Roberta Tatti

Roberta Tatti
Italian National Research Council | CNR · Institute of Materials for Electronics and Magnetism IMEM

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January 2012 - present
Italian National Research Council
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Antibiotics are widely used to both prevent and treat bacterial diseases as well as promote animal growth. This massive use leads to the presence of residual antibiotics in food with severe consequences for human health. Limitations and regulations on the tolerated amount of antibiotics in food have been introduced and analytical methods have been...
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The development of new materials based on abundant elements, reduced toxicity is today crucial for the next generation of energy device. Titanium-doped hydroxyapatite (TiHA) was tested for the first time as photoanode material for Dye – Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSCs). The chemical composition and energy structure of TiHA powders with increasing tit...
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Spider silk is one of the most fascinating natural materials, owing to its outstanding mechanical properties. In fact, it is able to combine usually self-excluding properties, like strength and toughness that synthetic fibers fail to replicate. Here, we report a method to further enhance the already excellent mechanical properties of spider's silk,...
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Having single atoms or small clusters docked onto a single layer graphene represents a charming feature for energy-storage and catalysis. Unfortunately, the large cohesion energy of transition metals often prevents the isolation of nanoscopic clusters, which invariably tend to aggregate. The decoration of defective graphene layers with single Pt at...
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Titanium surface characteristics, including microtopography, chemical composition, and wettability, are essential features to achieve osseointegration of dental implants, but the choice of a particular surface topography is still a debated topic among clinicians. An increased level of implant surface hydrophilicity has been demonstrated to ameliora...
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Robust cell adhesion is known to be necessary to promote cell colonization of biomaterials and differentiation of progenitors. In this paper, we propose the functionalization of Silicon Oxycarbide (SiOxCy) nanowires (NWs) with 3-mercaptopropyltrimethoxysilane (MPTMS), a molecule containing a terminal -SH group. The aim of this functionalization was...
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The original version of this article incorrectly listed an affiliation of Sara Bonacchi as 'Present address: Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), EMT Center, Boulevard Lionel-Boulet, Varennes, QC, J3X 1S2, 1650, Canada', instead of the correct 'Present address: Department of Chemical Sciences - University of Padua - Via Francesco...
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A study leading to the development of a piezoelectric sensing device for environmental monitoring of aromatic micropollutants in water is reported. A Piezoelectric Quartz Crystal (PQC) was functionalized through electropolymerization of a quinoxaline cavitand, known to possess remarkable capabilities in selectively trapping aromatic compounds throu...
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Molecular switches enable the fabrication of multifunctional devices in which an electrical output can be modulated by external stimuli. The working mechanism of these devices is often hard to prove, since the molecular switching events are only indirectly confirmed through electrical characterization, without real-space visualization. Here, we sho...
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In this work we propose a realistic model of nanometer-thick SiC/SiOx core/shell nanowires (NWs) using a combined first-principles and experimental approach. SiC/SiOx core/shell NWs were first synthesised by a low-cost carbothermal method and their chemical-physical experimental analysis was accomplished by recording X-ray absorption near-edge spec...
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Correction for ‘Functionalization of SiC/SiOx nanowires with a porphyrin derivative: a hybrid nanosystem for X-ray induced singlet oxygen generation’ by R. Tatti et al., Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2017, DOI: 10.1039/c7me00005g.
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Singlet oxygen has attracted great attention in physical, chemical, as well as biological studies, mainly due to its high reactivity and strong oxidising properties. In this context, hybrid nanosystems comprised of (inorganic) X-ray absorbing nanostructures and (organic) light-sensitive material (photosensitizers) can potentially overcome the limit...
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Singlet oxygen has attracted great attention in physical, chemical, as well as biological studies, mainly due to its high reactivity and strong oxidising properties. In this context, hybrid nanosystems comprised of (inorganic) X-ray absorbing nanostructures and (organic) light-sensitive material (photosensitizers) can potentially overcome the limit...
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The Hummers' method for the graphite oxide (GO) preparation has been applied to graphite nanoplatelets (GNP), in order to achieve higher reaction yield and faster kinetics. Aqueous GO solutions have been used to produce uniform GO films on a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) substrate, generating graphene patterns in a controlled way (widths of few...
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The optical band gap energy and the electronic processes involved are important parameters of a semiconductor material and it is therefore important to determine their correct values. Among the possible methods, the spectrophotometric is one of the most common. Several methods can be applied to determine the optical band gap energy and still now a...
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We report the development of sol–gel derived TiO 2 thin films with adjustable and defined properties suitable for memristive cell fabrication. Memristive cells were developed by the sol–gel deposition of titania onto SiO 2 /Ti/Pt engineered electrodes via spin coating, followed by diverse curing and annealing procedures. The influence of the proces...
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The Sol-gel route is a versatile method to fabricate multi-layer, dense and homogeneous ZnO thin films with a controlled thickness and defects for a memristive application. In this work, sol-gel derived multi-layer undoped and Al-doped ZnO thin films were prepared by a spin-coating technique on SiO2/Ti/Pt and silica glass substrates. The effect of...
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Singlet oxygen has attracted great attention in physical, chemical, as well as biological studies, mainly due to its high reactivity and strong oxidising properties. In this context, hybrid nanosystems comprised of (inorganic) X-ray absorbing nanostructures and (organic) light-sensitive material (photosensitizers) can potentially overcome the limit...
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High kinetic energy impacts between inorganic surfaces and molecular beams seeded by organics represent a fundamental tool in materials science, particularly when they activate chemical–physical processes leading to nanocrystals' growth. Here we demonstrate single-layer graphene synthesis on copper by C60 supersonic molecular beam (SuMBE) epitaxy....
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Palladium nanoparticles are of great interest in many industrial fields, ranging from catalysis and hydrogen technology to microelectronics, thanks to their unique physical and chemical properties. In this work, palladium clusters have been prepared by reduction of [PdCl 4 ] 2− ions with ethylene glycol, in the presence of poly(N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidon...
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High-kinetic energy impacts between inorganic surfaces and molecular beams seeded by organics represent a fundamental case study in materials science, most notably when they activate chemical-physical processes leading to nanocrystals growth. Here we demonstrate single-layer graphene synthesis on copper by C60 supersonic molecular beam (SuMBE) epit...
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Buckminsterfullerene (C60) is a molecule fully formed of carbon that can be used, owing to its electronic and mechanical properties, as “clean” precursor for the growth of carbon-based materials, ranging from -conjugated systems (graphenes) to synthesized species, e.g. carbides such as silicon carbide (SiC). To this goal, C60 cage rupture is the m...
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We describe a procedure for the optimization of a 3C-SiC buffer layer for the deposition of 3C-SiC on (001) Si substrates. A 100 – 150 nm thick SiC buffer was deposited after a standard carbonization at 1125 °C, while increasing the temperature from 1125 °C to 1380 °C. Ramp time influenced the quality and the crystallinity of the buffer layer and t...
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The growth of SiO x nanowires (NWs) with intense white emission is reported. Due to carbon monoxide gas being used as a dopant precursor, carbon-doped under-stoichiometric silicon dioxide NWs are obtained. The doping of the NWs is studied by means of x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, which allows to assess the presence of carbon atoms in the silico...
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In this paper, we report on the fabrication of N,N′-1H,1H-perfluorobutil dicyanoperylenediimide (PDIF-CN2) organic thin-film transistors by Supersonic Molecular Beam Deposition. The devices exhibit mobility up to 0.2 cm2/V s even if the substrate is kept at room temperature during the organic film growth, exceeding by three orders of magnitude the...
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Bulk defective graphene produced by thermal exfoliation of graphite oxide was treated under H2 and investigated with X-ray photoemission spectroscopy, neutron spectroscopy, and solid state nuclear magnetic resonance. Graphene defects appear effective in dissociating H2 molecule and in promoting H covalent absorption on the carbon backbone. Measured...
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A procedure for the optimization of a 3C-SiC buffer layer for the deposition of 3C-SiC/(001) Si is described. After a standard carbonization at 1125 °C, SiH4 and C3H8 were added to the gas phase while the temperature was raised from 1125 °C to the growth temperature of 1380 °C with a controlled temperature ramp to grow a thin SiC layer. The quality...
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In this paper, we discuss the surface doping in sexithiophene (T6) organic field-effect transistors by PDI-8CN2. We show that an accumulation heterojunction is formed at the interface between the organic semiconductors and that the consequent band bending in T6 caused by PDI-8CN2 deposition can be addressed as the cause of the surface doping in T6...
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Matrix-induced sutologous chondrocytes implantation (MACI) is a promising technique for the treatment of articular cartilage lesions, but long time outcome have to be established. We developed and optimized specific techniques of histochemical staining to characterize healthy and pathologic osteochondral tissue. Seven different staining protocols w...

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The aim of the project is to establish fundamental knowledge of the physico-chemical properties of organic-inorganic hybrid nanomaterials for oxidative stress-delivery in cancer therapy. The results will help to develop nanomedicine-based therapies as safer and more efficient alternatives to currently implemented cancer treatments, such as chemo- or radiotherapy.