- quantum entanglement in molecular nanomagnets;
- hyperfine-induced decoherence in molecular spin clusters;
- implementation of quantum computation and simulation in molecular nanomagnets;
- semiconductor-based quantum optics.
He graduated in Physics at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in 1998, with a mark of 110 / 110 cum laude. In 2002 he obtained the PhD in Physics at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, under the supervision of Prof. Elisa Molinari. He spent a two-years postdoc in the group of Prof. Carlos Tejedor, at the Universidad Autonoma of Madrid. In the period 2008-2011 he has been visiting several times the group of Prof. Daniel Loss at the University of Basel. He's currently permanent Researcher at S3 Istituto Nanoscienze-CNR.
His scientific activity has been mainly focused on: (i) modelling and simulated dynamics of semiconductor low-dimensional systems (quantum dots), mostly in relation to their use as quantum-information devices (exciton qubits, sources of non-classical radiation); (ii) theoretical investigation of quantum phenomena (decoherence, entanglement) in molecular nanomagnets and development of schemes for encoding and manipulating quantum information in these systems.
He has co-authored about 50 scientific contributions, among papers on international journals and book chapters (see "Info").
He has collaborated to several scientific projects, both national and international.
Candini, Lorusso, Troiani et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 037203 (2010);
Timco, Carretta, Troiani et al., Nature nanotech. 4, 173 (2009);
Trif, Troiani, Stepanenko, Loss, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 217201 (2008);
Troiani et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 207208 (2005);
Troiani et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 190501. (2005)