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Guido Paolicelli

CNR Technologist

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• Publications from 2004


Via Campi 213/a
41125 Modena

Running projects

Cost Action MP1303

Understanding and Controlling Nano and Mesoscale Friction

Research interests

From 2006 my research activity is dedicated to the study of tribology properties of materials within the framework of SUP&RMAN laboratory (Superfici & Ricoprimenti per la Meccanica Avanzata e la Nanomeccanica). In particular I’m interested on friction and adhesion measurements at the nanoscale by AFM (Atomic Force Microscope).

This activity have been already presented in relevant international congress (ECOSS26 2009 Parma; ECOSS25 2008 Liverpool; ICN+T 2007 Stockholm) and dedicated workshop (Energy Dissipation in Nanocontacts and Molecular bonds, Dresden (DE) September 2009; Physics of Tribolog, Bad Honnef (DE) March 2009; Modelling and simulation of friction at the nanoscale: from understanding to control 2007 CECAM, Lyon) and published on international peer-review journals (see publication list).

Previously, starting from 1997, I have been working in the field of scientific instrument development and technology transfer for materials analysis as a development scientist at the Research Unit Roma Tre, CNR-INFM, Roma. I have gained strong specific experience in designing electrostatic optics systems for charge particles and energy analysers for electron spectroscopy (XPS and Auger analysis). In 2002 I have been scientific coordinator of the CNR-INFM participation to the European project VOLPE (VOLume PhotoEmission from solids) founded under the contract n. HPRI-CT-2001-50032 (2002-2004). Aim of the project was the realization of a prototype electron energy analyser to perform high resolution high energy photoemission experiments (50-100 meV @ 6-10 keV) to extend the sensitivity of this technique to bulk electronic properties. The VOLPE experimental station at the ID 16 Beamline at ESRF (Grenoble), has been installed on February 2004 and has been in operation more than 2400 hours (about 300 allocated beamtime shifts) producing more than 25 contributions published on international peer-review journals.

Biographical sketch

From 2005 to date Technologits, CNR-Istituto Nanoscienze - ModenaS3, Via Campi 213 41100, Modena, Italy.
From 1997 to 2004 Technologits, INFM - Research Unit Roma Tre, Rome, Italy.
1995-1996 Post-Doc fellowship, INFM - Research Unit Roma Tre, Rome, Italy.
1994 (June-December) PhD student. ESRF, Grenoble, France.
1993 (June) - 1994 (May) CNR fellowship working at ESRF, Grenoble, France.
1993 INFM research grant at the Department of Physics, University of Modena e Reggio Emilia.

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