Dr. Andrea Piovano


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►  IN8 Instrument First-Responsible

Research Interests

.  Neutron spectroscopy in condensed matter physics.
.  Supported metal nanoparticle catalysis
.  Lattice dynamics in disordered oxides,
.  Lattice dynamics and magnetic excitations interplay in superconductors
.  Density functional theory and for lattice dynamics analysis
.  Ab-initio molecular dynamics to study diffusion and disordering affects

Technical Developments

.  Development of new instrumentation for neutron scattering (triple axis spectrometers).
.  Experimental techniques: Neutron spectroscopy, X-ray absorption spectroscopy, IR, Raman, adsorption isotherms, TPD

Computational/theoretical methods

Ab-initio molecular dynamics simulations, density functional theory calculations. Extensive use of of Monte-Carlo ray-tracing simulations.

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae (pdf - 514 Ki) (pdf - 602 Ki)

Top five publications

1. E. Vottero, M. Carosso, M. Jiménez-Ruiz, R. Pellegrini, E. Groppo, A. Piovano, Carbon, 169 , 357-369 (2020).

2. T. Tejsner, A. Piovano, A. Tutueanu, A. T. Romer, B. O. Wells, J. C. Grivel, M. Boehm and L. Udby, Physical Review B 101 (10), 6 (2020).

3. J. R. Peet, C. A. Fuller, B. Frick, M. M. Koza, M. R. Johnson, A. Piovano and I. R. Evans, Journal of American Chemical Society 141 (25), 9989-9997 (2019).

4. M. Carosso, E. Vottero, A. Lazzarini, S. Morandi, M. Manzoli, K. A. Lomachenko, M. J. Ruiz, R. Pellegrini, C. Lamberti, A. Piovano and E. Groppo, ACS Catalysis 9 (8), 7124-7136 (2019).

5. D. J. Voneshen, K. Refson, E. Borissenko, M. Krisch, A. Bosak, A. Piovano, E. Cemal, M. Enderle, M. J. Gutmann, M. Hoesch, M. Roger, L. Gannon, A. T. Boothroyd, S. Uthayakumar, D. G. Porter and J. P. Goff, Nature Materials 12 (11), 1027-1031 (2013).

List of Publications