Publications 2013-2017


  • R. Yivlialin, L. Brambilla, G. Bussetti, M. Tommasini, A. Li Bassi, C. S. Casari, M. Passoni, F. Ciccacci, L. Duò and C. Castiglioni
    Evolution of the graphite surface in phosphoric acid: an AFM and Raman study
    Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology 7, 1878-1884 (2016)
  • B. Bayatsarmadi, Y. Zheng, V. Russo, L. Ge, C. S. Casari, S. Qiao
    Highly Active Nickel-Cobalt/Nanocarbon Thin Films as Efficient Water Splitting Electrodes
    Nanoscale,8, 18507-18515 (2016) DOI: 10.1039/c6nr06961d
  • F. Tumino,; C.S. Casari, M. Passoni, C.E. Bottani, A. Li Bassi
    Pulsed Laser Deposition of two-dimensional ZnO nanocrystals on Au(111): Growth, surface structure and electronic properties
    Nanotechnology 27, 475703 (2016)
  • B. Bayatsarmadi, Y. Zheng, C.S. Casari, V. Russo, S. Qiao
    Pulsed laser deposition of porous N-carbon supported cobalt (oxide) thin films for highly efficient oxygen evolution
    Chemical Communications 52 , 11947 – 11950 (2016)
  • P. Mazzolini, V. Russo, C.S. Casari, T. Hitosugi, S. Nakao, T. Hasegawa, A. Li Bassi
    Vibrational-Electrical Properties Relationship in Donor-Doped TiO2 by Raman Spectroscopy
    J. Phys. Chem. C 120, 18878-18886 (2016)
  • F. Valentini, E. Ciambella, A. Boaretto, G. Rizzitelli, M. Carbone, V. Conte, F. Cataldo, V. Russo, C. S. Casari, D. Francesca Chillura-Martino, E. Caponetti, M. Bonchio, F. Giacalone, Z. Syrgiannis, M. Prato
    Sensor Properties of Pristine and Functionalized Carbon Nanohorns
    Electroanalysis , 28, 1 – 12 (2016)
  • C.S. Casari, C.S. Giannuzzi, V. Russo
    Carbon-atom wires produced by nanosecond pulsed laser deposition in a background gas
    Carbon 104, 190-195 (2016)
  • G. Bussetti, R. Yivlialin, D. Alliata, A. Li Bassi, C. Castiglioni, M. Tommasini, C.S. Casari, M. Passoni, P. Biagioni, F. Ciccacci, L. Duò, Lamberto
    Disclosing the Early Stages of Electrochemical Anion Intercalation in Graphite by a Combined Atomic Force Microscopy/Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Approach
    J. Phys. Chem. C, 120, 6088-6093 (2016)
  • C.S. Casari, M. Tommasini, R.R. Tykwinski, A. Milani
    Carbon-atom wires: 1-D systems with tunable properties
    Nanoscale 8, 4414 (2016)
  • P. Mazzolini, T. Acartürk, D. Chrastina, U. Starke, C.S. Casari, G. Gregori and A. Li Bassi
    Controlling the Electrical Properties of Undoped and Ta-doped TiO 2 Polycrystalline Films via Ultra-Fast Annealing Treatments
    Adv. Electron. Mater., 1500316 (2016)


  • F. Tumino, P. Carrozzo, L. Mascaretti, C.S. Casari, M. Passoni, S. Tosoni, C.E. Bottani, A. Li Bassi,
    Two-dimensional TiOx nanostructures on Au(111): a Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Spectroscopy investigation
    2D Materials 2, 045011 (2015)
  • Paolo Gondoni; Piero Mazzolini; Valeria Russo; Marco Diani; Matteo Amati; Luca Gregoratti; Valentina De Renzi; Gian Carlo Gazzadi; Javier Martì-Rujas; Andrea Li Bassi; Carlo S Casari
    Tuning electrical properties of hierarchically assembled Al-doped ZnO nanoforests by room temperature Pulsed Laser Deposition
    Thin Solid Films 594, 12–17 (2015)
  • Castellarin-Cudia, Carla; Caruso, Tommaso; Maccallini, Enrico; Li Bassi, Andrea; Carrozzo, Paolo; De Luca, Oreste; Goldoni, Andrea; Lyamayev, Victor; Prince, Kevin; Bondino, Federica; Magnano, Elena; Agostino, Raffaele; Casari, Carlo Spartaco
    Chemical Bond and Charge Transfer Dynamics of a Dye-Hierarchical TiO 2 Hybrid Interface
    The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 119, 8671-8680 (2015)
  • P. Mazzolini, P. Gondoni, V. Russo, D. Chrastina, C.S. Casari, A. Li Bassi
    Tuning of electrical and optical properties of highly conducting and transparent Ta-doped TiO 2 polycrystalline films
    Journal of Physical Chemistry C 119 (13), 6988–6997 (2015)
  • A. Milani, M. Tommasini, V. Russo, A. Li Bassi, A. Lucotti, F. Cataldo, C.S. Casari
    Raman spectroscopy as a tool to investigate structure and electronic properties of carbon atomic wires
    Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology 6, 480–491 (2015)
  • P. Carrozzo, F. Tumino, A. Facibeni, M. Passoni, C. Casari, and A. Li Bassi
    Fabrication and Characterization of Molybdenum Tips for Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Spectroscopy
    Review of Scientific Instruments 86, 016112 (2015)


  • R. Matarrese, I. Nova, A. Li Bassi, C.S. Casari, V. Russo
    Hierarchical Nanostructured TiO2 Films Prepared by Reactive Pulsed Laser Deposition for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting
    Chemical Engineering Transactions 41, 313 (2014)

  • R. Matarrese, S. Palmas, I. Nova, A. Li Bassi, C.S. Casari, V. Russo, M. Masci, A.Vacca
    Photoelectrochemical Characteri zation of Hierarchical TiO2 Nanoarchitectures Obtained by Reactive Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD)
    Chemical Engineering Transactions 41, 397 (2014)

  • P. Gondoni, P. Mazzolini, V. Russo, A. Petrozza, A.K. Srivastava, A. Li Bassi, C.S. Casari Enhancing Light Harvesting by Hierarchical Functionally Graded Transparent Conducting Al-doped ZnO Nano- and Mesoarchitectures
    Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 128, 248-253 (2014)
  • A. Macchi, A. Sgattoni, S. Sinigardi, M. Borghesi, M. Passoni
    Advanced strategies for ion acceleration using high power lasers
    Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 56, 039501 (2014)
  • A. Uccello, B. Eren, L. Marot, D. Dellasega, A. Maffini, R. Steiner, D. Mathys, E. Meyer, M. Passoni,
    Deuterium plasma exposure of rhodium films: Role of morphology and crystal structure
    Journal of Nuclear Materials 446, 106-112 (2014)

  • E. Vassallo, R. Caniello, M. Canetti, D. Dellasega, M. Passoni
    Microstructural characterisation of tungsten coatings deposited using plasma sputtering on Si substrates
    Thin Solid Films 558, 189-193 (2014)

  • P. Gondoni, P. Mazzolini, A. M. Pillado Pérez, V. Russo, A. Li Bassi, C. S. Casari
    Morphology-driven electrical and optical properties in graded hierarchical transparent conducting Al:ZnO
    Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. (accepted)
  • V. Russo, M. Ghidelli, P. Gondoni, C.S. Casari, A. Li Bassi
    Multi-wavelength Raman scattering of nanostructured Al-doped zinc oxide
    Journal of Applied Physics 115, 073508 (2014)
  • G. Divitini, O. Stenzel, A. Ghadirzadeh, S. Guarnera, V. Russo, C.S. Casari, A. Li Bassi, A. Petrozza, F. Di Fonzo, V. Schmidt and C. Ducati
    Nanoscale analysis of a hierarchical hybrid solar cell in 3D
    Advanced Functional Materials 24, 3043-3050 (2014)
  • A. Casalegno, F. Bresciani, V. Di Noto, C. S. Casari, A. Li Bassi, E. Negro, R. Marchesi, F. Di Fonzo Nanostructured Pd barrier for low methanol crossover DMFC
    International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 39, 2801–2811(2014)
  • P. Carrozzo, F. Tumino, M. Passoni, C.E. Bottani, C.S. Casari, A. Li Bassi
    Growth and electronic properties of Ti nanoislands on Au(111)
    Surface Science, 619, 77-82 (2014)



  • L. Passoni, F. Ghods, P. Docampo, A. Abrusci, J. Martí-Rujas, M. Ghidelli, G. Divitini , C. Ducati, M. Binda, S. Guarnera, A. Li Bassi, C.S. Casari, H.J. Snaith, A. Petrozza, F. Di Fonzo
    Hyperbranched Quasi-1D Nanostructures for Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
    CS Nano 7 (11), 10023–10031 (2013)

  • M.G.Beghi, editor
    Modeling and Measurement Methods for Acoustic Waves and for Acoustic Microdevices,
    InTech (2013),
    598 pages, ISBN 978-953-51-1189-4,

  • F. Di Fonzo, F. García Ferré, D. Gastaldi, P. Vena, M.G.Beghi,
    Combination of Acoustic Methods and the Indentation Technique for the Measurement of Film Properties,
    in M.G.Beghi, Ed., Modeling and Measurement Methods for Acoustic Waves and for Acoustic Microdevices, InTech (2013), p. 189-210,
    ISBN 978-953-51-1189-4 [doi: 10.5772/56815 ]

  • F. García Ferré, M. Ormellese, F. Di Fonzo, M.G. Beghi,
    Advanced Al2O3 coatings for high temperature operation of steels in heavy liquid metals: a preliminary study
    Corrosion Science, , 77, 375-378 (2013)

  • T. Ceccotti,V. Floquet, A. Sgattoni, A. Bigongiari, O. Klimo, M. Raynaud,C. Riconda, A. Heron, F. Baffigi, L. Labate, L. A. Gizzi, L. Vassura, J. Fuchs, M. Passoni, M. Kveton, F. Novotny, M. Possolt, J. Prokupek, J. Proska, J. Psikal, L. Stolcova, A. Velyhan, M. Bougeard, P. D'Oliveira, O. Tcherbakoff, F. Reau, P. Martin, A. Macchi
    Evidence of resonant surface wave excitation in the relativistic regime through measurements of proton acceleration from grating targets
    Physical Review Letters 111, 185001 (2013)

  • A. Uccello, D. Maffini, D. Dellasega, M. Passoni
    Laser Cleaning of Pulsed Laser Deposited Rhodium Films for Fusion Diagnostic Mirrors
    Fusion Engineering and Design, 88, 1347-1351 (2013)

  • F. Donati, G. Fratesi, L. Ning, A. Brambilla, M. I. Trioni, A. Li Bassi, C. S. Casari, M. Passoni
    Electronic and magnetic properties of bulk Cr tips for Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy
    Physical Review B, 87 , 235431 (2013)

  • M. Passoni, C. Perego, A. Sgattoni, D. Batani
    Advances in Target Normal Sheath Acceleration theory
    Physics of Plasmas (Letters), 20 , 060701 (2013)

  • Carlo S. Casari and Andrea Li Bassi
    Pulsed Laser Deposition of Nanostructured Oxides for Emerging Applications
    In: Oxide Nanostructures - Growth, Microstructures and Properties
    A.K. Srivastava Ed. Pan Stanford Publ. ISBN: 9789814411356 (in press, 2013)

  • P. Gondoni, V. Russo, C.E. Bottani, A. Li Bassi and C.S. Casari
    Tuning Hierarchical Cluster Assembly in Pulsed Laser Deposition of Al-doped ZnO

    Mat Res Symp Proc vol. 1497 (2013) doi: 10.1557/opl.2013.329
  • A. Zani, D. Dellasega, V. Russo, M. Passoni
    Ultra-low density carbon foams produced by pulsed laser deposition
    Carbon 56, 358-365 (2013)
  • A. Macchi, M. Borghesi, M. Passoni
    Ion acceleration by superintense laser-plasma interaction
    Reviews of Modern Physics, 85, 751 (2013)
  • E. Vassallo, R. Caniello, A. Cremona, G. Croci, D. Dellasega, G. Gorini, G. Grosso, E. Miorin, M. Passoni, M. Tardocchi
    Deposition of boron – carbon multilayer coatings by RF plasma sputtering
    Surface & Coatings Technology, 214, 59 – 62 (2013)
  • A. Uccello, D. Dellasega, S. Perissinotto, N. Lecis, M. Passoni
    Nanostructured Rhodium Films for Advanced Mirrors Produced by Pulsed Laser Deposition
    Journal of Nuclear Materials, 432, 261-265 (2013)
  • F. Garcìa Ferré, E. Bertarelli, A. Chiodoni, D. Carnelli, D. Gastaldi, P. Vena, M.G. Beghi, F. Di Fonzo
    The mechanical properties of a nanocrystalline Al2O3/a-Al2O3 composite coating measured by nanoindentation and Brillouin spectroscopy
    Acta Materialia 61, 2662-2670 (2013)
  • A. Apicella, M. Soncini, M.A. Deriu, A. Natalello, D. Dellasega, P. Tortora, M.E. Regonesi, C.S. Casari
    A hydrophobic gold surface triggers misfolding and aggregation of the amyloidogenic Josephin domain in monomeric form, while leaving the oligomers unaffected
    PLOS one 8 (3), e58794 (2013)
  • D. Dellasega, C.S. Casari, F. Vario, C. Conti, C.E. Bottani, A. Li Bassi
    Nanostructured Ag4O4 thin films produced by ion beam oxidation of silver
    Applied Surface Science 266 (2013) 161– 169
  • P.Gondoni, M. Ghidelli, F. Di Fonzo, A. Li Bassi, C.S. Casari
    Fabrication of nano-engineered transparent conducting oxides by Pulsed Laser Deposition

    Journal of Visualized Experiments (Invited paper) 72, e50297 pp 1-7 (2013)
  • P. Gondoni, M. Ghidelli, F. Di Fonzo, V. Russo, P. Bruno, J. Martí-Rujas, C.E. Bottani, A. Li Bassi, C.S. Casari Highly performing Al:ZnO thin films grown by Pulsed Laser Deposition at Room Temperature
    Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters 5 (4) 484-486 (2013)

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