Materials Science

Main objective of the curriculum in Materials Science is the training of Philosophy Doctors expert in the field of new advanced materials and nanosciences. In the last few years, material science has developed worldwide, owing to the huge interest in materials with peculiar properties, suited for the most varied applications, ranging from electronics to sensors and devices, from the chemical to the physical sciences and to the biological applications, from building to
motor or aviation industry, just to quote a few significant examples. It is therefore important to train researchers possessing a good balance of base knowledge and applicative skills, as it is nowadays required from industries and enterprises operating with everyday more advanced technologies, with a constant innovation perspective, and by the international research institutions. 
Materials science, with particular attention to the development of advanced materials on the nanometric scale, is present
in different fields, such as chemistry, physics, chemical-physics of hybrid organic-inorganic systems, electronics, applied mathematics, crystallography. The research groups mainly based in the Physics and Chemistry Departments of the "La Sapienza" University of Rome boast several high scientific skills at the international level in such fields, and the participation of Ph.D. students in these experimental groups constitutes one of the main issues of their education.

Teaching 2018-2019 Curriculum in Materials Science


S1 Experimental Methods for the Determination of the Structure and the Electronic Properties of Low-Dimensional Solid Systems (from February to June 2019) Prof.Carlo Mariani (Sapienza Università di Roma) and Proff. Settimio Mobilio / Francesco Offi / Alessandro Ruocco (Roma Tre) Basic Module (mandatory) 32 hours (4 CFU): Interaction of Electromagnetic Radiation with Matter and Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Resonant PhotoemissionProgramIntroduction to the photoelectron spectroscopy: theoretical background, the three-step model, atoms and molecules, low-dimensional solid systems, experiments with angular resolution, time-resolved experiments. Instrumentation: charged particles, Auger electron spectroscopy and resonant photoemission. Theoretical background of absorption. Multiple scattering theory: a method for the observation of the electronic states and spectroscopy measurements. Surfaces and low-dimensional systems, electronic properties. Core-level photoemission and surface core-level shifts. Angular resolved photoemissione, electronic band structure. Band structure of exemplary 1D and 2D systems. Electromagnetic radiation sources, synchrotron radiation. Introduction to the free-electron laser: a coherent source of radiation from UV to X rays.
Optional Specialistic Modules ( 2 CFU) a) Professor Paolo Postorino (Sapienza): Spettroscopia Raman in sistemi di bassa dimensionalità
b) Dr. Alberto Bravin (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, ESRF): Metodi sperimentali di imaging tomografico con luce di sincrotrone: sorgente, strumentazione ed acquisizione dati
c) Dr. Vittorio Foglietti (CNR - Roma Tre): Tecniche di micro e nanofabbricazione
List of useful courses from the Master degree: I semester
Master S1 Surface Physics and Nanostructure , 48 ore (6 CFU) (Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Fisica),
M.G. Betti Master S2 Chimica Fisica dello Stato Solido e dei Materiali Nano-strutturati, 48 ore (6 CFU) (Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Chimica Industriale),
D. Dini Master S3 Sistemi di produzione ed accumulo dell'energia, 48 ore (6 CFU) (Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Chimica Industriale),
S. Panero
II semester
Master S4 Fisica dei sistemi a molti corpi, 48 ore (6 CFU) (Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Fisica), M. Grilli Master S5 Tecnologie di fabbricazione di nanostrutture e processi di auto-assemblaggio , 48 ore (6 CFU) (Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria delle nanotecnologie) C. MarianiMaster S6 Laboratorio Macromolecole, 90 ore (9 CFU) (Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Chimica Industriale), A. Martinelli Master S7 Microscopie e tecniche di nano-caratterizzazione , 90 ore (9 CFU) (Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria delle nanotecnologie),
M. Rossi Master S8 Chimica dei materiali polimerici, 48 ore (6 CFU), (Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Chimica Analitica),
I. Fratoddi

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