My research activity is focused on surface magnetism and surface magnetometry using polarized synchrotron radiation and photoelectron spin polarization measurements, and instrumentation development. I am currently serving as vice chair of ESFRI and chair of the ESFRI Physical Science and Engineering Strategy Work Group, and I have been Chair of the GSO (Group of Senior Officials of G8+5) addressing Global Research Infrastructures. I am coordinating the H2020 project NFFA-Europe (2015-2019) and the Italian PRIN project NOXSS on single object imaging.
The research activity of Dr. Panaccione is mostly devoted to the exploitation of Synchrotron Radiation spectroscopies for the study of correlated systems and novel quantum materials, following three main axes: (1) electronic and magnetic properties of low dimensional sys- tems (surfaces and interfaces), (2) electron confinement, and (3) complex oxides.
My research activity is focused on the nanostructural characterization by High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy (HRTEM), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and High resolution X-ray Diffraction (XRD) of nanostructured materials with a special emphasis on oxide thin films and heterostructures. I’m scientific responsible of the SEM facility at CNR-IOM and of the users training/assistance as well as of the technological activities in support of commercial services for industrial users.
The main scientific interest is to study electronic, magnetic and geometrical structures of surface and interfaces by means of photoelectron spectroscopy, photoabsorption spectroscopy, x-ray magnetic circular dichroism, STM and STS. The electronic and geometrical structures of magnetic materials are of particular interest.
My research activity is focused on the investigation of the correlations among the structural properties (mainly substrate-induced strain) and the transport/electronic properties (metal-insulator transition, quantum interference effects at low temperatures, and so on) of oxide thin films and heterostructures.
I have experience in materials modeling (mostly simulations based on density functional theory, DFT) on a variety of systems, ranging from semiconductor interfaces to beyond-DFT approaches, from organic crystals to diluted magnetic semiconductors, from Heusler alloys to multiferroics and magnetoelectrics. I have been mainly active in the field of cross-coupling phenomena, with simulations aimed at discovering and optimizing microscopic mechanisms at play in multifunctional materials.
My research activity is focused on the investigation of the magnetic properties of nanostructure and thin films. The class of material that I study comprises: metals, diluted magnetic semiconductors and oxides, multiferroics and new functional materials.
Electronic properties of highly correlated electronic systems, graphene, topological insulators, low-dimensional electronic systems, pnictides, transition metal oxides, surfaces, molecular films on solid surfaces; intermolecular interactions and charge reorganization on metal-molecule interfaces; superconductivity, magnetism, metal-insulator transitions.
My research activity is focused on non-linear spectroscopy on condensed matter and realization of a new high harmonic generation beamline for photoemission spectroscopy at high repetition rate. My work was focalized on time resolved (“pump and probe”) spectroscopy based on table top and free electron lasers.
S.C. is a development scientist at CNR/IOM with more than 15 years experience in the area of scientific computing and HPC computational e-infrastructures. He is currently coordinating a team that is maintaining cutting-edge HPC, GRID and CLOUD infrastructures and delivers high level computing services for CNR/IOM.From January 2014 it has been appointed coordinator of the Master in High Performance Computing promoted by SISSA and ICTP (www.mhpc.it).
My work relies on data acquisition software development for the APE laboratory at Elettra Synchrotron. My development skills includes Labview, C, C++, Delphi and Java. I also developed the acquisition software at Tempo Beamline at Soleil Synchrotron (France) My closest interests are: Developing ad-hoc data acquisition software, Integration of third party data acquisition software, Software development and data management for time resolved experiments.
My work is focused on the laboratory instrumentation development and maintenance. I have several years of experience in the field of: UHV systems, instrumentation for electronic spectroscopies, Electrons energy analyzer, superconductive cryomagnets, UHV diffractometers, Cryostats, beamline instrumentation, vacuum pumps and gauges, UHV mass spectrometer, laboratory photons source.
My research project is focused on the interplay among chemical, electronic and magnetic properties of ferrite nanoparticles with a particular interest in the role played by the surface spins.
My research is focused on the investigation of heterogeneous catalysis by means of X-ray absorption spectroscopy. In particular my work is related with the development and the use of the in-situ reaction cell at APE-HE beamline for NEXAFS experiments. All the studies are supported by theoretical calculations with FDMNES, FEFF, CTM4XAS and VASP codes. The catalytic systems of interests are mainly porous materials with single active sites as: zeolites and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs).
My research is focused on “Design and development of in-situ reaction cell at APE-HE Beam line” for XAS measurements in ambient pressure. Experiments to study the real time catalyst surface-gaseous reactions with various morphological thin film/powder catalysts. Research work carried out on deposition of various thin film catalysts by PLD, sputtering and chemical techniques for energy and environmental applications such as Photocatalysis for water treatment, Electrochemical water splitting, CO oxidation and H2 generation from hydrolysis of complex hydrides.
Research activity concern to oxide thin films and heterostuctures growth by means of molecular beam epitaxy, and its magnetic, transport and structural properties study in dependence on interface and surface state and/or interaction (exchange bias and tunneling structures).
The common feature of my research activity has been the study of thin film growth by means of various electronic spectroscopies; in particular, in the past I have worked on metal-organic interfaces, while now I am focusing on the electronic and magnetic properties of highly correlated materials like manganites and titanium dioxide. To this aim I am currently working at the commissioning of a new apparatus which will allow to perform spin and time resolved photoemission exploiting a High-Harmonic-Generation source.
My research activity is concentrated on the study of the dynamical properties of magnetic hetero structures. In particular, I investigate the ultrafast dynamics of magnetization in metallic thin films under optical excitation. With this aim, I am currently working at the development of an apparatus for measurement of time and spin resolved photoemission, that would allow to explore the dynamical behavior of the elementary magnetic momenta, the electrons’ spins.
My main research activity is focused on density functional theory simulations as well as Green's functions calculations of the electronic and magnetic properties of semi-infinite surfaces. I have experience in modeling two-dimensional materials/heterostructures, interfaces and surfaces (including atomic and molecular adsorption), their geometric and electronic structures, magnetic properties, LS coupling, spin-orbit derived spin textures and other characteristics relevant for comparison with experiments.
My research activity is mainly devoted to the study of the interplay between magnetic and electronic-structural properties in highly correlated systems on the Cluster Growth at APE beamline (buried interfaces, 2D electron gases, ferroelectric and magnetic oxides heterostructures). I do also local contact activity on APE-HE beamline.
My research interests are mainly focused on the investigation of the electronic and spin properties of topological insulators, both single crystal and thin films, and 2D systems. During my master thesis, I contributed to technical test and characterization of VLEED spectrometers of the new SP-ARPES device at APE-NFFA beamline; I was also involved in the study of electronic properties of both Bi2Se3 and oxides thin films grown in-situ by Pulsed Laser Deposition.
My PhD project is devoted to the study of interplay between structural, dynamical and ferroelectric interfacial properties in multiferroic heterostructures. This work concerns both synthesis of multilayered systems, in the MBE Cluster Growth at the APE beamline, and characterisation with soft X-rays synchrotron light, at the APE High-Energy end station. Of particular interest on these kind of systems are in-operando measurements, in which spectroscopy signals are collected while applying external electric/magnetic fields.
I am focusing my research on the study of phase transitions in magnetic materials, by leading the system into an out of equilibrium state via optical excitation and following the deexcitation process to the ground state with time-resolved probes.
I joined APE-NFFA group in Elettra/IOM Trieste for my master thesis. The project is focused on the study of the electronic and spin properties of highly correlated thin films grown by Pulsed Laser Deposition and transferred in-situ for ARPES and SP-ARPES investigation. I am involved both in the thin film growth optimization program and in the in-situ spectroscopical characterization. During my activity at APE-NFFA I also performed SP-ARPES experiments on in-situ cleaved single crystals of low dimensional materials.
I mostly worked on determination of electronic band structure and Fermi surface by ARPES method in order to understand the underlying physics behind the interesting systems like two dimensional materials, oxides, and other functional materials. Also I worked on spin resolved ARPES in order to determine the electronic spin textures.
My research activity was focusing on the study of multiferroic thin film heterostructures by means of spectroscopy measurements with a particular interest in in-operando investigation of thin films and devices.
My work is management of proposals for accesses to NFFA-Trieste and this web-site.