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Vibrational dynamics of amorphous systems

  • G. Baldi, A. Fontana, G. Monaco, Vibrational dynamics of non-crystalline solids, arXiv preprint: arXiv:2011.10415

Relaxational dynamics in glasses and supercooled liquids

  • G. Pintori, G. Baldi, F. Dallari, A. Martinelli, M. Sprung, G. Monaco, X-ray induced dynamics in borate glasses with different network connectivity, Phys. Rev. B 105, 104207 (2022).
  • G. Pintori, G. Baldi, B. Ruta, G. Monaco, Relaxation dynamics induced in glasses by absorption of hard x-ray photons, Phys. Rev. B 99 (22), 224206 (2019).
  • B. Ruta, F. Zontone, Y. Chushkin, G. Baldi, G. Pintori, G. Monaco, B. Rufflé, W. Kob, Hard X-rays as pump and probe of atomic motion in oxide glasses, Sci. Rep. 7(1), 3962 (2017).

Glass transition and crystallization

  • M. Zanatta, L. Cormier, L. Hennet, C. Petrillo, F. Sacchetti, Real-time observation of the isothermal crystallization kinetics in a deeply supercooled liquid, Sci. Rep. 7, 43671 (2017).

Protein-like dynamical transition in microgels

  • M. Zanatta, L. Tavagnacco, E. Buratti, M. Bertoldo, F. Natali, E. Chiessi, A. Orecchini, E. Zaccarelli, Evidence of a low-temperature dynamical transition in concentrated microgels, Sci. Adv. 4(9), eaat5895 (2018).

Development of instrumentations

Characterization of materials