Great emphasis is placed on the development of integrated approaches for the synthesis and the characterization of ad hoc nanostructured platforms, to be used as templates with controlled morphology and chemical properties for the investigation of specific phenomena of great relevance in interdisciplinary fields such as biotechnology, medicine, and advanced materials. Here, we discuss the crucial role and the advantages of thin film deposition strategies based on cluster-assembling from supersonic cluster beams. We select cluster-assembled nanostructured titania (ns-TiO2) as a case study to demonstrate that accurate control over morphological parameters can be routinely achieved, and consequently, over several relevant interfacial properties and phenomena, like surface charging in a liquid electrolyte, and proteins and nanoparticles adsorption. In particular, we show that the very good control of nanoscale morphology is obtained by taking advantage of simple scaling laws governing the ballistic deposition regime of low-energy, mass-dispersed clusters with reduced surface mobility.
Nanomanufacturing of titania interfaces with controlled structural and functional properties by supersonic cluster beam deposition / A. Podestà, F. Borghi, M. Indrieri, S. Bovio, C. Piazzoni, P. Milani. - In: JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS. - ISSN 0021-8979. - 118:23(2015 Dec 21), pp. 234309.1-234309.9.
|Titolo:||Nanomanufacturing of titania interfaces with controlled structural and functional properties by supersonic cluster beam deposition|
BORGHI, FRANCESCA MARIA (Ultimo)
INDRIERI, MARCO (Penultimo)
BOVIO, SIMONE (Primo)
PIAZZONI, CLAUDIO (Secondo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/03 - Fisica della Materia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||21-dic-2015|
|Centro di ricerca:||Centro Interdisciplinare Materiali ed Interfacce Nanostrutturati - CIMAINA|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4937549|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|