Micro and Nanostructured Materials Laboratory (NanoLab)

Nanolab is equipped with advanced instrumentation for the the synthesis and characterisation of novel materials and surfaces with properties engineered at the nanoscale.  The aim is to investigate the relationship between structure and functional properties of the produced materials.
Lab facilities

  • Different systems for the synthesis of the materials: nanosecond (ns) Pulsed Laser Deposition  (PLD), femtosecond (fs) PLD system, HiPIMS magnetron sputtering system, coating system with evaporation source
  • Systems for thermal treatments in controlled atmosphere
  • Electron microscopy system: Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) with EDX and STEM module
  • VT-STM /AFM system in UHV, Scanning environmental AFM/STM
  • Characterization systems for vibrational properties: 2 Raman spectrometers for ex situ and in situ measurements, Surface Brillouin spectroscopy
  • 4-point electrical/Hall measurements
  • UHV system for ns PLD and in situ variable temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM)/Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), equipped with e-beam evaporation source and LEED/Auger

Politecnico di Milano - Dipartimento di Energia - campus Leonardo
via Ponzio 34/3 (building 19)
20133 Milano - ITALY

Contacts: Andrea Li Bassi
phone: +39 02 2399 6316
mail: andrea.libassi@polimi.it

: www.nanolab.polimi.it


  • Marco Beghi
  • Carlo Enrico Bottani
  • Carlo Spartaco Casari
  • Anna Facibeni
  • Andrea Li Bassi
  • Paolo Ossi
  • Matteo Passoni
  • Valeria Russo
  • Margherita Zavelani Rossi
  • David Dellasega
  • Luca Fedeli
  • Matteo Ghidelli
  • Alessandro Maffini
  • Alberto Milani
  • Francesco Tumino

PhD students: 10
Undergrads-Master students/year: 30