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:


9 january 2024
The 3-years projects "Normating colour-centre-based quantum sensing technology towards industrial application and standards" (NoQTeS) is selected for funding by the European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET). The project is supported within the "Normative" scheme of the European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR) with a planned budget of 1.2 M€ (local coordinator: Federico Picollo).
22 december 2023
The 2-years research project "Superconduttività a Temperatura e Pressione Ambiente " (SaTePA) is selected for funding by the CRT foundation, under the the coordination of Marco Truccato. The project also relies on a contribution by the Italian National Metrological Institute (INRiM) and on the use of the ion implanter at the Physics Dept. of UniTo.
29 november 2023
The 2 years project "Au-functionalized nanodiamonds as simultaneous ROS quantum sensors and Radiosensitizing Agents" (AURORA) coordinated by Pietro Apra' is selected for funding in the framework of the "INFN - Young Researchers Grant" scheme, with a budget of 136 keuro.
24 november 2023
Our group is involved in the organization of "Arte e' Scienza: Una, nessuna, centomila: le discipline dell'archeometria". During the round table, at the Egyptian Museum on November 24th, h. 17.30, the figure of Debora Angelici, our unforgettable colleague devoted to cultural heritage studies, will be celebrated
10 november 2023
The 2-years research project "Opto-mechanical effects in spin-defects for quantum technologies" is funded by the Italian Ministry for University and Research in the framework of the PRIN 2022 PNRR call. The project will involve the work of the University of Torino (local coordinator: Jacopo Forneris), and University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (PI: Marco Govoni) with a total budget of 230 keuro.