Mattia Allieta

My research interests focus on the coupling between the average, medium and local structures, and physical properties of various complex functional materials. This involves the characterization of atomic fluctuations and structural inhomogeneities at the nanoscale by defining their relationship both with physical quantities (e.g. electrical resistivity, magnetic susceptibility) and with catalytic behavior (e.g. catalytic flameless combustion reaction, solar fuel generation, photocatalysis. Experimental activities includes pushing the boundaries of the available crystallographic tools (synchrotron and neutron powder diffraction techniques), toward the real space analysis with the Pair distribution function (PDF) method.

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