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Vincenzo Grillo

CNR Senior reseacher

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CNR NANO S3 @ Department of Physics
University of Modena & Reggio Emilia
via Campi 213A
I-41125 Modena

Running projects

Vincenzo Grillo is the Principal inestigator of the Qsort (FET-OPEN) project
financed for 3 Milion Euro

Research interests

1. Electron beam shaping and vortex beams
2. Spin and relativistic effects in Transmission electron microscopy
3. Electron ( quantum) optics.
4. Quantitative transmission electron microscopy by HRTEM and STEM-HAADF techniques.
5. Strain analysis on the nanoscale by advanced (S) TEM

Biographical sketch

Vincenzo Grillo was born in 1973 and graduated in physics at Genova in 1997 (110/110 com laude). He has received his PhD in electron microscopy in the Parma University partly working Erlangen university (Germany). In 2001 he was visiting scientist in Japan at the Tokyo Institute of Technology as post–doc fellow working on cathodoluminescence in TEM. Since 2003 he has been working in the INFM (now in CNR) as (senior) researcher in electron microscopy. He has developed innovative TEM-STEM methodology as he published the first quantitative use of STEM with HAADF detector for chemical analyses. He also carried on advanced characterization of nanoparticles, nanowires and layered structures in collaboration with Italian and international groups.
He is now working on Vortex beams and holographic beam generation: He and his group are now among the world leading groups in this sector for his work on phase holograms, large vortex beams and the theory of spin-orbit coupling with vortex. In 2015 he has been visiting researcher at the Oregon University in the group of prof. MacMorran. He has received several invitations to international seminar and conferences(chairman at the EMC2016) and received the F W BESSEL research AWARD by the Humboldt foundation. Dr Grillo is co-author of at least 100 articles (ISI WEB) and 5 chapters on books. The H-factor of his publications is 31.

Selected publications

V Grillo, TR Harvey, F Venturi, JS Pierce, R Balboni, F Bouchard ...
"Observation of nanoscale magnetic fields using twisted electron beams"
Nature communications 8 (2017), 689

V Grillo, AH Tavabi, F Venturi, H Larocque, R Balboni, GC Gazzadi, ...
"Measuring the orbital angular momentum spectrum of an electron beam"
Nature communications 8 (2017), 15536

J Harris, V Grillo et al. “Structured quantum waves” Nature Physics 11 (2015) 629

V Grillo, G C Gazzadi,; E Mafakheri, S. Frabboni, E Karimi, R W Boyd Holographic generation of highly twisted electron beams. Physical review letters 114 (2015) 034801

V Grillo, E. Karimi, et al “Generation of Nondiffracting Electron Bessel Beams” Physical Review X 4, 011013 (2014)

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