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Stefania Benedetti

CNR Researcher

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CNR - Istituto Nanoscienze, S3
Via G. Campi 213/a
41125 Modena

Running projects

2012-2016 FIRB "Oxides at the nanoscale: multifunctionality and applications” (MIUR)

Research interests

- Experimental investigation at the nanoscale of metal/oxide nanostructures for application in catalysis and energy

- Eelctronic and plasmonic properties of metal nanoparticles and interfacial interactions with oxide support

- Structural and electronic properties of doped oxides

Biographical sketch

Since 2012: CNR researcher, S3 center, Modena
2007-2012: post doc position at CNR, S3 center, Modena

Feb. 2007: PhD in Physics, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
July 2003: Degree in Physics, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia

Jul-Dec 2005, Sept-Oct 2007, May 2009, Jul 2010: Fritz-Haber-Institut, MPG, Berlin

Co-supervisor of 5 degree theses in Physics and co-supervisor of 1 PhD thesis of the Physics and Nanoscience School at Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia.

Co-author of 26 scientific papers, 1 book chapter.

Selected publications

“Steering the growth of metal ad-particles via interface interactions between an MgO thin film and a Mo(001) support”, S. Benedetti, F. Stavale, S. Valeri, H.-J. Freund, C. Noguera, J. Goniakowski, N. Nilius, Adv. Funct. Mater. 23 (2013) 75-80

“Competition between Polar and Nonpolar Growth of MgO Thin Films on Au(111)”, S. Benedetti, N. Nilius, P. Torelli, G. Renaud, H.-J. Freund, S. Valeri, J. Phys. Chem C, 115 (2011) 23043-23049

“Growth and Morphology of Metal Particles on MgO/Mo(001): A comparative STM and diffraction study”, S. Benedetti, P. Myrach, A. di Bona, S. Valeri, N. Nilius, H.-J. Freund, Phys. Rev. B, 83 (2011) 125423

“Structure and morphology of thin MgO films on Mo(001)”, S. Benedetti, P. Torelli, S. Valeri, H.M. Benia, N. Nilius, G. Renaud, Phys. Rev. B, 78 (2008) 195411

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