Under the guidance of Prof. Claudio Manfredotti, the Solid State Physics group started its activity in the early 1980s in the field of amorphous (a-Si:H) and crystalline (e.g. Si, CdTe) semiconductor materials, mainly for the fabrication of solar cells and ionization radiation detectors.
In the course of these three decades, the group has gradually extended its field of interest to the study of micro/nano-structured materials and devices and to the development of new experimental techniques for the characterization and modification of advanced materials and/or art objects.
Now, the group is working on the following main research topics:

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Il Workshop si pone come obiettivo quello di fornire ai partecipanti gli strumenti necessari per poter valutare, a seconda delle diverse problematiche che possono presentarsi nell’ambito di un sito archeologico (e non solo), quali sono le tecniche di datazione più adatte, le metodologie che meglio si prestano a caratterizzare i diversi materiali costituenti i reperti e le problematiche legate alla loro conservazione, nonché gli studi per risalire a preziose informazioni per ricostruire gli stili di vita delle antiche civiltà.

07/05/2015 - In the aula Magna of the University of Torino took place the ceremony to award the best thesis of the academic year 2012/2013. The selection board of the masters degree in "Science applied to Cultural Heritage" has awarded this recognition to Dr. Gianluca Gariani, for his thesis entitled
"Use of Ion microscopy techniques and X-ray fluorescence for a provenance study of lapis lazuli: new data on mineral chemistry of rocks from historical quarries and first results on archaeological artifacts" . (tutor: Alessandro Re, co-tutor: D. Angelici, G. Vaggelli)

"Superconducting levitation"

A home-made video produced in the solid state physics Laboratory by M. Truccato and A. Pagliero.