Raffaele Battaglia

Raffaele Battaglia
Novaetech | NOVAETECH · R&D

Ph.D.

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March 2017 - present
Novaetech
Novaetech
Position
  • CEO
September 2005 - December 2005
National Institute of Astrophysics
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Setup and Experimental Measurement of Quartz Crystal Microbalances for Pirelli Lab activities.
July 2005 - September 2005
National Institute of Astrophysics
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Experimental Measurements of the QCM subsystem of the space instrument GIADA (ESA Rosetta mission)

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Publications (24)
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Water monitoring technologies are widely used for contaminant detection in a wide variety of water ecology applications such as water treatment plants and water distribution systems. A tremendous amount of research has been conducted over the past decades to develop robust and efficient techniques of contaminant detection with minimum operating cos...
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A cost-effective immunosensor for the detection and isolation of dental pulp stemcells (DPSCs) based on a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) has been developed. The recognition mechanism relies on anti-CD34 antibodies, DPSC-specificmonoclonal antibodies that are anchored on the surface of the quartz crystals. Due to its high specificity, real time d...
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Cities are increasingly becoming a focal point for economies and societies at large, particularly because of ongoing urbanisation and the trend towards increasingly knowledge-intensive economies. Cities need to change and develop, but this change needs to be achieved in a smart way, making cities " smart cities ". Information & Communication Techno...
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2) Novaetech Srl-INAF spin-off company, Italy (3) Promete Srl-CNR spin-off company, Italy (4) Abstract The presence of some organic and inorganic contaminants in surface water is a longstanding problem in many countries. Contaminants may reach surface waters, accidentally or intentionally; via agricultural activities or from sewage discharges and t...
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In this work is presented a microbalance for single microparticle sensing based on resonating AFM cantilever. The variation of the resonator eigenfrequency is related to the particle mass positioned at the free apex of the cantilever. An all-digital phase locked loop (PLL) control system is developed to detect the variations in cantilever eigenfreq...
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Flow cytometry is to date the only commercially viable technique for sex preselection of mammalian spermatozoa, measuring the different DNA content in X- and Y-chromosome bearing spermatozoa. Here we present experimental evidence of a measurable difference between bovine spermatozoa bearing X- and Y-chromosomes based on their buoyant mass. Single c...
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Method and corresponding apparatus for characterizing animal spermatozoa, intended to distinguish and separate spermatozoa carrying the Y chromosome from those carrying the X chromosome, said method being based on the known phenotype differences between the two types of spermatozoa and said apparatus being based on the use of microcantilevers, comp...
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The DUSTER (Dust in the Upper Stratosphere Tracking Experiment and Retrieval) project is aimed at uncontaminated collection and retrieval of stratospheric solid aerosol particles, in the submicron/micron range. The approach implies: 1) in-situ particles collection; 2) sample recovering; and 3) laboratory analyses, without sample manipulation among...
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The DUSTER (Dust in the Upper Stratosphere Tracking Experiment and Retrieval) project is aimed at uncontaminated collection and retrieval of stratospheric solid aerosol particles, in the submicron/micron range. The approach implies: 1) in-situ particles collection; 2) sample recovering; and 3) laboratory analyses, without sample manipulation among...
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Among the main directions identified for future Martian exploration, the study of the properties of dust dispersed in the atmosphere, its cycle and the impact on climate are considered of primary relevance. Dust storms, dust devils and the dust “cycle” have been identified and studied by past remote and in situ experiments, but little quantitative...
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Quartz crystal piezoelectric sensors are suitable for deposition analyses that need very high sensitivity. Due to the wide working ranges and high performances, micro-balances can measure the mass settling in average Mars conditions during a period of months before saturation is reached. This ensures a proper use for short and long term water and d...
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The knowledge of Martian airborne dust properties and about mechanisms of dust settling/raising to/from the surface are important to determine climate and surface evolution on Mars. Water is an important tracer of climatic changes on long time-scales and is strictly related to the presence of life forms. The study in situ of dust and water vapour p...
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It is of paramount importance to detect traces of life on Mars surface. Organic molecules are highly polar and if present on Mars require to be extracted from the dust sample, separated, concentrated, processed and analysed by an appropriate apparatus. PRE-ADAMO (PRebiotic Experiment - Activity of Dust And bioMolecules Observation) is a multi-steps...
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The cycle of dust on Mars is a key component of current climate, is relevant in the dynamic and thermodynamic evolution of atmosphere, and is directly involved in the water cloud formation. Furthermore, dust suspended in the atmosphere is a major driver of atmospheric motions at all scales and is suspected of having had great in- fluence on the mor...
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Aerosol dust suspended in the atmosphere thermally influences the behaviour of the lower atmosphere by absorbing solar radiation and by increasing the thermal inertia. Main dust parameters influencing the atmosphere heating are size distribution, albedo, single scattering phase function, imaginary part of the index of refraction. Moreover, atmosphe...
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The study of Solar System bodies by remote and in situ measurements provides information about geological, chemical and physical properties of materials present in different space environments. Processes (e.g., thermal annealing, UV irradiation, ion bombardment, gas-solid interaction) contribute with different efficiencies to determine the characte...
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Water vapor and dust are among the most important gauges of atmospheric behaviour on Mars. The cycle of dust on Mars is a key component of current climate, is relevant in the dynamic and thermodynamic evolution of atmosphere, and is directly involved in the water cloud formation. On the other hand water vapor is important as indicator of global cli...

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During the last years Novaetech has been involved in the research and development of highly sensitive devices based on Quartz Crystal Microbalance technology. In 2014 Novaetech launched the openQCM project, the unique open source Quartz Crystal Microbalance, for scientific applications in biology, chemistry and material science, characterized by performances comparable to that of traditional scientific instruments. Despite openQCM is an open source system, it is a proper scientific device. It has proved to be a reliable and robust instrument, since after only one year since its launch on the market, openQCM is already used by worldwide leading research institutes, private companies and hundreds of scientists. Now we are developing a new openQCM instrument for monitoring quartz crystal microbalance frequency and dissipation. The new openQCM dissipation module measures the quality factor Q of the crystal resonance curve by using a scalar network analyzer. The entire project will be released as an open science hardware. For the first time the scientific community will be free to customize the original device to own specific application.