Under the guidance of Prof. Claudio Manfredotti, the Solid State Physics group of the University of Torino, Physics Department,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:

Upcoming Events

From 30 march 2020

To update the group on progress in our research lines, and to react to the possible depression induced by the forced stop of our scientific activities caused by the health emergency, the solid state physics group organizes a series of brief colloquia (30 min), given by the group members or from researchers of other institutions on topics spanning from material science, to quantum technologies, from biosensing, to cultural heritage.
Seminars will be given in English and addressed to a non-specialist audience; thesis, graduate and undergraduate students are welcome.
Colloquia can be conducted through the Webex platform.
h. 17.30
Sala Wataghin
University of Torino
Dopant activation in silicon upon laser annealing process
May 2022
Members of our research group (Pietro Apra' and Federico Picollo) serve as guest editor for the special issue of Biosensors journal (IF 5.5) entitled: "Diamond Technology for Biosensing and Quantum Sensing". This special issue aims to collect state-of-the-art contributions regarding the use of diamonds in the bio-sensing and in quantum technology fields. The deadline for the contribution submission is 28/02/2023: please contact the guest editors for further information.
24-26 may 2022
Our research group actively collaborates to the organization of the online workshop "Quantum Lectures 2022 (ad memoriam or Carlo Novero)" organized by the Quantum Optics research group of the National Institute of Metrologic Research. The workshop will consist of a short series of keynote lectures given by distinguished researchers in the Quantum Foundations, Information and Metrology & Sensing fields.


22 February 2022
The "Fai Brillare la Ricerca" ("Make Research Shine") project is successfully funded within the "Funds TOgether" crowdfunding program of the University of Torino (promoters: P. Aprà and F. Picollo), with a budget of 15'820 € (i.e. 316% of the original request).
22 February 2022
The 2 years project "advanced ion iRradiatiOn strategies for the engineering of qUantum-liGht Emitters in solid-state" (ROUGE) coordinated by Sviatoslav Ditalia Tchernij is selected for funding in the framework of the "INFN - Young Researchers Grant" scheme, with a budget of 125 k€.
14 February 2022
The 1-year pilot experiment “GeVIonQ - GeV color centers by Ion implantation for Quantum applications”, co-proposed by Damiano Giubertoni (Fondazione Bruno Kessler) and Jacopo Forneris has been selected by the Q@TN Center, Quantum Science and Technology Center in Trento. The experiment will involve a partnership between researchers at the University of Torino, INFN Torino and the Fondazione Bruno Kessler.
29 January 2022
Members of our group contributed to the success of the event "Arte e(') Scienza 2021", organized by AIAr (Associazione Italiana di Archeometria) and held at Centro Conservazione e Restauro "La Venaria Reale". Over 50 participants had the possibility to visit the restoration and scientific laboratories of the CCR, where the conservation scientists shared their expertise on scientific methods applied to the study, conservation and valorization of Cultural Heritage.