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



12 October 2020
Master graduate Giulia Peroni is awarded the "Anna Piccotti" prize for the 2019 by the National Institute of Nuclear Physics, Turin section, for her Master's Degree thesis "Applications of artificial diamond-based biosensors for radiobiological experiments" (tutor: F. Picollo).
14 September / 09 October 2020
In the framework of the Next-Land project, Alessandro Lo Giudice, Alessandro Re, Giusi Sorrentino and Luisa Vigorelli together with the Italian Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) and Museo d'Arte Orientale (MAO), organized the laboratory "Nulla e' come sembra nemmeno i colori", to introduce STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to middle school students.
24 September 2020
The research project - QUANTEP - QUANtum Technologies Experimental Platform - has been selected for funding by the Italian Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) in the framework of a selected Call on Quantum Technologies. QUANTEP will involve the work of the INFN Sections of Torino, Roma Tor Vergata, Legnaro, Milano, Perugia, Pisa, Pavia, and Salerno. The project will have a duration of 3 years and a planned budget of 1 Meuro.
22 September 2020
The 3-years project "RESOLVE - high dose-rate and spatially resolved X-Ray EffectS On LiVing cElls" coordinated by Federico Picollo is selected by the he Italian Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) for funding with a budget of 160 keuro.