Under the guidance of Prof. Claudio Manfredotti, the Solid State Physics group of the University of Torino, Physics Department,started its activity in the early 1980s in the field of amorphous (a-Si:H) and crystalline (e.g. Si, CdTe) semiconductor materials, mainly for the fabrication of solar cells and ionization radiation detectors.
In the course of these three decades, the group has gradually extended its field of interest to the study of micro/nano-structured materials and devices and to the development of new experimental techniques for the characterization and modification of advanced materials and/or art objects.
Now, the group is working on the following main research topics:

Upcoming Events

From 30 march 2020

To update the group on progress in our research lines, and to react to the possible depression induced by the forced stop of our scientific activities caused by the health emergency, the solid state physics group organizes a series of brief colloquia (30 min), given by the group members or from researchers of other institutions on topics spanning from material science, to quantum technologies, from biosensing, to cultural heritage.
Seminars will be given in English and addressed to a non-specialist audience; thesis, graduate and undergraduate students are welcome.
Colloquia are conducted through the Webex platform; the calendar of the seminars with the links to connect to the virtual room are available in the table herebelow.
Presentazione Tesi di Laurea



24 July 2020
Alessandro Re has been elected in the executive board of AIAr, the Italian Archaeometric Society . AIAr is the main Italian association of scholars and researchers working in the field of scientific applications to Cultural Heritage.
21 May 2020
Paolo Olivero contributes to the Frida scientific dissemination portal of the University of Torino with a joint interview entitled "When God plays dice - The intrinsic indetermination of matter". The interview is part of a series of scientific conversations entitled "Uncertain steps, possible futures", that aims at helping the general public to grasp from different points of view the concept of uncertainty, in light of the current covid-19 contingency.
19 May 2020
Our group's contribution to European project "SIQUST" (in particular, articles "Single-photon emitters in lead-implanted single-crystal diamond", "Quantum nanophotonics with group IV defects in diamond" and "Quantum micro-nano devices fabricated in diamond by femtosecond laser and ion irradiation") is highlighted on the project's webpage.
05 May 2020
PhD graduate and post-doctoral fellow Sviatoslav Ditalia Tchernij is awarded the "Resmini" prize by the 5th Commission of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics for his PhD dissertation "Use of energetic ion beams for the engineering and control of quantum-optical emitters and sensors in artificial diamond" (tutor: P. Olivero, co-tutor: J. Forneris).