Area

Energy storage and production

Nanostructured materials grown by low-energy assembling of gas-phase synthsized nanoparticles are characterized by a nano-porous morphology with high and accessible surface area. Supersonic Cluster Beam deposition, via co-deposition from multiple sources, offers the possibility to prepare virtually any kind of nanocomposite mixture comprising carbon or metal oxides or noble metal nanoparticles, and to deposit these with micro-patterning capability on a broad range of substrates, including soft and thermal sensitive materials. These features provide a unique opportunity for the exploration of novel systems for energy conversion, harvesting and storage based on nanostructures.  
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