University of Firenze - Department of Chemistry

Organization Type: Research Country: Tuscany Organization Website: http://www.unifi.it/dipchimica Contact Person: prof. Maurizio Muniz-Miranda E-mail address: muniz@unifi.it Address: Via della Lastruccia 3, Sesto Fiorentino, I-50019 ITALY Phone number: +39-055-4573091
Expertise of the organization:
FABRICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF METAL NANOPARTICLES BY CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS AND LASER ABLATION PREPARATION OF COLLOIDAL SUSPENSIONS OF MOLECULAR SYSTEMS PREPARATION OF BIOMIMETIC LIPIDIC OR POLYPEPTIDE MEMBRANES VIBRATIONAL SPECTROSCOPY (INFRARED ABSORPTION, RAMAN SCATTERING) ELECTRONIC SPECTROSCOPY (UV-VISIBLE ABSORPTION, FLUORESCENCE EMISSION) ATOMIC ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY NMR SPECTROSCOPY SURFACE-ENHANCED RAMAN SCATTERING (SERS) AND SURFACE-ENHANCED FLUORESCENCE (SEF) OF METAL/LIGAND NANOHYBRIDS IN COLLOIDAL SUSPENSIONS OR SOLID SUBSTRATES ELECTROCHEMICAL MEASUREMENTS (CYCLIC VOLTAMMETRY, IMPEDANCE SPECTROSCOPY, CHRONOCOULOMETRY) PHOTOELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY (UPS, XPS) X-RAY DIFFRACTION MICROSCOPE MEASUREMENTS (TEM, SEM, AFM) MODELLING OF MOLECULAR SYSTEMS AND METAL/LIGAND NANOHYBRIDS BY DENSITY FUNCTIONAL THEORY (DFT) AND MOLECULAR DYNAMICS.

Research interests & project ideas:
NIR AND FT-RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY OF NANOHYBRIDS COMPOSED BY BIOMOLECULES AND METALLIC OR BIMETALLIC NANOPARTICLES, AS BIOSENSORS FOR DIAGNOSIS OF DIFFERENT DISEASES BIOMOLECULE/METAL NANOCOMPOSITES FOR DRUG DELIVERY IN THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT OF NANOSENSORS BASED ON THE SERS ENHANCEMENT FOR THE DETECTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS IN WATER AND SEDIMENTS
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