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Arrigo Calzolari

CNR Senior Researcher

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Centro S3 - CNR NANO
via Campi 213A
41125 Modena Italy

Running projects

- H2020-NMBP Project INTERSECT (2019-2021)
- H2020-FET Open Project IQubits (2019-2022)
- Progetto Premiale INFN-CNR: EoS (Start 2014 – End 2016)

Research interests

Ab initio study of the structural, electronic, optical, plasmonic and transport properties of nanostructures and interfaces for molecular electronics and energy conversion.
The field of research includes:
* Complex materials for energy, plasmonics and electronics
* Hybrid interfaces
* Soft matter, molecular and low dimensional systems
* Original approaches for materials analysis

Biographical sketch

- Since April 2015 Member of AFLOWLIB Consortium, Duraham NC USA
- Since Oct. 2010 Researcher @ CNR-NANO S3 Modena, IT
- 2013-2015 External collaborator @ SISSA, Trieste, IT
- 11/2012 - 12/2014 Adjunct Professor @ Physics Dept. University of North Texas, Denton TX, USA
- 09/2009 - 09/2010 Researcher @ CRN-IOM DEMOCRITOS, Trieste, IT
- 07/2007 - 08/2009 Researcher @ CNR-INFM S3, Modena, IT

Selected publications

- D. Shah, A. Catellani, H. Reddy, N. Kinsey, V. Shalaev, A. Boltasseva, and A. Calzolari, "Controlling the plasmonic properties of ultrathin TiN films at the atomic level", ACS Photonics 5, 2816 (2018).
- M. Eaton, A. Catellani, and A. Calzolari, "VO2 as a natural optical metamaterial", Opt. Express 26, 5342 (2018).
A. Catellani and A. Calzolari, "Plasmonic properties of refractory titanium nitride", Phys. Rev. B 95, 115145 (2017).
- R. Zhang, L. Bursi, J. D. Cox, Y. Cui, C. M. Krauter, A. Alabastri, A. Manjavacas, A. Calzolari, S. Corni, E. Molinari, E. A. Carter, F. J. García de Abajo, H. Zhang, and P. Nordlander, "How to Identify Plasmons from the Optical Response of Nanostructures", ACS Nano 11, 7321 (2017).
P. D’Amico, A. Calzolari, A. Ruini, and A. Catellani, "New energy with ZnS: novel applications for a standard transparent compound", Sci. Rep. 7, 16805 (2017).
- L. Persano, A. Catellani, C. Dagdeviren, Y. Ma, X. Guo, Y. Huang, A. Calzolari, and D. Pisignano, “Shear piezoelectricity in poly(vinylidenefluoride-co-trifluoroethylene): full piezotensor coefficients by molecular modeling, biaxial transverse response, and use in suspended energy-harvesting nanostructure”, Adv. Mater. 28, 7633 (2016).
R. Kakavandi, A. Calzolari, Y. B. Borozdina, P. Ravat, T. Chassé, Martin Baumgarten, and M. B. Casu, "Unraveling the Mark of Surface Defects on a Spinterface: the Nitronyl Nitroxide/TiO2(110) interface", Nano Research 9, 3515 (2016).
V. Mugnaini, A. Calzolari, R. Ovsyannikov, A. Vollmer, M. Gonidec, I. Alcon, J. Veciana, and M. Pedio, "Looking Inside the Perchlorinated Trityl Radical/Metal Spinterface through Spectroscopy", J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 6, 2101 (2015).
- A. Calzolari, A. Ruini, and A. Catellani, “Transparent conductive oxides as near-IR plasmonic materials: the case of Al-doped ZnO derivatives”, ACS Photonics 1, 703 (2014).
- O.B. Malcioglu, A. Calzolari, R. Gebauer, D. Varsano and S. Baroni, “Solvation and thermal effects on the optical properties of natural dyes: a case study on the flavylium cyanin”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 133, 15425 (2011).
- A. Calzolari, A. Ruini, and A. Catellani, “Anchor group versus conjugation: towards the gap-state engineering of functionalized ZnO(10-10) surface for optoelectronic applications”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133, 5893 (2011).
- L. Welte, A. Calzolari, R. Di Felice, F. Zamora, and J Gómez-Herrero, “Highly conductive nanoribbons of coordination polymers”, Nat. Nanotech. 5, 110 (2010).
- A. Calzolari, G. Cicero, C. Cavazzoni, R. Di Felice, A. Catellani and S. Corni, “Hydroxyl-rich beta-sheet adhesion to the gold surface in water by first-principle simulations”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132, 4790 (2010).
- E. Shapir, H. Cohen, A. Calzolari, C. Cavazzoni, D. A. Ryndyk, G. Cuniberti, A. Kotlyar, R. Di Felice and D. Porath, “Electronic structure of single DNA molecules resolved by transverse scanning tunneling spectroscopy”, Nat. Mater. 7, 68 (2008).

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