Camilla Tossi

Camilla Tossi
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia | IIT · Center for Nanotechnology Innovation

Doctor of Science

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18
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Additional affiliations
September 2016 - present
Aalto University
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Mathematical Methods, Biomolecules, LUMA
June 2016 - present
Aalto University
Position
  • PhD Student
October 2015 - April 2016
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Position
  • Intern
Description
  • TEM crystallography
Education
December 2010 - April 2015
Università di Pisa
Field of study
  • Physics, Condensed Matter
September 2006 - December 2010
University of Pavia
Field of study
  • Physics

Publications

Publications (18)
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Atomic layer deposited (ALD) transparent thermoelectric materials enable the introduction of energy harvesting and sensing devices onto surfaces of various shapes and sizes in imperceptible manner. Amongst these materials, ZnO has shown promising results in terms of both thermoelectric and optical characteristics. The thermoelectric performance of...
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Evaporation-induced electricity generation in porous nanomaterials has recently attracted considerable attention due to relatively high produced voltages and wide operating conditions. Here, we present a combined study of computational and experimental work exploiting finite-element method simulations to find the critical parameters influencing the...
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A computational model of a photoelectrochemical cell describing the influence of competing surface reactions to the operation of the cell is presented. The model combines an optical simulation for the incident light intensity with fully self-consistent solution of drift-diffusion equations to accurately calculate the electronic state of the semicon...
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Co-doping of titania by N and Pt species was employed to tune the electronic structure and enhance the electrocatalytic and photocatalytic activity of the films. Herein, the different approaches of synthesis procedure of Pt- and Pt,N–TiO2 films were used to investigate their effect on the platinum oxidation states. The resulting different species o...
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Semiconductor heterostructure junctions are known to improve the water oxidation performance in photoelectrochemical (PEC) cells. Depending on the semiconductor materials involved, different kinds of junctions can appear, for instance, type II band alignment where the conduction and valence bands of the semiconductor materials are staggered with re...
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This study evaluates the techno-economic feasibility of five solar-powered concepts for the production of autotrophic microorganisms for food and feed production; the main focus is on three concepts based on hydrogen-oxidizing bacteria (HOB), which are further compared to two microalgae-related concepts. Two locations with markedly different solar...
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Herein, enhancements in thermoelectric performance, both power factor and thermal stability, are exhibited by sandwiching HfO2 and TiO2 layers onto atomic layer deposited ZnO thin films. High temperature thermoelectric measurements from 300 to 450 K revealed an almost two-fold improvement in electrical conductivity for TiO2/ZnO (TZO) samples, prima...
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Platinum and nitrogen co-doped titania films of different surface morphologies obtained via a sol-gel process have been tested for tetracycline hydrochloride photocatalytic decomposition under simulated solar light. Titania crystallization to anatase is shown by XRD for all films. A shift of the bandgap edge toward the visible region in absorption...
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Solar energy induced water splitting in photoelectrochemical (PEC) cells is one of the most sustainable ways of hydrogen production. The challenge is to develop corrosion resistant and chemically stable semiconductors that absorb sunlight in the visible region and, at the same time, have the band edges matching with the redox level of water. In thi...
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Understanding and management of light is of great importance for nanoscale devices. This report demonstrates enhanced absorption, photoluminescence and scattering in InP nanowires when coated with dielectric polymer shell. The shells increase absorption and emission by a factor of ~2 and photoluminescence by a factor of ~4. A thorough optical chara...
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RuO2/TiO2 catalysts have shown broad use in promoting a variety of photocatalytic phenomena, such as water splitting and the photodecomposition of organic dyes and pollutants. Most current methods of photodepositing ruthenium oxide species (RuO x ) onto titanium dioxide (TiO2) films involve precursors that are either difficult to produce and prone...
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Photodeposition has been demonstrated to be a reliable tool for the growth of co-catalyst nanoparticles on titanium dioxide. The current state of investigation on the technique, however, lacks a comprehensive study on the collective influence of different process parameters, preferring to confront the effect of a single parameter at a time. This pa...
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The crystal structures of two important, marketed pharmaceuticals, namely Ramelteon (RAM) and Tolvaptan (TOL), were determined for the first time using 3D precession electron diffraction tomography (PEDT) on 500 nm size crystals. Results were compared with the same structures determined by single crystal X-ray on subsequently grown single-crystals...

Questions

Question (1)
Question
In my lab we've been synthesizing 10-20 nm TiO2 nanoparticles from Titanium Isopropoxide, and now the glassware, no matter how I clean it with solvents, is marked with a white patina. I could have a dedicated set of glassware, if not for the fact that I also need to do a few measurements that require quartz fluorimetry cuvettes, which I have to share with other researchers.
Does anyone have experience with this?
I have tried normal lab-grade solvents, i. e. I haven't tried piraña yet.
Thank you in advance for the help!

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