Physics of Matter group (struttura)
The virtually infinite rearrangements of matter, together with micro/nano-structuring, continue to challenge the research aimed at the development of innovative composites and materials, characterised by tailored properties and of both of fundamental and applicative interest. In the group we face some of these challenges using both theoretical and experimental methods. We are interested in extended systems (solids, liquids, soft matter) in thermodynamic equilibrium, but also in nanoaggregates and out-of-equilibrium phenomena, such as friction and atomic dissipation. We carry out forefront research on interaction of matter with radiation, including different spectroscopies, and we develop new theoretical models and experimental methods.