrication of glass fibres and components requires high temperature and ... Read more >>

Sci Rep (Scientific reports)
[2012, 2:607]

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Influence of organic solvent on optical and structural properties of ultra-small silicon dots synthesized by UV laser ablation in liquid.

Romuald Intartaglia, Komal Bagga, Alessandro Genovese, Athanassia Athanassiou, Roberto Cingolani, Alberto Diaspro, Fernando Brandi,

Ultra small silicon nanoparticles (Si-NPs) with narrow size distribution are prepared in a one step process by UV picosecond laser ablation of silicon bulk in liquid. Characterization by electron microscopy and absorption spectroscopy proves Si-NPs generation with an average size of 2 nm resulting from an in situ photofragmentation effect. ... Read more >>

Phys Chem Chem Phys (Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP)
[2012, 14(44):15406-15411]

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Magnetic nanocarriers with tunable pH dependence for controlled loading and release of cationic and anionic payloads.

Nadja C Bigall, Alberto Curcio, Manuel Pernia Leal, Andrea Falqui, Domenico Palumberi, Riccardo Di Corato, Ennio Albanesi, Roberto Cingolani, Teresa Pellegrino,

Superparamagnetic nanocarriers with tunable pH dependence of the surface charge are designed by a simple co-precipitation method. By exploiting electrostatic interactions, cationic or anionic payloads can be adsorbed and desorbed depending on the pH. On three different resulting nanocarrier systems, experiments of loading and release of gold nanoparticles as well ... Read more >>

Adv. Mater. Weinheim (Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.))
[2011, 23(47):5645-5650]

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Mutagenic effects of gold nanoparticles induce aberrant phenotypes in Drosophila melanogaster.

Giuseppe Vecchio, Antonio Galeone, Virgilio Brunetti, Gabriele Maiorano, Loris Rizzello, Stefania Sabella, Roberto Cingolani, Pier P Pompa,

UNLABELLED: The peculiar physical/chemical characteristics of engineered nanomaterials have led to a rapid increase of nanotechnology-based applications in many fields. However, before exploiting their huge and wide potential, it is necessary to assess their effects upon interaction with living systems. In this context, the screening of nanomaterials to evaluate their ... Read more >>

Nanomedicine (Nanomedicine : nanotechnology, biology, and medicine)
[2012, 8(1):1-7]

Cited: 33 times

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